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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Saturday, February 26, 2011

ARC Review: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4)
Hard Bitten
by Chloe Neill

My rating: 
Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?! 

I received this novel as an Uncorrected Proof copy to review by the publisher. 

*No spoilers included* 

Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals--and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are ... tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else. 

Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn't help that she can't tell who's on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who's tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society--a world full of vampires who seem too ready to fulfill the protesting human's worst fears, and a place where she'll learn that you can't be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands...

My Thoughts:

An emotional masterpiece!

First off, if your new to this series, you should know it isn't a stand alone series. I'd recommend/suggest you start on book one. Next off, as series go, this is on my top 5 favorites list. Each book was an utter delight but this book just blew me away.

In past reviews, I raved on my love for Ethan Sullivan, the master of the Cadogan house, bu until this novel, we weren't giving him the respect he deserved. As a character, he grew personality and emotionally wise. As a male character, he's on my top 10, maybe even top 5 favorites.

As Merit goes, I love her. She's a real woman, vamp or other wise. Sure, she drinks blood and kicks major butt on a daily basis, but as personalities go, she's spot on. I love reading along with her and you will too.

"Hard Bitten" is my new favorite book. if you haven't read this series yet, then you have to even if it's just for this book. Although, once you start reading this series you'll be in it for the long run.

This book had me laughing, loving and heartbreakingly crying. So much emotion in 350 pages. Just when you think things are bad, the worst happens. This book deserves an award, and Chloe Neill, I tip my hat to you. This is a novel you won't soon forget!

I rate this 5 stars, A+, 100% and anything else that expresses excellence!

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Mariya said...

OMFG! I am sooo jealous XD

SueF said...

You've really got me wondering now - I love these books and can't wait to read it!!! How do you get to review ARC copies????

I'd loveto review this book particularly and PR/UF new reads in general!!

Khloeey said...

Great review! :) I am just dying to read the book, I feel as if it's been way too long since I read the last one. The last three books were amazing, and I just know that this one will be even better! Merit and Ethan <3

Natasha said...

I'd be jealous if I didn't read it too. haha!

It was definitely amazing!

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

OMG!!! I cant wait for this book after all that happened in twice Bitten!

Great review! =D

Natasha said...

I know! Twice Bitten was amazing! hehe

Anonymous said...

EPPP. So lucky, dying here waiting for it :P

Anonymous said...

Uh DON'T BOTHER. I can't believe that you loved this book. I've loved, loved this series, but for the author to do what she did?

Sorry. Not just a big fan of the person left behind to mourn lost loves. GIVE ME A FRIGGIN' BREAK.

So what if it's emotional? And we are upset at the end? What good is that emotion? I far prefer books that make you cry but leave you happy. I'm going to have a very, very hard time picking up the next book.

Natasha said...

I understand why your annoyed with the ending. I told Chloe Neill that although I love her, I hated her at the moment, but she told me something that I was satisfied with. So maybe you should talk to her as well, before giving up on the series. *shrugs* It's up to you, though.
I still loved it.:)

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