Could a book be perfect?
A graduate student studying romantic medieval literature, a shifter who plays Warcraft, and a witch who didn’t realize she was a witch? This book is perfect!
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill is the first book in the Chicagoland Vampire series. Book #10, Blood Games, releases in August, so I am a little late to this series! (But that means I lots to read and review before having to wait on a new release date!)
Some Girls Bite is the story of Merit, a graduate student turned vampire. (I could totally be Merit, by the way.) The tagline for the novel reads They killed me. They healed me. They changed me. Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire of Cadogan House, one of the most powerful vampire houses in North America, but it is a life that she will have to accept.
The book has great character development, particularly as we see Merit adapt to her life as a vampire. There is a great supporting cast too. Best friends, mentors, crappy family members, and enemies all find their places in the story.
And then there’s Ethan. *swoon* As I said before, I am new to the series, so I don’t know where the author is going to take Merit and Ethan, but I hope it’s somewhere good!
In addition to great character development, the novel also has nice smooth story arcs. There are two main arcs in the book: who is attacking girls (like Merit) and Merit learning the ropes of her new life as a vampire of Cadogan House. There are other smaller arcs as well, including separate arcs for the supporting cast, which is really nice to see developed in the first book of a series.
Overall, I highly recommend Some Girls Bite.
Title: Some Girls Bite
Author: Chloe Neill
Length: 338 pages (paperback)
Release Date: 2009