First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.
Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her 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 her gratitude and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war and there will be blood.
ERMERGERD! Where the hell have I been? I know this book came out years ago, but I'm just now discovering this series and I LOVED this book. It had super sexy stuff, which was fun (of course), but mostly it was the voice! Merit was sassy and smart and her chemistry with the BFF and her transition into vamp life was flawless. The whole time I read it I kept thinking "If I was going to write a story like this...it would be like this!" Anyone who has read the Jesse books KNOWS I love some snarky girls and snappy dialogue, so this resonated with me immediately.
So much so that I picked up books 2 and 3 in this series and plan to tear into them immediately.
Five out of five sassy stars.