Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Review: Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires #5)

"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."

Drink Deep, by Chloe Neill, is the fifth novel in the Chicagoland Vampires series. Two months have passed since the death of Ethan Sullivan. After losing her lover, Merit, Chicago-bred vampire and Sentinel of Cadogan House, must cope with new and abrupt changes in her life. Before she can be grieve and move on, Merit must face the turmoil surrounding her. A financial manager is appointed to revamp Cadogan House from heading into receivership. Merit's best friend is preparing for her sorceress' final exams. Finally, a new mayoral administration threatens to pass a supernatural registration law. Suddenly, the waters of Lake Michigan turn pitch-black and the sky turns blazing red with lightning. Humans increasingly blame the vampires for the strange phenomena in the Windy City.

With fewer guards left to protect Cadogan House, Merit certainly has her hands full. Meanwhile, Jonah of Grey House accompanies Merit in the investigation. She meets with the former Chicago mayor to gather details about the dark elemental magic and whoever is behind it. The case gradually influences Merit to consider what does she truly desire. Although she is running out of time, her worst fears may come true when she must ultimately decide who is more important to protect.

I have exciting news: ETHAN IS BACK! I would have never imagined Neill would resurrect Ethan the way she did, but it brought joy and tears to my eyes. I could feel Merit's emotions when she saw Ethan Sullivan walking from the mist into her arms. I was very happy for her because the past two months felt very lonely and nonsensical for Merit.

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Chicagoland Vampires series, Biting Cold

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