Review ~ Blood Games by Chloe Neill

Posted October 10, 2014 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 6 Comments

Review ~ Blood Games by Chloe NeillBlood Games by Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #10
Published by NAL Trade on August 5, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 350
4 Stars
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While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...

A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?

I was SO excited to get my hands on this one! I LOVE me some Chicagoland Vampires! This is the book where we will see what moves Ethan will make in his “career”. So much is up in the air for Ethan and Merit that I’m chomping on my fingernails wondering where the chips are going to fall. There is that little tidbit of possibility mentioned by Gabriel, then we take on more GP antics and add onto that we have a killer on the loose in Chicago! It seems sometimes like Merit takes all the responsibility for everything that goes on in her city. She’s not going to sit back and wait for others to come up with solutions and save the day. Oh no, she jumps right in with both feet and fights to get her home safe and in order.

I can’t tell you how happy I was to see so much of Mallory in this book. She has really come into her own and seeing her part of the action was fun. I have always loved Mallory. Although, I think Lindsay is moving up there for the title of Merit’s BFF.

Of course, despite them already being a “couple”, Merit and Ethan face their troubles which usually stem from one trying to protect the other. I got SO frustrated with Ethan! I knew he was under a lot of stress, but he was not handling it the way I wanted him to. Of course, by the end I could see his point, but at the time I was just as irritated as Merit.

I was totally blown away by the GP resolution and am really anxious to see how that plays out. Also, a new character is going to show up I think. It was the ending piece that had you taken aback and anxious for what (and who) Ethan and Merit are going to have to do now to protect Cadogan House.

About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest—just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia's to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit’s and Lily’s adventures, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys—her husband (also her favorite landscape photographer) and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest—just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia’s to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit’s and Lily’s adventures, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys—her husband (also her favorite landscape photographer) and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

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  • I really should pick this series back, I really loved the first 2 or 3 books _ I didn’t lsiten any more after I heard about Ethan..LOL And it’s now 10 books..OH boy! where does the time goes?
    I see you’re listening to Desire Unchained! I loved that series!! But I didn’t like that audiobooks were narrated by different people and some were not so good IMHO, but I LOVE the stories.

    • Tanya Davis

      I am enjoying the story Desire Unchained but am really disappointed in the narration. I hope the next one is better. The guys voices in this one really annoy me.

  • Oh I need to pick these back up. I’m a handful behind now. *flails* I hope Mallory can win me back over. In the last one I read it’s when she lost her mind and gah I just did not like that chick! lol

    • Tanya Davis

      Mallory definitely improves as the books go on. I definitely like her more now. She really pissed me off when she went all crazy, but she redeeming herself.

  • Deborah Shealy Wiley

    I really need to read this series as I keep hearing such high praise for it!

    • Tanya Davis

      I really love this series.