Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill
Series: Heirs of Chicagoland #1
Published by Berkley on August 14, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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 a diplomat brings old feuds to the fore again, Elisa and Connor must choose between love and family, between honor and obligation, before Chicago disappears forever.
The Heirs of Chicagoland series is here! I am not sure I had any specific expectation. It was comfortable to be back in world of Chicagoland Vampires. The setting is 20-odd years later. Elisa is the voice and our view to the world now. I think you could read this without reading the other series. I’m OCD so I wouldn’t but the mentions of well-known characters are brief. A few jokes might go over your head as they are idiosyncrasies of those characters but the story itself is not affected, just the level of humor you might find here.
Elisa is young, a new adult, learning her life and place in the world. So is Connor Keene. We don’t get as much insight into Connor though. Wild Hunger is more of an adventure than a romance, which is typical in an urban fantasy series. There’s a good groundwork here for the future in this world. The characters like Lulu Bell, Miranda, Tanya, Riley Sixkiller and more are presented with more development hopefully to follow.
It was a bit odd to have Elisa involved in the investigation as Merit would have done in the past. The Ombudsman office has changed, although Chuck is alive but retired, we meet some of the new players. I’m not sure of them yet. So Elisa doesn’t have the familial connection plus Cadogan House agreed to stay out of investigations. She’s also been away at school and doesn’t know the players so it’s odd she was included so rapidly.
It’s a fun tale with quick updates on old friends and introductions of the new gang forming. I’ll be looking forward to what is next.
The packet will include:
- 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
Wild Hunger Grand Prize Giveaway:
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
- Conquer the Kingdom by Jennifer Estep @Jennifer_Estep @HarperVoyagerUS@avonbooks @LaurenFortgang#LoveAudiobooks - March 23, 2023
- Red Queen by Juan Gomez-Jurado @JuanGomezJurado @StMartinsPress @MinotaurBooks - March 21, 2023
- Sunday Post –19 March 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - March 19, 2023
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 New Release Challenge
- COYER BSBB
I have only read Chicagoland Vampires, but plan on checking out her other series.
This is the first in the spinoff from Chicagoland Vampires so you would be all set for it. I am enjoying the Devil’s Isle series also.
I’ve read the Chicagoland Vampires series, so I’ve really been looking forward to Wild Hunger.
I have been also and I will be interested to see where things go from here. There are so many possibilities with Elisa’s whole adult “life” and future ahead of her.
I have the first books in this series. I need to try!
Yes, this is the spinoff of the original series. I think the first one is very good. You will enjoy it.
I absolutely love the Chicagoland Vampires and was so sad when it ended. I am excited to see Merit and Ethan from their child’s perspective. I am also curious about how she is viewed by other vampires and the Red Guard.
You will get some of that in this book April, but some will be left for later in the series.
I read CLV first and turned out to be one of my fave series ever! So I’m super excited for this book. I’m Also I fan of her Devil’s Isle books, but I’m not caught up.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Thank you for visiting the blog. There are so many good books. I have always been excited about all her books.
Can’t Wait to READ this new series….I own every one of the other books and can’t wait to add these to my shelf! I have the date on my calendar in big red letters and have made sure to have nothing but reading on my schedule for that day! Family will have to fend for themselves cause I’ll be busy reading!
I get it. I feel the same way about a handful of authors. It will be here soon. Enjoy!
none, never read this author
You’ll have to try them sometime. The Devil’s Isle is newer so less to catch up. Or you could start with this next generation.
Thank you for sharing your review!
Thank you for reading and visiting here.
I have read almost all of her books!
I hope you also enjoyed them as much as I have. I own most of them on audio. I managed to read the novellas also. I’m OCD enough I like to keep in order.
Can’t wait to read!! Chloe Neill Rocks!!
Yes she does. I’m lucky enough to have met her a couple times and she’s lovely. Chloe knits also which is fun (I knit). Thanks for stopping by.
I’ve read all of Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires and am really looking forward to the next generation.
I’ve enjoyed them all too. In a long series, sometimes people drop off at some point but I have really liked them all, even with the crazy stuff. Thanks for commenting.
Great review.. Thank you for the chance 🙂
Have read the Chicagoland Vampire series.. love Merit,Ethan & the others at Cadogan House .. loved Slaying It,& so ready for the next adventure with Elisa & Connor
You’re really up to date. I bought Slaying It but I’m working on the review on audio. I’m sure you will enjoy this new generation. Thanks for visiting.
Im a long time fan of all of Chloe’s books !
I enjoy all her series too!
My review posts tomorrow Anne. I love Neil’s Devil’s Isle series and attempted the first two or three audios of Chicagoland before I bailed. The female protagonist grated on my nerves. However, I read this and loved it! A lot of my friends said it was the narrator, so I may go back and revisit the Chicagoland series on eBook.
I enjoyed your review Kimberly. I always want to convey my thoughts but not spoil the essence which is sometimes hard to do.
I had planned to read this during my sick leave but it didn’t happen. I hope to get started with it very soon though. I am so happy to see that you liked it and I think I will be okay even though I only read the first Chicagoland Vampire book. I have read her Devil’s Isle series and have enjoyed it.
Yes I think you will be fine. It is a new generation and only loosely related to the original series. Since you have read one, you will have enough.
I received the Chloe Neill giveaway packet today in the mail. The signed book is Dark Debt. The Connor keychain is adorable!
I have read all of Chloe Neill’s work and loved them all, but Chicagoland Vampires are my favorites. Love Ethan and Merit! Thanks for the review! I’m really excited about the new series!
So far I’ve only read Chicagoland.
Well, there is the Devil’s Isle series. But this is the new one from Chicagoland, so you are all set for this one. If you like Chicagoland, you will probably like this one too.
I love the Chicagoland Vampires & the Devil’s Isle series.
Me too! So you will probably enjoy this series also!