Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Review: Twice Bitten

Title - Twice Bitten
Author - Chloe Neill
Series - Chicagoland Vampire #3
Genre - YA Fantasy Vampires
Published - July 6th 2010
Format - Paperback 


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.


                Merit is back in the third installment of the Chicagoland Vampires. It’s been three months since she was turned into a vampire. Her friendship with Mallory is on the outs so she’s been living at Cadogan House working as the Sentinel she’s even picked up a second job as house social chair. Ethan has taken over her training as Sentinel teaching her the ways to use her vampire gifts to their advantages. As Merit learns more about using her vampire skill the tension between her and Ethan grows she even gives over to the attraction only to have Ethan later reject her after.

As if dealing with Ethan isn’t enough to keep her hands full she’s also going to be protecting the Alpha Gabriel who will be heading up the Pack Convening. The Convening will be anything but easy because the shapeshifters will be tasked with the choice of returning to Aurora Alaska withdrawing from the humans or stay with them and fight. When the leader Gabriel is attacked by a drive by Merit and Ethan will have their hands full. Add in an invite to join the Red Guard it’s sure to be an interesting week.

I love Merit she’s a kick ass heroine who still has her soft spots even if those are for her master. I like the way the vampires have to eat as well as drink blood and Merit is a total foodie she reminds me of me. Plus she loves a good library with books it makes her so easy to connect with. I however don’t love Ethan he’s one of those characters I just love to hate. I do love Mallory and Catcher though they are so sweet and cute together.

I've been a fan of Merit for a long time I just had so many books to read she kind of got forgotten which I hate to say has happened but I’ve got plans to catch up. I love the action packed story with the mix of romance and touches of humor. The author has put her own unique spin on the vampire concept creating a captivating story that sparks the imagination. The author has done an amazing job mixing humans as well as the supernatural live together. Twice Bitten is a fast paced story that keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very end leaving you wanting more. I can’t wait to start the next book in Merit’s journey and see what happens next. I honestly think Merit has to be my favorite vampire characters. She also has sparked my craving for cabbage rolls in this book.  
4 out 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I like this series too. Some are better than others, but still a great series. :)

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader