Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires #5) by CHLOE NEILL
Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit...
Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for both the vampires and humans (goodreads).
After reading the last chapter to Hard Bitten, I knew I had to get my hands on this book and read it ASAP! Neill's Drink Deep introduces new supernatural characters and answers the number one question swimming around all of our heads at the end of Hard Bitten.
Merit and the House are at a loss when they lose their House Master. And as if things couldn't get worse, Merit's best friend is acting strangely and Lake Michigan turned black (which doesn't really happen too often..). Merit has to solve the mystery of the lake before vigilante groups decide to take their "vampire problem" into their own hands.
Now if you have kept up with the Chicagoland Vampires series, you know how important this book is to the story. I am happy, that even while readers are dying to know what happened to Ethan, Neill can weave a clever and interesting mystery that will hold the reader's interest until Neill feels comfortable revealing her big secret. I loved the Lake Michigan mystery that has supernatural creatures turning against each other. Everything flowed so well, when you think a mystery is close to being solved, Neill hits you with a curve ball. I must say that the last few chapters had me holding my breath the entire time.
What made this book so sucessful is how Neill manipulates her characters, especially Mallory, Merit's best friend. Not only does Neill give her stunning cast more depth, she also introduces some very interesting characters who I hope to see in future novels. When Lake Michigan turns black, the Nymphs immediately point fingers at Lorelei, the local Siren. Lorelei lives on a beautiful island and Neill only revealed a taste of her, and I want to know more! Of course Merit is the same badass that we all know and love, but that was a given!
If you haven't read this novel yet and you are dying to know what has become of our beloved House Master, this is definitely a book that you need to read! It's full of mystery, outstanding character developments and a love story that I just can't get enough of!