Urban Fantasy Review: Devouring Darkness by Chloe Neill

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Devouring Darkness
by Chloe Neill

Heirs of Shadowland #4
Released: September 20, 2022
332 Pages | ebook

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action packed | vampires | magic

Devouring Darkness by Chloe Neill is the perfect blend of action and danger. It is a great continuation of Elisa’s story and I absolutely loved it.

For those of you who haven’t yet read Chicagoland Vampires, this series is a spinoff of that one. I highly recommend reading the original Chicagoland Vampires before tackling this series. It has vampires, werewolves, witches, fae, humans, and this all happens in Chicago, hence the title of course. I highly recommend reading Chicagoland Vampires. It’s an Urban Fantasy that has paranormal as well as romantic aspects and that I’ve read so many times I lost count.

But going back to what this book is about. Like every one of these books, each book is its own story and is really strong with a beginning and a closing. Usually you don’t feel as if you’ve been left hanging every time a book ends, and I absolutely love that about these stories. It means that you don’t want to pull your hair out as you anxiously wait for the next book. So, I started book four with a sense of the world, the characters and the danger, and no ongoing issues that needed a resolution right away. That just makes it very interesting for me because each story is a new one.

However, I have to admit that there is a shift in how this story ends. We get a really good sense of what will happen next to our dear characters and now I cannot wait to read the next book! Just like her mother and father, Elisa is slowly becoming the go to person that resolves everybody’s problems. She is always in the thick of it. Elisa continues true to herself, and she is battling out dangers left and right in the Ombudsman office, now that she is a full employee with them. At her side through every battle we have Connor, the sexy Prince of the Shifters.

Connor is the perfect partner for Elisa, and I absolutely adore all the moments that we have between these two. But, I really wish we had a bit more heat between them. A little bit more of those sexy scenes that make me fall in love with the couple so much more. But don’t worry, we do get some awesome toe-curling scenes that make me love this couple.

Action wise, this one really just hits the ground running, and makes it so easy for me to become hooked in like two seconds flat. We also get to see and live the life of the Pack a bit more in this story. And, not everything is going great for the Apex of the North American Pack and its’ Prince. Turmoil makes things that much more interesting and it gives Connor a bit more to handle during this book. We get to see pack dynamics and what Connor’s role is in all of this.

And as a last point, I feel we finally start touching a bit more on who Lulu is and what kind of role she plays in Elisa’s life as well as her being true to herself and who she really is. I loved Lulu’s development and I loved that we are slowly getting to know her a bit more with each new book.

in conclusion

Overall, a great continuation of this series, and one I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I will be quietly counting the days until we can have the next one in our hands.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

K. A Bylsma

This is a wonderful series and I’m delighted to hear this release is just as satisfying. Thanks for the review..