Wild Hunger

Wild Hunger

by Chloe Neill

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ISBN-13: 9780399587092
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Series: An Heirs of Chicagoland Novel Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 35,019
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South but now makes her home in the Midwest. When not transcribing Merit's and Lily's adventures, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also loves spending time with her husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

Suzanne Elise Freeman spent her childhood watching her father act on stage, and causing mischief in the booth while he was on-air for the local radio station. She inherited her love of storytelling from him (even playing his daughter in On Golden Pond), and her passion for reading from her mother.

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Wild Hunger 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved this book. Elisa is the best of both Ethan and Merit. Connor is amazing as well. Can't wait for more of the series.
Anonymous 9 months ago
It brings back old characters with new ones. So excited to see Merritts daughter grow and fall in love. Can't wait to see more from Elisa.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Awesome beginning to a new series!! I was so sad when I thought the Chicagoland vampires were done, thanks for bringing them back!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I’ve been a fan since the beginning. I love the start of the next generation. Really good book.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Awesome!!!
Anonymous 16 days ago
Not impressed. I just couldn't get into this book. I love this author but to me, she just took Ethan and Merit and and made them younger all over again in the new characters Lulu, Elisa, and Conner. It is basically the same exact stories. So I won't be buying the rest of the series. I read this book this past weekend and have already forgotten how it ended, that is how unimpressed I am about the book.
Anonymous 27 days ago
I+want+more%21+love+these+books+and+author%21+
Anonymous 7 months ago
Really enjoyed! It was a fun read but I missed Jeff, Catcher and Mallory. Keep the books coming !
Anonymous 7 months ago
Book was slow
Anonymous 7 months ago
Was sad to see Merit and Ethan end but Elisa has a good share of both. Cant wait to see how her and Connors story goes.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Good story and characters. Hopefully this will be a long running series.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great read. Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I wasn't sure if I was going to like the spinoff series, but it is great and can be read without having read the original series.
etoile1996 8 months ago
wild hunger kicks off a spin-off series to the chicagoland vampires series—which full disclosure i haven't read—and features the only vampire child ever born, elisa sullivan. after years in paris, she is back in chicago for peace talks that are intended to solve the violence erupting between the vampires in europe. the supernatural community is unsettled. and the fairies seem to be in the thick of things. when one of elisa's long-time friends is falsely accused of murder, she starts investigating even as this act could threaten the fragile peace the chicago vampires enjoy with their human counterparts. if this weren't all, elisa is finding herself drawn to connor keene, her childhood nemesis. the self-proclaimed prince of werewolves, connor is cocky and knows exactly how to push her buttons. connor is also the one person in the world who knows her secret. elisa isn't a normal vampire. there is a magic locked within her, a monster that increases her power and strength and aptitude for violence. she is afraid of this part of herself, but with connor's help, she might possibly learn to accept it and use it to her advantage. a fast-paced start to an intriguing urban fantasy series, i can't wait to see what is next in store for elisa and connor and their friends. **wild hunger will publish on august 14, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/berkley publishing group (berkley) in exchange for my honest review.
Caroles_Random_Life 9 months ago
This was good. I decided to read this book largely because I have been enjoying Chloe Neill's Devil's Isle series and I noticed that this book was the start of a new series. I didn't initially realize that this series is a spin off of the Chicagoland Vampires series so I was a little nervous after I made that discovery since I have only read the first book from that series. I am happy to report that this book works perfectly fine as a starting point and there is no need to have read the Chicagoland Vampires series to enjoy this novel. This book starts out very strong. Elisa is in Paris with a friend when the area is attacked and she springs into action. Tensions are high among the European vampires so representatives from the areas go to Chicago to discuss peace. Elisa hasn't been home to Chicago in years but she is determined to help make these peace talks successful. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Elisa was very smart and resourceful. She knew how to handle herself and was willing to take necessary risks. She did have fears and worked hard to hide certain things from others. Connor was absolutely wonderful. He is the son of the local werewolf pack and has known Elisa since they were kids. He was smart, tough, protective, and incredibly sexy. Lulu, Elisa's best friend, added some laughs to the story. She was very competent and seemed to be exactly what Elisa needed at times. Theo worked very well with Elisa and proved that even humans could hold their own with all of the supernaturals in the area. There was a really well done mystery at the core of this story. There is a murder that needs to be solved but nobody in charge seems to want to look beyond the surface. Elisa knows that there is more to the story so she works to figure out what is really going on. There is plenty of excitement and a few twists and turns that kept me guessing. I thought that there was a really nice balance of creativity, action, character development, humor, and a touch of romance. I would recommend this series to others. Elisa and her friends were all really strong characters trying to solve a rather complex mystery. I do look forward to future installments in this series. I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Like the basic story line. Looking forward to more in the series.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Chloe Niell has started a new series with the next generation of a vampire in Chicagoland. Elisa the daughter of Eathan, and Merit, is all grown up and loving in Paris as the story starts. She does't, however stay there very long. She's goes back to Chicagoland as the guard of one of vampires from the house she was staying at. There are peace talks in the states, but they don't go on very long. A vampire delegate from Spain is murdered and a shifter is the lead suspect. Elisa spends the rest of the book looking for the real killer. With the story set in Chicagoland Elisa interacts with her parents (who are supporting charactors) , while she goes about her investigations. Ms Noell has succeeded in starting a new series, and we can look forward to more, of Elisa.
Eloise_In_Paris 9 months ago
