August 6, 2018

Blog Tour Book Review: Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland #1) by Chloe Neill

at 8/06/2018 12:00:00 AM

As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she’s a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he’s prince of the Pack and its future king.

When the assassination of an ambassador brings old feuds to the fore again, Elisa and Connor must choose between love and family, between honor and obligation, before Chicago disappears forever.

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**Disclaimer: I received a review copy from Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in exchange for a honest review**

As a hardcore Chicagoland fan, I was heartbroken when the series came to an end. The ending was perfect and did justice to all of Chloe's hard work. It also left enough material for Wild Hunger to start. Wild Hunger starts with Elisa, daughter of Ethan Sullivan, Master of Cadogan House and Merit, Sentinel of Cadogan House. There is a time skip, since this is Elisa's story. Elisa just finished studying abroad at École Dumas, Europe's only university for supernaturals. She's currently "interning/working security" with Maison Dumas, one of the most prestigious vampire Houses in Europe. The book start with Elisa and her European friends packing up to escort the leaders of Maison Dumas (and other Houses) to a peace summit in Chicago. However, right out of the gate, we get to see Elisa in action. While in Europe, she also trained as a swordswoman and it definitely shows when a little mayhem breaks out in the streets of Paris. 

After this ordeal, Elisa and company head to Chicago for the summit. Past characters from the original Chicagoland series do make an appearance or are mentioned so that we know what they've been up to. As you would think, not everyone is interested in peace talks. Trouble breaks out, an assassination occurs, and all hell breaks loose. This puts Elisa in a precarious position. Her loyalty to Maison Dumas and to Cadogan House will be tested. Of course, we do get to see the next generation of Chicagoland sups, like Connor Keene (yum). He's got his own problems with the Pack to deal with.  I really liked the angle Chloe took with Wild Hunger. While we do see some of our favorite characters, this is Elisa's book and we do get to see her shine, stand on her own merits, and see her as an individual; not just as the daughter of the Master and Sentinel of Cadogan House. Overall, I enjoyed this book. There were a few subplots that I was not expecting and some subplots that I totally saw coming, but made me deliriously giddy. I am looking forward to the sequel!


Enter the Wild Hunger Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs August 6 through August 17 on Chloe’s web site.

What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?

  • A Wild Hunger tote bag and bookmark
  • A Stuffed “Connor Keene” Wolf Keychain
  • A gorgeous box of Ladurée French Macarons (You’ll find out why in WILD HUNGER!)
  • Amazon Kindle
  • $50 Amazon gift card!!
  • Bookmarks and swag!

In addition to the grand prize giveaway, which will be given away on Chloe's site, enter to win to a Chicagoland swag pack. The swag pack has the following goodies:

  • A Wild Hunger tote bag and bookmark
  • A Stuffed “Connor Keene” Wolf Keychain
  • A signed Chloe Neill book
  • Assorted Chicagoland and Devil’s Isle bookmarks and swag

About the Author

Photo by Dana Damewood

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest.  When not writing, she bakes, knits, Pins, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)
Chloe is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. Chloe is a member of the Romance Writers of America. 
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Wild Hunger Blog Tour Schedule

Week One
Monday, August 6 – The Consummate Reader
Tuesday, August 7 – Moonlight Rendezvous | Books of My Heart
Wednesday, August 8 – Book Dragons 24/7
Thursday, August 9 – MeliH
Friday, August 10 – A Book Fanatic Obsession | Silence is Read
Week Two

Monday, August 13 – Loves Great Reads
Tuesday, August 14 (Release Day) – Snoopydoo’s Book Review | The Saucy Wenches Book Club
Wednesday, August 15 – A Great Read | Book Nook Nuts
Thursday, August 16 – Urban Fantasy Investigations | Goldilocks and the Three Weres
Friday, August 17 – Dawn’s Reading Nook | Besties & Books


Unknown on August 6, 2018 at 12:42 AM said...

So excited for this one! Thanks for sharing your review!

Unknown on August 6, 2018 at 6:43 AM said...

So excited for this book! Such a great review.

Nancy on August 6, 2018 at 10:50 AM said...

I am counting down the days for this book! I've been curious and excited ever since Gabriel's prophecy! Awesome review, and thank you for the giveaway! :)

Mai in Wonderland on August 14, 2018 at 4:07 AM said...

Super excited for this book!

Jana Leah B on August 14, 2018 at 1:02 PM said...

I'm so excited for this new generation! turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com


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