They killed me. They healed me. They changed me. Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago's vampires announced their existence to the world---and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker...and this one decided that the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead. Turns out my savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I've traded sweating over my thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred-year-old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects my gratitude---and servitude. Right. But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, I'm surprisingly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient sunlight allergy, and Ethan's attitude are the least of my concerns. Someone's still out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches? My initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war---and there will be blood.
Bite into another Chicagoland Vampires novel.
©2009 Chloe Neill (P)2010 Tantor
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.
I kept thinking something would happen. Nothing but what I assume the author thought was witty back and forth with the characters. And NO I will not try another book of hers
The story is very poorly written and was so boring after listening to 2 hours, I couldn't take it any more.
Not sure if there is no talent.
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
I think I would like to try another book from this combination as the world building was strong enough to make up for a very slow moving plot where nothing much happens until the end.
I would have liked to see the plot move along a lot faster. Nothing much happens except for the first few chapters and the last few chapters. The middle is a lot of world building.
She is a solid narrator, but this book didn't give her a whole lot to do.
I liked the humor of the book and the history behind the house system. I didn't like the lack of action. Though this was a mistake on my part as I thought this was urban fantasy instead of paranormal romance.
My favorite character was Jeff the shape shifter. Loved his geeky wannabe ladies man personality.
no. she had a couple of voices but I had to keep rewinding because I could never get into her reading.
I've listened to other narrators who can draw me into the story Dick Hill and James Marsters come to mind but that didn't happen with this one. With this book I had to download a copy of the ebook from the library and read most of the second half for myself.
I really enjoyed this story. I liked the world Chloe Neill has created. I like the idea of the different vampire houses and watching Merit try to fit her very modern self into the very traditional world of the vampires was a lot of fun. I liked all the secondary characters too and I'm looking forward to continuing the series.
What I didn't like about this audio book was the narration. The narrator was not good at all. She read the book in a very boring manner and didn't do a good job of distinguishing the voices of the various characters. She often put the wrong emphasis on words which made the sentence either not make sense or just took me out of the story. She also pronounced some words incorrectly or in an exaggerated manner which was annoying and also made me notice that some words were used repeatedly by the author (something I probably wouldn't have noticed if I was reading the book). I really should have returned this audiobook and read the book instead -- I think I would have enjoyed the story event more. Needless to say, I will not be listening to the rest of this series!
I read the previous reviews and almost didn't bother with this book / series. The author is very good and the story line is interesting. I like the main characters even though it was kinda hard to get invested in them because the narrator is so bad. Her nasal voice is like fingers on a black board to me. She does little with making the characters unique and at times is so annoying that I found my mind drifting off and not following the story.I will have to think long and hard before spending credits on the second book to listen to. I may just get the print version so I can follow the story.Where is Tavia Gilbert when you need her!!!
The narrator is just plain hard to listen to. Sorry to see that it is the same one for the next several books.
The story; Yes. The narrator; NO
Seth like books. Books make Seth think of places Seth would much rather be. Dragons better than cars. More dangerous, but better.
I love urban fantasy. And its that love, and the fact that Chloe Neill is a local author that made me want to give Some Girls Bite a try. Unfortunately, that's all it gets. I'm aware that the series has continued far on past this book, which means it either gets better, or its just not what I'm looking for in my urban fantasy.
I'm good with the premise... Girl gets turned, has to adjust to her new life as a vampire, hijinx ensue. Unfortunately, the girl in question never really made me believe that she was vampire warrior material. She went from being weak academic to 'warrior' too fast for it to be believable and was more than a little too whiny. "Mary Sue" is pretty much the perfect way to describe it. Now, I might be able to let someone talk me into continuing the series but I'd have to be absolutely assured of it getting great down the line. The start of a series is where you really have to grab someone by their ears (or eyes, but those are hard to really get a good grip on) and drag them forcefully into your world. This just didn't do it for me.
I'm a big fan of si-fi, but I'm finding that a love for mysteries budding up in me. I also like a lot of nonfiction.
This has the potential to be so much more. I felt like I never left the beginning of the book. The whole book was nothing but an introduction. It did, however; make me curious about the rest of the series.
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