TBR Jar Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: April 7th 2009
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #1
 

Recommended Read!

“Neill brought … tired old elements together and created something that was a lot of fun to read.”
~ Under the Covers

Merit never asked to be changed into a vampire, however, when she is attacked on her college campus that’s exactly what happens. Her sudden change in circumstances throws her life in chaos as she struggles to come to terms with being, unwillingly, morphed into one of the undead. Especially when she is confronted with head of the house of vampires to which she now must pledge her loyalty, the gorgeous Ethan Sullivan. Both Ethan and Merit resent their unwilling chemistry towards one another, but must learn to trust each other as a plot to endanger the house reveals itself as more girls are attacked by supposedly rogue vampires.

I picked this book as part of my TBR jar read, the first actual book in the series- rather than an ebook – has been lingering on my shelf for a few years doing a fabulous job collecting dust. But, I dusted it off, took it on holiday with me and read it and read it in pretty much one sitting. Many of you have probably read this book by now and be having a “well duh” moment, after all this series has been going strong and has been popular for a few years now. And you’re right, I should have started this series ages ago! But at least I now have plenty of books to look forward to.

I don’t necessarily think the books was perfect, it definitely lacked a bit of polish and it isn’t exactly original, you could probably find the assembled parts of this book in most UFs you lay your hands on. It had the snarky, misfit heroine, the gorgeous and polished hero and then a small cast of likeable secondary characters. However, Neill brought these tired old elements together and created something that was a lot of fun to read. Merit’s snarky humour may not be original, but it made me laugh and I liked her, Ethan may not quite make my mouth water like other similar UF heroes (then again, no one will ever beat Curran from the Kate Daniels series or Bones from the Night Huntress series…so I may be bias!) but, that doesn’t mean I am not intrigued about how the Ethan and Merit situation will proceed.

The world the Neill has created was interesting, vampires are split into different houses and each house works on a feudal system with one vampire being the boss and then tiers of vampires below him. It seems archaic but it is necessary to control younger members of the vamp community. Vampires are also political animals and I expect that will come into play more and more as the series progresses.

This was a solid start to a UF series and I will definitely be continuing to read it. If like me, you haven’t read the Chicagoland Vampires series and you want an UF to delve into then I recommend you give it a go.

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About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

Photo by Dana Damewood.

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Janie McGaugh

I recently read the Chicagoland Vampires series and really enjoyed it. It’s impossible to name just one favorite UF series. Some of my favorites are Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series, and Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunters series.

Timitra

The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

Amy R

Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs or Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review Suzanne!! I have this series on my tbr list, this one sounds real good!! Shared on my socials!!

Elizabeth

I’m glad you liked it!

Darynda Jones

What a great series! Glad you’re enjoying it!

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

I adore this series, long time fan of Chloe’s writing. The UK cover would be a treasure in my collection! Always a great review, thanks

Lauren

I’m really enjoying CLV (up to book #12) but my absolute favorite UF is Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews.

Betul E.

The Others series by Anne Bishop, Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and Mercy Thompson + Alpha & Omega Series by Patricia Briggs

Linda

There´s so many great ones, this is a favorite one, love the food she mentions =D
Rachel Morgan is another, Gin Blanco, Kate & Curran of course, and my latest is Mercedes Thompson <3
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Saturday! =)
//Linda