logo

Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #1)

logo

Ed. note: Just a reminder that we’ll be discussing this novel — the December group read — over at The Spinecracker tomorrow, Jan. 2. Join us to talk Merit, vampires and Ethan/Morgan/Catcher.

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe NeillSome Girls Bite
(Chicagoland Vampires #1)
Chloe Neill

Published: 2009 (NAL)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Merit has a chance to reinvent herself, and that would be great if she’d had a choice in the matter.

She’s fought her entire life to remain independent, to avoid being used as a political pawn. She’s one of the Chicago Merits. Her father is wealthy, powerful, buddies with the mayor and overall far more concern with collecting capitol and clout than the happiness of his youngest daughter. Her desire to spend her days in grad school working on a lit dissertation make her the scourge of the family. She doesn’t bother with the money, and lives her own life as apart from that realm as possible.

Until she’s attacked on campus by a vampire. Another swoops in and changes her. He saved her life, but she had never wanted to be a vampire. She was supposed to get to choose. That’s what they said when they’ve come out of the figurative coffin. Now she has seven days to decide if she’s going to swear her allegiance and submit to the Master vampire of one of the vampire Houses. (Think feudal England.)

Ethan is gorgeous, but egotistical and expects full loyalty and subservience from all his vampires. He and Merit clearly have chemistry — which both of them can’t understand and fight as much as possible. She’s already much stronger than many other vampires, and she has the power to resist his pull. Except for the overwhelming attraction.

Chloe Neill has crafted a stable of engaging characters in Some Girls Bite. Merit’s strong-willed, cerebral nature make her easy to root for as a heroine, but we also loved the biting dialogue between her and her best friend and roommate Mallory. Add in a cocky sorcerer named Catcher (one of my favorites in the novel), a seasoned cop grandfather, a sexy alt rock vampire suitor from another House and a young shifter, and you’ve got an ensemble fans of Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series can appreciate.

Merit spends this first Chicagoland Vampires novel coming to terms with being a vampire, developing her new skills, trying to decide if she can swear an oath to Ethan and trying to figure out why she’s attracted to such an asshole.

Some Girls Bite is a fun, often laugh-out-loud funny opener to what’s sure to be a great urban fantasy series. It’s a must for fans for Jeaniene Frost and Kim Harrison. Expect a well thought out world that flows easily, smooth prose, characters to care about and enough sexy boys to make you consider moving to Chicago.

Read the first chapter.

5 Responses to “Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #1)”

  1. Aylee says:

    Sounds fun! I’m going to add this to my TBR.

  2. Natasha J says:

    I LOVE this series. I want more!! NOW! haha
    Great review, if your interested, here’s mine:
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2010/10/review-some-girls-bite-by-chloe-neill.html

  3. YAY!!! Isn’t this series FREAKING AWESOME?! I didn’t discover it until last summer and devoured all three books!

  4. Sue says:

    I love these Merit books – there are 2 scheduled for publication this year and I can’t wait for them to come out!! I’ve re-read them loads already!!

  5. randki says:

    Hello folks. I think that Internet is a wonderful thing. We can talk …I mean to write at places like this. I`ts fantastic. Freedom writing. I appreciate it. Thanks for the person who created the internet.Thanks.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Tweets that mention Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #1) | Vampire Book Club -- Topsy.com - [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Vampire Book Club, Andreea (Deea) and others. Andreea (Deea) said: RT @VampBookClub: ...
  2. Vampires - Vampires... [...] Fabulous review to do with Vampires man. We each already have trackbacked this review from our movie weblog the ...
  3. Review: Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #2) | Vampire Book Club - [...] Note: This review may contain references to events in the previous novel. If you haven’t read Some Girls Bite, ...
  4. Review: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #4) | Vampire Book Club - [...] Note: While this review contains NO SPOILERS for Hard Bitten, it assumes you’ve read Twice Bitten and references events ...
  5. Top 3 couples who make us work for it | Vampire Book Club - [...] made a pair who constantly challenge one another in her Chicagoland Vampires series (first book: Some Girls Bite). Half ...
  6. VBC Wants to Know: Which supporting characters make you swoon? | Vampire Book Club - [...] I read the first Chicagoland Vampires book, Some Girls Bite, Ethan Sullivan was not my favorite of the guys ...
  7. Review: The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn | Vampire Book Club - [...] than Jane True, Merit and Kate Daniels, I’m generally more of a paranormal romance person than an urban fantasy ...
  8. Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 5: Ethan Sullivan vs. Atticus O'Sullivan | Vampire Book Club - [...] know him from: Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill First appeared in: Some Girls Bite (VBC review, Buy it at ...
  9. Alpha Showdown Round 11: Ethan Sullivan vs Curran | Vampire Book Club - [...] know him from: Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill First appeared in: Some Girls Bite (VBC review, Buy it at ...
  10. August Group Read: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill | Vampire Book Club - [...] Also, for those of you who haven’t started this series. Jump over to our review of Some Girls Bite. ...
  11. Early Review: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #6) | Vampire Book Club - [...] the previous books. If you have yet to start the Chicagoland Vampires series, please start with my review of ...
  12. Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2012) | Vampire Book Club - [...] In the sixth Chicagoland Vampires novel, Ethan has Merit back and he’s not letting her go. He’s cheeky and ...
  13. Round 2: Secret McQueen vs. Ethan Sullivan [Alpha Showdown 2013] | Vampire Book Club - [...] know him from: Chicagoland Vampires Series by Chloe Neill First appeared in: Some Girls Bite (VBC review) Supernatural status: ...
  14. Release-Day Review: Biting Bad by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #8) | Vampire Book Club - [...] Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does assume you’ve read the previous Chicagoland Vampires books and are ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

logo
logo
Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes