Friday Night Bites
by Chloe Neill
- Published by: NAL Trade
- Publish Date: September 2009
- Source: Amazon.com
Goodreads book blurb:
The story of a young heiress’s initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues:
Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they’re enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves–mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle–the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.
So now it’s up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn’t want peace between them–someone with an ancient grudge.
(Review originally posted on Bona Fide Reflections.)
In this installment of the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill, Master Vampire Ethan and Merit must try to keep vampire raves from being discovered by humans because of the bad press that would be peppered against the vampires that have recently disclosed their presence among humans. To aid in keeping the raves under wraps, Merit must re-enter the circle of Chicago’s affluent circles by reconnecting with her family and their powerful connections.
While on this campaign, a family of shifters plays a pivotal role in forcing Merit and Ethan to discover a plot orchestrated by their vampiress arch nemesis who carries a deep seeded animosity toward Merit for interfering in her previous diabolical plans. Along the way, Merit and Ethan’s attraction heats up another notch while Merit tries to balance out her relationship with another vampire, Morgan. Merit’s relationship with her best friend Mallory becomes more frayed as they both try to assimilate into the world of the supernatural.
The Chicagoland Vampire series offers a great view into an original urban fantasy where the vampire heroine is more human than monster. Chloe Neill has a snarky, comedic way of relating the tale through Merit’s point of view. The author’s portrayal of her heroine pulls the reader into a very imaginative world of the supernatural and has the reader pulling for Merit every step of the way. The only complaint I have is that Merit and Ethan’s potentially smokin’ hot relationship is not moving along fast enough for me. I am starting to tire of Ethan’s hot and cold attitude toward Merit.
Happy Reading from the Book Savvy Babes!!
(E-book purchased from Amazon by Laurielu.)