Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Posted January 24th, 2012 by in 2012 Read, 3.25 Wine Glasses / 10 comments

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From Goodreads: First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires.

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

Read from January 02 to 17, 2012

 

** spoiler alert ** Read for Fun
Challenges: Read for Fun
Events: Tempting Tuesdays
Overall Rating: 3.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Main Character Rating: 2.00
Side Character Rating: 4.50

First thought when Finishing: Ok that was a rather quick tie-up!

What I Loved: The Omnibud team and Luc’s Team! Seriously, if it weren’t for these amazing side characters I am not sure if I could have stuck through the Ethan/Merit/Mallory/Catcher drama. They made me laugh, smile, and wish that there was an Omnibud spin-off. I would so be there to read it! Seriously, Catcher, Jeff, and Grandpa were fantastic as a secret agency. My favorite part had to be the Nymphs Cat Fight.

What I Liked: Catcher/Mallory were a fun couple to watch. I loved them in the beginning but towards the end there were a few moments that kind of brought me off the “love them” cloud. I think there is so much more to explore there with Mallory’s gifts and Catcher’s talents. I think it is Mallory that I fell out of love with when she had a (non)reaction to Merit moving out. I just thought as a BFF you would have been a little more, I don’t know, sad. On that note, does Catcher not have an apartment? They were always boinking at Mallory’s and Merit’s. Just a thought.

What made me go huh?: I will admit I am not an Ethan fan. He hasn’t done one single thing in this book that I find redeeming. The end though was just to quick, to simple, and to “not messy”. I was expecting some big reveal or some big fight…the reveal was “not shocking” and the fight was one throw. I was just all kinds of disappointed.

Will I continue the series: Yes! I had a friend who has read the series give me a brief overview of what is to come. I think I will like the second book much more.

Final Thoughts: This book will work better for someone who reads UF more often than I do. I think it was missing the warm fuzzies that I live for when reading 🙂

Author:
Chloe Neill

Books:
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1)Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2)Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3)Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4)Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5)Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6)

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10 Responses to “Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill”

  1. Melissa (Books and T

    I got the 5th one, but don't know how or why. LOL I so want to read this series and I am a person who reads a lot of UF… so I'm good. 😉

  2. Nely

    My sweet Felicia thank you so much for always dropping by to say hello. You are too sweet! I mean that. It means so much to be back, I've missed you guys terribly.I just made note of this series. I didn't know so many of y'all read it. Will have to look into it. ;)XoXonely

  3. A Buckeye Girl Reads

    I'm an Ethan girl, but most of my friends are Morgan and Catcher fangirls, so you aren't alone in your not getting the Ethan love. He grows on you, really!

  4. Jenny

    Glad I could help keep you interested in this series Felicia! Ethan is definitely a problematic character and he is obviously by no means for everyone, but I enjoy him. Not sure what that says about me that I love someone who can be such an a-hole, but there it is:) I'm with you on Luc though, I would sit in that operations room all day just staring at him!

  5. Book ♥ Soulma

    You're quite the rebel, aren't you? hehehe!! Fight the man!Ethan did annoy me, but he's still a hawty and I have hope that he'll get better with time (hopefully not too much time though).♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

  6. Missie, The Unread R

    Thank you for making me not feel alone in my dislike of Ethan… or of Ethan and Merit together. You're right, something out him is just so unappealing, and I can't support them as a 'item'. But like you, I loved the side characters. I do feel the tension between Luc and Lindsey, and I liked it!You would be the perfect techie to work along side Luc. Now I'm even more jealous of your computer prowess! And the quickly tie up bothered me to, especially since Merit was such a new vampire who had never fought before but now she magically has all these abilities. That just seemed too easy. P.S. Catcher lives with me. Or at least he did… but now Jeff is moving in. 🙂

  7. Tina~

    LOl- wow I love your breakdown at the end. Im feeling like a major dweeb…I had no idea who the killer was going to be and I was all (gasp) oh no!! Im so gullible…geez….:DIm going to carry on with the series to see what happens…..and I cant wait to do Hounded with you guys…WOOT…

  8. Felicia Sparks

    I am so glad I am not the only one who that he was an A-Class Jerk! Seriously the boy did not have one redeeming quality!

  9. Blodeuedd

    Ethan is a jerk an i doubt I will ever like him, but some seem to go for the jerks. Who know maybe you will like him later on

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