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Drink Deep: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel [Kindle Edition]

Chloe Neill
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"A strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake." (Library Journal)

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit...

Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for both the vampires and humans.

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  • Editorial Reviews


    Praise for the Chicagoland Vampires novels:

    “A wonderfully compelling vampire heroine.” —USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner

    “Delivers enough action, plot twists, and fights to satisfy the most jaded urban fantasy reader.”—Monsters and Critics

    “If you loved Nancy Drew but always wished she was an undead sword-wielding badass, Merit is your kind of girl.” —Geek Monthly

    “Chloe Neill keeps readers right on the precipice of anticipation.”—Fresh Fiction

    About the Author

    Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys—her landscape photographer husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.
    She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Chicagoland Vampires Novels, The Devil's Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite

    Product Details

    • File Size: 750 KB
    • Print Length: 352 pages
    • Publisher: NAL; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
    • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0052RERL4
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    90 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Drink Deep November 1, 2011
    *******NOTE: There are spoilers for previous books in this series, as well as spoilers for Drink Deep*********

    The first three books of this series I loved and adored. I recommended them to many based on their snark and action appeal. But then Hard Bitten came along, and at the end, the vampire hero Ethan dies. Stake in the heart, turns to ashes. The end.

    I did the whole - wait, what? Let me read that again. Seriously? I may have thrown the book across the room. I'm all for cliff hangers - I enjoy being miserable along with my friends. But this just didn't feel right. After 3 books, and most of 4, I didn't want the hero of the series to be dead. I actually thought by the end of book four Merit and Ethan would finally trust each other enough to be together. I wasn't only angry that the hero dies, but I was angry that we were still being dragged along in this series without some good solid romance. I was bitter and angry, and I remained bitter and angry as I started Drink Deep - did it skew my opinion of this book - maybe. Just putting that out there.

    Now I assumed all along that Ethan would eventually come back. He has to, right? Right. I was more worried with the "how." HOW will Chloe Neill bring him back, and will it be plausible? I'll answer that in a minute. First let me set up this book.

    Drink Deep starts two months after Hard Bitten ends. Right here is a problem for me because we miss all of Merit's mourning. Although sad, she is basically ready to get back to work. I think we needed to be a part of her intense mourning instead of just telling us she mourned.

    Malik is now in charge of Cadogen House and has problems. The water in Lake Michigan has turned a dark, inky black and has stopped moving altogether.
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    69 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars An unfortunate addition to an excellent series. November 3, 2011
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    I have been a big fan of the Chicagoland Vampires series since it came out. Unfortunately, this book fell a little short for me.

    The story seems to be, more or less, a repeat of what was previously done and the main character does not seem to be developing much. She is continuously making the same decisions and has the same inner turmoils, just with different men. It felt to me, like the possibility of Jonah as a lover came from left field and was just used to offset the previous attempts by another lover to win her affections from Ethan and create some drama and fodder for Merit's love life.

    The book circles around what appeared to be quite obvious to me at the beginning and a lot of the interactions with other sups seemed to be page filler. It doesn't make sense why the water nyphs would destroy the water and it seemed to take a long time for the heroine to come to this conclusion. Repeatedly throughout the book, there are references made to sorcerers being the only ones who could have initiated the magic that caused the sky to bleed and the water to die, yet Merit takes the entire book to end with this, ultimately discovering it was Mallory.

    I would have liked to have seen, at least SOME build up, to indicate Mallory had a dark side. From the beginning of the series, Mallory was always level-headed and kind. Out of the blue, she is embracing evil and nearly destroying the city? Merit claims repeatedly Mallory is like a close sister to her but doesn't put two and two together and see that there is something seriously wrong with her "best friend."

    In the end, Ethan rises from the ashes, literally. Honestly, I have read a lot of paranormal type books with varying magical abilities but this one seemed to be a bit too much.
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    59 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Really? November 6, 2011
    You all will have to forgive me - I don't usually write reviews, I just read and review aloud. However, after finishing this book this morning, I was compelled to share my thoughts regarding.

