Title: Some Girls Bite
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date Read: 4 July 2010
It is very rare that I read a book completely from stop to finish in one sitting. I have what I’ve termed book ADD, meaning that I normally have 4 or 5 books that I am in the middle of reading and I rotate between all of them. Yet, this book drew me in and I completed it in a few hours and then proceeded by buy the next two books in the series.
This was one of my first foray’s in the Urban Fantasy genre, the only other book I’ve read in that one being Magic Bites (Kate Daniels Bk 1) by Ilona Andrews but it is definitely a genre that I will continue reading. I enjoy seeing the same protagonist show up through out a series and the development of their character as well as relationships between the other characters.
My initial impressions of the protagonist, Merit, were one of a kick-ass female. This is a definite trend that I have noticed in most paranormal and UF books that have been released recently and something that I enjoy reading about. One of the quickest ways for me to stop reading a book is to have a weak-willed heroine who submits to the hero. The tension between Merit and Ethan (the Master Vampire) made for some great dynamics and hopefully they continue in future books. The secondary characters including Mallory, Catcher and Jeff made for some entertaining side moments and added overall enjoyment to my reading.
Another key element that I enjoyed was that I did not identify who the antagonist was until they were revealed. There have been some novels where I have been able to identify them or the twist in the novel early in my reading and that ruined it, however, this time I was unable to identify it. It will be interesting to see how Ms. Neill continues to develop the storyline in the next two books.
Recommended for: Anyone looking for a new series to read that has paranormal and urban fantasy elements, as well as high levels of sexual tension without any actual scenes between the main characters.
Rating: 5 stars