Series: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1
Author: Chloe Neill
Publisher: New American Library
Length: 341 Pages
Publication Date: April 7, 2009
Available Format: Paperback, Kindle Edition, Audiobook.
Source: Won as giveaway prize
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Get it @: Amazon | Book Depository
There are certain series or books that become so popular that in most book conversations of the genre they belong to, they get mentioned. One (mostly me) wonders if said book or series is really as good as people say, or if it's just hype. Then the cards fall on the table and you end up with a copy in your hands. Then it happens, after reading the book you become obsessed (hook, line and sinker) to the point that you wonder why on earth I didn't started this earlier. That was the process I went through with Some Girls Bite.
I've heard so many great things about this series that I had to try it. Thanks to author Michelle Scott I got the chance to do it. Now, well, now I’m a believer!
Merit is a soon to be 28-year-old college student writing her dissertation when she in turned into a vampire. Creatures that have recently come out of the coffin, sort of speak, to live amongst humans. With her life turn completely upside down, Merit must learn to accept her new future and adapt to her new situations. If only she didn't felt so attracted to "Lord O’ the Manor” Sullivan, master vampire who turned her, things would be a little easier.
Merit spends most of the book as the reluctant vampire who at one point (and then another) acts like a petulant child. It's easy to sympathize with her, simply because she was turned against her will and everyone around expect her to just turn the page and move on. Add to her whole process the discovery that vampires are only the tip of the iceberg of the supernatural community. Merit creates, as she goes, relationships with very unlikely allies. This story might focus on vampires, but the universe is by no means limited; and Merit is not the only strong character.
Although she gains new friends Merit’s thorn remains to be none other than her maker.
I really loved the story, Merit is a strong female that will not compromise her belief simply because she is expected to act a certain way or because people want to typecast her into a certain role. This is definitively a series that I’ll continue to read.
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