I hadn’t read any of the books in the Chicagoland series, but since this is a spin off it wasn’t necessary. The story was a bit slow to start, but once the conflict got underway the story picked up the pace and kept it up. All of the characters were likable, and the villain was just heinous enough for a starter heroine. There was one minor issue and one major issue for me. The minor one being semi-instalove. I say semi because Elisa and Connor did grow up together. However it was instalove because they went from being contemptuous to hard core making out. But there was no event that prompted the shift in their relationship. It would’ve been nice to have a moment between their fighting and kissing. It didn’t need to be sappy, just something a bit deeper than wow you got hot. Especially since Connor had a girlfriend, who he just dumped again without us seeing any reasoning or motivation to do so. The major issue was Elisa. She was likable, but her whining was annoying from the start. Her being a young adult trying to figure out her place in the world was normal. Her whining about her privileged background as if it was some obstacle was annoying. Her childhood was loving in a peaceful Chicago. Her parents are awesome and encouraging. She did not grow up in a gilded cage bogged down by expectations. She had great friends and an extended family of amazing aunts and uncles. Her family is rich, so money was never an issue. When it was time for her to spread her wings no one held her back, and she left at the same age her peers who finish HS do to head off to college. So what was her damage? I know that many of the characters that made an appearance are beloved from the original series, but she could’ve used a major loss. She needed something to snap her into reality. Her life is amazing, she needed something to make her appreciate it not complain about it. Also considering who her parents are I had a hard time believing that they had no idea about her “monster” and that she never felt comfortable talking to them so they could figure out as a family what exactly was going on. But that aside I did enjoy the book and will be reading the next in the series.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great first book really enjoyed this series will be every bit as fantastic as the rest of her books.Great job can't wait for book 2
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous 10 months ago
Since this is a spin-off, I do suggest that anyone interested in reading this series read at least the first couple of books from the Chicagoland Vampire series since that will explain the dynamics and relationships between a lot of key players we meet in this story. However, I only read up to the fourth or fifth book of that series and never made it to the portion where they had a daughter. With that being said, I didn’t feel like I missed too much by jumping into this series without seeing Elisa as a baby or toddler in the previous series. The author actually includes a prologue of Elisa and Conner as kids so that you get an understanding of their history. I felt like Wild Hunger follows the same theme and story arc as Chicagoland Vampires. Someone attacks a vampire, and it’s a mad dash to not only find the killer, but figure out what their master plan is and stop them before it’s too late. One thing that I really liked about this story was probably the romance element between Elisa and Connor (the shifter prince and her childhood annoyance). They are reunited in this story and while they bicker and argue a lot, you can clearly tell that Connor always has an eye on Elisa and always has her back. I’m surprised it took the girl so long to figure it out. This story not only had a budding romance, but there was a lot of action. Between the attack in France and the attacks in Chicago, there was never really a dull moment in the story. I really liked that the author didn’t skip over the fight scenes. There’s a lot of turmoil between the houses and species of this world, and I’m glad that we not only got to see the tension but we witnessed the chaos that is caused by all the prejudices. Wild Hunger is a great start to a new generation of Chicagoland characters. I absolutely loved Connor, and I really liked Elisa’s character. Most times I find heroines reckless or annoying, but she was neither. She understood the position she was in and tried to do all that she could to solve a deep-rooted problem. I also really appreciate that there wasn’t any cliffhangers. We’re left knowing that there is more to these character’s story, but no one is left dangling from a cliff, or battling the clutches of death before the book ends. Which, I don’t know about you, but that really bothers me. We get a nice beginning, middle, and end to the story with the understanding that their story has just begun.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Always good , didn't disappoint
Alleigh 10 months ago
Wild Hunger is a spin off or second generation of the Chicagoland Vampires Series. Elisa Sullivan has escaped Chicago to Study in Paris, partly for an education and partly to slip away from the notoriety for being the first child ever born to vampires. Her Parents, Merit and Ethan Sullivan are the focus of the original series and this is the first book in the Heirs of Chicagoland, which introduces us to Elisa, as well as Lulu the daughter of a very powerful witch, and Connor the son of the Apex to the Shifters. The storyline starts with a literal bang and a then a jump, when Elisa is forced into the conflict between house and countries, on the Eve of a trip home to attend a peace conference, hosted by her parents, Once she arrives home she is faced with one challenge after another, some personal and some public. A friend is accused of murder, peace talks are side tracked and there are some not so friendly fae on the loose.. Elisa and Conner must make choices between loyalty and friendship to save Chicago and themselves. If you were a fan of the original series, you'll feel right at home, even though twenty years have passed, somethings have changed but the characters are the same. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading the original series you can still start here. There are lots of references to prior battles and characters but there are also enough details given that you won't be lost. But I do suggest to pick them up as soon as you can so you can truly enjoy this book. Chloe Neill knows how to write action but the romance, friendship and loyalty still shine through. Strong and smart female leads with some violence but an interesting read for most any age. Thanks to Netgalley for a free copy for an honest review
Anonymous 10 months ago
In the Chicagoland Vampire series, and every novel, protagonist Merritt and her fellow vampires have to solve something plaguing the city of Chicago. 20 odd years later, her daughter is doing the same thing. Therefore, if you like the original books this one is just an extension of them.
BuckeyeAngel 10 months ago
As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she's a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he's prince of the Pack and its future king. I LOVED this book!! I absolutely loved all the Chicagoland Vampire books (which is rare for me to like so many books about the same characters) and was sad when their story was over. So when I saw this, the first in Chloe Neil’s spin-off series, I was really excited. The author does a great job of introducing some new characters while still allowing us to see the characters we’ve always loved. Right from the beginning of this book, the introduction of Elisa gives you a good idea at her personality. As you follow her more through the story, you really feel bad for everything she is holding in. I can’t wait to read the next book! I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Anonymous 10 months ago
Chloe Neill does it again. This series doesn't disappoint the reader and this book progresses the story line perfectly!