Book 5 in the Chicagoland Vampires series
Author: Chloe Neill
Publisher: NAL Trade
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 1, 2011
Author's website: Chloe Neill
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.Drink Deep is one of those books that I just couldn't wait to get my hands on. After the events that happened in the last book of the series, Twice Bitten, I had to know what would happen next. Heck everyone wants to know. For most of the book Merit partners with Jonah the House Guard of the Grey House to figure out what is happening in the city of Chicago. The rivers and lakes surrounding the city have turned black, the sky turns red, and humans are freaking out. They feel as if the vampires are the cause of it and Merit wants to get to the bottom of it. She misses having a partner and since she has worked with Jonah in the past it was easier to work with him. I like Jonah's character a lot. He's easy to get along with and obviously cares about Merit. He was also able to get Merit out of her funk and it was nice to see her feel like herself again due to the changes in her life. She's been feeling alone lately since her bestie Mallory has been busy with her exams. This causes lots of tension in their relationship and Mallory just doesn't seem to be the same person she was before. Merit is worried about her and does what she can to stay in touch with her, but she's just too busy trying to deal with everything else that is happening around her. I've always liked Merit's character but in this book she really impressed me with taking on the responsibility of figuring out what is really happening. Not only does she care about how humans view the vampire community, but she cares for the humans as well. She is always on the go in this book and I think that was a good thing so she could try to keep her mind off of the love that she has lost. Her dreams are still haunted and she feels that there is a connection to them and what is going on in the city.
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'm giving Drink Deep a rating of:
I did have a few issues with the book and one of them was that the storyline at times didn't excite me. I wanted those scenes to move along a little faster and it gave the book an overall slow feeling. The last quarter of the book did seem to pick up and it was at this point that I began to hold my breath. The reading became electric as and let me tell you that if you are a fan of this series, you are going to want to read this book to see what happens! I'm very curious to see what will happen in the next book Biting Cold because that book will be uncharted territory for this series. I feel that it is going to be very different from the others in the series and I think that it will add new life to the series.