They killed me. They healed me. They changed me.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago's vampires announced their existence to the world-and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker... and this one decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.
Turns out my savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I've traded sweating over my 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 my gratitude-and servitude. Right...
But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, I'm surprisingly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient sunlight allergy, and Ethan's attitude are the least of my concerns. Someone's still out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches?
My initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood...
I absolutely loved Some Girls Bite! It was a pure enjoyment to read and is going down in my list of top reads this year. A lot times a book can get bogged down with laying out the ground work for the story but you won't get that in this book. Not one bit. Everything is so well laid out and interwoven throughout the book, this story just flows seamlessly. This book isn't one of the darker Urban Fantasy books, it's of the lighter variety with tension filled moments.
Merit is sensible with a bit of snarky attitude and a stubborn streak, which lands her in a few hot spots with Ethan Sullivan, the master vampire of Cadogan House, who expect total submission from his subjects. Merit and Ethan are a prime example of opposites attract.
The secondary characters help strengthen the backbone of this book but they don't overpower Merit's story, they only contribute to it, helping to endear you to them and Merit. Camaraderie shared between Merit and her friends remind me of the interaction between Buffy and her friends on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Some Girls Bite was an exhilarating read with some unexpected turns in the plot that will leave you surprised and wishing that the next installment of this series was already on the shelves time you finish reading it. If you haven't read Some Girls Bite, don't wait any longer. Go out and get this book, you will not be disappointed.
The second book Friday Night Bites releases on October 6, 2009, that's one Tuesday release day that can't come soon enough.
Chicagoland Vampires Series:
- Some Girls Bite
- Friday Night Bites - October 6, 2009