Review: Wicked Hour by Chloe Neill

Wicked Hour

Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Heirs of Chicagoland #2
Publisher: Berkley
Released: December 3rd, 2019
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 kitties

I received a copy of Wicked Hour through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Wicked Hour is the second novel in the Heirs of Chicagoland series by Chloe Neill. And yes, the entire series is a spin-off of her famous Chicagoland series, in case that wasn’t obvious. Fans of her writing are going to love this latest addition to her world.

There’s a private event happening in Pack territory back in Minnesota, that’s nothing new or surprising. What is surprising is that Conner has asked Elisa to come with him. A vampire attending a private Pack event is utterly unheard of. And naturally, that means that nothing is going to be as simple as expected, or hoped for.

Elisa Sullivan isn’t your ordinary vampire – and no, she’s really not just saying that. She was born a vampire, not made into a vampire. And that has brought with it several…unexpected surprises along with her condition. But she’s slowly getting control over her monster, thanks to the open acceptance of people like Conner.

 

“There was more to me than fans and immortality: There was the monster that lived inside, created – as far as I’d guessed – of the same fragmented magic that had allowed me to be born, as the first vampire ever created by birth, not by bite.”

Spoiler Warning

I’ve been looking forward to Wicked Hour ever since I heard that it was coming out. And trust me, it did not disappoint. It was everything that it promised, compelling, heart-pounding, and full to the brim of weres.

Wicked Hour has a little bit of something for everyone. There are witches, werewolves, vampires, magic, politics, and romance. It’s a perfect combination, all things considered. And it’s something Neill’s fans have come to expect.

I was fascinated by this plot. I loved the idea of Conner going out of his way to show Elisa his interest – and by doing something totally unexpected. Such as inviting her to a Pack-only event. It also gave us readers a chance to see a whole different side of this world, and I couldn’t be more excited about that.

Naturally, things didn’t go according to plan. But I loved every minute of it. The politics were intense and concerning. The mystery was intriguing, raising more questions than it answered, right up until the end.

I devoured Wicked Hour, and that’s a fact I kind of regret. Before I knew it, I was out of pages. And that’s going to leave me with one heck of a book hangover (worth it). I’m honestly looking forward to seeing the rest of Elisa’s tale, ideally alongside Conner and her quirky group of friends.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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