Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires Series #6)

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires Series #6)

by Chloe Neill

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Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined.

And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.

Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed.

No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101590423
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Series: Chicagoland Vampires Series , #6
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 18,878
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. She is the author of the Chicagoland Vampires series, including Blood Games, Wild Things, Biting Bad, and House Rules. When not transcribing Merit's adventures, 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 photographer husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

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Biting Cold: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. But, this book of the series is not my favorite. It seems like the same thing is happening, merit and ethan can finally be together but something gets in their way like always. And that something is a danger that only merit can solve. It was a good book, but seems to be getting repetitive. I would still recommend this series to any one who loves vampires.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great read much like all of the CLV books I cant wait for the next one in Feb. I have tryed to get so many people to read the series it just pulls you in the fights, and snarky comments really are appealling. I really wish there were more books like this with flirting, love and wisdom it really pulls everything together and who cant love Marit.
kirstin913 More than 1 year ago
Chloe Neill has managed to surprise me yet again. With every new installment, I fall more in love with this series. As always, I will not give away any spoilers. In the first few books the focus was mainly just on Merit getting a handle on her new lifestyle (as a vampire). Book four was focused pretty intently on the Merit-Ethan relationship. In book five, not only did we see Merit really come into her own, but we also learned a lot about Mallory and her powers. Now, with book six, the focus is put on "relationships:" Merit and Ethan, Merit and Mallory, Mallory and Catcher, etc. In these last two books of the Chicagoland Vampires series (Drink Deep and Biting Cold), Chloe Neill has managed to grow even closer with her characters. Now that [us] readers have gotten to know the characters, she has started to weave the plot even more intricately. For this reason alone, I would not recommend this book for someone who has not read the previous installments. But, I would recommend Biting Cold for anyone who is a fan of the urban fantasy or paranormal genres. It is also perfect for those looking for a good PNR or urban fantasy with a little more bite (pun intended) than a similar book in the YA genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago always the story is fun and exciting. But the same thing keeps happening with Ethan and Merit. They will and then they won't. For one or two books ok, it is engaging. BUT FOR SIX books of the same thing? The ending was promising but you can not even trust or believe that things will be okay with them because you already know this author seems obsessed with breaking the main characters apart. Like I said for a book or two it is okay but she drags this relationship out so I borrow her books now instead of buying right away...
TheTomeAuthor More than 1 year ago
This series started out with great characters and well thought out ideas. This book was a small idea worthy of a chapter or two dragged out over several settings with a predictable, repetitive plot and very little character development. Still you get to hang out with characters that you have grown to love and that is worth the effort to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved book, wish more at ending, would liked a better view of whats to come.
LisserMG More than 1 year ago
I read this book rather quickly. I absolutely love Merit. I was waiting for this book to come out. She has the worst luck with Ethan it seems. By the end of this book, I think things were sorted out a bit more.
anita_63 More than 1 year ago
We get caught up with what is happening with Merit and Ethan as they search for Merits best friend, Mallory. It is a race to see who can get to a very special ancient book that could release evil on the world. I really liked this new addition to the series. This book has great drama and action in it. You will enjoy the book and I suggest that you pick up the other books in the series.
Sugrc0atdlies More than 1 year ago
I really love this series and I really enjoyed this book. We finally got answers about Tate. I'm still pretty upset at Mallory and I hope to see more severe punishment for her in the next book. I love the direction this series is headed and I can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Merit and ethan have come a long way and this book seems to bring a conclusion to the seth tate drama. Maybe now we can see how all the rest of the sups will handle things. Can't wait for the next one. Bring it on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agree with others. The back and forth relationship stuff is getting old. Makes the books seem repetitive. Conflict,split... Otherwise I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series never disappoints. Merit is a kick ass protag. Ethan is a hot master vampire, worthy of Merit's loyalty and love. Squee! And the supporting characters are just brilliant. Seriously, could Jeff be any cuter? The only negative is the constant 'yo-yo' ing of Merit and Ethan's story. Seriously, enough is enough. No more break-ups!
