Review: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Title: Biting Cold
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires, #6
Publisher: NAL Trade
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Pages: 337

Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined.And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.

Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed.

No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.

"And what about Ethan?"
Jeff chuckled. "I just figured he was your backup for me."
Of course he did. "Good night Jeff."

BITING COLD was so freaking amazing that I was so completely stunned. First off, the last Chicagoland Vampire book, would probaly be my least favorite, so I was a tad bit nervous for the newest installment, but Chloe Neill did it! She BLEW THIS ONE OUTTA THE PARK! This installment definitely had the feel of the earlier Chicagoland Vampires books and I was so happy to be blown away! If you have read Drink Deep you now know that Ethan is back and now all us readers don't have to suffer anymore without or stubborn and incrediably sexy, Master Vampire, Ethan Sullivan. Oh, Ethan, how I missed you!

"He does have a lot of willpower." "That is an understatement, " I agreed, "Tall, blonde, and stubborn."

At the start of BITING COLD, Ethan and Merit are on a road trip to stop Mallory before she causes the end of the world. I thought the Mallory stuff would last longer and I didn't and I"m glad Neil didn't spend too much time on that. It wasn't a bad thing for the Mallory stuff to end quickly, because something so much bigger happens that made my jaw drop to the ground. And that is Seth Tate! We get the whole scoop on Seth Tate and Oh. my. god. SUCH A FREAKING AMAZING PART OF THE STORY!!! Let's just say that BITING COLD felt very EPIC!

"She is a car," Paige reminded him. "And he is a man, " I said, pointing her toward the door. "Let's not dig too deeply into it."

Merit was amazing as ever! She will always be an absolute favorite heroine of mine. I love that she is very normal and that she acts like I do about food and chocolate! It's funny! And we really do see how far she has come. It's hard to believe that all six books cover only a year. A lot of stuff has happened in a year for her. Merit's BFF has turned to the dark side and with Mallory finally coming to terms with what she had become, I am so glad Merit didn't baby her and wasn't quick to forgive her. I'm glad that Merit was very strong willed in my opinion that I can't trust her. The Mallory she knew wouldn't of put her loved ones and innocent people in danger. I haven't even forgiven Mallory yet!

Girl, you're the Sentinel of this House, and you've been trained by Catcher and Luc and Ethan. He's in the training room right now. Get down there and kick his ass!

I love you, Ethan, but damn you! Why must you torture me like this! Ethan is.... I'M NOT SAYING ANYTHING! But man, oh, man! I wanted Merit to kick his ass, but I guess I got that! So I'm satisfied! Ethan had a lot to deal with. He is back and things are a bit different. There are some side affects of Mallory bringing him back and he needs to deal with that. I am so glad to have Ethan back though. The previous book felt so empty without him. I feel like the Chicagoland Vampires Series is FINALLY BACK!

"We have survived for more than a century as Cadogan vampires, and whatever else happens in Chicago or the world beyond, we will remain as Cadogan vampires."

Of course, while all the shit is going down, Darius is back in town and there is consquence, for the, "The GP can Fuck you" line! Which was totally deserve. The GP is not happy, but neither are the Cadogen vampires. There is a chance the House could become houseless. and Cadogen House could turn into The GP's enemies! RIDICULOUS! Not that I need to say that, but the GP is acting stupid, the whole shit with the GP was stupid and I"m looking forward to seeing the next course of action that will take place with this stuff! And I hope it all ends well for Cadogan House.

"Jeff was a hero--- and he carried me out just like one."
He chuckled. "I'd tell him you said that, but you calling him a hero may cause more trouble than it's worth."

I got to see a lot of my favorite side characters! Catcher, Jeff, Gabriel, and Jonah! All my hunnies! All my hot hunnies! I missed them all! Catcher's still grieving about the Mallory situation, Gabriel made an appearence with Jeff. Jonah was so left out! I only got a second of him and needed more. Morgan wasn't such a spoiled little child this time around! SHOCKER! Oh! Oh! And Jeff was totally Merit's knight and shinning armor! My favorite side character is Jeff this time around! Oh, man! Jeff! Yeah! You're hot shit! And we all know it! Okay! Okay! All in all! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I loved it , really really loved it! The ending made me scream I WANT MORE! I can't get enough of this series! And I can't wait for the next installment, House Rules, coming February 2013!


  1. Ugh! I really, really need to start this series. Everyone who reads it loves it, great review!

  2. Yes! Read it! It’s a wonderful UF series!

  3. This series totally bounced back with this book. It was touch and go there for a while but I think that Chloe Neill is FINALLY back on track!

  4. I totally agree! I mean the last book, honestly I didn’t like, it felt not like the CLV Series and Hard Bitten felt a little different too, but Biting Cold felt like, “It’s back!”