Feb 6, 2014

ARC Review--Wild Things by Chloe Neill

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.

I received this ARC from the publishers for the Wild Things Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

Wild Things is the latest in Chloe Neill's thrilling series starring newbie vampire, Merit. It's been ten long months as a vampire and Merit's life has definitely been changed inevitably. She's gone from the snarky graduate student to House Sentinel...with a snarky attitude! Some things don't always change.

Merit's growth in this series is outstanding to me! Truly, to have seen her grow from the very beginning and to see who she is now, it's incredible! She's gone through so much already and when it's said that is has only been ten months I can hardly believe it, it feels longer. Merit's definitely one of my best book friends!

In Wild Things, we deal with the heat from last time around with Ethan being charged of murder, when we all know it was self defense. He's released and he and Merit go away for awhile, for their own protection and that of the House. But the mayor isn't so easily foiled, this b with an itch will stop at nothing until she eradicates all vampires from Chicago. And since her primary target, Ethan, is gone, she'll move onto the other Houses.

While away, Merit and Ethan are invited to a celebration with the Pack hosted by their friend Gabriel, but when it ends in chaos and kidnappings, things take a turn for the worse. Now Ethan and Merit must do all that they can to find the missing supernaturals, or else another group who has a member missing will incite war on the shifters and vampires.

The pacing in this one was perfect! It has a nice buildup to the upcoming problem, while still carrying over the problems and issues from last time. Lakshmi, who helped Merit and the House out in the past, has come to collect on her favor and she wants Ethan to take over the GP which is basically going to set us on a whole new course of action for the series, if Ethan choose to take it. It's up to Merit to give him the details. But it has Merit wondering, if Ethan were to do this, then what becomes of the prophecy Gabriel told her? Needless to say that in this one, Merit has a lot on her plate. 

The romance in this was pretty much perfect. You would think there was no time for romance with all the chaos going about, but Chloe manages to give Ethan and Merit some alone time and oh wow! Now, I'm not one for a lot of romance in my books, but Chloe gives us the perfect amount in it. We have random sweet moments between the couple, and then there's the big, epic moment that totally blows those out of the water. It's quite perfect for the Urban Fantasy reader!

Wild Things ends spectacularly as it wraps up its current case and sets us on the path for Blood Games and considering all we learn in this one, it's safe to say that Blood Games will be even more thrilling and epic then those before it! This is a series that continues to get better and better with each book and I am pretty glad that there's no end in sight yet as I do not want to say goodbye to these characters yet! I cannot wait to see what else Chloe has in store for them!

Chicagoland Vampires is the absolute perfect read for fans of vampires and the Urban Fantasy world! Especially for those readers who are only just now discovering it! It's a whirlwind of a ride and I urge everyone to give it a try! You will not be disappointed!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars



  1. Yay! I'm happy you loved Wild Things, Jessica! This is a series I keep meaning to pick up, so I'm glad you endorse it. ;) Wonderful review!


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