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
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.
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.
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!
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