Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Review by Scarlett Roberts, 4.5 out of 5 stars

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1)

by Chloe Neill

Merit does not choose to be a vampire but she adapts with the changes made in her life and makes lemonade out of the proverbial lemons. It's actually refreshing to read a female character so mature and likable who is not in high school and doesn't make me want to crawl inside a book and strangle them. Merit and her best friend, Mallory, are flat-out hilarious and their snarkiness had me LOL’ing. So nice to see strong, positive female relationships! Ethan is a total ass - but what kind of 400 year-old vampire would he be if he wasn't? Merit gives back as good as she takes and in general just doesn't put up with his shit. I loved how Merit & Ethan’s relationship was encouraged by basically NO ONE. Considering his attitude towards her most of the time, it’s nice to see a female lead fighting an attraction with a guy who, generally, just doesn't treat her well. Not that he is an unlikely male lead, he's just a 400 year old vampire with an important job to do and not motivated to easily accept emotions and humanity.

Some things I didn't enjoy…..The vampires are basically organized as a college fraternity or sorority. They live in a dorm complete with a cafeteria. After being alive for hundreds of years, wouldn't you think they would be able to come up with better living arrangements? I remember living in a dorm, and it’s not an experience I would willingly repeat. Also, after revealing themselves to the public a short 8 months ago, human society has basically accepted them and moved on? HIGHLY UNLIKELY. Last, even though I love them, and read them nonstop…..another book about vampires. Ugh. Can somebody imagine some OTHER supernatural creature that is incredibly hot and sexy and start a new phenom?

I’m giving the first book in this series, SOME GIRLS BITE, a 4.5 out of 5. I enjoyed the story, the writing style, and the relationships amongst the characters. I’m looking forward to book 2.

-Reviewer, Scarlett Roberts

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