Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill

Genre:  Adult Urban Fantasy
Chicagoland Vampires Series, Book 2

Description (taken from Goodreads):
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.

Welcome to Merit's world: living in Chicago where vampires have outed themselves, and there are three major vampire houses in the windy city.  And while Merit is beginning to deal with her change to vampire status without consent, bad happenings are occurring with the vampires.  So Merit must use her old social elite contacts to make sure the negative vampire aspects don't make the headlines.

But Merit's still trying to deal with her own relationship status.  Being attracted to multiple guys at once can be a problem.  And when one of them's willing to let the other man win, Merit feels like there's little option for her.  So she distracts herself with the vampire problem.

I feel like this series is a typical run-of-the-mill vampire series, except the main character is also a vampire.  Yes, the first book introduces her as a fledgling vampire, and then the series moves on to introduce the rest of the supernatural community.  However, I feel like there isn't a whole lot to the story yet.  Nothing shock-worthy.  Yet I still want to keep reading this series...

Another vampire series I'm sure most vampire fans enjoy.  I'm just really crossing my fingers that the storylines pick up pace and interest soon, otherwise I'll be dropping this series.

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