Book Review: Friday Night Bites ( Chicagoland Vampires Book 2)

Title: Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 2) by Chloe Neill
Publisher: NAL
Format: paperback
Pages: 368 pages
Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis: Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves--mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle--the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it's up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn't want peace between them--someone with an ancient grudge...

(82) Review: Merit is back standing sentinel for house Cadogan. Torn between Morgan of House Nararre and her Master Eric Sullivan.

Merit has a secret, she seems to have not fully integrated into a vampire, in fact the vampire seems to be a separate part of her that is aching to come out but what will happen once she does?

This book was a little slower to develop than the first one but the characters and emotions are getting deeper and more developed.  I really appreciate the struggles that some of the characters are dealing with learning of their new natures.  It rings very true and helps pull you into the story.

The political maneuverings in this book get a little deeper and more twisted.  Merit also may need to face her secret if she is going to defeat some of the enemies coming after her house.

All in all a solid book that gives you enough of the backstory that you wouldn't feel adrift if you hadn't read the first one.