Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill
First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate students 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 trading sweating over her thesis; for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps; loyal to Ethan "Lord of 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 night life may be the first skirmish in a war and there will be blood.
I found Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, book #1) to be a very nice book. Merit is a normal twenty-eight year old woman and graduate student who has to now put that aside to learn to become a vampire. At first you think "Hey, who wouldn't want to have some of the things she is offered." Then throughout the book you get to see Merit grow into what she is supposed to become.
Ethan, the vampire who changed Merit can be an ass, but I think it is because of the years of losing those he's loved. He is old but there is something that keeps him and Merit connected. Even though some hate is there, I just can’t think of any reason, other than both of them being from different times, for them not to be together.
When Merit takes the vows to keep the house staff, Ethan makes her Sentinel of the house. There has not been a Sentinel in the house for a long time, but he gives her this position. She quickly finds out what is going on around her and for her. She not only makes friends, but also finds out things that her Grandfather has been hiding from the family.
I don’t want give too much away, but you should definitely add this book to your reading list. It not only keeps you guessing but it lets you down easy one minute and then makes you jump out of your seat the next. Merit is the kind of person everyone wants to be like when they look at their life. Everyone would like to have the will to push through and survive.
Thank you very much Chloe Neill for this book and I can’t wait to read the others. I really hope that you keep the books coming with the twists and the drama, and the romance that happens every now and then. I love when I feel connected to a book in so many different ways.
The next book in the series is Friday Night Bites.