Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Review: Biting Bad by Chloe Neill

Biting Bad
Author:Chloe Neill
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Publisher: NAL
ISBN:  0451415183
ISBN13: 99780451415189
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.

Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.

Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.
Merit is BACK! Ahh I love this series. The Cadogan House is doing well for themselves but the GP still makes moves against them. Their allies have some tough choices in BITING BAD but that does not keep Cadogan from coming to their rescue when they are attacked. I think it is great that even with the GP continuously coming down on them they always seem to come out on top!

I love every little think about Merit and Ethan's relationship. They try really hard to be a normal couple and do pull it off every once in a while but they truly have come a long way from who they were in book 1. It is so refreshing getting thorough a book without Ethan pushing Merit away.  On another thought, am I the only one who keeps waiting for Merit to get pregnant? I just KNOW it has to happen at some point, right?

I enjoyed watching Merit and Mallory move closer together as friends. Their relationship will never be the same but I think they are making great progress. I think it is great that Merit and Jonah are still great Red Guard partners. They talk easily with each other and they work great together.
The action as usual is at every turn and the characters keep you coming back for more. I thought the character growth in BITING BAD was great and I look forward to seeing where everything takes the series next. We end on another cliffhanger, what else? February can not come soon enough. Enjoyed every minute of book 8.

I gave it 5/5 stars


  1. i love all the books!! and like you i can not wait for merit to get pregnant!!! she and ethan will be the best parents!! and the baby will be so cute! but maybe chloe is waiting for the last book? i do not know!! but i love this series, one of my favorites <3 i´m from venezuela :D

  2. I am totally hoping that the prophecy about green eyes that "looked nothing—and everything—like Ethan's" means that somehow, someway, Merit & Ethan will get to have a baby - but, I also think that will mean the end of the series, and I'm not ready for that yet!

  3. You guys are probably right, it will most likely be the end of the series when that happens. I so want it to happen and not be the end of the series though.

  4. That's a toughie because I've loved them all but if I had to choose just one, it would be Twice Bitten. I love it because that's the one where Merit grows into her duties & where the romance heats up :-)

  5. I got the feeling that when she got cut during the fight she might have gotten some of this drug into her. Maybe that is what leads to a maybe baby... just a suspicion.


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