Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires Series #5)

Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires Series #5)

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by Chloe Neill
     
 

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"A strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake." (Library Journal)

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over

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"A strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake." (Library Journal)

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit...

Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. 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 both the vampires and humans.

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"A wonderfully compelling vampire heroine." —Julie Kenner

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ISBN-13:
9781101545669
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Chicagoland Vampires Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
11,022
File size:
369 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A wonderfully compelling vampire heroine." —-Julie Kenner

Meet the Author

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, 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 landscape photographer husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.
 
She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Chicagoland Vampires Novels, The Devil's Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite

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Drink Deep 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 224 reviews.
Pdiddles More than 1 year ago
I've read the four books that came before this one, and like most of you I was heart broken when you know who was killed. I cried, sure, just like alot of you. I really, really didn't want to read this installment, and I was convinced that I wouldn't. Before the book was published, the author told us to 'trust her' and I decided to give it a chance, thinking I would put it down. Well, I just finished it, and I would encourage you, if you're on the fence to read it. Most of it is emotionally jerking, but it all comes together in the end. I'll say this: Your heart will swell with relief.
evanescenceSE More than 1 year ago
Chloe Neill is a fantastic writer. I love each of her books and can't wait to read more.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The vampires residing in Cadogan House are going through a rough time from without and within. Externally the mayor believes vampires are an abomination that should be ethically and ethnically cleansed from the planet. Internally, the Order has dispatched FranK Cabot of Cabot House to judge them based on whether the Cadogan clan is changing the rules. Merit knows her performance as the Cadogan Sentinel is poor as she cannot focus on her duties since she lost the love of her life Ethan the Master of the house. One night the lakes and rivers turn black. The politicians led by the mayor blame the vampires which angers the suspicious humans. Merit discusses the crisis with the Dryads and the Siren; each insists they had nothing to do with the mess. When Lake Michigan and the other waters turn black again, the night sky turns red. The Queen of the Fairies informs Merit that an elemental magic practitioner is causing the environmental crisis. Merit knows time is running out on her investigation as the state wants the paranormal registered as documented aliens with no inalienable rights at the same time humans demand vigilante mob justice. Urban fantasy fans will enjoy the latest fascinating Chicagoland Vampires thriller (see Twice Bitten). Using recent immigration furor as a theme, Chloe Neil provides an insightful exciting look at de facto and de jure prejudice even though most of the paranormal want either to be left alone in peace or to help mankind who despises them. Keeping the entertaining story line focused, Merit proves her fortitude as she still reels over Ethan, but pulls herself together accepting the threat to the existence of vampires and humans is tangible and she need to fix it.. Harriet Klausner
miranda-lynn More than 1 year ago
I was a bit skeptical about whether to give up on the series or not but I'm glad I kept reading. The last book's ending made many people upset and mad but like I said before I'm glad I kept reading, for this book made up for it and ended with a happy thought in mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Chicagoland books. They have never failed to be page turners. I bought this book two weeks ago and just opened it today. I read it in one day. I put it off since in the last book Ethan died and I really liked him. This book did not disappoint. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
kirstin913 More than 1 year ago
This is (by far) the best book of the Chicagoland Vampires series. Chloe Neill, really packed some punch with this book. There are so many layers to the story that you just can't seem to absorb the content fast enough. Just when you think you've figured out what is going on (and who's behind it), then the rug gets yanked out from underneath you, and another layer gets added to the story. I can't really do a full review on this book because there would be way too many spoilers. All I can say is that I can hardly wait for Book 6, Biting Cold to come out in August 2012!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thhiis was a very suprising book from what i thought it would be compared to the fourth one but if you haven't read it yet because of any thing that happend in the 4th book dont worry its just as good u need to read it
Sue_Smiles More than 1 year ago
Has anyone thought of the fact that with Ethan gone Merit can now wholeheartedly throw herself behind the Red Guard without feeling as though she's betraying him? Otherwise how will the Presidium get their just desserts? Remember he was killed in the presence of an evil sorcerer, her best friend is studying necromancy and this is, after all, fantasy. Ms Neill can do whatever she wants, including bringing back a main character or bringing a new one in. She promised an HEA and I believe that will happen. Just trust her :)
Alexia Grant More than 1 year ago
There must be something up this authors sleave for she has great taste in captivating peoples attention. So lets always go into the next book with an open mind and heart. Let the story be cook to perfection and see what is waiting around the corner.
