YaReadsArchive: Book Review: Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires #8) – Chloe Neill


Book of the Monthbiting badMerit 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

My Review:

I have been such a huge fan of the Chicagoland Vampires series for years now. It’s one of the most amazing adult paranormal series out there and everyone should read it! I had some problems with the last 3 books in the series. The fifth one was a little boring during the beginning and was amazing during the last half. The 6th and 7th books, though, I just couldn’t get in to. I was starting to worry that maybe I was just done with this series, which was probably one of the worst feelings in the world. I would practically jump someone to get the next book every single time one would be releasing, so it was a horrible feeling to think that maybe I just wasn’t as in love with it anymore. The beginning of Biting Bad was a little boring, I have to admit it, but the last 150 pages?! O.M.G. Pure perfection. It made me remember how amazing Chloe Neill is and how HOT Ethan is! I ended up so sad that the book was over. Now I’m probably going to have to wait like another year before I get my hands on the next book. OF COURSE!

What I loved about this book is that there were so many more Ethan/Merit scenes than there usually are. I still want to see more cutesy moments between them, but I was in love with how much attention was devoted to those two. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ethan. I could just read about him all day.

My one complaint is that, and not just with this book, but the series is getting very serious. Everything is all about protecting the house, honor, and proving to the world that vampires are not horrible people. I need that seriousness to tone down just a little bit because that’s what’s giving this series such a boring quality. I need more humor and sexiness! I need Merit to tone down a bit and to be goofy at times. There were a few moments in Biting Bad that were on the less serious side, but it was very serious almost 100% of the time. And that’s not a bad thing! I honestly get why that seriousness exists, but it just needs to tone down a tiny bit.

As I said before, the last 150 pages are what made this book. I don’t know exactly how it switched from boring to amazing, but it did. All of a sudden, I couldn’t take my eyes off the page….and God help anyone who tried to talk to or bother me while I was finishing up my book. And the ending…gasssssssssssssssssssp! I need the next book STAT! Also, there was some crazzzzy good and unexpected action scenes in this book! Got to give it up to Chloe Neill…normally the action scenes are there…but woahhhhh! Even my mouth dropped.

Haven’t picked up the Chicagoland Vampires series? Shame on you! Go to the store right now and get the first book! Hell, pick up the whole series just so you don’t go into withdrawals. You will LOVE this series!


Pages: 368

Publication Date: August 6th, 2013

Publisher: NAL Penguin

Rating: [rating: 3.5]