Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: Biting Cold plus Giveaway!

Title: Biting Cold
The Chicagoland Vampires #6
Author: Chloe Neill
Release Date: August 7, 2012

Goodreads Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

I have been a HUGE fan of the Chicagoland Vampires since book one. Merit is by far one of the strongest heroines I have ever read and that’s what really got me hooked on the series. I love when a woman is able to take control and kick some serious butt. Merit does that in every single installment. Biting Cold was no exception.

While Biting Cold was not my favorite in the series, I still thoroughly enjoyed. There was plenty of action and suspense. Biting Cold takes place immediately following Drink Deep and I definitely recommend reading it before reading Biting Cold or my review for that matter.

Merit and Ethan begin the book very much together and very much in love. Of course, their relationship has never been easy and again Chloe Neill doesn’t cut their relationship any slack. Something comes up and Ethan wants to stay away from Merit. He still loves her but feels they need a break. I will admit this is one of the issues I had with the book. I really wanted Merit and Ethan to be happy for a whole book. I guess there is always House Rules, right?

Biting Cold does give us more insight into why Mallory did what she did. We see her struggle with good vs. evil. While Mallory was very much in the wrong for doing what she did, Biting Cold does at least allow us to understand why she felt she needed to do that.

I wish their would have been more Jonas in this book. He did make a couple of appearances but I felt like he should have gotten a little bit more page time. I really liked him in Drink Deep. I understand that with Ethan back, Jonas had to be put on the back burner I just wish Neill would have allowed Jonas and Merit a little more time to work on getting their relationship back to friendship. I must say though that Jonas was an absolute trooper about Merit getting back with Ethan which made me love him even more.

The action and suspense in this novel was excellent. The mystery surrounding Tate is finally solved while the houses issues with the GP only spiral even further downward.

Biting Cold was yet another great installment in The Chicagoland Vampires. Neill never ceases to throw twists and turns in the path of our heroine and our heroine in turn continues to roll with the punches. The conclusion of Biting Cold has me anxious for House Rules. I can’t wait to see where Neill takes the story next!


If you haven't had a chance to read any of The Chicagoland Vampires here's your chance to win a copy of the first book in the series, Some Girls Bite. This really is a great series. I highly recommend it! Thanks to the publisher for donating a copy for giveaway. This giveaway is US Only. 

This giveaway has now ended! The winner chosen by is Entry #12 Melissa! Melissa has already been emailed and confirmed. Thanks to everyone for entering!


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