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Some Girls Bite: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1

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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

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    Amazon Customer 01-26-12

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    "great start"

    This is a great series. So far i've listened to them all. Chloe neil does a good job with the character development. There is some romance but it's not graphic which is a nice change. Cynthia Holloway is a good narator. I enjoyed it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon TX, United States 05-19-11
    Sharon TX, United States 05-19-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrible narrator!"

    I picked this book up on a sale, thank TPTB. The narrator spoke like she was shooting the words at you. It was a constant staccato delivery and every person, male or female, human or vampire, sounded alike. It was so bad, I couldn't decide if I even liked the book itself. Fortunately, I was intrigued enough to get books 2 and 3 from the library and they were great. I recommend the series, though this first book is not much of an example, but if you read the book itself, it should be much better. As for the story itself, I found the heroine to be too confrontational to be very realistic. But again, in the following books she is much better.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Moriah Ruckersville, VA, United States 03-31-12
    Moriah Ruckersville, VA, United States 03-31-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Horrible story with so much potential"
    What disappointed you about Some Girls Bite?

    The entire book was listening to a whiney sorority girl. The only interesting part was the last ten minutes.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Chloe Neill again?

    Probably not.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cynthia Holloway?

    The woman who narrates the Kim Harrison Rachel Morgan series would have made this less painful to listen to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story had so much potential, but didn't go anywhere. The main characters had potential but did nothing with it.


    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanah_99 08-19-13
    Jeanah_99 08-19-13 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good but Need more romance!"

    This is a new series for me! We have vampires along with other supernatural beings. Which I hope she will touch more on as I get into the series. This first book takes us through how Merritt becomes a vamp and what her roll will be within the vampire world. This takes up most of the book however there is an underline mystery to solve which affects Merritt very personally. I was unable to predict the ending although looking back I prob should have. It was fun and kept me entertained. I would have liked to see more romance. There is a bit of sexual tension but I am one who likes the full show.
    It also helps that I recognize the area that the book is base. Being from IL makes the story a bit more "real".

    If you like vampires and a light read. This is for you! However if you really want the romance perhaps a different series is more for you. I plan on reading the next couple books. See if anything comes of that tension.





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    Kelly Ungelbach Michigan 05-08-13
    Kelly Ungelbach Michigan 05-08-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyable"

    I liked the book. The premise was interesting with a few changes from the regular 'vampire' mythos and I liked the characters. I would have enjoyed seeing a little more of the material Merit was studying as a grad student but that's just personal preference. I didn't guess who the bad guy was until the very end and I'm looking forward to listening to the next book. I always enjoy listening to Cynthia Holloway as a narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. O'Hare 05-31-12
    R. O'Hare 05-31-12 Member Since 2017

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    "Middle school stuff - ugh"

    Combine the dialog and values of a social climbing, boy crazy, fashion conscious middle school girl (who is constantly denying is she is social climbing, boy crazy, and fashion conscious) with fantasies about being a bad-ass 27 year old vampire who wears big girl tight pants; add some pink cupcakes; and voila...you have this story. I got through it, but have no desire to follow the series.

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    Paranormal Pam 07-20-11

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    "Great story, iffy mechanics, poor narrator."

    This is a great story with a dynamic plot. The author, however, is the queen of adverbs sometimes sprinkling two or three in one sentence. This is sometimes distracting and seems to me to be sophmoric in writing mecahnics. The narrator - what can I say? If Thurston Howell III and Lovey from Gilligan's Island has a daughter - it would be this narrator. Her inflections are highbrow and wrong. She also mis-pronouces words from time to time.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Muldrow, OK, United States 02-21-11
    Megan Muldrow, OK, United States 02-21-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Mediocre first in series"

    This is mediocre in several ways. The majority of this novel is spent on world-building (and it is not a complex world, nothing like in the Kate Daniels series) and the introduction of major players. There is no cohesive story or conflict or mystery, so the novel really meanders around with no arc. The writing is colorful and accented with verbs and adverbs, which is sometimes nice, and sometimes overly flowery.

    I agree with the other reviewers who said that the narrator is... problematic. I can't tell the difference between characters in dialogue, and she is a bit Shatner-esque. And yes, her pronunciation is strange. She says the word "coiffed" as "COYffed," and the word "contemplative" as "contem-PLAY-tive." It's like she went through the dictionary and picked out the most obscure, but still correct, pronunciations. It's frustrating.

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    Steven The Woodlands, TX, United States 01-26-11
    Steven The Woodlands, TX, United States 01-26-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Mediocre at best."

    I couldn't get into this audio book. The plot seemed like just a rehash of a story that's been told over and over again. Not horrible, but definitely not engaging enough to make me continue on with the series. I have to admit a bias against the narrator. I agree with comments made by another reviewer; the transitions between characters were difficult to follow and lacked emotional context.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    R. New Haven, CT, United States 02-02-11
    R. New Haven, CT, United States 02-02-11 Member Since 2011
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    "ok, but a little draggy"

    This book is smart enough to be entertaining, but there are a lot of parts that are mostly exposition and don't advance the plot much, so it drags a bit at times. I might listen to the rest of the series if I decide I can stomach the narrator. It's very rare that I find a narrator so bad that I am distracted from the story, but if I had realized that this is the same narrator who made me abandon the Morganville Vampires series, I probably wouldn't have downloaded it in the first place. I had assumed that she would never narrate anything but YA books due to the high pitch and nasal quality of her voice. None of the character voices are even tolerably good. Also, she needs to learn how to pronounce words like "mirror" (hint: phonetically).

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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