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  • Taschenbuch: 368 Seiten
  • Verlag: NAL (5. August 2014)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0451415205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451415202
  • Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
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Praise for the Chicagoland Vampires novels:
“A wonderfully compelling vampire heroine.” —USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner

“[A] strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake.” —Library Journal
“Delivers enough action, plot twists, and fights to satisfy the most jaded urban fantasy reader.”—Monsters and Critics
“If you loved Nancy Drew but always wished she was an undead sword-wielding badass, Merit is your kind of girl.” —Geek Monthly

“Chloe Neill keeps readers right on the precipice of anticipation.”—Fresh Fiction

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Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest--just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia's to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit's and Lily's adventures in the Chicagoland Vampires Novels (House Rules, Biting Bad, Wild Things), she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys--her favorite landscape photographer and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

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Merit hat sich nicht ausgesucht ein Vampir des Hauses Cadogan zu werden oder dessen Sentinel zu werden. Wofür sie sich hingegen entschieden hat war für ihr Haus zu kämpfen und Allianzen in Chicago oder ganz Nordamerika zu schmieden.
Doch diesmal scheint sie sich auf dem dunkelsten Pfad ihres Vampirdaseins zu befinden, denn ein Killer geht in Chicago um und seine Opfer sind Menschen.
An den Tatorten hinterlässt er magische Souvenirs und bisher konnte das CPD ihn nicht fassen. Als die Bürgermeistern Merits Großvater um Hilfe bittet schaltet er Cadogan ein ihm zu helfen.
Kann Merit den Killer finden und aufhalten, bevor sie selbs zum Opfer wird?

Meine Einschätzung:
Nach dem meine beste Freundin mir immer wieder den Mund wässrig gemacht hat, habe ich mich entschieden wieder von deutsch auf englisch umzusteigen.

Und was soll ich sagen? Es war wieder hammermäßig und genial. Unfassbar, dass ich vor einigen Jahren mit dem Gedanken gespielt habe die Reihe abzubrechen - da schüttelt es mich beinahe!
Der Schreibstil von Chloe Neill ist einfach fantastisch angenehm leicht und flüssig zu lesen. Die Anreden von Merit und Ethan füreinander (Sentinel=Merit, Liege=Ethan) sind so viel passender als die deutschen Bezeichnungen.
CN schafft es mich mit wenigen Worten in ihren Bann zu ziehen, so dass ich das Buch nicht aus der Hand legen kann, geschweige denn will!

Die Handlung, wie üblich, knüpft an die Ereignisse aus Bd. 9 an und wird spannend fortgeführt.
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Note: this is the 10th installment in the Chicagoland Vampire series and although story arcs are finished from time to time, others are started and go over more than one book. And even more important are the characters and their relationships that have developed over time. To sum it up: this is not a good place to start the series. And there will be spoilers for events in prior books. So if you're new to Chicagoland Vampires, I recommend you stop reading here and start with “Some Girls bite”.

Review

Ah, there is no rest for Merit and her friends. But when Ethan announced his challenge for the presidency over the Greenwich Presidium [aka GP] in the last book, it was kind of obvious that consequences would follow. And in this book, they do. But not at all in the way, Merit and the rest of Cadogan House [or I] assumed. I can't really talk about the twists this particular thread takes, or it would be spoiling big time, but I can tell you that not a single event, not how the GP reacts, not how the events unfold and least not how it all turns out in the end, were anything at all that I saw coming. My mind was reeling and continued to until the last page. This was one fabulous written surprise, especially in a series being going on for so long already. It really never gets stale and that really is a feat in my book.

The same is true for Merit as a person and her relationship with Ethan. I know of series that get boring after hero and heroine finally get together, but that so isn't true for these two. The obstacles they experience don't feel construed and I love reading how the tackle them [and each other, when they're at it]. Merit has grown a lot since she was initially bitten, but so has Ethan and still he is very clearly the hundreds of years old vampire.
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Merit und Ethan kommen einfach nicht zur Ruhe. Zwar haben sich die Unruhen der Menschen in Chicago gelegt, doch trotzdem haben sie es wieder mit einigen Unruhestiftern zu tun. Zum einen geschehen Morde, die augenscheinlich daraufhinweisen sollen, dass die Übernatürlichen sie begangen haben und zum anderen verhält sich Darius, der Kopf des Greenwich Präsidiums, der kürzlich von Ethan zum Duell um die Herrschaft über die Vampire herausgefordert wurde, mehr als seltsam. Aber auch zwischen Merit und Ethan kriselt es, als eine Stimme aus der Vergangenheit einen Keil zwischen die beiden zu treiben versucht.

