What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?

If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

Drink Deep
#5, Chicagoland Vampires series
Chloe Neill
Urban Fantasy

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit 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 haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.

That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.

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

Hands up those who lost the will to read, sobbed uncontrollably, and wandered around feeling lost and depressed after the Drink Deep's ending? If you did, you weren't alone because I seriously fell apart. My poor hubby had no idea what was happening as I came out crying over Ethan. Broke my heart and I vowed to hunt done the author to make it right, if she didn't fix it in Hard Bitten.

What a book! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, with the constant thought of "Please tell me it's going to be okay!" I loved the storyline of this book, showing Merit to be a take charge person, inside of hiding away from her duty, depressed. I know that's what I would be tempted to do because losing love is never an easy thing. I really enjoyed seeing her defending the House again, even though there were definitely moments of vulnerability I LOVED! I teared up when she came home and crawled into Ethan's bed.
This book left me guessing. I wondered who was behind it all, and I HATED that I was right. I had the niggly feeling for most of the book, and I kept telling myself, "Surely the author wouldn't."  I loved seeing different mythical creatures, their involvement in the craziness that was happening, and yes ... I found myself being intrigued by Jonah. He'd definitely treat Merit right, but he was no Ethan. I'm 100% Team Ethan and he's the reason why I RACED through the book.

I was completely satisfied with this book. There was NOTHING I didn't like - yep, even the ending. Even though it was bittersweet when everything was revealed, it made for an amazing read. Even though a lot of Hard Bitten was action - Merit trying to uncover the truth, the SWOON it did have was WELL WORTH THE WAIT. Just saying ... Gosh, I could've read those parts over and over and over again!

This is definitely one of my favorite series, one I've continue to reread. I'm impatient now for the next book because .... EVERYTHING IS RIGHT IN MY WORLD!! Hahaha how's that for being spoilerish in code! Thanks for a great read, Chloe. Highly recommend this series!! I HEART ETHAN!!



Christine Rains said...

Wow! Excellent review. I'm on the reserved list at the library. They need to get it to me faster now!

Sueski54 said...

Wow,after reading your review, I definitely plan on reading this series!