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Drink Deep: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel (Chicagoland Vampires Series) by [Neill, Chloe]
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The fifth entry in Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series, perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris and Kelley Armstrong

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Publisher: Gollancz (10 November 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005XBUG7S
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ... really eager to get to this book and was happy that I didn’t have to wait a year or ... 18 December 2015
By Snoopydoo - Published on
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After the last book I was really eager to get to this book and was happy that I didn’t have to wait a year or so since most of the books already are released.

Though, I was a little confused and conflicted about this book. It just seemed a little off, not sure what but there was just something that was not in place. Also I was not really sure what to think about the ending of this one. Once I got to the end of this book, I was confused, happy, sad and yet I felt kind of cheated.

We get a lot of them doing research in this book.

Merit, in this book just not really felt like herself, I can understand after last book that she is a little off. She is still dealing with the effects of that and has a hard time coming to turns with what happened. Plus The GP has sent Frank to put the house back in order. He is really the biggest a-hole. He is pushing them to their limits. I really wish Malik or anyone else would have punched him.

We get to see a lot more if Jonah and get to know more about and him and the RG. I really like Jonah and hope he stay a major player in this book. Though and that note, I also so say that I got kind of tired of everyone pushing and asking about Merit and Jonah. It just seemed weirdly rushed or so that everyone really wanted to get into their business.

Luc and Lindsey are also much more in the book, I love them both but like them ever better as a couple.

Malory is still doing her exams and that is really stressing her out. Something is not right with her either, while she is pushing everyone away including Catcher. I think this book I could like and relate with Catcher the most. He was really great in this book.

I did miss Jeff a little, we don’t get as much if him as in other books.

Also we learn more about the nymphs, faries, and sirens in this book. I really enjoyed that part.

Tate, is also a still in the picture and I have a feeling we get to see a lot more off him and what he is. Speaking of who he is, I really want to find out who the secrete vampire is that is working for Chuck Merit.

Overall, this book was really not as good and I must say I was feeling like the end either was a bit of a copout. If not I really don’t understand the ending of the last book.

Like I said, I really have mixed feeling about this book and still not really sure what to think of it. Maybe more will be explained or revealed in future books.

I rate this book at 3 ★
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly frustrating, but with an awesome ending 21 April 2013
By Whitney(Shooting Stars Reviews) - Published on
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After a lot of horrible things that happened in the previous book it is now time for Merit, and the rest of the vampires to move forward. It is now two months since that horrible time, and Merit is still having a hard time adjusting to things. She and the rest of the house are having problems with Frank, the vampire their from the GP to monitor the house, and see if it should be shut down or not. Then there is Merit, and her new partner Jonah who seems to have more than friendly feelings in mind when it comes to Merit, but she is still harboring feelings for Ethan. And suddenly Lake Michigan is turning black, and all kinds of supernaturals are getting upset, along with the humans, and the new mayor. It seems they have several more problems to deal with in this book.
I have mixed feelings about this book, I really hated what happened to Ethan, so it made this one not really interesting until the very end. But I won't say more about that because I don't want to ruin it. I also can not stand Mallory, and I really thought Catcher treated Merit pretty badly in this book, he was a real jerk to her. Also Jonah is another favorite character of mine, he is very confident and funny. I enjoyed Merit, and Jonah together, but I still missed how it was before. I can not wait to read this next book, this one ending in somewhat of a cliffhanger. This book slightly got on my nerves, I got very frustrated with the things that kept happening to Merit, especially with Mallory. I have no respect for her, and I think Merit was a far better friend and person than Mallory could ever be. Overall the book was okay, not one of my favorites, but the ending was the best part!
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a disappointment 28 March 2013
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3.5 stars

*Contains Very MINOR SPOILERS if you haven't read the previous books in this series.

I had very expectations for Drink Deep, specially after the events of Hard Bitten and the flabbergasting ending Chloe gave to it. I mean, tell me about ONE single fan of the series that wasn't completely shocked with what happened... I dare you! LOL

So, I went into Drink Deep trembling, but trusting that Chloe would fix it and mend our broken hearts and after finishing Drink Deep I was equal parts satisfied and disappointed.

On the one hand, Chloe crossed another line in Drink Deep that i did not expect at all, but I did appreciate it and thought it was a very nice twist to the over all plot line of the series (even though I had sort of guessed it whilst reading the novel).

However, when it came to mending my broken heart, Chloe didn't quite achieved the goal. I mean, yeah, I was soothed and got some resolution, but the way it was done I felt was a little lackluster.

I am really trying to steer away from spoilers LOl So I`ll leave it at that and just say that over all, Drink Deep is a very solid addition to the series. It might not be the best one, but it's quite enjoyable and made me want to get my hands on Bitting Cold just that much more.

Originally Posted at Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life [...]
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad bad bad ... and then there is Merit 23 March 2016
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I'm not one to go through the whole book and give my take. This series would not be the hits and best sellers that they are if they were bad.
I devoured the first three. Loved the tension between Merit and Ethan.
When Ethan died I cried and cursed the author. I didn't know how she would bring him back but a few things, like so many others, SERIOUSLY DISAPPOINTED ME to the point where I was thinking what the hell.

Merit's grief when Ethan dies is way too brief. He loves her and she loves him and in two weeks it's back to business ... that too quick wrap up was a disservice to the great characters that Ms. Neil created. Merit's quick recovery from her grief was awful, heartless and empty. It was like the author needed to come to an ending fast so let's just move on to the next book. Awful.

