They killed me. They healed me. They changed me.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but I was doing fine until Chicago's vampires announced their existence to the world. When a rogue vampire attacked me, I was lucky he only got a sip. Another bloodsucker scared him off and decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.
Now I've traded sweating over my thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park 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 expects my gratitude—and servitude. Right…
But someone's 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—and there will be blood.
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.
I'd been meaning to read these books for a while! And I'm so glad, because they were so enjoyable and entertaining and just great to read! And they were fairly long, so in two days, I read about 600 e-pages. And that meant more story!
I loved the mysteries in these books! First who was going around killing humans and making vampire look bad. Second was the raves that were making people bad, and being blackmailed by a family that she used to be friends with. Just really awesome!
There was the world of vampires, witches, weres, though at this current time in the series, really only the vampires are out. The vampire handbook, and the way that vampires are supposed to read the one who made them, yeah, it was a really interesting book!
Finally, the characters! Oh, these characters, they were different and interesting and a lot of fun to read! Merit, using her last name, not liking her parents, and not a lot of contact with her siblings, but a close relationship with her grandfather. Her best friend, and the guy that she falls in love with. Ethan. So many others! Just so great!
This series is pretty awesome and I can't wait to read more of it!
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #1, 2
Read: November 17th, 18th, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books an Some Girls Bite is a WTC Book!
Published: April 7th 2009, October 6th 2009
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