Series: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1
Publisher: New American Library
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.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I'm not a huge fan of the vampire books these days but I still read them (because they are wonderfully prevalent in so many of the stories that I want to read). And I do keep my mind open on them. And this one was pleasant and fun. The main character and her best friend have a terrific relationship and are super sarcastic and funny. I also liked Merit a lot. She reacts the way I think I would react to a lot of situations. Now, I will admit that the whole set up was very familiar and that it worked with a number of vampire tropes that were just a little too unoriginal but I will definitely be picking up the next books in the series. I'm curious and definitely want to know if Merit ends up a Master vampire. And, maybe just a little curious to see if she ends up with Ethan. ;)