TBR Jar Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Posted September 27, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 10 Comments

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

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 7th 2009
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #1
Published by Berkley
Format: Paperback
 

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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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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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
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Timitra

The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

Amy R
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Amy R

Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs or Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews

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Kathy Valentine

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

Elizabeth
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I’m glad you liked it!

Darynda Jones
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Darynda Jones

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

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk
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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
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Lauren

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

Betul E.
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Betul E.

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

Linda
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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