Wicked Hour by Chloe Neill

December 3rd, 2019 Kimberly Review 17 Comments

3rd Dec
Wicked Hour by Chloe Neill
Wicked Hour
by Chloe Neill
Series: Heirs of Chicagoland #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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In the second pulse-pounding novel in the USA Today bestselling Heirs of Chicagoland series, vampire Elisa Sullivan gets drawn into the shifting sands of Pack politics.

Vampires were made, not born--until Elisa Sullivan came along. As the only vampire child in existence, she grew up with a heavy legacy, and tried to flee her past. Then circumstances drew her back to Chicago, and she stayed to keep it safe. With shifter Connor Keene, the only son of Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, at her side, she faced down a supernatural evil that threatened to destroy Chicago forever.

After the dust from the attack has settled, Elisa is surprised when Connor invites her to a usually private Pack event in the north woods of Minnesota, and by the warm welcome she receives from some of Connor's family, even though she's a vampire. But the peace doesn't last. The shifters tell tales of a monster in the woods, and when the celebration is marred by death, Elisa and Connor find themselves in the middle of a struggle for control that forces Elisa to face her true self--fangs and all.

urban magical mystery fangtastic

A road trip with hottie Connor Keene to a private clan event in the woods of Minnesota soon has Elisa Sullivan facing down danger. Grab your helmet for one heck of a ride with Wicked Hour.

Conner is the only son of Pack Apex Gabriel Keene and Elisa is a vampire to be born. Since the events of Wild Hunger, Elisa has been working for Chicago’s Ombudsman office. Conner’s concerned about this secluded pack and values Elisa’s insight. Plus, he wants to spend time with her after having been away.

While not as intense as the Wild Hunger, I quickly slipped in and enjoyed the characters, mystery and strange happens in this secular clan. The pack bought an old resort and live as humans choosing not to come out as others have. The older members are set in their ways and it’s caused issues with the newer generation.

The mystery involved the death of pack members. Conner and Elisa investigate and trouble follows. Elisa struggles to contain her inner “beast” and a battle with transformed creatures results in more problems with the clan. It was intense. Lulu, Theo and Eleanor winks arrive to give aid. The family assists via chats were fantastic. I swooned so hard over Gabriel.

If you like a mix of lore, mystery, snark and enjoy vampire and shifter books, you won’t want to miss this series. I am having a blast with Elisa, Conner and their friends!

We get some romance, and a little resistance, jealousy and threats. This is a thread that will develop over the course of the series and tease me endless, I am sure!

While this is a spinoff, I will confess that I only listened to the first two audiobooks of the Chicagoland series before jumping ship. Now I am thinking I may go back and read them. *sigh*

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17 Responses to “Wicked Hour by Chloe Neill”

  1. Olivia Roach

    When you go back and read the rest of the original series I hope you will be able to enjoy them just as much too! This one might be less intense but it still sounds like it was a pretty great read 🙂

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  2. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I enjoyed this one much more than the first. Connor has a clear path but Elisa hasn’t chosen her role and has much development ahead. I have the entire Chicagoland series on audio; it was one of my very first audiobook listens and I got CDs from the library. I bought some MP3s and some digital audio books. I hope you enjoy the original. I’m a big fan of Ethan and Merit and Chuck. Fantastic review!

    • Kimberly

      I tried the first 2-3 audiobooks and walked away. Maybe it was the narrator, but I loved her Devil’s Isle series and she is a local author, so I started this series and honestly I am loving it. So it has tempted me to rethink reading Chicagoland. LOL

      • Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café

        The narrator was awful but was changed at #4 I believe. Sophie Eastlake replaced her. I only hung in because I knew the problem was corrected. She should really consider re-recording.