Wild Hunger

Heirs of Chicagoland Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (823 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill's spinoff to the New York Times best-selling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run. 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.

©2018 Chloe Neill (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 08-17-18

Pleasantly Surprised

Though I loved the Chicagoland series and was super exited for this book, I didn’t have high expectations, as spin-off series can often be a pale imitation of the original. In addition, the cover of the book made me think of a Young Adult novel, so I thought it would be written in a younger voice. However, in my opinion, this book was a lot like the beginning of the Chicagoland novels~ written in the voice of a young adult just coming in to her full power and trying to figure out where her place is in the world. The main character doesn’t idealize her parents or hate them; instead she tries to discover who she is as an individual outside of her parents’ shadows. The book kept my interest, was well written, and the narration was excellent. In my opinion, the best narrators bring the story to life but in an understated manner that doesn’t distract the listener from the storyline. I’m very much looking forward to the next book in the series!!!

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Rated PG 13 for violence; no intimacy!

This first book of this spin-off, had a lot of similarities to the original series. There is a magical threat to Chicago and old Allies work together to combat the threat and put things to rights.

However, it’s different, in that, there is very little romance between the Hero, Conner, the prince of wolves, and Elisa, the princess of Vampires. By the end of the book, only an interest in a relationship is brewing. Perhaps the author intends to continue their story, in the next book. This isn’t the typical hot and sexy vampire or shifter romance; it more resembles a YA novel.

This was a well written novel but, I prefer more of a romantic edge, to my books. Therefore, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of a real love story.☹️
-V from Kansas

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Good story

I liked the story and when the narrator uses the main characters voice as she’s talking it’s beautiful and sexy, but then she goes back to the annoying cadence with the snobby, hoity toity voice that has no pull.

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the Chicago stories continue

I'm glad the Chicago stories are being continued. I'm hoping to feel more chemistry between the main characters. The beginning is there but the electricity of the first series is missing. I hope things heat up in the next book.

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Not as compelling as Merit's story but still fun

The reader could have helped by giving a less robotic performance, and I would have liked to have more development of the characters, but otherwise entertaining.

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Great start to a new series

This really was good. It’s a bit slow but then gets nicely into the groove. The narrator‘s cadence was a bit slow. I had to set .25 times it faster and once I did the cadence was fine.

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Great start to the series

I enjoyed the story a lot. It was great to be back with familiar characters again. I did not like the narrator at all. She spoke in a robot-like way that often caused my mind to wonder. Other than that, I'm looking forward to next installment. I hope there's a new narrator.

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Painfully Boring

I am a faithful follower of the Chicagoland series. This story never got off the ground for me. It was slow and way over described to the point of many eye rolls. The narration was just a little slow and I had to bump it up to 1.25 to keep it moving along.
I’ll try the next book out of loyalty to Ms Neill, but this story was a swing and a miss for me.

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2nd Generation

Chloe Neill continues to make Chicagoland vampires thrive with the next generation. The storyline was great and the characters awesome. The ability to connect the d with new was done well. Looking forward of more of this series.⚘⚘⚘

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Great Spinnoff

A really well written spinoff to the original Chicagoland series and picks up with the next generation. Great story and leaves you wanting the next installment. Great read. # romance # fantasy # sex # suspenseful # anticipation # Tagsgiving # sweepstakes

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