Drink Deep (Early Review)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires #5)

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2011 by NAL Trade 
Review by Amber I. and Amber R.

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.

I am not going to give away any spoilers but I am afraid if you know me you will try and read between the lines. I don't think I give anything away but if you are close to me you may want to wait to read this.

Hard Bitten, hurt me. I was a mess from that ending. And when I was reading Drink Deep, I swear I am a crazy mess but out of no where I would picture those moments with Ethan and Merit. There was no reason for it but I was like seriously longing for it. I would be reading then I would get caught up in my own memories and have to reread what was going on. I need help I know.

Drink Deep was everything we know and love from Chicagoland Vampire series. The house is still being investigated by the GP bastards. Seriously if you did not hate them before you are going to now. Frank is a jerk and he makes their life HELL! There are so many things going wrong in Chicago and the vampires are getting the blame. We are pointed in so many directions, is it the Fae, Nymphs, Siren, Shifters, or maybe The Order everyone is a suspect. Even if you think you know who it is when it comes out you will be SHOCKED! The things that take place after that will completely change Merit's world forever!

And Merit does not just move on. I loved this. She mourns Ethan and thinks about him at those moments when I was going to yell at her if she didn't. Yes she is trying to pick up her life but she is also not forgetting. I found a lot of comfort in that. I really needed that. Even with all this she still is a bad ass. She doesn't let Frank bully her and she stands up for the house. Seeing the house bonding together was beautiful. It was really sweet.

Drink Deep is just an emotional roller coaster. You are put through so much and everything seems so hard. I was crying, laughing wanting to scream and jumping for joy! Chloe Neill is a freaking genius and Drink Deep was worth the ride!  I was so nervous to read this but the ending was totally worth it!! 

This book was beyond and above everything that I could have imagined. When I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Drink Deep, I experienced a plethora of emotions. Mainly sadness and heartbreak and sadness. When we received this book I was sick with worry. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I was shocked. I was dismayed. I know this is a lot to take in. I might be overly dramatic. Chloe has, literally, blown my mind.

Merit has a lot going on this book. She's grieving over the loss over our beloved Ethan, she's dealing with Frank from the GP playing political warfare in the Cagoden House, Mallory is studying for her exams for the Order and it seems like something bad is going on with her. Jonah is around, he's helping Merit try to figure out what is going on in Chicago as much as he can. There were a few moments when I wanted to hit Jonah. He was trying to cross boundaries but thankfully Merit puts him in his place. Oh did I mention that someone is trying to mess up the city, bad? The lake is going black for no apparent reason. All kinds of other things are going on and no one knows who the major players are in this game.

I thought that I would miss having Ethan throughout this book but Chloe has wove us an amazing story. Although I missed Ethan, there literally wasn't a dull moment in this book. Everything was extremely cohesive, it flowed so well. This book is the most brilliant book I've read in a long time, I really couldn't have asked for anything more amazing.

I think you should all trust me when I say that this is definitely a book that you're going to want to read. Oh and I can't believe that I have to wait until August for the next one.  

And Hey Come Check Out Some Events with Chloe Neill. And Come Back here Oct. 21st for an interview with Chloe Neill!!

Thursday, November 3rd
Oakview Mall
3333 Oakview Drive
Omaha, NE  68144
402-691-4557 (phone)    
7 PM
Meet Rachel Caine & Chloe Neill!

Sunday, November 6th
2100 North Snelling Ave
Roseville, MN  55113
2 PM
Meet Rachel Caine, Chloe Neill, and Andrea Cremer (author of the Nightshade series)!

Come to the bookstore, meet the authors, have your books signed, and participate in a raffle drawing to receive cool prizes!


  1. I should be recieving my copy anyday now. Can't wait to read it and Yea! For the Chloe Neill signing! I can't wait! =DDDDDD

  2. She isn't coming anywhere near me. :( I am so glad you are getting a copy soon! When you read it let me know so we can talk about it!

  3. Love both of your reviews! I was really afraid about how Merit would handle the situation (would she jump into someone else's arm to make the pain stop) but it seems like it was executed well!

  4. Awesome review! So can't wait to read this!! Still in shock over what happened to Ethan too.

    Really wish I could go the signing with Chloe, Rachel, and Andrea, but its too far away for me! :( Oh well.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your reviews. I can't wait until Nov. 1st so I can read this too. I was a little worried after how the last book ended but after your reviews I'm excited to move forward. It does sound like an emotional roller coaster ride.

  6. This is definitely a must read series. I have heard so many good things,I am going to have to breakdown and start buying the books:) Thanks you for sharing I am definitely on board with this awesomesauce author!

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