THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS AND SWEARING
Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
Chicagoland Vampires #5
AH’s Review – 3.5 stars
Erika’s Review: 2 Stars and she’s done reading the series
That’s when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.
Chicago’s mayor insists it’s nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. 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 vampires and humans alike
OK. I had high hopes for this one. I mean, after the events of the last book, or rather the last agonizing 10 pages; the author had to give us something, right?
Well…it wasn’t enough. It really felt like something was lacking in the book. I couldn’t stay focused on the story. Many reviewers have said it and I’ll reiterate: Not enough Ethan!
Sure, Jonah steps in to fill the void. Jonah is great – he’s gorgeous, he’s smart, he’s an incredible guy. There’s a few touching scenes. Jonah just doesn’t have the spark or the presence. Jonah makes a great partner, but not a love interest. At least not now.
A few things drove me crazy:
- Frank. Why was he allowed so much freedom? Why didn’t Malik stand up to him?
- Mayor Kowalcyzk struck me as a shrill, power hungry, easily influenced character. How did she get under the influence of McKetrick?
- Tate – What is he?
I found that the book lagged a little with all the excitement saved up for the last third. Then poof! A kind of anti-climactic ending. This has the feel of a filler book. Nevertheless, I was intrigued enough by the ending to want the next book right away. I hate when that happens.
I’m out peeps. All done with Meritverse.
I’m not sure I can adequately express my irritation with the character directions that seem to come out of left field, so I’m not even going to try.
How can you spend four books cultivating relationships and then squander them away in the blink of an eye..or in the stake of a heart. Mallory and Ethan. Geez Ms. Neill. Really? Ethan is like an emotionless…emotionless…vampire! and Mallory? What. the. hell. I’m just not feeling…well…anything. It’s like the emotions were all sucked out of your writing.
The reunion was so fucking BORING. We are told Merit cries, has a sob and then…it’s over? All is right with the world? Frank get’s kicked to the curb, and everyone is joyous. In what seemed like two pages? That is what you give us? For real? How, trite. How contrived.We are robbed of any emotional ties between Merit and Ethan. We aren’t privy to him drinking her blood, which is a first time for her? They are together all night and we don’t get any of that? We spent 5 books to watch them finally get together and we get glossed over fucking crap? I’m sorry, but I feel cheated, irritated and quite frankly, I’m all done buying the Chicagoland books. I don’t like the direction the series is going, nor do I like how we get fade to back on the important emotional scenes. I’m not even talking just the sex scenes. Ethan was gone for two effin months. TWO MONTHS. we get two pages of reunion? It wasn’t enough to satisfy me as a reader.
If it was that simple to kick Frank out, why didn’t Malik do it sooner?
I still don’t get Jonah and his little speech at the end.
The only reason I’m not giving this one star, is I do like Ms. Neill’s writing voice. I like her style and her descriptions. I just hate the execution.
So, yea. I’m all done yo.
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