Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Warning possible mini spoilers ahead- I try not to give away too much details but if you follow this series you'll probably know what I'm talking about.
Thank you Chloe for getting this series back on track. I was worried after the last book but you did tell your fans to trust you and I did and continued on to Drink Deep- and I was not disappointed.
This book put Chicagoland Vampires back on the map with a phenomenal storyline and unbelievable plot twist you won't see coming- and one that you'll hope for but if you're like me you just couldn't let yourself believe until it's all said and done.
Merit is still heartbroken and feeling lost after losing Ethan but everyone tells her she has to move on even when some give her dirty looks and snarky comments because it looks like she has with Jonah.
Jonah is her new partner, a member of the Red Guard who is recruiting Merit and always has her back- the way Ethan used to.
Jonah may want more from Merit than she can give but he just might wait around for her- he is, after all a vampire, with immortality on his side. At least he's there for her, in the real world and not just the world of dreams- where Ethan still plays a role on Merit's life.
The nightmares keep plaguing Merit and while each have a different twist they all end with Ethan disappearing and screaming her name.
The House is in disarray thanks to the GP and to make matters worse all of Chicago seems to be in a vampire hating state of mind especially when the lake turns black and the sky turns red and it literally looks like all hell is going to break lose.
Merit wants to help and turns to her best friend Mallory who is taking her sorceress exams and seems to be stressed beyond all belief. With no help there she turns to Catcher, Mallory's boyfriend who is not happy about Mallory's behavior or her exams.
All Merit has left is Jonah who helps however he can.
Will they be able to figure out who and what is behind the black lake and red sky before the whole city turns against the vampires and destroys everything Merit has grown to care about?
Neill has created a complex world filled with vampires and magic, political subplots, heavy emotions, and a surreal reality thrown into turmoil that make this book a quick paced read you just can't put down.
And an ending you won't be disappointed in.
I just hope the future books don't break Merit's or the readers' hearts again.