Title: Some Girls Bite
Series: The Chicagoland Vampires (Book 1)
Author: Chloe Neill
Summary*: Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.
Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.
My Review: The world in Some Girls Bite reminded me a lot of Sookie's word in The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The vampires have recently "come ut" of the closet, and made their existense known to the human world. Both humans and vampires have mixed feelings about this decision. Humans are curious, but at the same time afraid. And some vampires would have prefered to live in secret and to drink as much blood as they want to.
But vampires aren't the only supernatural creatures out there, just like in Sookie's world, werewolves, pixies and witches all live among us, but they want to keep their existense hidden for humans until they see how it plays out for the vampires.
The society and politics in this book were quite interesting. It was a lot to keep track of, but it was explained in a good way and never confusing. Vampires were divided in different "houses", each house had they own rules, but they had to follow the general vampire laws too. The house Merit belongs to is the only house, much to the other houses disapproval, were vampires are allowed to drink from humans.
So imagine the chock when Merit wakes up after she unwillingly has been made a vampire! She tries to ignore her new self as long as possible, but after a while she has to accept her new lifestyle.
Merit was one great character! She was strong, smart, brave, stubborn and never lacking any snarky comebacks!
Read this book if you're a fan of vampires, hot supernatural guys, and strong female characters!
Rating: 4 of 5
* Summary from Goodreads