Series: Chicagoland Vampires #10
Published by NAL Trade on August 5, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...
A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?
I was SO excited to get my hands on this one! I LOVE me some Chicagoland Vampires! This is the book where we will see what moves Ethan will make in his “career”. So much is up in the air for Ethan and Merit that I’m chomping on my fingernails wondering where the chips are going to fall. There is that little tidbit of possibility mentioned by Gabriel, then we take on more GP antics and add onto that we have a killer on the loose in Chicago! It seems sometimes like Merit takes all the responsibility for everything that goes on in her city. She’s not going to sit back and wait for others to come up with solutions and save the day. Oh no, she jumps right in with both feet and fights to get her home safe and in order.
I can’t tell you how happy I was to see so much of Mallory in this book. She has really come into her own and seeing her part of the action was fun. I have always loved Mallory. Although, I think Lindsay is moving up there for the title of Merit’s BFF.
Of course, despite them already being a “couple”, Merit and Ethan face their troubles which usually stem from one trying to protect the other. I got SO frustrated with Ethan! I knew he was under a lot of stress, but he was not handling it the way I wanted him to. Of course, by the end I could see his point, but at the time I was just as irritated as Merit.
I was totally blown away by the GP resolution and am really anxious to see how that plays out. Also, a new character is going to show up I think. It was the ending piece that had you taken aback and anxious for what (and who) Ethan and Merit are going to have to do now to protect Cadogan House.
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