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Wild Things (Chicagoland Vampires Series #9)

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  • Posted July 20, 2014

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    ~ 4 Wild Stars ~ Chicagoland Vampires are here to stay! I was n

    ~ 4 Wild Stars ~ Chicagoland Vampires are here to stay!

    I was not sure if I’d stick with this series, but once I got passed the first two books I became hooked and now I’m a Chicagoland Vampire fan. I enjoy how easy it is to just pick the book up and go. The writing flows nicely as well as we get some great characters and plot developments. You do need to read the books in order to understand what is going on.

    Wild Thing is book nine in the Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill. It picks up where Biting Cold left off. I like the direction the novel is going. We get one twist after another, some great action and adventure and their is never a dull moment with our favorite Cadogan Vampires. We get black magic, harpies, revenge on the pack and so much more in Wild Things.

    Merit brings her usual snark and junk food obsessions to this action packed story. I liked the supernatural detective-type storyline that is going on, though it is not an original storyline it is still very appealing, emphasizing the great chemistry between Merit and Ethan. The relationship between Ethan and Merit is growing and I’m curious as to see how it will work after the big reveal at the end. I also love Merits car and the name she calls it. I'm a big James Bond fan and I get a kick and a smile every time she looks and talks about her baby Moneypenny. The characters are fun and entertaining as well as Ms. Neill introduces us to new ones along the way that may or may not play a role in further stories, but are still fun and entreating to read. 

    The things introduced in the novel, bode well for the series. Chicagoland Vampires are here to stay. I’m curious to see where things go and can’t wait for the next installment.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

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    Pretty good

    This was going to be a 4 but its now for me at least, a 4.5. Usually with these books, its either a 4, 4.5 or a 5 but this, its in between.

    Anyway, found this one while good, was a little well, somewhat bored but not as bored. I did take a little break from it and got right back into the series. Don't get me wrong I love these books. But there's moments where it loses its spark at times but you still want to keep reading hoping it'll get better? And it does the more you keep reading.

    Uh right, onto this installment then. Some twists and turns now and then, characters are back, stuff that was mentioned throughout, is being brought up and finally acknowledged which is a plus. That and can we say character and plot development which I'm fine with and want to say thank you to the author for doing so.

    Also, that cover is really cool. The color lighting and the background. LOVE! So yeah, another pretty good, to good installment in the series, thus far anyway. Who knew 9 books in and the series is still good.

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

    My Initial Reaction┬┐ Well that was exciting! I can literally fee

    My Initial Reaction…
    Well that was exciting! I can literally feel Chloe bringing this series towards an exciting conclusion, with all the twists she threw in Wild Things. A great read and I look forward to the next several books! Oh and we’re on book 9, so there’s gonna be series spoilers, sorry folks!




    The Narration…
    Sophie Eastlake has really grown on me – not that she wasn’t good from the start. She was. In fact, as soon as she took over the series, she was a relief. But now, she’s more than that. For me, she’s Merit. She has a kind of sophistication to her voice and pacing that fits the world she’s narrating – Merit is a product of the highest levels of society. The vampires are no slouches either. And really no one in these books is living anything short of a comfortable life, although most are well above that. And there’s something about Sophie’s voice that just exudes that and makes me feel like I’ve been transported to that world. I can’t imagine not listening to this series at this point.




    The Characters…
    If you’ve followed my reviews of the CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES series, you know that at one point I loved Ethan. And then he screwed up. Again. And Again. And then I said forget it Ethan, Jonah is way better anyway. And when things started to look like they were going to finally work out for Ethan and Merit, I accepted it, but begrudgingly. And I didn’t love them as a couple anymore. So when I say that I’m back on Team Ethan with Wild Things, you know that saying something.




    So what changed? Ethan! Oh don’t get me wrong, he’s still this incredibly gorgeous, irresistible, somewhat infuriating master vampire. But he finally GETS Merit and knows she’s where it’s at. He loves her and knows that that means making her his priority. And trusting her! Finally, Ethan is letting Merit be the kick ass sentinel that he appointed. Sure he’s still protective, but to a normal, “I love you and don’t want you hurt” extent. Not to a “I love you and that means I control you and don’t trust you extent.” So Ethan has changed for the better. What can I say? I guess some guys have to live hundreds of years and die twice before they finally figure out that they’ve got a good thing and how to treat her.




    Merit, on the other hand, hasn’t really changed. And I LOVE that, too. She’s still tough and smart and not afraid to make tough decisions she knows Ethan might not like. See, how that worked? She stayed true to who she was and he came around. :)




    Another favorite relationship of mine that had gone sour was the one between Merit and her best friend Mallory. I loved Mallory and then she went all evil. Well, she’s been working on coming back the last few books and in Wild Things I feel like she’s finally there. The interaction between her and Merit is almost back to the same wittiness I loved and she’s getting to be pretty kick ass herself, in a non-evil way. So that’s a plus. And she’s healing things with Catcher, which continues to be great.




    In these reviews I always seem to spend too much time on the characters, but the thing is, I LOVE the supporting characters in this series. So I’m not going to gush ad nauseum about Jeff and Gabriel, but they were great in Wild Things too. And I’m not going to get overly excited about the brief moments with Malik and her grandfather, that despite being brief rocked. Point is, the whole cast was there and they shined as usual.




    The Story…
    We pick up Wild Things right where Biting Bad left off. Meaning Ethan’s in trouble with Mayor Kowalcyzk for murder (in self-defense), which spells trouble for the House and for Merit. Thankfully Merit and Ethan flee to the protection of the Shifters – specifically the Breckinridges – in hopes that the Mayor will recognize their political and financial power and lay off Ethan.  I got excited about this when I realized that this was going to mean lots of Shifter action (it’s no secret I love the Shifters) and when Gabriel showed up to explain that they would be joining the shifters for Lubricallia (sp? problem with an audio book, you don’t learn how to spell these things) I pretty much yelped. Lubricallia is a magical event and the way Chloe wrote it was pretty awesome. As was the subsequent attack. By…. well you don’t want me to spoil it do you? Point is they get attacked and the gang gets to work – as usual – solving the mystery.




    The mystery was pretty good. I’ve gotten used to the way the mysteries work though, so there weren’t many twists or surprises there. Somehow Chloe has managed to bring even more supernaturals into her story. You thought she’d pretty much covered them all, huh? Nope, but now I think she has. That was a lot of fun. And there’s some MAJOR foreshadowing for events to come in future books, courtesy of Gabriel.




    Concluding Sentiments…
    Wild Things was another fun installment from the CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES world and I look forward to the next one, due in August.

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