Thursday, 4 April 2013

Chloe Neill - House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires #7) *READ*


Chloe Neill - House Rules (Chicagoland  Vamps #7)




The Blurb
"At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal —tested like never before.

It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined."

Another series i found purely by accident and a great read.
Quite lighthearted, although can be gritty (but not in a major way) at times.  The previous books held my attention well, so im hoping this one does too.....

As always,
Happy Reading!!





23rd April 2013
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I made the error of looking at a review of this book while i was reading it and several reviews said "it wasn't as good as others" or "disappointed"..so i was kinda worried that i wouldn't like it.

Yes, the storyline wasn't as gritty as the previous books. This was more about relationships and politics.  Relationships being Ethan and Merit, The House with the other Houses (now they were removed from the GP), between Shifters and Vamps, Fae and Vamps, Merit and her dad...

There WAS a storyline about a killer of vamps, but it felt like a secondary line rather than the main, and was mentioned every night, but as they had no lines of where to go until the final few pages, then nothing could be done.  But i think as it was mainly about the relationships -having a heavy secondary storyline may have been too much for the book.

The main storyline was about the saving of the House from the GP, Merit and Ethan's stumbling blocks (again -its never smooth sailing for them!) and Merit coming to terms with joining the RG.
I really didn't like Lacey after this book!

As usual, the storyline DOES flow as all Ms Neill's books do.  

The beginning was a little......not boring, but it felt like more of a chore to get through the first 50 odd pages to get the story going -i agree that THAT isn't normal of Ms Neill's previous books, but it did pick up and was definitely readable.

I enjoyed it.  it did feel like a stepping stone to the next level, as they're now no longer part of the GP and are considered Rogue vampires.  Ethan and Merits relationship reaches a new level.  Merit's own self was examined and you saw more of her reasons of everything she has done, even going through her questioning if everything was right.

I look forward to the next one! Thank you for another great read Ms Neill!

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