Friday Night Bites : A Chicagoland Vampires Novel Paperback
by Chloe Neill
Part of the Chicagoland Vampires Series series
VAMPIRES IN CHICAGO!You'd think a headline like that would have made the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends.
Instead, ten months later, we're enjoying celebrity statue and fending off the paparazzi, who are only slightly less dangerous than angry 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 ... not yet ... But it could be a matter of time. There's a first-time reporter sniffing around vampire society, and if he uncovers the Raves - mass feeding parties, where vampires round humans up like cattle and drink themselves silly.
The fact that it's majorly frowned upon by vamp society won't make a difference to that kind of a headline, or a new reporter who's out to impress his 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 vampire ... and use the opportunity to keep the less savoury aspects of vamp existence out of the media spotlight.
Tough job, when it seems someone doesn't want vamps and humans to play nicely - someone with a serious, ancient grudge ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 08/04/2010
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780575094055
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Review by wyvernfriend
I like Merit, she's a rather fun character. Her adventures while she contrinues to try to adjust to life as a vampire I find a lot of fun, and largely refreshing. She's caught up in the politics of the region by vitrue of her connections and power and things are about to get more complicated. She has to try to keep human-vampire relations sweet without appearing weak and try to understand centuries-old political structures without getting killed. I like how the author actually thinks through the implications of being centuries old and how traditions could be much different and how changing a vampire society could take time.Sometimes the romance got in the way of the story for me but otherwise it was a lot of fun.
Review by Cynical_Ames
This sequel is huge improvement on the first book and only gets better from beginning to end. Most of my grievances with the first book were addressed, and my original suspicion of Morgan has been identified by Merit in this one so I'm a happy bunny. The cliff-hanger has me eager for the next instalment. I'm so glad I don't have long to wait for it.