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
Dramatic, intertaining, and funny!
I hadn't listened to any of Cynthia Holloway's other performances. At first I wasn't sure I liked the style of reading, but the story wouldn't have the same affect if she read it anyother way! I really liked it!
I liked it enough to listen in one sitting, but didn't have the time to dedicate to a 11 hour and 10 minute listen! Perfect for a snow day!
The narrator was good and the story was a fun one. Very enjoyable. Not so intense that it was hard to follow as an audible book. It made my long run more enjoyable.
The plot was fun, uncomplicated and interesting.
You can't read and run at the same time.
No particular moment moved me but I enjoyed the interaction of the characters. I want to know what happens to them.
Yes. I found the storyline to be interesting
Her characters all sound the same. Its like I'm hearing Anita Blake plan play the lead in this book.
I did recommend this series. The situations are somewhat predictable but still entertaining. Chicago is an amazing setting. The political climate is true to life, imo.
Southern Vampire Mysteries. That's also about vampires living in the open in modern day society. The heroin has special abilities, as well.
I find the narrators voice hypnotic and soothing. Unfortunately, she's not very good at transitioning from the characters.
It made me laugh out loud several times because of the great sarcasm and witty comebacks.
It was the first vamp book I've listened to, so I don't have alot to compare it to.
She really gives each character their own personality and voice making it easy to distinguish who is talking.
I laughed out loud a lot, which when you're wearing headphones makes people look at you like you're crazy.
being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.
The strong female main character. While I'm not into the "gushy" love story side of it..the overall story was good, and seems to set up the series pretty well.
Well, it seems lately there are allot of strong female characters who fall in love with master vampires thanks to the "Tween" Vamp series of late...but I would say that while this series is ok too...my favorites are the Anita Blake series. There was more action in them, less gushy, oh should ...no I shouldn't...soft porn feel. This one had a bit of its soft porn feeling to it but not enough to put an "action fan" off enough to put it down...I just skipped the sections. The Anita Blake series was more story, less soft porn, and kept me interested through the whole story.
The main female character?
It is an ok read, and its not a bad book...but it didn't have as much action as I expected and if you are ok with the whole "Harlequin-esk" vampire genre then this will probably be a great book for you. For me, it was "ok"...I've read way worse...it just wasn't exciting and I personally am bored with the soft porn flavor of books with strong female characters.
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.
The story was lame, the narrator was OK. but the story did not live up to the title. glad I only paid $4.95 unsure if I will continue with the series.
You Bet, I love it...Having to change your life you got to give Merit credit
When Merit first challenged Ethan
Ethan kicked her butt
I will admit that I had already read this book in print, but couldn't resist adding it to my audio list to listen to it again in the car on my kindle.
Merit is my favorite character. How can you resist a college student made vampire (without her consent) made Sentinel. Challenges the big scary Master of the house when she's just two days old (vampire days that is).
she did a great job portraying Merit
The tension between Merit and Ethan.
I would Highly recommend this book to anyone who likes the girl to come out on top for a change ;D.
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