Monday, October 17, 2011

Drink Deep by Chloe Neill [Review]

3.5 out of 5 Robots!
Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires, #5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release: November 1, 2011
Paperback: 352 Pages
Publisher: New American Library
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.

That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.

Chicago's mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for vampires and humans alike.

My Thoughts:
Drink Deep by Chloe Neill is entertaining and full of little twists and surprises that will keep veterans of the series flipping the pages. Though I really enjoyed this novel, it felt a little bit like... filler? Transition? It isn't integral to the series- except for the last few chapters-which are completely enthralling. I don't recommend this be read as a standalone, but I think you could without being lost. Neill is excellent at keeping you up to speed without seeming redundant.

Even though this isn't my favorite in the series, the plot is thrilling and it is loads of fun watching Merit run around trying to uncover mysterious magical happenings with Jonah. Just so everyone knows, I absolutely love Jonah. He's so cute and endearing. Don't worry, Merit is still mourning Ethan and does not date Jonah. Which I'm a wee bit upset about, though I'm probably the only one. I will say though that I adore that Merit does not just move on to the next guy- she is still grieving throughout the entire book. Ethan is always in her thoughts and dreams. Sigh, true love. 

Drink Deep is really hard for me to review because there are major events, surprises, that everyone will love and will spoil the book. Trying to stay spoiler free over here! Especially because I know that after the last book and its killer ending, people are going to be dieing to find out what happens to the gang in this novel. All in all, I highly recommend this book to those that are already fans of the Chicagoland Vampires. It is a satisfying addition to the series. I think that Neill is setting us up for one amazing adventure in BITING COLD- out next year. Can't WAIT to read it!

Books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Some Girls Bite
2. Friday Night Bites
3. Twice Bitten
4. Hard Bitten
5. Drink Deep
6. Biting Cold (2012)

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