Friday, November 18, 2011
144) Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
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 Review :
After the ending Chloe Neill left us with in the last Chicagoland Vampire book, Hard Bitten, I was expecting a few things in this new installment. One I can't mention because it is a bit of a spoiler but let's just say I was right, it did happen. What else? Well I expected Merit to mope around. She didn't. She got right back into the thick of things and did what she does best. So my other expectation also went out of the window as I thought this book was going to be extremely depressing. It was the exact opposite.
What the author does in Drink Deep is not only keep things interesting and on par to the previous books but she also manages to make some more extreme but wonderful twists and turns. The story is just thriving with action, mystery and paranormal delights which I absolutely love. The mixture in Neill's recipe is just right and I have no idea what her secret ingredient but she has perfected the taste, feel and texture of the dish she is serving up.
Merit is a super character and her co-stars aren't too bad either. The concept of the Chicagoland Vampires is, and still remains, a wonderful change to the usual ideas that have done over and over again. The writing style is daring which in turn means you never know what is going to happen next. It is always s surprise and shock which leaves you wanting more.
I hope the author continues to keep the Chicagoland Vampires so cool and Sophisticated. This fifth book in this series surely shows that things are far from over and I am glad there will be more. If you haven't already started this series I recommend you catch up as soon as possible because you are missing out on a huge treat. If you have been following Merit then you really need to Drink Deep and find out what happens next.