by Chloe Neill
Publisher: NAL Trade (Feb 4, 2014)
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Format: eARC (368 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review
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Rating: ★★★½☆ (3.5 stars)
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.
At A Glance
Wild Things was a fun and intense read. But I did find myself bored in many areas.
I loved getting to know more about the Pack and it’s dynamics in Wild Things. It was my favorite part. These shifters are so violent and angry, but there are those few who are so amazing and caring. Gabriel is one of my fav characters in this book. He is an amazing Pack leader and friend. He is so strong but gentle at the same time. Pretty much a perfect man.
Merit is really getting good at investigating. I actually felt proud of her for her deductions and original ideas when going about investigating the strange magic affecting the lives of supernaturals in Chicago. And her little ragtag team are so fun to watch as they dig up dirt and solve the mystery together.
A lot of trouble in Chicago in this book. The mayor is getting even crazier and anti-supernatural. The lengths she goes is unbelievable. Can anyone say psycho biotch? The new bad guy is a new player I would be interested in seeing again. Lots of back story with that one.
I liked how it all ended. With the new revelations in Wild Things, I think the next book is going to be amazing. Things are happening and things are changing, hopefully for the better.
I feel like each book is getting a little repetitive. Same problems, mostly same bad guys. I want more variety, something new and exciting. And because of this repetitiveness, I found myself bored in many areas of the book.
Holy Mind Blowing Sex, Batman! To tell you the truth, I always wanted a little more steam in this series, and boy did we get it. That effing sex scene! Wow. I have to admit, I read it twice. hehehe. I am loving the non-drama relationship Merit and Ethan have now. They are solid.
I enjoyed Wild Things, I just want to see fresher material. Something new and super exciting. But this was still a great mysterious and intense story overall. Recommended.
“This was the magic of feasting & f*cking, of savoring the blood of a kill & calling the Pack to dine.”
“Merit,” he said, his voice ragged. “I need you. I love you.”
“I love you.”
Forever, he silently said. Regardless.
Forever, I said to him.
“You were propositioned by magic mist?”
“Don’t get kidnapped this time. Ethan gets very irritated when you’re kidnapped.”
Jennifer: Who or what has influenced you the most in writing the Chicagoland Vampires Series (or Wild Things)?
Jennifer: If you could be any kind of supernatural being, what would you like to be and why?
Chloe: Something that could fly. I would be a kickass flyer. Lots of dips and swirls. 😉
Jennifer: What has been your funniest (or weirdest) moment as an author so far?
Chloe: I met Patricia Briggs at Comic Con two years ago, and she said she loved my books. That was the first time I had a total fangirl experience, and it was a completely bizarre, completely awesome moment!
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