By: Chloe Neill
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #9
Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House, it’s been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan’s vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both.
But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit’s closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?
Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out.
I've missed Merit and Ethan, the two of them is hypnotizing or is it glamorizing? Either way, I have missed them and their adventures because let's face it there always seems to be trouble following them and Wild Things is no exception. Chloe Neill has yet again sucked me into this Chicago world of Sups and Magic and has left me wanting more.
Too much has gone on in this book with a new mystery, old characters resurfacing and great characters still being their funny selves and let us not forget all the new characters that have been introduced in this book. While trying to escape a lunatic mayor who is out to get Ethan, they run to the Shifters and there a new magic has been brought to light. This new mysterious magic is only the tip of the iceberg as there are so many things going on that this experience brings them to new knowledge that this may have been going on for longer than they realized. It’s all very interesting, and hey carnies are involved, are they sups too? Only reading the book will help you to find out.
In other news though, the friendships of all the characters are stronger than ever, alliances are stronger than ever and the relationship between Merit and Ethan is just unbreakable. She finally comes clean about her prophecies (if you’ve read the other books you know what I’m talking about) and just the interaction between the two when this happens is just amazing and heartwarming. I love seeing characters in love and when they experience joy I feel joy for them, and there was something there that made me feel extra special joy. That was a really great scene in the book that’s for sure.
So the carnival and the mayor are the major issues in this book and the whole carnival aspect was super intriguing so it’s definitely a must read. And another mayor with a hard on for destroying sups, enough is enough already can’t we all just get along. This was another great addition to the series and keeps it continuously going on with an additional mystery thrown in. Chloe has a way with keeping us at the edge of our seat wondering what is going to happen next, which is going to creep around the corner and try and attack you. This would be a great series on television.
The cover is wonderful, although I wouldn’t have minded a carnie cover that might have been fun as that was the focus in this book amongst other things. This was another great addition to the book and I can’t wait to see what happens next.