“Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.
Merit must accept the assignment, even though she knows that she’ll probably regret it. And she’s not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals—not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.”
Publisher: NAL Trade
Release Date: July 6th, 2010
My Copy: Kindle Version, personally bought.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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|Twice Bitten: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel|
*Contains spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books in the series.
I had been waiting for so long for this Twice Bitten. This was a series I actually found out right on the release of the first book, so I have had the misfortune of having to wait painfully long for each book and this one was definitely a hell of a wait. I’m happy happy to say that it was well worth the wait.
After dealing with Merit’s reluctance with being a vampire and then having to see her having to through the change again and finally having to embrace her new nature, it was great witnessing her grow into her own self and being more comfortable in her own skin.
Twice Bitten starts off less then a week after the events from Friday Night Bites and we have our girl Merit and Cadogan House Master Ethan having to deal with the shifter problem.
According to their History, the shifters have always stayed in the sidelines and the last time a war broke loose they retreated and left the vamps to fend for themselves. That has left a canyon wide gap between shifter and vamps and with the Vampires dealing with a possibility of another war brewing the main question is if the shifters will pull the same act as before.
I loved getting a first look of the shifters politics in this novel and it brought so much more color to the world Chloe has created. It was great seeing Merit and Ethan working together and their chemistry was undeniable.
It bothered me that Merit seemed to change so much from the previous book to this one, when the time lapse was only about a week long between the two stories. However, I feel like I had been waiting for so long for some events in this book that when it finally happened I actually had to stop and say aloud “FINALLY”. Though it did irk me the standoffish way one of the characters after it.
Of course, Ethan had to go screw everything up being all mastery and stuff but after the ending I just hope he gets his act together and fixes his mess once and for all. I did love seeing Mallory and Catcher, gotta love those two. Their parts of the book got me actually laughing out loud and were by far the most fun of the novel.
Twice Bitten is a great addition to the Chicagoland series and i can’t hardly wait for the next one, Hard Bitten. After the events on this one, I am sure we can expect great things from the next book.
The Chicagoland Vampires series is fun action packed one that i absolutely recommend to any Urban Fantasy out there. While not so dark or gritty as some others, it definitely has its appeal and it’s an automatic buy for me.
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