Review: House Rules by Chloe Neill

House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7)

At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal —tested like never before.
It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.

Title: House Rules
Author:  Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires
Publisher:  NAL Penguin
Format: ebook
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: February 5th 2013
Number of pages: 352


This book was different and the end actually left me satisfied, but Merit is always juggling several problems at the same time and Ethan for once was not the understand vampire so a bit of friction we saw in this relationship.

I liked the ending of Biting Cold and thought this book was going to be a huge battle, but the vampires decided to be strong and a few bastards are trying to take Cadogan House, so now Merit needs help to secure the house and also she’s investigation a few deaths of Rogues in the area.

What started as a nice book, got a little strange in the middle and a bit rushed at the end. I liked the idea of Merit pursuing a different path and trying to control the GP, but at the same time it was strange seeing Ethan with that bitch and not believing Merit.

So the actual deaths were like a second story and I thought it could have been bigger and more explored. I liked the fact we got an ending and everything is stale in Chicago again.


#1 – Some Girls Bite
#2 – Friday Night Bites
#3 – Twice Bitten
#4 – Hard Bitten

#5 – Drink Deep
#6 – Biting Cold
#7 – House Rules
#8 – Biting Bad (Expected publication: August 6th 2013)
#9 – Untitled

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