Monday, August 6, 2012
Review: Biting Cold
By: Chloe Neill
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Series: Chicagoland Vampires
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.
If you haven't read the rest of the series, please note there will be spoilers/
We are back in Chicago again, back into the world of the Chicagoland Vampires and Chloe Neill has yet again kept me at the edge of my seat with another brilliant continuation of Merit's story. Last we left off Ethan was reincarnated by Mallory to be her familiar but was interrupted and the spell not complete, but still Ethan came alive again. Merit and Ethan are finally reunited but things aren't the same as they were before. There is apprehension on Ethan's part due to the fact that he is now somehow connected to Mallory even if the spell wasn't completed.
I don't really want to give too much away because really you have to experience everything on your own and it's just an amazing ride. I can give you bits and pieces. The dynamics of Ethan and Merit's relationship are heart wrenching, because one minute they are there the next they aren't and it keeps going back and forth and you just want them to be together in the end, they deserve their happily ever after. Merit's relationship with Mallory is on the mends, but still and probably will never be the way it used to be. Because of Mallory Ethan is not the same, although he is reincarnated and the world is in turmoil because the Maleficium has been destroyed and evil and good are out there now with dire consequences. Tate comes back into the picture and works with Mallory to get this accomplished.
After the destruction of the Maleficium Mallory is put under house arrest by the pack and new sups are introduced to Chicago humans and non humans alike. We finally discover what Tate really is and man it is a doozy definitely not what I was expecting. With this brand new discoveries there are new things that need to be handled out there in Chicago and Merit is in the middle of it. Seems that everyone she comes into contact with is in the middle of something and she needs to solve it. She bears way too much weight on her shoulders, but still she soldiers on as the Sentinel of the house.
We finally find out the outcome of the Cadogan house and if they are to stay in the GP or if they will learn to survive on their own. It's all very exciting and around the corner there is always something new happening. You're heart goes out to Merit because she's literally stuck in the middle. She definitely needs a very long vacation after all this is over, but will it ever be over.
Chloe Neill continues this amazing story with more twists and turns than you can imagine and it's a journey I'm willing to take over and over again.