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Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 6)
Biting Cold - Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 6
Author: Chloe Neill
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 in...  more »humans.  

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.
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ISBN-13: 9780451237019
ISBN-10: 0451237013
Publication Date: 8/7/2012
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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ophelia99 avatar reviewed Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 6) on + 2527 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I listened to this book on audiobook and have a lot to say about the new narrator (not positive). Anyway this is the sixth book in the Chicagoland Vampires series and it was a solid continuation of the series.

I need to comment on the narrator change in this audiobook first. The narrator change was horrible; all the characters fail to sound like themselves and all the voices for male characters sound the same. Merit sounds much drier and less emotional than in previous books; like a pale ghost of her fiery self. Why did they have to switch narrators? If they keep this narrator for future books I will no longer be listening to these on audiobooks. Such a disappointment; these were such great audiobooks....

This book follows up on a lot of issues that started in the last book. Ethan is dealing with Mal being stuck in his head and Ethan and Merit are trying to cobble together a new relationship. Things get even worse when Tate consumes all the evil in the world and goes rogue. Ethan's house is also under investigation by the vampire GP and they are threatening to kick the house out of the GP. So a lot is going on and it is up to Merit to deal with it all.

Merit and Ethan continue to have an on again, off again type of relationship and this drove me crazy. I wish they would just decide what they want and get on with the story. That being said there are some very good scenes between the two.

Mal is trying to kick her addiction to black magic. I am not sure how I feel about the whole Mal storyline; it is so sad to see her degraded from the sparkly and happy person she was earlier in the series. She makes some progress in this book to kicking her black magic addiction, but not a ton. It will be interesting to see how this storyline goes.

It was incredibly interesting to finally have the Tate storyline expanded on. We learn a ton about what Tate is and his history and that was fascinating.

We also finally get some incredibly interesting resolution around Cadogans status as a House. I am hoping that we can finally move past this whole political issue and get on to a different storyline.

These books are a bit hard to review because they are so connected to each other. You definitely need to read previous books in the series or you will be totally lost. There are a lot of little storylines going on here and because of that the story progresses, but slowly.

I still enjoyed the story and hope that the Ethan/Merit drama can be set aside for a while in the next book. The ending was exciting and I am eager to see how some of Cadogan Housess decisions play out in the next book. The book ends on a very positive note; which was nice to finally have happen in this series.

Overall I enjoyed this addition to the series. We get some resolution around the Mallory issue and around Ethan/Merit. This book ties up a lot of things and sets up some interesting new storylines. The ending is spectacular and I am eager to see where the series goes next. This was a bit of a transition novel and it tidies up a lot of the loose ends from the last couple books. I definitely recommend this series to fans of vampire urban fantasy.
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robinmy avatar reviewed Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 6) on + 2042 more book reviews
Merit and the newly resurrected Ethan are pursuing Mallory, hoping to stop her from getting her hands on the Maleficium, a book of spells that will unleash evil on the world. But when they finally catch up with her, they find that Mallory isn't their only problem. Mayor Seth Tate wants the book too, and his powers make Mallory look like a beginner. As Merit and Ethan work together, they must use all of their cunning to stop an enemy that is bigger than both of them.

This addition to the Chicagoland Vampire series was a mixed bag for me. I'm not a fan of Mallory and was hoping we'd see some resolution to her storyline. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. I was also very annoyed with a decision Ethan makes which causes his on-again/off-again relationship with Merit to once again be off. I just wanted to slap some sense into him. On the plus side, I liked the addition of a new sorcerer named Paige. I also enjoyed the storyline involving the GP making a decision on the future of Cadogen House. That story makes me anxious to get to the next book. My rating: 4 Stars.
solarawynn avatar reviewed Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 6) on + 724 more book reviews
This book suprised me,and,at times frustrated me.Am glad to see Ethan get his head on straight.I really enjoyed it and can't wait for "House Rules"
chickpicks avatar reviewed Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 6) on + 17 more book reviews
AWESOME....yeah...AWESOME. I didn't have high expectations as the last couple books were just 'eh' to me. I enjoyed everything about this and SOOOO look forward to the next book. If you were disappointed in the last few...HAVE NO FEAR! Ms Neill is back on track and better then ever!

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