Waiting On…Chicagoland Vampires #8 and #9 by Chloe Neill

Posted 19 June, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 21 Comments

This is a fantastic series. As with most long-lived series, there was a little dip where I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue but I’m right back on track with Merit, now. I love the politics and the slimy Chicago politicians (as there have always been many!). Plus, these books always make me both hungry and nostalgic for Chicago and its lovely food choices.

I’ve always liked the covers of this series just because, while they’ve got the same basic elements of Merit, her sword, her tight leather pants, and something in the background, they’re different enough that they stand out and pull in important elements from each novel.

BITING BAD (Chicagoland Vampires #8) by Chloe Neill
Urban Fantasy
368 pages, paperback
Expected publication: August 6, 2013
Publisher: NAL Penguin

Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.

Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.

Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.


WILD THINGS (Chicagoland Vampires #9) by Chloe Neill
Urban Fantasy
Expected publication: February 2014
Publisher: NAL Penguin

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.

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21 Responses to “Waiting On…Chicagoland Vampires #8 and #9 by Chloe Neill”

  1. AHHHHHHH!!! CANNOT WAIT FOR THESE MARY!!!! Especially Wild Things. More Gabriel please:) Love this series so much!

  2. I’m on a mission to catch up on this series before August, one way or another (most likely lack of sleep) so I can be ready for #8. Side note, I wish I could rock leather pants like Merit. If I could, I’d probably crouch at the edge of my city a lot too. 🙂

  3. It’s tough for a series to endure for this many books. It’s good to hear that you’re still enjoying it even after I tiny dip 🙂

  4. Yaaay! I was just invited to the Biting Bad tour, and I was like, HELL YES! I want to read both so badly. The series got sidetracked for a while there and it tends to be a bit repetitive, but still, there’s Ethan, you know? What more could a girl want?

  5. You mentioned Chicago and I went right to pizza…I actually had some yesterday but I already want more. Why must pizza be so delicious? I haven’t read this series at all but glad to hear that the quality improved.