Devouring Darkness by Chloe Neill: Exhilarating and Fun

As the only vampire ever born, and the daughter of two very powerful Chicago vampires, Elisa Sullivan knew her life was going to be…unusual. But she wanted to make her own way in the world, preferably away from her famous family. Then supernatural politics—and perhaps a bit of destiny—intervened, and Elisa had to steady her nerves and sharpen her steel to fight for the city of Chicago. Luckily, Connor Keene, son of the North American Central Pack’s Apex wolf, is right by her side.


When Elisa and her Ombudsman colleagues agree to escort a vulnerable supernatural to Chicago, they inadvertently set in motion a scheme of long-awaited magical vengeance. The city may pay an arcane price it can’t afford unless Elisa and her allies rise to the challenge.

I’ve enjoyed Chloe Neill’s other novels so I knew I would enjoy the latest edition to the Heirs of Chicagoland series. I immediately found the action riveting, the characters engaging, and the story exhilarating and fun. One of the things I like the best is that this isn’t your typical Vampire novel. While it does have plenty of paranormal characters, Chloe Neill adds a unique spin to the trope, with Elisa born a vampire and unusual magic. 

In this particular book, Chloe Neill delves into demons. While the intrigue and tension are very real and the threat to Chicago the driving force of the novel, I also especially appreciated the level of detail into the concept of demons and how Elisa and her Ombudsman colleagues go about researching and figuring out a solution to the high level threat in their midst. The magic is realistic and the end of the novel powerful and intriguing. 

Personally, even if I didn’t love her other novels, I would have been hooked by the ending of this novel. I can’t wait to read more. If you like the other novels in the series, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat, you will love the exhilarating and fun ride along with the amazing characters. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 demons. 

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