Friday, 14 March 2014

Book Review: Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill(Chicagoland Vampires #2)

Vamps in Chicago!

You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Public isn’t exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven’t stormed the castle yet.

But all that will change once they learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle and drink themselves silly. Most civilized vampires frown on this behavior, putting mere mortals at ease with their policy of asking a person’s consent before taking a big gulp of the red stuff. However, that doesn’t make good copy for a first time reporter looking to impress his high society family.

So now my “master,” the centuries old, yet gorgeously well-preserved Ethan Sullivan, wants me to reconnect with my own upper class family and act as liaison between humans and vampires—and keep the more unsavory aspects of our existence out of the media. But someone doesn’t want people and vamps to play nicey-nice—someone with an ancient grudge.

My Review:
I wasn't entirely convinced with book one but I had book two on my shelf aready so I figured I'd see if it got better. I thought maybe Merit and Ethan become nicer and I can enjoy the series. However I found this one was even worse and I knew that this was the end of the series for me. I really WANTED to like this book because the ideas in it were good, just poorly written and developed in my opinion.

Merit is still a whiny, irritating cow. Ethan is still an annoying, smug pain in the butt. I really dislike them both so that made it tough to get into the books in the first place. Why was this book worse? The good supporting characters from book one are hardly in it and instead we got the scumbag characters that are Merit's family. You can see where she gets it from but it doesn't make it fun to read! We have to suffer through continual boring society parties with Merit and her revolting family. The rave plot was just weak and uninteresting, and it just didn't grab me. Did I mention how slow and boring this book was? I get so bummed when books with potential don't deliver and that pretty much sums up this series for me.

Other plot issues? Now seriously, Merit can barely function as a vampire as she has no respect for others and behaves like a spoiled brat so who would put her in charge of the security of the whole clan??? I mean get real!!! She's anti-social so it is no surprise that she isn't liked or respected. And I'm so tired of the repetition-ooh how yummy Ethan looks but isn't he just vile, ooh I'm Sentinel yea me I'm dead cool, don't want to be a vampire *stamps foot*, I got forced into seeing Morgan etc etc Oh Merit just give your mouth a rest already.

And this so-called relationship with Ethan and Merit just doesn't go anywhere or do anything interesting. It just drags on with no chemistry and no interest and no point to it.

I just cannot be bothered wasting any more time with this series. It had great potential but irritating characters and a poor plot spoils the good bits. Next series please.
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