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
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 🙂