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Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

HARD BITTEN (Chicagoland Vampires Series #4) by Chloe Neill
Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Paperback , 368pp
Series: Chicagoland Vampires Series , #4

Meet Merit, a "wonderfully compelling vampire heroine" (USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner).

Chicago is beset by supernatural tensions, and Merit-vampire protector of a safe haven called Cadogan house-is worried that the humans will be reaching for their pitchforks any minute. It doesn't help that yet another vampire rave is broken up by the mayor, and a new inhibition- reducing drug is circulating through the community.

It's up to Merit to put her house in order-literally. And if that takes getting a little blood on her hands, so be it.

Mini Review
Well, I don't think I can say much more than what other readers are saying about the ending. I for one did not cry but found myself rationalizing what should have happened when you think about the fighting skills of the ones involved. Hmm...I pondered it for a few minutes and came to the conclusion that had there been more action and then it led to the same ending, then I would have given this book 5 stars. With that said, I love this series. I too am invested in the characters and their well-being.

Now, I don't think I would have been satisfied if every thing was all rainbows and butterflies. Ms. Neill needed to shake thinks up a bit and that she did. Again, I would have been screaming to the rafters if that particular scene wasn't so sudden. If only there could have been more leading up to that - I'm talking about a test of skills and see who comes out on top. Oh well, I'm going to take Ms. Neill at her word and trust that DRINK DEEPER is going to come at us with a vengeance with a capital V.

4.5 out of 5 Stars

You can read the first chapter here!



  1. I haven't read this series yet, but it looks interesting. Thanks for the review!

  2. This book made me so upset! I've not even read the rest of the series (just received this one for review) and I was angry about the ending.

    That said... I really liked it. And it certainly got me interested in reading the rest of the series. So.. good book, in general.

    Great review!


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