I was always a sci-fi fan and nerd as a young person. Currently I read more urban fantasy, now plentiful and popular, than I do true sci-fi.
Being the first novel in a series, Some Girls Bite is heavy on character development. The plot is interesting, but the solution feels a little rushed. However, books that are first in a series often feel that way to me since so much background must be conveyed. With that in mind, I will definitely be reading at least the next book in the series.
The characters are definitely enjoyable! It is a group I look forward to getting to know. There is sufficient depth to the main character that she feels real, as do her new and old friends. They all have my interest piqued.
The narrator just increases the effectiveness of the characters. I have listened to several series with Cynthia Holloway as the narrator, and I like her light touch to older character voices. She has a way of ensuring they sound older without sounding like 100 year old, frail great grandparents. She also does a good job with having voices for each character that are reliable enough that you can tell who is talking even before the text tells you who it is. I enjoy her style of narration.
The four star instead of five star review for her performance is a little nit-picky. She is human, and as such, has the rare mispronunciation in her performance. Also, as much as I love her work, her voice sounds just a little young for the main character. Since that seems to be her actual voice, though, I can't really fault her for it. After a short time, I adjusted to it, and I had no problem with it.
I hope that the rest of this series is as good as this first novel sets it up to be.
I was intrigued enough to listen to additional books in the series, and they do get better. I enjoyed the overall story, but it was slow at times. I think the characters have good potential, hopefully they will reach that potential.
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS NARRATOR!! I HAVE JUST STARTED THIS BOOK SO AS SOON AS I FINISH IT I'LL UPDATE THIS REVIEW! I JUST LOVE CYNTHIA HOLLLOAY SO MUCH!!!
Story is o.k.,alot like any other Vampire novel or movie that is out there.The Narrator kept the same tone in her voice with each character,I didn't feel that she gave them much individuality.Some times,it was even hard to follow,wondering WHO was actually supposed to be talking.There's either a lot of secrets being hidden or Ethen makes big decisions with out much thought.He didn't seem to have much faith in Merit but then goes & makes her this big time Sentinel.Who does that?So a bit unbelievable,with powers & choices made.Gradually coming into things & coming to under stand things,makes more sense.Over all,I enjoyed listening,would've liked it better just to have read the book though.
The pace of the story that it would let you think it was slowly down only to jump to warp speed. I liked the interesting way Vampire were brought to light (pun intended) in this story. They were not Buffy's two D vampires nor were they the over sex charged vampires of the Anita Blake (Laurel K Hamilton) world. Just enough balance between the two to keep interested in the story of a girl/ now a vampire passage into a new life style.
I like the lead character who's name has slipped my MS filled brain, but she had gusto and I liked her approach to suddenly finding herself among the un-dead and how fast she adapted to her new world and what guts she showed
It was wonderful. Just the right inflection in her voice to carry the character. She made you believe the story full of vampires.
Young girl college student wakes and finds she has become a vampire and now must walk a tight rope through the unknown world of vampire politics.
It is a fun start to what I hope is a great series I can't wait to read more of the other books in this series.
I am finishing a second book and unfortunately agree with reviewers about very shallow story and no connection (or no believable connection) among the characters, immature dialogs. English is a second language for me, so I am not usually very sensitive to a choice of words used to describe various actions or feelings. I found myself cringing more than once by the choices in these serious, as the author trying to prove extra hard that she is intelligent...
I actually enjoyed the narration and don't think anybody could make the story better with a different narration.
The story was just a little thin and it was hard to really care about the characters. I tried to get into it, but I gave up halfway through. I just didn't believe any of the characters' relationships or feelings for each other etc.
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Thanks alot Stephaine Meyer the last 3 series I have tried to get into have been boring whiny vampires, that do not kill anything, drink blood from humans, or have any cool vampire powers! I could not finish this book, only made it to chapter 9, so I do not know if the series gets better. I found it was taking too long to get going and grew sick of hearing the main character bitch about everything. There was no action and I was just bored. I guess my taste is more Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost, or The Hollows by Kim Harrison. Therefore, if you are fans for those books you might find this series a little slow paced.
If your looking for a new series this one should catch your attention while this 1st book isnt the best it is great and the needed for the next book in the series which i think is even better.
but the pronunciation b-l-o-w-s. Seriously. When unsure, look it up, and pay attention to the pronunciation. It counts, and it can make or break the story.