Thursday, September 27, 2012

Adult Review: Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill

The book is with Adult content so please, beware if you're under 18.

Goodread summary:
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.

I have to say there are spoilers in this review. I couldn't help myself, sorry! 

Oh this was a tough one to read. It begins right after Drink Deep and even though book four was filled with anticipation and anxiety, this was even more so because Ethan was already here and now it was time to determine if he is a zombie or something equally heartbreaking or if he was normal.
Let me just tell you again, that I was absolutely heartbroken when he died in book four and it pained me to see what Merit was going trough and book five was a real pain to read but in Biting Cold I was on edge even more because I expected Ethan to disintegrate at any moment and it was nerve wrecking experience but if you look past that it was a pretty awesome book.
It had everything in it. Happiness of Ethan's return, the usual chaos that is part of Chicago, the problems in Cadogan House were still there, and there were Angels! Enough said! lol...
It was definitely an action-packed read that followed Merit and Ethan all the way to Nebraska and back and there was definitely a lot of unexpected twist and turns, or shall I was bumps on the road.. literally.
“You are mine, Merit.”
Merit and Ethan's relationship was at it's usual state. Merit was eager to be as close to him as possible but Ethan, as gorgeous and as amazing as he is, was yet again reluctant to dive in head first. There was yet another obstacle in the way and he was unwilling to risk Merit's life just for the sake of being with her now and that was both cute and incredibly irritating.
I'm now sure that he loves her and all he is doing is to protect her but he pisses me off sometimes with how unwilling he is. He just thinks too much sometimes.
That reluctance didn't come straight form the beginning. There were some pretty steamy looks and lines for quite a while at first but then trouble happened, AGAIN, and Ethan hit the brakes, AGAIN...
“Like an angel of justice taking them down with his giant sword of righteousness?”
“That sounds like the tagline for a bad porn flick.”

Said angel is the explanation and the cause for the recent trouble in town. Things got really bad at one point and it was yet again a nerve wrecking experience but everything turned out alright, only to go to hell once more.
We got to see why Seth is the way he is, what happened to him, what he is and why he is like that. It's a very complex story, the one of his existence and I was fascinated by it. It was incredibly interesting and I love reading it because so many things started to make more sense. Of course there were more new questions with every answer but it was more informative than not.

“Girl, you’re the Sentinel of this House, and you’ve been trained by Catcher and Luc and Ethan. He’s in the training room right now. Get down there and kick his ass!”

What I love most about Chloe Neill is her ability to make a characters like Merit and Lindsay and a few others, that even in the worst possible time, in the crazy inappropriate moment to make a joke. There weren't a lot of them but they were enough. Well, actually as I think about it, there were quite a few funny moments even though the times were hard.
The characters manage to have a life among all the chaos and that's one of the things I love most about the book.
Now, let's go kill an angel. - like I said, inappropriate comments from time to time...

the book had a little bit of everything and it was a pretty exciting read. I absolutely loved it because A)Ethan was back, and B)the ending was amazing. It felt like an end to the series somehow but I know there's another book coming out so I'm happy.
There is much to be expected from book seven and I can't wait to see what happens. A new leaf was turned with the end of Biting Cold and I can't wait to see what's going to happen with the new position of the House and how everyone is going to react to it.
 I give it:

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Until the next time,

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