Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Uncaged Review - Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

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Some Girls Bite
Chloe Neill
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Blurb: They killed me. They healed me. They changed me.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but I was doing fine until Chicago’s vampires announced their existence to the world. When a rogue vampire attacked me, I was lucky he only got a sip. Another bloodsucker scared him off and decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.

Now I’ve traded sweating over my 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 my gratitude—and servitude. Right…

But someone’s out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches? 

My initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.

Uncaged Review: This novel, the first in The Chicagoland Vampire series is what started my love affair with Chloe Neill and these books. This series is already 12 books strong, and the 13th due in the Spring ‘17, will be the last one that will feature Merit and Ethan. I’ve read up to book 10, and it’s one of those series you’ll put on your auto-buy list.

In Chicago, the Vampires are among the public, and they live in one of two ways, they belong to a “House,” like a sorority, with a Master Vampire and a main ruling court in Europe, or they live rogue, i.e. - outside the houses. There are also a lot of other supernaturals around including shifters, nymphs and faes, but only the vampires are “out” to the world. 

One of our main characters, Merit, is attacked on night on her way home from the university, and Ethan, who is the Master of Cadogan House, stops the attack and the only way to save her life is to turn her. This doesn’t go over well with Merit, and all kinds of chaos ensues. I really can’t get into the whole series, in limited amount of space, but this series has great characters, both main and secondary, action, a slow-brewing romance, heartache and more. It’s a series that doesn’t have a slow spot, all the books are as good, or better. So hard to keep a series fresh, but Chloe Neill pulls it off, and I’m going to truly miss this series when it ends. But it will always be on my “to-be-read-again-and-again” pile. 

5 Stars


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