    I have to say, I was absolutely surprised at how so very, absolutely and terribly...boring I found this book. Prior to reading, I was a really big Merit fan, loved her, loved the action, intrigue, the love/hate/like/lust relationship she had with Ethan, and just about everything about the story. I read Ms. Neill's website, took a deep breath, and "trusted her." I regret that now (and I don't believe in regretting anything I do). While I realize the author has to be true to the story, and there was some attempt to redeem it (the story) in the fans eyes - for more than 3/4's of the book, that "wow" that "it" that "x factor" that made the story so great, was missing. Without giving it away for those who have not read it, I will simply say - I am going to B&N and doing something so totally out of character for a woman that at one point owned more than 5,000 books - I am returning the book for a refund.
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    25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed in Drink Deep November 8, 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I love the first three novels of the Chicagoland Vampires. Then Hard bitten happens, and now, Drink Deep.

    There are spoilers in this review. I'm sorry ahead of time. But look away if you don't want to know what happens.

    This will be my shortest review on Amazon. I posted longer rants on Goodreads and my Book Blog about this novel. Suffice it to say that Drink Deep was an utter disappointment. At the end of Hard Bitten, Ethan get's a stake to the heart, and turns to dust. Dead. Gone.

    Talk about a kick to the head. So then we are told to trust Ms. Neill. At this point in my life, trust has to be earned from authors. The yo yo back and forth from Merit and Ethan, doesn't lend itself to trust.

    At any rate, I find myself still bitter apparently. Sorry about that.

    Drink Deep had an interesting premise. One of the things I enjoy about Ms. Neill is her writing style. I like how she describes people and places. Drink Deep however was lacking in the emotional department.

    After you kill a character, there needs to be GRIEF. We need to FEEL. The opening of the book starts TWO MONTHS AFTER Ethan dies. We are not Privy to one IOTA of Grief or sadness.

    The end of Drink Deep, when you know Ethan is going to come back, should have been an emotional reunion between Ethan and Merit. We were robbed of this. It should have been emotional between Ethan and the Cadogan House Vampires. We were robbed of this. It should have been emotional between Malik and Ethan, as they were best friends. We were robbed of this. This was the most unemotional come back EVER.

    I feel completely cheated.

    I also hated how Mallory has taken the dark path.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars He's Back!
    Glad Ethan's back. Looking forward to the next book. Merit should have not parted with her house medallion. I see trouble from Tate on the horizon.
    Published 2 days ago by Jenn
    4.0 out of 5 stars I've been looking all over for a series similar to ...
    I've been looking all over for a series similar to Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan/Hollows books. I'm enjoying this series a lot. I've read 5 books of the series so far.
    Published 18 days ago by Laura Leach
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
    Loved the book, the characters, the plot, the storyline, and the drama. I really like the characters sense of humor.
    Published 1 month ago by Sassy Curls
    5.0 out of 5 stars I'm addicted to the books
    I gave up my common manner of reading two to three books at a time. Yet because of my unstoppable curiosity I was forced to put all my focus on this series.
    Published 1 month ago by Sasha Lopez
    4.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
    I didn't love this particular book but I do love the series. Now that things are back on track with Ethan I think I'll be happier with the next book..... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Scott Gregory
    5.0 out of 5 stars great book
    I do not understand why everyone hates this book. I loved it and I refuse to give spoilers. Read it!!
    Published 1 month ago by Cassie
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
    I look forward to continue reading this series. It is one of the BEST vampire book series I have ever read... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Kim
    5.0 out of 5 stars Drink deep
    I'm so happy. This book had me on pins and needles. I could not put this book down I needed to know how this all worked out. Now on to the next adventure.
    Published 2 months ago by Nicol swift
    2.0 out of 5 stars It reads like a very bad young adult novel
    I’m out :(
    This is such a weak addition to the series that I won’t be back for more. It reads like a very bad young adult novel.
    Published 2 months ago by Kerry
    5.0 out of 5 stars hooked
    So maybe I realized the finale before Merit, and I can admit this series is turning into a bit of an obsession, but I don't care!!! Read more
    Published 3 months ago by TClemens
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    Chloe Neill is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels, the Devil's Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite. Chloe was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys--her husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

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