Review: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:00 AM

Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Format: Paperback

Pages: 337

Publisher: New American Library

Series: Chicagoland Vampires # 6

Buy This Book: Amazon

From Goodreads:

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 inhumans. 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.


***WARNING*** Spoilers from Drink Deep – If you have not read Drink Deep do not read this review
Biting Cold starts off instantly where Drink Deep left off.  Ethan has returned from the dead and him and Merit are together again and on their way toward Nebraska, in search of Merit’s best friend Mallory Carmichael and the Maleficium.  The Maleficium is an ancient book of magic that Mallory is hell bent on stealing in order to unleash the evil that lies within on the world.  But what happens is actually much worse than anyone expected.
I’m glad that Mallory actually gets punished for her crimes instead of just a slap on the wrist, especially after what she unleashed on the world.  But Mallory isn’t the only person Merit has to worry about; a former enemy is wreaking havoc on Chicago. 
In this book we finally learn what exactly Seth Tate is and we get to see a whole different side of him, and I mean that literally.
You would think that being brought back from the dead would change a person…but, not Ethan.  He’s still the same stubborn vampire we fell in love with in the previous books, other than the whole being connected to a witch thing.  Merit is still the bad ass Sentinel that feels the need to solve every problem in front of her.  After everything that had gone down in Drink Deep and Ethan’s astonishing return from the dead, I wish that we would have gotten more Merit and Ethan time, I think that Ethan and Merit totally deserved a big reunion.     
Chloe Neill just keeps get better and better; Biting Cold is just as action packed and suspenseful as its predecessors, it’s gripping and exciting and full of twists you won’t expect.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Merit and Ethan in the next book.  


‘He burst out laughing like I’d told the funniest joke he’d ever heard, but I’d told the absolute truth’

‘Most people get up and do their jobs and work their asses off for no reward at all – but just so they can get up the next day and do the whole thing over again.  The world isn’t perfect, and some days it wears you down.’






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  2. So apparently my comment didn't go through so I will try again lol. I love this series, and I loved that book. I was so happy Ethan was back, and yes he was being his usual fickle self. The ending though made it all better to me. I got bored of the book I was reading today, so I actually went through my favorite parts on my nook earlier today of this book. I really can't wait until the next book!


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