Sunday, 18 September 2011

Review: Friday Night Bites - Chloe Neill

Series: Chicagoland Vampires #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 357
Published: 2010 (2009)
Publisher: Gollancz
Source: Library

The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues…
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 if people learn about the Raves-mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle—the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.  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…

My thoughts:
I did like this book, but it did not grab me the same way as book 1 did. This one was easy to put down and first towards the end I got interested enough. That being said, I did like it as I said, just not as much as I wanted to considering book 1. 

Am I on team Ethan yet, no, not really. After being such an ass in book 1, come that scene where she walked in on him with Amber, not cool. Sure he seems really hot, but someone I would invest more in. I still think Morgan would be the guy to go for, sweet and nice. Oh Merit, you are not thinking with your brain. 

I am also wondering about super Merit, she does seem to be so much better than the rest. Sure he got her issues that we learn more about, but I guess I could want her a bit more normal. 

Action is promised as someone wants to do an expose on certain things the vampires to not want people to know about. There is blackmail and Merit re-joins the folds of the the rich and famous. Still something is missing for me, maybe the feeling I had in book one that there was always something going on, while this one was more relaxed. I do not know. I hope book 3 picks up again, I want more tension. I did not even feel enough tension between Ethan and Merit. 

Still it was a good book, and I do want to read the next one.




  1. I think I felt the same as you about this book. Something was missing for me - although that said I do have books three and four but not read them yet as I felt other books come first!

  2. Sorry this wasn't the greatest read for you. I get so frustrated by those books that I can easily put down but o still want to know what happens so I keep reading.

  3. I still have to start this series but the character dynamics sound very interesting. And tobe honest... I like the ocassion bad hero-ish character *cheeky grin*

  4. I completely agree. I am surprised that you thought exactly like me. It doesn't happen often, does it? ;D

    Ethan didn't persuade me till the bitter end (I read all parts available). His curtain-rod-in-the-ass attitude toward Merit and, in fact, all his vampires, made me gag from time to time.

  5. Oh, that's a shame that it wasn't as compelling as the first book (which I actually read and enjoyed, ages ago).

  6. I'm jealous of your library! Haven't read the first one yet either...

  7. Sounds good and I love that title. That alone would grab me. LOL

  8. Mel
    I asked the library to get book 3 since I had them get the two previous ones ;) So I cam wait since I have other books that I want to read more

    I know, easy to put down but still there is something and that something makes me want to know what happens later on

    Hihi, them I am pretty sure you are gonna like Ethan ;) The girls sure fall for him

    I know. I am in shock here! Lol. But yes it does not happen that often in the end

    I know, sure he is a hottie and has that bad boy/I am also an ass vibe going on. But I would not want him

  9. Carrie
    It happens :(

    The first one was so good, and yes this one was good too. But like many other books it was not enough for me to take that second step which is buy the next one

    Do try them cos in the end they are fun to read
    I asked them to get it ;) If you can do that then do send them an email or fill something out.

  10. Keep reading them~if I remember right, the ending of this book was really good, but the middle was kind of meh-it was I call the series bridge book. I do love this series.

  11. I wasn't into this book or the love for Ethan either. Just didn't get it. He's better in book 3. I didn't read book 4 yet.

  12. Too bad this one wasnt as good as the first one. I hope the next one is better!

  13. I hope book three turns out to be stellar!

  14. Sorry it didn't grab you as much as the first book. I do still want to get this series though. :) Thank you!!

  15. Sounds like a tale of book two blues - that's why series are so hit or miss for me. Great thoughts :)

  16. Yeah, sometimes the second book is more like a bridge and not really that exciting. I hope you enjoy the next book the the series much better.

  17. Yeah Ethan is pretty old fashioned and he's not yet ready for hurricane Merry!

  18. Book three is my favorite in the series. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it. :)

  19. Love her YA series and too bad the second book wasn't as good as the first but I still want to read this series someday.

  20. Another series I still have to start reading. I guess I'd better stop reading blogs, and start reading books ;) at least my wishlist won't grow daily then ...

  21. Yep... kill me now. I still haven't started on this series. I mean even though you didn't love it as much as #1, you still liked it enough to want the next. Yep. I need to start these!!

  22. Great review. I'm sorry to hear this wasn't our favorite but I'm happy that you're planning on continuing the series. This is a series that I really need to pick up and check out!

  23. I'm always on Team Nice Guy. Dump the cheating vampire!

  24. Bucky
    So it gets better,...good to know. Cos, eh, I was just swept away by book 1, this one was still good

    Nope, he is just such an ass

    I hope so to!

    *fingers crossed*

    I do hope you are gonna read it cos it was still good

    melissa Swim
    Book two blues suck :(

    I do not like bridges :( Ok now I have to stop complaing cos the book was good in the end

  25. Lis
    Oh that Ethan

    Yay, that is good to know- I hope the library gets it

    It was good enough, just not great. Do read it one day though

    LOL! Same with me, I come across to many good books

    melissa books
    I did do that ;) So you just have to start the series

    I do hope you try it one day

    hear hear!


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