Monday, November 17, 2014

Mark This Book Monday: Blood Games by Chloe Neill!!

Hello there guys!

Monday is back here to start another week, but this one I'm starting it with a day off, or mostly off since I've been working all night!

I'm starting this week's Mark This Book Monday with a review for yet another book in one of my favourite Urban Fantasy series, Chicagoland Vampires! I actually started reading this one on my flight from NYC to Chicago, to feel myself immersed into the Chicago vibe and finished it the next day before my first proper exploring around!

Blood Games(Chicagoland Vampires #10)Blood Games by Chloe Neill

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We're on book number ten right now in this beloved series of mine, and I'm more than happy to say that despite a small hiccup on the series a while back, it's been back on the right track and I'm still loving the books!

Ethan and Merit have this fantastic relationship, full of banter and chemistry and I just don't get tired of reading about them, even in between the crazy vampires politics, the murders around the city and Ethan the master vampire being even more stubborn than usual!

Not only we have Ethan and Merit and the rest of the Cadogan vampires, and of course Jonah, Red Guard extraordinaire, but Mallory and Catcher are also back into the spotlight a bit more, with Mallory and Merit working on getting back on their bff friendship status.

I have fallen in love with these cast of characters and simply love spending time with them, with their snark, their humour, their chemistry and the complex tapestry of their relationships.

There were two main separated plot points, one a serial killer that is murdering humans but seem to be leaving evidence that could be incriminating to supernaturals, and two the GP vampire politics. I found the serial killer quite entertaining and even more when the clues involved tarot cards.

I'm usually not a big fan of vampire politics because they tend to get too comvulated and I grow bored... but in this case, things were quite unexpected time and again, and despite Ethan acting like an idiot for most of the book, it was for once my favourite part of the plot.

I think I might have mentioned more than once that Ethan was being particularly difficult and being even more stubborn than usual, and it was a behaviour that annoyed me to no end, BUT my girl Merit was simply awesome and mature and kept the relationship going strong and showing herself as the rock that Ethan can lean on, even when he doesn't know how to.

We are left with a rather intriguing cliffhanger, if not a maddening one. I very much cannot wait for the next book to come out! Very much deserved 4 stars for this one!

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  1. Seems like an interesting book :D I'm glad you liked it so much. <3 I hope you'll love the next one too :) But hmph. I am not sure about this cover. Seems like they tried to use The Mortal Instruments covers.. but not as good, hih (A) but still seems like an interesting book, just not for me :) Thank you for sharing Pili. <3

    1. Hmmm, the covers for the series has always been Chicago skyline with a girl as Merit, but they aren't the best covers ever! Thankfully the inside is quite awesome! ;)
      Thank you sweetie!

  2. I have yet to read a book by Neill but I hear she is quite popular! I *might* be ready for vampires again. Might. Haha. I'm glad you enjoyed the book so much, Pili! Fabulous review :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Whenever you are ready to read vampire books again, get started with this series! Ethan is the kind of alpha male I think you'd like! ;)


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