Blurb courtesy of Supernatural Snark
Welcome to week one of the Some Girls Bite Read-Along! For those of you who don't know, the wonderful ladies behind Tina's Book Reviews, Books in the Spotlight, The Unread Reader and myself are hosting a read-along of book one of Chloe Neill's outstanding Chicagoland Vampires urban fantasy series. Each week we'll pose and answer five questions about the book and then hop around to the other blogs who have signed up to check out everyone's answers! For all the details about the event and our grand prize giveaway, be sure and check out the introductory post HERE.
I'm the lucky host this week, so if you're participating, please be sure to link up your discussion post for the first 4 chapters in the linky below and don't forget to check out Tina's blog for next week's questions for chapters 5-8.
January 3rd - Chapters 1-4 (Jenny at Supernatural Snark)
January 10th - Chapters 5-8 (Tina at Tina's Book Reviews)
January 17th - Chapters 9-12 (Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight)
January 24th - Chapters 13-15 + epilogue (Missie at The Unread Reader)
January 31st - Special guest post by Chloe Neill and our grand prize giveaway!
Chapters 1-4 Discussion:
1) Let’s say tomorrow a “vampire manifesto” as Merit calls it runs in newspapers across the country announcing their existence. How do you think you would react? If you were hesitant to believe initially, what would it take to convince you they were real?
How would I react? Maybe a little shocked, but then I would get over it and become very curious. I would want to know how it all started, how they were able to keep it a secret for so long. I think given how popular vampires are now, I think they would be more accepted to be honest. I know I wouldn't be that hesitant.Then again, when faced with the reality of something people tend to freak out and that would be more scary to me than vampires making a real life appearance. People act stupid when they are scared. The real question is though; Would I try to create a PNR of my own? I think we know the answer to that.
2) Since being turned into a vampire means complete removal from your former life and a new job serving your House in some capacity, what do you think you would miss most about the life you live now?
Well I hope I would be like Merit, she still gets to be around her family. And as crazy as my family (including dog) drives me, I know I would miss them. I would miss them the most. But honestly, I would love a change. With the exception of my family, I would love a new life.
3) What are your first impressions of Merit and how she’s handling all the changes in her life?
I really love Merit. She sort of reminds me of myself (sorry, that sounded conceded). But she is a wise-ass. She always has a response to everything, even when she knows she shouldn't say something. But I also love that given what happened to her, she holds her chin up high. She was mad a little bit, but she toughed it out and didn't dwell on it. Breakdown for a second and then brush it off and do what you have to do. Really made me love and respect her.
4) When you first read the description of Ethan, what actor/model/person you know pops into your head as the perfect embodiment of him? Feel free to include pictures ;-)
Well once I saw Supernatural Snark choose Gabriel Aubry, I couldn't get the image out of my head. Aubry describes Ethan perfectly. Not to mention the book mentioning David Beckham, my brain bounced between the two. There are both sexy and just have a look about them that makes you want to stare. Also, they both look incredible in suits and that is basically Ethan's thing.
|Tough choice, but I am a sucker for tattoos|
5) Do you think Merit’s anger at Ethan himself, not the situation, is justified?
I think she is more angry at the fact that she is attracted to him. He made her who she is now and she feels like she should hate him for turning her life completely upside down. But she doesn't feel that way. She wants him. I don't think it is justified because as Ethan points out, he did save her life. She isn't that angry about the situation either. She just doesn't like rules and I think that has a lot to do with her God-awful father. Given how he is, I don't blame her for acting the way she does. She has been independent for so long since parenting was completely nonexistent in her house growing up. Now she is to be put under the wing of a master vampire who has turned her and she has known for only a couple of days? I really don't blame her at all. I would react the same way to be honest.