Title: Some Girls Bite
Author: Chloe Neill
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: New American Library
Publication Date: 6 August 2009
Paperback: 341 pages

Rating: 8/10

Summary (book cover)

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 got only a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker… and this one decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.

Turns out my saviour was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I’ve traded sweating over my dissertation for learning to git in a Kenwood 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 expect my gratitude – and servitude. Right…

But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, i’m surprising ly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient 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… an there will be blood.


This is the first book in a new series by Chloe Neill and I absolutely loved it!

I think this is a fresh new voice in the world of Urban Fantasy. It is well written and witty and I was pulled into Merit’s world from the first few pages. If I didn’t have so many distractions I would have read this book all in one go, it is that good.

The main character, Merit, was an ordinary college student but is now a newly turned vamp. The story begins with Merit having gone through ‘the Change’ and how she deals with it. I love the combination of innocence and naivety with the kick-arse chick saves the day persona. It is also refreshing to read about ‘the change’ from human to vampire, as this part is usually skipped as we are plonked directly in the middle of the story without knowing the beginning and how it all started.

It is great to see Merit grow into her new role as Sentinel ,and I can’t wait to find out how her relationships with Morgan, a vamp from a rival House, and Ethan, her boss and Master, develop. Both male characters are hot and very likable, and at this point I have no idea who I want her to be with. Merit is sassy and down to earth with a little bit of sexiness thrown in.

I love all the characters in this book and I especially enjoyed the fact that Merit has a best friend, Mallory, who she can confide in and gossip with, as usually with this genre the female protagonist is a loner and doesn’t like friendships as they come under ‘too much baggage’. So, this is really refreshing and I hope it continues throughout the series. I’m also intrigued to find out how Mallory deals with her own predicament of newly discovered powers.


This is a great start to a new series and I really can’t wait for the next installment. I absolutely recommend it!

If you would like to know more about Chloe and her books then visit: www.chloeneill.com

Thank you to Chloe for sending me this book for review.


Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!


elnice October 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I am glad you enjoyed this. It is on top of my pile. I should start it today.

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Serena October 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm

This sounds like a good book for me.

"I love the combination of innocence and naivety with the kick-arse chick saves the day persona."–this quote appeals to me because I love these types of characters.


Jessica (BookLover) October 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Great review! This sounds like my kind of book, so thank you for the recommendation. :)


Alexia561 October 17, 2009 at 1:29 am

Loved your review! Had seen this title, but wasn't sure what it was about until now. Will definitely be going on my wishlist! Thanks for a great review!


Melissa (My World) October 19, 2009 at 12:28 am

I have seen this book cover floating around lately online. I liked the sound of it along with the cover and have been waiting to hear what it is about. Thanks for the review. This sounds like a fabulous new series. I have added it to my tbr list. I don't know how soon I will get there but it is on the list now.



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