Which brings us to Ethan's rise from the ashes and their reunion. Again, these two characters , apart for months, have a brief emotional reunion, discuss the politics of the house ( I was scratching my head thinking what ????? ) and then we move right into a sexual reunion that feels completely emotionless and totally lacking in pAssion, which was what this couple always exuded. Here's Merit , having the gift of her lover and heart returned against all odds and she is still fearing for her heart. Although that reaction is brief as the reader, again, you're like wth. Then the reader doesn't get to see merit and Ethan's physical reunion in the sense of what Merit is thinking holding her beloved again. Here we have another view of the author rushing things along in order to meet a deadline or at least that's how it feels. The most emotionally intense parts of these two books, losing Ethan and his return, are treated as... whatever.

Shame on you Ms Neil for treating your readers and the love between these two great characters with such cavalier disregard.

I'm getting nervous about the future of this series.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lose A Medal, Bind A Friend, Gain A Boy 17 September 2014
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Lord, I don't know where to start with this...

As you can see, the ratings are seriously and equally divided and I know why...

As vampire books go, this has got to be the worst...well not the WORST...I could list the worst easily, but in this series, vampires are the bottom of the totem pole. They take it every minute of the day from all sides and are just too nice about it.
The main character, Merit, is the nicest of them all.

I was trying to figure out what was bothering me about this series and it took reading this book for me to figure it out. There is problem after problem after problem after problem and then all those problems are added to all the prior problems carried over from the previous books in the series.

At the end of each installment, Merit and her merry gang take one step forward and then take twelve steps back.

There must be dozens of bad things going on and it's alllllllllllllllllllllll up to Merit and a small smattering of friends to save everyone from everything.

Interesting how vamps are being blamed for everything going on because they're supernatural. The humans are picketing and rioting in front of Cadogan House, they had to call in the National Guard, a law is passed that supernaturals now have to register, Merit is constantly attacked in the streets by a loon with wooden bullets (even though he's described as handsome, cause that's important) and yet the newly outed shifters are living a lovely life with nothing happening to them. Interesting.

I realized that the author introduced many many end-of-the-world type problems with Chicago slowly circling the drain with no end in sight. Bottom line, Merit is a wus and while they (I'll use my air bunny's on this) "investigate" the things going wrong, the things that GO wrong add up a lot faster than the things that go right.
I think the problem with the series is the reader reads about all these horrific & terrible things happening and can plainly see the answer but the author never allows the relief to happen. You can't keep doing that.

We are reading that hundreds of vampires can't seem to get a handle on the gazillion things blowing up in their faces every hour of the day and they're blamed for only.....IT ALL.
This has been happening since the beginning of the series and it's too out there for even fiction. The author doesn't allow enough relief and takes the drama way too far piling on more and more.
You find out in the books that not only are there vampires and shifters, but there are trolls, fairies, nymphs and sorcerers and other things not yet known (don't worry, you'll find out soon enough).
I got so very very tired of the vampires being wimpy and getting blamed for everything and yet the way to cope is hide out with a friend and eat Twinkies or Mallocakes or whatever the hell they were and feel sorry for yourself while you congregate and watch old movies. Stupid.
Um, how about pick up the damn phone, make an anonymous call to the media and out EVERY supernatural there is. Not one vampire in Navarre, Grey or yeah, even Cadogan let alone hundreds of shifters even think of alerting the media that there are several more types of supernaturals living among them? I'm not buying a "code" where you don't out anyone else. If I had been one of the Cadogan vamps, I'd have outed the rest of them to the media a very long time ago. There wasn't anything in the book that mentioned it taboo to out the others and I'm surprised outing the rest wasn't mentioned at all.
It seemed an easy solution to let the humans think about some other supernatural instead of the vampires for once. This is one of those things that seemed such an easy answer, yet never happened. I also didn't understand why the Cadogan house was overrun with protesters, media and other worries. Why not anyone at the other two vamp houses?

Gee, has anyone given thought to sending a sorcerer to Tate's cell and binding his powers so he can't use magic anymore? This guy keeps getting away with so much that even jail can't stop him, yet there are three sorcerers in town and no one thinks to bind Tate's magic? Silly. We see Mallory easily being bound in the last part of this book, yet the thought to do this to the former mayor never crosses anyone's mind.

The entire thing with Frank and the GP was out of bounds. A terrible part of the story and lumped in there with the vampires being the most controlled bunch of creatures I have ever read about; although they were good at complaining about it quite a bit.
Couldn't stand the GP part of the story.
It was stupid to have them say that no one can bother Celina in the past books even after all she did. She can run amok to her little hearts content? Gather up the vamps, call her out and stake the broad already. Things that just don't make sense bother me. The EFF YOU to Frank came way too late.
At least this book makes some readers happy with a smidgen of a happy ending, but yup. Lots of problems not fixed before, will no doubt worm their way into the next book.

I was hoping the author would have stopped having the near 30 year old ladies in the books stop referring to the men in their lives as "boys". No such luck. When one goes to talk to a friend, they're having boy trouble. Wow.
Another reason to not think too highly of the female characters in this series. They pine after boys and not men. If my 30 year old daughter called and wanted to blab about her husband saying she had had boy trouble lately, I'd have laughed in her face.