by Chloe Neill

October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-451-22793-5
Reviewer Graphic Button New American Library
Trade Paperback

As a newly turned vampire and Sentinel of Cadogan House, itís Meritís duty to help her Master, Ethan Sullivan, track down the vampires who are involved in Raves Ė mass feedings where vampires treat humans as cattle.

Trying to keep the Raves quiet is harder than it looks when a human reporter with a grudge gets his teeth into the story.

Merit is given the task of reconnecting with her upper class human family to keep the unsavory feeding habits of some vamps under wraps. But someone doesnít want humans and vamps to play nicelyÖ

Merit is back with a bang in Friday Night Bites! What I love about this series is the snark and humor. Some of the lines literally had me laughing out loud Ė not good when you are on public transport.

I donít want to give too much of the twists and turns away here. Ms. Neill keeps adding delicate layers to the mythology of the series, and this book adds some things I didnít expect. In Some Girls Bite we have the crazed Celine, but now we get to find out things run much deeper. Humans are drawn deeply into the vampire world, as are werewolves; we find out about Raves (vampire feeding frenzies) and the magical element gets stronger too.

Merit is one of my favorite female heroines. Sheís sassy and strong, quirky and snarky (I love snark!), but underneath is this layer of vulnerability that everybody has. Her complex relationship with Ethan keeps the reader turning the pages. They are more alike that either of them think. I cannot wait to see where Ms. Neill takes their relationship.

Then there is Morgan, Meritís other beau.

I find myself wanting to hang out at Cadogan House more and more.

If you are looking for something fun, feisty and difficult to put down, Friday Night Bites is the book for you. I dare you to pick up a copy. You wonít be disappointed.

Reviewed in October 2009 by Donna.

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