Meinung:
Wahnsinn, bereits der 10. Band der Geschichte von Merit und Ethan und den Vampiren in Chicago. Und ich bin es immer noch nicht leid, weiter von ihren Abenteuern zu lesen. Auch wenn es ab und zu kleine Mängel gibt, noch immer freue ich mich auf den nächsten Twil, was bis jetzt nur sehr wenige Reihen geschafft haben, die von den gleichen Charakteren handeln. Weder Sookie Stackhouse noch Anita Blake haben es geschafft mich so lange am Ball zu halten und sogar bei Cat und Bones war ich froh, dass mit Band 7 dann Schluss war, obwohl die beiden mit zu meinen Favoritenpärchen gehören.

Das was mir im letzten Band "Wild Things" ein wenig gefehlt hatte, nämlich die Reibereien zwischen Merit und Ethan, treten hier endlich wieder zu Tage. Was nur natürlich ist, da sie noch ein blutjunger Vampir ist und er ein Jahrhundertealter Meister, wenn das bereits nach so kurzer Zeit reibungslos funktionieren würde, wäre das ein Wunder. Doch da die beiden nunmal sind wie sie sind, knallt es eben auch mal, trotzdem lieben sie sich genug, auch durch schwere Zeiten hindurch zueinander zu stehen.
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10 Installments later, and Chloe Neill's still got it! 5. August 2014
Von RabidReads - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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*** Review contains minor spoilers from previous books in this series. ***

There are two main plot threads in Chloe Neill’s latest CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES installment, but in all honesty I only had eyes for one. The Tarot murder mystery was interesting enough in itself; I liked seeing Merit & Mallory finally getting back on track, and I enjoyed deciphering the riddles left behind by the killer. However, after the way WILD THINGS ended, my focus was entirely on Ethan’s GP candidacy, and given the title of this book I was a little surprised that the author didn’t concentrate more on the latter and less on the former. That point aside, in BLOOD GAMES readers get to meet Amit Patel (the most powerful vampire in the world!), discover Neill’s version of THE HUNGER GAMES, and no CV novel would be complete without… Sullivan acting like a douche.

I really liked the way that the GP plot line played out; from Darius’ fall from grace, to the trials, to the unexpected end result. Nicole Heart, Ethan’s American competition, does kind of come out of left field though. Perhaps I missed it, but I think some reference should have been made to her before now. I also wish that The Sentinels Games would have evolved past the intimidation stage. That being said, I loved the psych and phys tests that the candidates had to undertake because vampires are an all-or-nothing kind of supe, meaning the BLOOD GAMES were to the death. The physical trial was nail bitingly spectacular with burning buildings, trolls and unforeseen duplicity. I won’t pretend to understand how the GP tallies points, but the winner will leave you wondering.

No CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES review would be complete without a mini Ethan rant, so here it comes! After an attempt is made on his life, the master of Cargodan House receives a note that he refuses to share with Merit because for some inexplicable reason he thinks that lying to her somehow qualifies as protection. Yes, THIS AGAIN. So, of course they end up at odds, seeds of doubt are planted, and the happy couple goes from mock proposals to butting heads. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again; will this 400+ year old vampire never learn!? At least their tiff does lead to some light being shed on Ethan’s past with Balthasar, and after Merit proves once again that she’s in it for the long haul some genuinely tender moments ensue. I loved them together in the later chapters, but couldn’t help feeling a little frustrated by the fact that the 28 year old novitiate continues to be the more mature one in this relationship.

The author stays true to her Chicago roots by making the city’s famous food and landmarks integral parts of the story. I liked the correlations between the locations and the Tarot murders, and the Ombuddies were amazing as usual. The ending was a bit of a head-scratcher followed by a startling cliff hanger, but all of this just goes to prove that Chloe Neill’s still got it! BLOOD GAMES is a high octave read peppered with awesome fights, heartfelt moments, and developments that shake the very core of the CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES universe.
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3.5 to 4 stars - Wish there had been a bit more 'games' and a bit less MEthan drama 9. August 2014
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I liked Blood Games but not as much as the previous book, Wild Things. There were two pieces to the story: a murder mystery that Merit is sort of on the fringe of but which gives an excuse to bring in the larger supporting cast of Catcher Mallory, the Red Guard and the Omsbuddies, and then there's Ethan's bid for the GP with 'trials' that was also a bit thin.

