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Praise for the Chicagoland Vampire Novels
 
“If you are looking for a vampiric role model, you couldn’t do any better than Merit....Chicago is lucky to have her.”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris
 
“One of my all-time-favorite vampire series. . . . It’s witty, it’s adventurous, there’s political intrigue, murder, magic, and so much more.”—USA Today
 
“Perfectly paced and tautly written.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“If you loved Nancy Drew but always wished she was an undead sword-wielding badass, Merit is your kind of girl.”—Geek Monthly
 
“Neill’s Chicago is an edgier, urban Bon Temps.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“I was drawn in...from page one and kept reading far into the night.”—*Julie Kenner, New York Times bestselling author of the Devil May Care Novellas -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.

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Chloe Neill was born in the south of the USA and currently resides in Nebraska. SOME GIRLS BITE was her debut novel and the first in the Chicagoland Vampires series. She is also the author of the YA Dark Elite series. To find out more, visit: www.chloeneill.com Facebook: authorchloeneill Twitter: @chloeneill

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Spoiler Alert for the previous books in the Chicagoland Vampires series! This is the ninth installment in a series with a strong overall story-arc, so there can't be a review without spoiling events happening in books 1 - 8. Besides, the books rely on each other story-wise and although Ms. Neill does a good job of a short recapture in each book, things make more sense, if the books are read in the correct order. In short: if you are new to the series, I recommend to stop reading here and start the series at book one "Some Girls bite".

Synopsis [by Goodreads.com]

Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House, it’s been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan’s vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both.

But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit’s closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?

Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out.

Review

The last book ended with the announcement of the warrant the mayor had issued to take Ethan in custody for killing GP member Harold Monmonth. To evade that, Ethan and Merit use the Breckridges' family estate as a hideout, the Breckenridges being shifters and all, who still owe Merit and Cadogan House for the unfortunate blackmailing against them in one of the former books.
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Wie immer und so wie die anderen Teile ganz gut! Spannend, prickelnd und lustig. Aber der Stil ist derselbe wie in den anderen Teilen, also nicht unbedingt abwechslungsreich.
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HASH(0x8e484600) von 5 Sternen Ethan & Merit together plus plenty of shifter time? What more could you ask for? 4. Februar 2014
Von A Book Obsession.. - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I adore Merit and Ethan together, and in WILD THINGS they were stronger than ever. I love how they are finding their way with one another and able to talk things through and come out stronger. Poor Merit carried a pretty heavy burden for a lot of this book, and when she finally got the courage to reveal things to Ethan, my heart about melted at his response. It's pretty obvious how dedicated he is, and considering the very rocky start the two had, I'm so happy to see that change. That being said, I have to admit that I just don't get Merit panicking whenever she thinks Ethan is about to propose. It's happened a couple of times now, and each time she freaks out and thinks it's too soon, we hardly know each other, etc etc. Which quite frankly baffles me to no end. I mean the woman knows that Ethan is it for her. She's even gone through the pain of losing him when he was dead for a time. So why in the world does the idea of marriage frighten her? I'll just have to chalk that one up to something I'll never understand.

It was really great to spend so much time with the shifters in WILD THINGS. I love Jeff and Gabriel. Of course things don't exactly go smoothly with their time with the shifters, but that's par for course with Chicagoland and makes things all the more interesting. Also, speaking of Gabriel? Oh my goodness! The prophecy? Yep, it's everything I was hoping for, and just that reveal more than made the entire book, especially Ethan's reaction. That being said, despite the reveal of what the green eyes meant, things are still pretty vague as to how things will actually happen. I seriously cannot wait until the next book to see where things lead with this!

It never ceases to amaze me how these books can have so much jammed into them, but never once feel overwhelming. This time around there were several plots going on at once, not to mention a few overall arcing series plots, plus a whole lot of emotion and character to development to boot. All I can say is bravo to you Chloe! Fans of the series will not want to miss this great installment in the Chicagoland Vampires series. An absolute treat not to be missed.
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HASH(0x8e5d3bb8) von 5 Sternen Disappointing and Underwhelming 4. Februar 2014
Von BookGeek - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
There is nothing really wrong with this book, it's just boring. Boring, because it's more of the same. The City of Chicago are still bullies, Merit and gang stumble upon yet another magical mystery that only they can solve and nothing much else happens. Lots of series have formulas and monster of the week type formats, but in my opinion Chicagoland suffers for it. There just isn't much holding me to the series beyond the fact that I love Ethan Sullivan, but even he fell flat for me in WILD THINGS.

We finally learn the meaning behind Gabriel's infamous prophecy and I kind of guessed it years ago. But! But after years of reading this series, the prophecy seems illogical and against the lore Chloe Neill has spent years setting up. More, Merit has been taken from normal girl to Ms. chosen one, special, first of her kind, McAwesome. Completely against the premise that a grad student becomes a vampire. All of a sudden she's something more, which isn't what I signed up for. I'm kind of tired of the "chosen one" angle, no matter how simple or intimate the anomaly is.

Then there is the mystery. I have often felt that Merit and team were weak detectives, and they are, but for some reason the characters in this particular installment seem to think that they are getting better or accomplishing feats, when really they are just bumbling around in the dark. They stumble across leads without any real deductions or investigative prowess. Everything is solved with a single phrase or action. Too easily wrapped up with not enough tension or resolution. In fact, I could care less about the villain.

The ending was intriguing and I'll no doubt read the next book without such high hopes, but interest non the less.

