Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals—and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan, are tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else.
Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn't help that she can't tell who's on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who's tall, dark, and part of an underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society—a world full of vampires who seem to be ready to fulfill the protesting human's worst fears, and a place where she'll learn that you can't be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands.
Yeah, it was just really great to be able to read this book! A lot of things happen, like the raves become more violent, and oh, yeah, Ethan is killed. But since I know he's going to be coming back, well, I don't mind that so much!
I thought it was really funny, Merit going on about the titles and chapters of vampire literature, and how punny they are, when the chapter headings for these books are pretty much the same, and taken from things that happen in the chapter. It says something about her character!
The investigation into the raves brought up one bad guy again. Because of course she would be a part of this plot. Of course things are more complicated then that, with the GP being horrible and annoying. And the fact that Tate was part of the plan, as well, the evil bastard!
I'm going to have to read the next two books together, because I know that the next book is partially Merit dealing with Ethan's death, and then he's back in the book after that, though being something of an ass again. So I want to get those out of the way to get to one where they can be together and be happy together!
Yeah, loved this book, loving this series, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #4
Read: May 5th, 2016
Reason Why: Loving this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: New American Library
Published: April 12th 2011