Book Review

Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill

Friday Night Bites Book Cover Friday Night Bites
Chicagoland Vampires
Chloe Neill
Berkley Books
October 6th 2009

Vamps in Chicago!

You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Public isn’t exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven’t stormed the castle yet.

But all that will change once they learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle and drink themselves silly. Most civilized vampires frown on this behavior, putting mere mortals at ease with their policy of asking a person’s consent before taking a big gulp of the red stuff. However, that doesn’t make good copy for a first time reporter looking to impress his high society family.

So now my “master,” the centuries old, yet gorgeously well-preserved Ethan Sullivan, wants me to reconnect with my own upper class family and act as liaison between humans and vampires—and keep the more unsavory aspects of our existence out of the media. But someone doesn’t want people and vamps to play nicey-nice—someone with an ancient grudge.

Oh my gawd!

I absolutely live the world that Chloe Neill has made. It’s phenomenal. And her writing even better.

I was so excited to start the next book in Merits Story and see where it went especially considering where it ended and I was disappointed.

Merit is still adjusting to being a new vampire while actually keeping the vampire at bay and doing her job at the same time. Her attraction to her Boss, Master and Leige, her denial to all of this and her forced romance with a certain new Master Vampire.

After the last book finished we pick up pretty much where the last one ended and Merit has a job to do one that once again tests the boundaries and loyalties of everyone in Merits world.

Merit takes her job very seriously while trying to not cross the lines with her new boss but things are hard when they are forced to work together.

This story was just brilliant. It brought everything the last book had and more. The characters we’re brilliant and I absolutely loved them.

The whole storyline was amazing and it totally flowed. I loved this book as much as the last one.

I can’t wait to see where Merits life goes next.

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