A-Thousand-Lives-BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Biting Cold pulls you in from the get go. It's one hell of a ride from start to finish. I finished this book in one sitting and the only disappointment is that I am now back to waiting "patiently" for book seven to arrive in February.
dearheart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There is a lot, both physically and emotionally on Merit¿s plate.First there¿s the fact that her best friend, Mallory, is addicted to the power in dark magic and believes that the only way she¿s going to feel better is to release the evil stored in a book called the Maleficium in order to balance out magical good and evil. She¿s caused a lot of havoc in Chicago, and of course, the mayor¿s office is blaming the ¿evil vampires¿ for it. Will they have to kill her? Can she be redeemed?Then there¿s the fact that Ethan, nothing but a pile of ashes for two months, had been raised as Mallory¿s familiar at the end of the last book. That didn¿t quite work out the way Mallory hoped, but it is causing problems for Ethan, and hence, his relationship with Merit.The two travel to Nebraska in hopes of stopping Mallory-- who escaped after being taken into custody by The Order-- from getting her hands on the book. Ah, but now Seth also wants the book and the trapped magic in its pages, causing a whole new set of problems.If that weren¿t enough the F.U. delivered to Franklin Cabot when being kicked out of Cadogan House in the last book wasn¿t accepted very well by the Greenwich Presidium (GP). Darius, the head of the organization is now coming for a visit and Cadogan faces the very real possibility of being kicked out of the GP because it refuse to stop being involved in human affairs.We finally find out what Seth is and it¿s surprisingly huge. He becomes both a major protagonist as well as part of the solution. Once again Merit is involved up to her eyeballs in challenges and as with the rest of the books in this series, we¿re given a very tight, fast-paced story filled with a lot of action and emotion. Merit is not the same person she was prior to Ethan¿s death. She¿s come into her own. Merit still has her fears and doubts, but will muscle through and do what needs to be done. And any relationship issues with Ethan? Well again, she¿s not the same person she was.For those unfamiliar with the series, vampires¿for the most part¿belong to and own fealty to a vampire house. There are a dozen in the US and three in Chicago. They¿ve recently been outed which has upset folks who had no idea ¿monsters¿ lived among them. This world also contains shifters, magic users and many other mythological creatures and humans are now just learning that these others also exist. Merit is attacked by a vampire in the first book, Some Girls Bite, and her life is saved when she¿s made a vampire by Ethan, the Master of Cadogan House. She¿s not especially grateful at first; rather stubborn and outspoken. But her abilities and some training have put her in the position of Sentinel for the House, someone whose role is to protect the House and the people in it. As part of her position she¿s gotten involved with many other supernaturals and early-on discovers that her grandfather is the police liaison with the supes, putting her in a unique position, and hence the initial reason why Cadogan House is involved in human affairs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow moments some trite commentary hut overall a good solid read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't be a better way for Ethan to become whole.
NovelKnight More than 1 year ago
Wow. Book six. Still going strong. Well, sort of. Compared to the past five books, I wouldn't say this one quite lived up to my expectations. Still good, just... boring at times. Biting Cold picks up pretty directly after the end of book 5 which is great since a LOT happened that needed to be resolved. This was a bit of a redemption story for Mallory and I think she really grew as a character while the others remained pretty stationary. For a series that's going on like this, that's a problem for me. That's like watching Supernatural where Sam and Dean basically do the same thing every few episodes and nothing really changes other than the monsters. By the end of Biting Cold I think that changed but it took the whole book to get to that point. A lot of this came down to Ethan and Merit. I ship these two SO HARD but they never seem to get past one hangup or another and it's been SIX BOOKS COME ON. Now, Merit was pretty freaking awesome and put Ethan in his place about the whole relationship/not-relationship deal and it was great and it took far too long but THERE IS HOPE. I want to see these two tackle the world and all its troubles TOGETHER. Their relationship needs to grow beyond this back-and-forth that seems more like a plot device to create tension than natural to the characters.  It was odd. This book felt more like a standalone or companion novel instead of a continuation of a larger story arc. Granted, not all story arcs are going to last six books but I guess I expected more to cross-over from the previous ones. But it did open up a whole new can of worms to be challenged in upcoming installments. I'm also waiting for Merit to join the Red Guard. She's been working with them the last few books and there's some serious hinting that they're going to be a bigger part of the series in the future so wondering when that's going to happen. I like Jonah's character so certainly wouldn't mind seeing more of him. I don't think this was my favorite book of the series (it might be my least favorite so far) but it was STILL GOOD. I don't think I've read a bad book by Neill yet which sets the bar pretty high for all future books but if this series is any indication, I see many book purchases in my future.
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