Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Review: Biting Bad by Chloe Neill

Biting Bad
Author: Chloe Neill
Publication: NAL Trade (August 6, 2013)

Description: Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.

Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.

Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.

My Thoughts: BITING BAD is the eighth book in Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series. Merit has still been a vampire for less than a year. Valentine's Day is nearing and Merit would like to plan something special for Ethan now that they are in a relationship. But vampire politics and human politics are getting in the way of their peaceful holiday celebration.

Codogan House, under the direction of Master Ethan Sullivan, has left the Greenwich Presidium but that vampire organization isn't ready to let them live peacefully. The GP has blacklisted Cadogan House which makes it a crime for any other vampires to associate with them. 

A new organization called Clean Chicago is also raising its ugly head and starting riots. The first was at a factory that makes Blood4You which is essential for vampires who don't want to drink from humans or each other. The next riot is against Grey House which is another of Chicago's vampire houses. Both riots seem ill-planned and amateurish in execution. Merit is busy investigating. She is suspicious that her old enemy - McKetrick - is somehow behind the problems.

Merit also has to deal with re-establishing her relationship with her best friend Mallory who is trying to come to terms with being a sorcerer who just about destroyed Chicago with her black magic. She also has to deal with her relationship with her father. They have never gotten along because of their different goals. 

I liked this story and look forward to reading whatever comes next for Merit and Ethan. 

Favorite Quote:
"Maybe now she'll finally trust that I'm right about everything," Charlotte said. "She had a very difficult time with that growing up."

"She still has a difficult time with it. I'm nearly always right, and she seems to forget that fact rather often. It's unfortunate, really."
I bought this one because I love the series. You can buy your copy here.


  1. I LOOOOVE this series! This book was a great addition. Can't get enough of Merit and Ethan :)

  2. OOoh nice review! Can't wait to read this one! Been hearing good things about it!


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