Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves - mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle - the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.My Thoughts: Oh, man, am I glad I picked this book up and got back into this series. This world is so FUN! It's dangerous and complex. It's sexy and full of twists and turns. I like it. I really, really like it.
So now it's up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn't want peace between them - someone with an ancient grudge.
Now, I'm not going to lie, Merit and Ethan confuse me. The whole thing where Ethan practically threw Merit into Morgan's arms at the end of book 1 was... weird. To me, it felt like he was prostituting her out for the good of the House. Merit is pretty strong-willed, though, and she takes things slow with Morgan, which I appreciated. I *like* how Ethan and Merit spark off one another (despite Ethan's occasional fantastic forays into douchebaggery) and I don't get nearly the same feeling off of Morgan and Merit. They're just... nice. Nothing special. I don't always like Ethan's actions, but I LOVE how passionate the two of them are around one another. It doesn't matter if she's introducing him to a drive-thru hamburger or challenging his actions -- the two of them have chemistry.
The world of the Chicagoland vamps is big and getting bigger. The secrets that Gabriel Keene hints at feel like they're going to shatter some of the beliefs that Merit has held. I don't know what they are but I'm excited to find out. The secret that Merit's been carrying about her vampire half has the ability to change things. Once again, I don't know how, but when something out of the ordinary happens in an urban fantasy, I end up enthralled. And Merit's vampire half? Is out of the ordinary.
Lots of happenings, some sexy kisses and one revenge-obsessed vampire left me giddy for more.
Books in this series
1. Some Girls Bite
2. Friday Night Bites - Paperback | Kindle
3. Twice Bitten
4. Hard Bitten
5. Drink Deep
6. Biting Cold
7. House Rules
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