I didn't really mind the lack of depth in the story per se, it's fun to follow Merit around and watch her interact with the people around her - there are some fun moments at an anime Con and her relationship with Mallory has made a nice recovery. What dropped my enjoyment a bit is that it was all tied together with some of the old MEthan relationship drama that I thought we were finally passed - he closes up, withholds info and pushes her away and she pushes back and gets all snitty. Been there done that. Please, no more.

Neill drops a big bombshell at the end of the book with respect to the GP, so I can't say that I really know where this is going next, but I am waiting for the 'prophesy' to start coming into to play.

(I did Blood Games in audio -the reader is very good and audio and making the switch to listening instead reading has actually revived my interest in the series after the big Ethan 'to do' followed by the 'undo' mid way in the series.)
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Ok, But Series Should Have Ended A While Back... 24. September 2014
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The series has gone on far too long. Other reviews have stated this series should have ended back when Ethan was brought back and I agree.

When a book series is exactly the same but with a different problem "de jour", it needs to end.

She eats junk food without weight gain (a popular book fantasy often used) and nabs the bad guys on a daily basis.

She has stupid arguments with Ethan and is always dealing with someone from his past.

The snipping she and Ethan did this time around didn't make any sense with how far they've come in past installments. Ethan acted like there was some big secret from the past that he didn't want to tell Merit about, and then when he finally does? It's no big deal. In fact, he sounded really lame for even holding the information in and not telling her. The author made it sound like it was going to be something huge.

The guy has been around for more than 400 years so how exhausting it would be to get pissy about every little thing from his past. It would never end.
Ethan acted like a child during this blackmail type shakedown by Nicole.

Then we have the GP testing. Ridiculous.

You have a solid hour of physiological testing. Ok fine. Then, you have the physical part of the GP test. Ethan clearly won against Nicole and Nicole should NOT have been allowed to stay in the running. Why was she?

She cheats, loses both the physiological and physical tests yet still wins the votes of the GP? No stinking way. The story/writing just didn't work.

The GP leader needs to be someone who can pass a tough physiological test and Nicole didn't. During the physical test, Ethan had to go in the burning building at the last minute and save Nicole's sentinel by carrying her out unconscious. Nicole could not find her way out on her own and would have died if Ethan had not intervened yet this woman can still win votes?

She should have been completely out of the running at that point. I was blown away when she won. The way the author wrote this part of the story did not work whatsoever. Why would the GP be confident in a woman who lost both parts of the test? Why would they vote in someone from the states instead of an easy European win from someone they already know in their own country? Nicole winning out over the other European contenders was just seriously bizarre.
I could care less if Ethan won or not, but Nicole winning was of the dumbest things I read in this book. I'm not talking about how she surprised everyone at the end and abolished the GP regardless whether she's up to something or not. Again....don't care. My point is she should have never won in the first place. The writing can't work if it doesn't make sense.
She also can't include Cadogan in the new assembly just by stating so in her speech. Cadogan is separate. It's up to Ethan to do whatever he wants. Why did he acquiesce so easily after going through all they did to gain their independence? Now, it sounds like he'll be under Nicole's thumb.

When I read there would be three more books to this series, I said no way. I'm jumping out. All the books would be is another day of eating junk food and another bad guy.
I imagine some kind of vampire child will be born and I honestly just don't care.

This series isn't the only series to fall out of favor with readers because of too many books. There are quite a few authors who keep adding new installments when their series should have ended long ago.
You want readers up all night because they can't put it down. The books have gotten to the point where you're not missing much anymore to leave it sitting. A sinister note now from Balthazar? This is what I mean. Someone is dead, then they're not and you can just keep going forever instead of stopping at a good time instead of 40 books.
The Chicagoland Vampires should have ended 3 or so books ago. 8-10 at the MOST in a series. Anything more than that is misplaced ego by the writer.

I really liked Merit's character but there hasn't been one character that would ever be popular enough to warrant book after book after book. The Black Dagger Brotherhood has been hugely popular but has pretty much run its course. Rachel Morgan's Hollow series was excellent and just ended. Could it have ended wonderfully two or three books ago? An emphatic YES.
Don't get me started about Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. The count is somewhere in the twenties now. I remember reading four of them before saying "no more".
They're not good enough for more than a few and yet there are nearly two dozen. Yikes.
Nothing.....NOTHING is that good.
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This series is getting a bit tired, but this book still makes some good progress. 29. September 2014
Von Karissa Eckert - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This was a decent book in the Chicagoland Vampires series. The 11th book in this series will be titled, Dark Debt, and is scheduled for a March 2015 release. Right now there are 13 books on contract for this series.

