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Friday, May 22, 2009

110) Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Chicago's vampires announced their existence to the world but it meant nothing to Merit. That is until she gets attacked and is turned into one of the above mentioned bloodsuckers. With no say in the decision she wakes up three days later to find her whole life has been changed for her and she isn't happy about it. Not one little bit!

Although it turns out that the vampire who saved her is the master of one of the local vampire houses, Merit still doesn't really care. Then she also finds out that they expect her to join them which isn't too appealing. And then to top things off Merit doesn't exactly get off on the right foot with the house master Ethan who would like nothing more than to punish her. However it then becomes clear that Merit has some abilities and powers that other vampires don't have and Ethan sees her in a different light. Unfortunately not the sunlight...

Between all the changes there is one thing that keeps coming up. Merit's attacker is still out on the loose and has claimed more victims, who weren't as lucky, or depending on how you look it, unlucky as Merit was. Now she has to help her new vampire family find the one responsible for the killings before a war breaks out between the vampire houses.

This first book in the Chicagoland Vampire series is certainly worth reading. At first I thought, due to the cover, that this was a young adult series but after reading a review somewhere I realised this indeed is aimed at adults. Of course being the first book in a series it had alot of ground work to do but by the end of the book I was hooked.

Merit is a stubborn but feisty character who obviously hasn't yet realised that she is actually having a better life now as a vampire. It will be interesting to see how things develop in the series after seeing how quick Merit got her vamp on and stepped in to the position she needed to fill.

Thankfully the wait till book two called Friday Night Bites is a short one. Due out in October I already put it on my pre-order list but obviously I would not be against an early copy if anyone is offering ;)

It is nice to find another new vampire series by another new author that isn't the same as every other vampire book before it. Some Girls Bite manages to be new and original as well as exciting. Kudos to another author pulling off something different for the genre!

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