Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8) by Chloe Neill
Publication date: August 8th, 2013
Number of pages: 350 pgs
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository
Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.
Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.
Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.
In this newest installment, Merit has an new battle to deal with in terms of the House. Just when she and Mallory are beginning to get back their friendship slowly, they find themselves in the middle of a mess which neither of them are prepared for.
It seems someone is setting fire to vampire friendly areas around Chicago, Merit takes it upon her hands to try to discover who is behind these attacks and put a stop to them.
Not only are they destroying vampires and their safe locations, but it could also wipe out humans as well, especially if they are caught up in the crossfire.
I felt this book was getting back the things I loved about the first half of this series. Merit/Mallory, sexy Ethan/Merit and a good mystery.
You may have noticed that some of the recent books have become a tad slow, or fillers, but I felt this installment was back up to the standards we were first introduced to in this series.
It took me a while to figure out who was responsible for the murders within Chicago. And they all will have to work together, and not just Ethan and Merit to heal chicago's latest anti vampire attacks once and for all.
Ethan and Merit's relationship just gets more romantic and better every book I read. Even though they have been together for a shorter amount of time than you may think --- Merit has been a vampire for less than a year (who would have thought?) but they have been through so much, more than most couples do.
They now finally have some time to really be happy in a relationship, but while not everything goes smoothly, they do find some moments to themselves.
Even though I have never been to Chicago, but reading these books and Chloe's descriptions make me feel like I am there right as everything is happening with these beloved characters.
I could feel this series is slowly wrapping up, as I felt there was some things which could be foreshadowing, especially if it connects to Gabriel's vision regarding Merit. Only time will tell whether those things come to pass or not.
The last few chapters, talk about wow and quite the cliffhanger! I can't wait to see what the next installment brings us.