pugsnhugs More than 1 year ago
I love Chloe Neill's books, just different enough to keep my interest and the perfect mix of characters.
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IAmy More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** A little calmer after reading this addition to this very addictive series. I’m not sure if I love or hate this author. She has this power over my emotions and seems to love to play with her characters and thus keeps me in limbo. Just when you think you know where the series is going she shakes things us and up is down, left is right and suddenly the best friend is the harbinger of evil. Yes you heard me right. Best friend Mallory has being turned to the dark side and become addicted to black magic and turned against Merit. I must say this one didn’t surprise me all that much. Merit and Mallory have had kinda an up and down relationship since Merit was turned and Mallory discovered she was a sorceress. Still though, I am surprised at how far Neill took the character over to the dark side. Much of this story line is going to be continued in the next book, which thankfully is sitting right here next to my computer as I type this. Other shocking news in this book, Ethan is back. I was so upset over his loose in the last book, and after reading another’s review and the synopsis of future books, I did know he was coming back. I’m not sure if I’m glad he was brought back so soon, or if I would have rather Merit have to learn to stand on her own for a couple of book. I almost think it diminishes the pain we went through in the last book to bring him back at all. As if Neill did so to appease her fans. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see him, and I still want Merit and him to have a future together, I just think Merit could have grown more as a character without Ethan around for a couple of books. You could really see in this book how much she depended on him, he was her crutch, she needs to learn to stand without him. But he is back now and I hope the teasing of a relationship is over and the author just puts them together now. Other major plot line through this book was this nonsense with the GP. What a messed up organization. I seriously hope they tell them to go to hell and Merit ends up taking them down one member at a time. There is also a new bad guy introduced in this book. The new mayor is practically a right-wing poster child and is being manipulated by the psychopath McKetrick who was introduced in the last book. His character is a little over the top with cliques, but manages to serve his purpose. Quite frankly I hope he ends up getting his ass turned. Would serve him right to become what he is trying to destroy.
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Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I am going to give everyone a heads up right now: This review is going to have spoilers from previous books. If you haven't read them and hate spoilers, Stop Reading Now.  You have been warned.  After the conclusion of Hard Bitten, book 4 in the Chicagoland Vampire Series by Chloe Neill, I was in a bit of a state of shock. I mean how often does an author kill of the main love interest in a series?  It takes a serious leap of faith to emotionally rip our hearts from our chests like she did and trust that we will come back for more.   And yet we did.  Because Merit must continue on, because the House must continue on. Especially with the feared Receiver showing up and taking over the house, implementing outrageous rules. (Think Dolores Umbridge in HP 6) Plus there is yet another supernatural problem going on that puts vampires in general and Cadogan House in particular in the spotlight. One that increases the rioters outside Cadogan House. Luckily, for Merit, Jonah is willing to partner up with her while she tries to figure out who is up to what. Jonah is Head of the House Guard at Grey House and her prospective partner if she decides to join the Red Guard. Which with the way the Presidium and the GP are handling the events that have transpired in Chicago, is starting to look better and better to Merit. This book takes Merit deeper in the supernatural community as she questions everyone trying to figure out who is to blame for the elemental imbalances shaking the city, all while disturbing dreams of Ethan haunt her during her day sleep. This is the book where everything that has come before gets mixed up, shaken up and dumped on its head. But the ending is what had me gasping and trying to come to terms with what just happened. Because, damn, just damn. This was an incredible story and well earned its 4 stars.
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All the books in this series are awesome. Full of drama!!
BCJFL More than 1 year ago
Recommend this series for those reading urban fantasy. Author writes well and holds the interest from one novel to the next. I enjoy strong female lead characters and Merit certainly fits this description.
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feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Drink Deep is Chloe Neill's fifth installment in her Chicagoland Vampires series. I am enjoying this series so much! After a tragedy in the fourth book brought me to tears, this one deals with the emotional aftermath that follows the tragedy along with changes that occur in the Vampire House as a result of the incident. The mystery element in Drink Deep was very interesting...like armageddon interesting! Oh, and I was so surprised to learn who was behind this mystery!! OMG, I was thinking, "No way...that has to be wrong!" But even though this end-of-the-world type of mystery brought it's share of turmoil, it also brought fans of this series happiness at the end...YAY!!! I am NOT going to spoil this for anyone by saying anything more. My favorite quotes: “And that’s why we’re sending Boobs McGee.” I slowly swiveled my head to glare at Catcher. “Seriously. You’re, what, twelve now?”...“Then I guess that settles that,” I agreed. “My boobs and I will go.” "Humans have an irritating desire to group their fellow men and women into categories. To give them a type, and to give the type a name, so that by definition 'they' are otherwise. 'They' are not who 'we' are. Frankly, I find the endeavor exhausting. I am what I am, just as you are what you are." "But we do not survive on hope. We survive on facing our problems square on."