Ethan has challenged Darius for the position as head of the GP. He is anxiously waiting Darius's reply. Will Darius step down? Or will he challenge Ethan? This is the broader storyline and makes quite a bit of progress in this book.

Meanwhile Merit is called in to consult on a series of bizarre murders that are beginning to look like very interesting and staged serial killings. I felt like this storyline was a bit rushed. It was also the main part of the story in the beginning, then was dropped mid book, and then was picked up again towards the end and quickly concluded.

This was a good book in this series. The pacing was a bit off at points, but this book does a pretty good job with having both a contained storyline and a continuing the broader storyline.

While I do enjoy these characters and I liked that there was progress made in the storyline involving Ethan and the GP, I did think the plot was a bit sloppy. There is a ton of time mid-book spent with Merit angsting about Ethan's honesty with her and lots of worry over the GP events.

The serial killings were really interesting but these were dealt with a lot in the beginning of the story, forgotten towards the middle of the book, and then quickly resolved at the end. It made for inconsistent pacing and a story that wasn't as tight as it should have been.

Given the twist at the end of this book I am curious to see what happens next. However, I also feel like this series is getting a bit tired. I am not sure how many books are left but I am beginning to think it would be good to get this series wrapped up in the next book or two, so that it doesn't get more and more tired.

Overall a decent book in this series, I think fans of the series will enjoy it. I liked that some of the major plot points were resolved and I enjoyed the serial killings Merit investigated. I thought the plot was a bit sloppy and the pacing was a bit off. Storylines are dropped and then suddenly picked up again, there are also portions of the story that are pretty boring and slow. I would still recommend this series to fans of urban fantasy who enjoy reading about investigations and politics.
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Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, book 6) Review 7. August 2014
Von Stephanie G (Reviewer for Paranormal Haven) - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Relations between vampires and humans are finally looking brighter after a turbulent year in Chicago but all that progress is jeopardized when someone leaves dead bodies around the city and makes it look like supernaturals are behind it. Cadogan House Sentinel Merit joins the investigation to find out who is behind it all before they strike again.

*Spoilers from previous books*

Fans of the series know that there’s generally more going on behind the scenes. In Blood Games, that involves Cadogan House Master Ethan and the challenge he recently laid down at the feet of the Darius, leader of the Greenwich Presidium (council of ruling vampires). While waiting for a response, Ethan learns someone isn’t happy with his decision and he (she?) is dredging up his past to get him to resend his challenge. Ethan’s unwillingness to open up to Merit about who the blackmailer is and what she (he?) is holding over his head causes friction between them. Normally, I think “not this again” but drama free doesn’t suit them. They love too deeply to allow the other to be harmed and they want to fight whoever hurting them, even if the pain is self inflicted. No, these two don’t do typical, fairy tale love and I’m totally fine with that. Plus, can you say sizzling hot make up sex?

I want to be mad at Ethan for shutting Merit out but you know what? That’s Ethan and he’s unapologetic about it. Of course, Merit doesn’t accept it and is determined to get to the bottom of it all while helping her grandfather and the Chicago police solve a set of murders someone is trying to pin on the supernatural community. Talk about multitasking. Big fan of Merit and applaud her for rising to and overcoming each challenge that comes her way, and there have been many. She’s constantly growing more and more comfortable in her skin and here it’s her relationship skills that are tested and I think she comes through it all an even better girlfriend/partner than before.

For me, the plot involving the murders was just an excuse to see Catcher, Mallory, and the always charming, you just want to pinch his adorable cheeks Jeff. Oh, and a reason to have Merit and Jonah at a Comic Con-like convection! That scene alone was totally worth following the investigation throughout the book. No spoilers because it’s something that must be enjoyed firsthand to really appreciate.

Ethan’s showdown against the Greenwich Presidium and its leader has come and it doesn’t unfold how I expect it to. I can’t say I’m disappointed because you know anything involving Ethan must include a climatic finish and I like the possibilities the book ends on. Yet, I wasn’t 100% satisfied with how things are left with Darius. I won’t say exactly what happens but I just wanted something more dramatic for all the buildup surrounding his response to Ethan’s challenge.

For the most part this is a solid, albeit standard, Chicagoland installment…right up until the end when the challenge leads to an unexpected result and the book finishes with an unpleasant surprise. Using an array of wonderfully assembled characters, Chloe Neill does an excellent job at giving readers what they crave and leaves them wanting more. Like wanting more of her awesome shifters.
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