Publication Date: April 7, 2009
Goodreads Rating: 2/5 Stars
Why I Picked This Up: I was in need of a audiobook for a long drive and I heard this was a must read.
They killed me. They healed me. They changed me.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but I was doing fine until Chicago’s vampires announced their existence to the world. When a rogue vampire attacked me, I was lucky he only got a sip. Another bloodsucker scared him off and decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.
Now I’ve traded sweating over my thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed,
four-hundred-year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects my gratitude—and servitude. Right…
But someone’s out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches?
My initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.
Well, I didn’t hate it. But I didn’t love it either. There was just one aspect that just made the book flop for me.
Merit who became a vampire without her consent is a character people would enjoy the one thing I hated though was her constant horn-i-ness for Mr. Supernatural Leader over there and I rolled my eyes whenever that was brought up. ew. gag. The whole sexual tension is so thick you can practically see it in the air between her and Mr. Man over there. I was sitting here thinking, “okay. I get it. enough..I said enough already!” I don’t like being constantly reminded about how you have the hots for the guy and sit there and whine about it the whole time either. Merit is likable but there is nothing new about her. Nothing that sets her apart from the twenty other urban fantasy leading ladies out there. I was just bored for the most part.
Alright Mr. Supernatural Man named Ethan. He is the leader. Thinks he can get what he wants. Well, why not, that’s how it’s been of hundreds of years why wouldn’t it think things would change. I liked him but didn’t love him. Another character that was new and moped when he didn’t get what he wanted…AKA…Merit. He just wanted her to be the “cushion for his pushin'” if you know what I mean. ew. No real depth there. BORING!
I even put the book down for a while because I got bored with it. Again nothing really new. I did enjoy the world building, the extra supernaturals like, wizards/warlock, shapeshifter, witches etc. The houses which just seemed to me like different frat houses was kinda cool and I enjoyed the mystery behind the camper that was going around killing innocents. The book does leave you kinda wanting to know more but if the rest of the series is as sexually driven as this one I probably won’t pick them up. I want a story.
Overall: it didn’t completely suck but it for sure didn’t wow me either.
Sexual Content: HEAVY