I have been on a reading frenzy this week and I’ve sorta forsaken all other things in order to catch up on a few books that have been piling up on my desk. A few weeks ago, I was sent an advance copy of Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill so it’s been on the top of my reading list for a while … I finally started reading the book this week and I didn’t want to put it down:
The book is excellently written and features just enough pop culture references to make the story feel fresh without overdoing it (Nine Inch Nails gets a shout-out, which of course endeared the book to me even more). The book is the first in the Chicagoland Vampire Series and focuses on a female protagonist named Merit who is no timid woman and brings a fresh perspective on the vampire craze that is going around these days. The book has a little bit of Harry Potter in it (ie. different Vampire Houses), a little bit of The Southern Vampire Mysteries in it (ie. the Sookie Stackhouse novels which True Blood is based on) but with a voice and perspective all it’s own. No offense to the Twilight fans out there but the writing from Chloe Neill is IMMENSELY better than that from Stephenie Meyer. I just really enjoyed the book and I am very much looking forward to Book II Friday Night Bites which is due out this Fall. If you are a fan of vampire novels, I think you should give this one a try. I loved it entirely and am now very anxious to read more from Ms. Neill.
Because I finished the book a bit early in the night, I started reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith. OMG, it’s freaking brilliant! I suspect I’ll get thru this book very quickly … it’s really hilarious. I must admit, I’ve never read the original Austen novel in its entirety but I may read the book after I finish this version of the tale. If you’re a fan of Austen or even if you’re not, this book is really entertaining. I’ve gotten thru the first few chapters and all I kept thinking was that I hope they will turn the mash-up book into a movie!
I don’t think I’ll get much reading done today … David and I still have to pack for our trip to Chicago and we have decided to see two movies today. Hahahaha … yes, we’re a bit nutty.0