I am really disappointed and underwhelmed by this book,
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HASH(0x8e5d3180) von 5 Sternen Excited about the new direction this series has taken 4. Februar 2014
Von RabidReads - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
The plot of WILD THINGS isn’t groundbreakingly original but that’s to be expected of the ninth installment in any series. This book does however highlight the exhilarating supernatural detective-type story line that I’ve come to expect from Chloe Neill’s CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES, emphasizes great chemistry between Merit and Ethan, and also introduces some pretty significant changes to this series’ main arc. I didn’t love this novel, but I did like it a heck of a lot, and the ending definitely gave me plenty of great reasons to pick-up BLOOD GAMES in August.

There seems to be new breed of supe in town that’s making the rounds of paranormal fiction because this wasn’t the first book that I’ve read this year that’s featured this previously scarce race. They don’t play an extremely large role in this story but just the revelation that they exist was still pretty significant. Neill’s werewolves have become a semi-permanent fixture in this series which makes me wonder whether these supes will as well. Either way, I really enjoyed this installment’s set-up because the first half revolves around the werewolves which are always a recipe for success in my opinion. I loved learning about Lupercalia, and the author’s description of Pack magic was beautifully written.

I adored Merit and Ethan in WILD THINGS; they acted like a couple who’s in their honeymoon stage—constantly stealing kisses from each other, even when facing life-or-death situations. They are finally putting each other first! It was such a relief to see them united after having been at odds for so long; their love has stabilized into something healthy and strong. There’s even a pretty racy scene between these two sweethearts that’ll have you hoping that Chloe Neill decides to branch out one day and add Paranormal Romance to her writing repertoire because she’s definitely proved that she has the talent for it.

Even though I wasn’t horribly surprised by any of the twists that are introduced in this novel; they bode well for the future of this series. This installment reinforces the fact that the CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES are here to stay, and I for one am excited about the new direction Neill has decided to take them in. There are some major things in the works for both Merit and Ethan. And, although one of the eventual outcomes has already been prophesied, the road to get there will undoubtedly be bumpy and difficult, i.e. immensely entertaining to read!

WILDS THINGS is a great addition to the Urban Fantasy genre, and another thrilling installment in Chloe Neill’s best-selling series. I can’t get enough of these books!
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HASH(0x8e5d6d8c) von 5 Sternen Much better than the last few books in this series! 5. März 2014
Von Karissa Eckert - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This is the ninth book in the Chicagoland Vampire series by Neill. I thought this book was much better than the last few books in the series. It feels like Neill finally has a new story arc starting that will encompass the next few books. The tenth book in this series, Blood Games, is scheduled for an August 2014 release. The most recent info I could find says that Neill is contracted for a total of 13 books in this series.

Ethan and Merit seek shelter at the Brecks because the Mayor wants to arrest Ethan. While there they are supposed to partake in a celebration with the Shifters, but an attack by harpies leaves them with a new mess to deal with. On top of this all a rep from the GP has arrived in Chicago and wants reparations for the GP vampire Representative that was killed by Cadogan house.

This book did an excellent job of ramping the series back up to its former glory, the series had been slowing down a bit over the last couple books. If you had a bit of trouble with the last couple books in the series, you can breathe a breath of relief...this book was much better and very fast-paced. This book was back up to the level of the earlier books in the series.Not only did Ethan and Merit solve a contained mystery but there are also a couple longer terms story arcs started as well.

Merit and Ethan have both grown a lot and are in a comfortable (while still steamy) place in their relationship. I enjoyed watching them work as a team to protect Cadogan House.

Mallory and Catcher are also mending fences. Mallory and Merit are also working on mending their friendship. It was great to have the perky and fun Mallory back even if she is a bit more worn and world-wise than she was at the beginning of the series. I enjoyed watching as Mallory and Catcher work magic together and enjoyed watching Mallory have a good purpose to her life again.

We get to see many of our favorite characters in here. Merit spends a lot of time with Jeff and all of the other shapeshifters. We don’t as much as the Cadogan House vampires, but they are in the story some.

The plot has some mystery solving, some butt-kicking and some continuing politics between Cadogan House and both the Mayor of Chicago and the GP.

Overall this was an excellent book in the Chicagoland Vampires series. I loved that there was a mystery that was completely wrapped up in this book and that there were also a couple of longer term storylines added. I also loved that all of our characters seem to be maturing and are in good places in their lives. It was fun to watch them work as a team to solve problems and help out other supernaturals. This book got me excited to read this series again and I am looking forward to the 10th book in the series Blood Games!
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HASH(0x8e5d6f3c) von 5 Sternen It's all becoming the same 9. August 2014
Von Total Book Geek - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
*Do not read if you haven't read the previous books*

This is already the ninth book in the series and unfortunately by now I've become slightly bored with them. The characters are still great and the big plot is interesting, though I would have liked the focus more on that. It's the specific different things happening in the books that are getting to me. I've come to the point that I don't care about the fact that someone is out-magicing a shifter, I want to know more about the inhouse drama, that possible green-eyed child, supernatural versus the city. With each book the focus has become more and more divided.

Also if you look at the timeline, it's just too much I believe. Merit has only been a vampire for ten months and all the crap she has gone through in that time, it's insane. If you look at it like that, I'm having trouble still believing in the story. I get that a lot changes and it's a wild ride, but the girl deserves a break once in a while. Being Sentinel of course puts her more in the line of danger than other vampires, I just think it's strange that there never seemed to have been any drama before her arrival.

By now I'm just reading this series because I haven't come across a series I didn't finish and the characters are what keep me going. I really feel like a broken record having to say this again, but something big needs to happen, something real good. My need for tension and drama is no longer being satisfied here. The last couple of books seem to flow together to me. Luckily I still very much like the characters and they are what mostly keeps me going.
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