1. Chapter 13 opens with Merit describing her new a job routine as House Sentinel. Considering that every job Cadogan House is important in helping to make the house run efficiently, which job do you think you’d like to have (guard, cook, social director, gardener, etc.) and why?
I want to work specifically with Luc. I could be the techie and try to catch his eye away from his current crush. I really want to stay far away from Ethan because I have a feeling that I would really go Rogue. To much “Whatever You Say Sir” for my taste LOL
2. In the supernatural world of Chicagoland Vampires, politics seem to play an important role in the way the Houses are run. Now that you’ve been introduced to the Rogues, do you think it’s better for vampires to be a part of a House or to live outside of one.
I would live outside of one. There is something to be said for structure especially before the vampires “came out”. That being said the antiquated thinking of very old vampires might not be the most conducive in the world today. I think the ranks in the houses would need some fresh blood with fresh ideas before I would join them.
3. After Morgan openly asks to court Merit, she feels betrayed when Ethan commands her to accept for the show of alliance it could bring to Cadogan House. Do you think her reaction was warranted?
Hell to the YES! Let’s forget that she might have a thing for Ethan and let’s even forget that he might have a thing for her. I do not want ANYONE telling me who I have to date. Not Now. Not EVER!
4. When Ethan meets with the perpetrator of the murders, were you surprised to discover who it was? If you suspected someone, were your suspensions correct? What did you think of the perpetrator’s motive?
I didn’t have anyone in mind and can honestly say that I wasn’t a fan of the ending. Now I am sure book 2 will make it seem better (they often do) but just based on the wham, bam, here’s who did it and why thing…….not a fan. I wasn’t surprised by the person behind it since they had only really been portrayed as evil/sneaky but it was “to easy” if that makes sense.
5. What was your favorite/least favorite parts of Some Girls Bite?
All my favorite parts of this book have to do with the side characters! Chloe Neill knows how to write a complete ensemble that you will just fall in love. It would not have been the same without the Omnibud and Luc’s Team. The birthday dinner was by far my favorite scene—specifically the Nymph Cat Fight. My least favorite parts are pretty much every scene Ethan was in. I will admit it, I am just not a fan of his. I am not a fan of Merit when she is dealing with him. I like her outside of dealing with him. So yep, Ethan was my problem.
6. What do you think is coming up next for Merit, Sentinel of Cadogan House? Will you continue reading this series, and if so, what do you hope to see happen in the next book?
So I had someone give me spoilers so that I would stay interested. I am going to continue reading the series and keep hoping that I a)either get to like Ethan or b)his screen time is less in the future books LOL :)
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 :)
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