Book #6 in the Chicagoland Vampires series
I borrowed this book from my library
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
Enjoyed this addition to the series that I am currently binge reading. It was nice to finally get some answers and have some movement on the Ethan/Merit relationship drama, even if she did wait till practically the end of the book to bring them together. If she went one more book with this pattern of bringing them together and then pulling them apart I was about ready to be done with the whole lot. There is enough drama going on in this world we don’t need the tension between the two lead characters anymore to move the plot forward. Enough. Put them together and let them work as a team they are meant to be. And no more love triangles please. Sure everybody seems to be drawn to Merit, but enough.
Was pleased with the direction taken in regards to Mallory the BFF who majorly effed up in the last book. I’m also please to see everyone seems ready to make her pay for her sins a little bit before welcoming her back into the fold. That is one thing that I do like about this author, she writes realistic reactions for her characters. Their actions feel authentic, even the bad guys. I may not like Tate or the GP but I can see where they are coming from. I get why they do the things they do, doesn’t mean I don’t want to see Merit put them in their place, but I love their complexity.
Lot of developments in this book, and a lot of threads tied up, or partially tied up. Kind of a nice change of pace. Hope to see some development with the batshit crazy mayor and her ultra right-wing agenda in the next book. I also am going to enjoy seeing how the GP handles the events that took place at the very end of this book. The series keeps getting better, may have to look into more urban fantasy series to pick up. Perhaps that is where my tastes are leaning these days now that I’m getting a little burned out on YA and Romance. Feel free to share recommendations.