Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: Wild Things by Chloe Neill

Wild Things
Author: Chloe Neill
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: NAL
ISBN:  0451415191
ISBN13: 9780451415196
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
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.
You just can't help but be excited when a new Chicagoland Vampire book hits the shelf (or in my case, my review box).  Although WILD THINGS started out a little on the slow side it quickly picked us speed. Ethan and Merit are hiding out and attending a celebration with the North American Central Pack when all heck breaks loose. To clear their name of any involvement they agree to help investigate who and what is behind the attack.

In the beginning you think, hey Merit and Ethan are going to get a bit of a break hiding out but YEAH no. Doesn't happen, drama follows them wherever they go. I did enjoy getting some pack action. Gabe really opens up and relaxes in Merits company so it was nice seeing him that way. The romance between Merit and Ethan is still strong as ever. Merit finally lets some info out and I loved, loved, loved Ethan's reaction to Gabe's long ago prediction. I can't wait to find out more. I look for clues in every book that comes out. Merit and Mallory continue to work on their friendship. It seems that although they will never be as close as they once were, they will still be able to have a nice friendship. The GP story line is still very much in play and some life changing decisions are made. You get a really look at how much the characters have grown through the process.

I wouldn't say that WILD THINGS was a filler but the feel of the book was a little more reserved and slower paced than previous books have been. I love that we don't have to wait a full year to see what happens next.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.