Wild Hunger
(Heirs of Chicagoland #1)
by Chloe Neill

If you ever intend on reading the author's Chicagoland Vampire series, you'd better do it first, because even the blurb on the back of this book is going to totally spoil an entire series for you. That being said --

Wild Hunger is an exciting ride that captures the energy and enthusiasm of the early Chicagoland Vampire books, despite a rushed beginning.

At the end of the Chicagoland Vampire series, readers are left with quite a bombshell: Merit, a vampire, is pregnant, and vampires don't get pregnant. I would've loved a more deeper explanation of the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy and Elisa's birth, but aside from that, the rest of the story was an exciting beginning to a new series.

Elisa is likable enough, and despite needing to be rescued by the romantic interest a few times, also does some rescuing of her own. When one of her friends is framed for a horrific murder during an international vampire peace summit, she and her friends set out to find the true killer, opening up a Pandora's box of diplomatic power struggles and making unexpected enemies in the process.

Recommended for readers of the Chicagoland Vampire series, even those whose interest waned early in the series, and even those who disliked the way the series ended.

Unrelated: if I were to compare this book to food, it is a warm bag of cheesy caramel corn. Proceed accordingly.

I'm still holding out for at least one White Sox fan in this series... White Sox just can't get any love, even in fiction.

arc received from the publisher for review