Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Review: Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill

Friday Night Bites: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel
Author: Chloe Neill
Publisher: NAL Trade
Trade Paperback, 357 pages

Summary: "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." ~Merit

Note: To read my review of the first Chicagoland Vampires book, go here.

I want Merit and Mallory to be my best friends. They have the kind of friendship every girl wishes for in life. They are sisters of the heart, kindred spirits and nothing can come between them, not even vamps or magic. Reading Friday Night Bites, the second Chicagoland Vampires book, was like visiting old friends again. I was able to catch up on Mallory's hot romance with uber sorcerer Catcher, and her adventures in magic. I caught up on Merit's struggles to figure out how she feels about Morgan, the funny, warm and sexy master of the Navarre House and Ethan the sexy, hot, stick up his butt, master of the Cadogan House.

Friday Night Bites is another great read from Chloe Neill that makes me want to kill for the third book in the series. Really, Ms. Neill, did you have to leave us hanging like that? That's okay though, because you gave us new friends, new enemies and some surprises along the way. What more can we ask for in a book? You even gave us some hot, steamy scenes that had me yelling "Come on Merit, JUST DO IT". I get a little wrapped up in your books, as you can tell.

Who do I recommend should read Friday Night Bites? I first must clear up a misconception that it's a young adult novel. Ms. Neill does have another series that is YA and starting in 2010(Firespell January 2010), but the Chicagoland Vampires series is an urban fantasy. I recommend that fans of Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews read the Chicagoland Vampires series. One quote I ran across compared it to an urban fantasy Nancy Drew and this is so true, if you add in the hot vampires and sorcerers. Merit can sniff out a devious plot and catch the perpetrator in a few fell swoops. Lastly, I must say one of my favorite things about Merit is her love of food; fast food, fancy food, comfort food, or just plain ole pizza. She's a girl after my own heart.