Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book Review: Some Girls Bite

Title: Some Girls Bite
Series: The Chicagoland Vampires (Book 1)
Author: Chloe Neill
Released: 2009

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

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6 kommentarer:

brizmus said...

I don't know if I would like this book. It's the comparison to the sookie stackhouse books (and the cover) that turns me off. I don't know why I'm the only person in the world to not like them.

Unknown said...

I have the first two books. They're pretty good. I cant wait for the third!

Bere said...

Awesome review, Sara! I think this is the first time I've heard of this series. Sounds really interesting. I will definitely add this series to my reading list. Thank you! =)

Darlyn said...

Great review!I thought this is another blood coven vampire series!Thanks for sharing =)

Nina said...

Love it already! I think I am going to read those sookie house books first and then maybe I will begin with this series. There are way too many good series out there that I havent started yet. Gosh, another one to add to the long list. :) Thanks for the great review.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

I've been meaning to read this series, and seeing your review I think I may have to buy them. Thank you!