Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5)Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit 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 haven’t been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.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.”

This series just gets better and better! It’s difficult to review this book without giving away too much of the plot.

Suffice to say Merit is up to her neck in trouble again, but this time it’s magic related rather than vampire related. The GP is back in the form of Frank Cabot who just deserves a smack in the gob for being so irritating – a sign of good writing I guess. Merit has more thoughts about joining the red guard, especially now Ethan has gone and Mallory is finishing her sorcery training, putting more than a little strain on the girls’ friendship.

The City of Chicago is facing an unprecedented magical attack and naturally the new city Mayor and characters like McKettrick are quick to jump on the “it’s all the vampires’ fault,” bandwagon. With GP in town, Merit finds herself fighting battles on all sides – which makes for a fun and exciting story.

There is less sexual tension (save for the delightful Jonah) and far more action in this book, but it rumbles on at a pace and is a real page turner.

Can’t recommend this series enough. Another one to add to your “must read” pile.

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