Series: Chicagoland Vampire #8
Publisher: NAL Penguin
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Reviewed by: Amber R.
Man, these guys can not catch a break. Merit and Ethan and all the Cadogen vampires constantly have something going on. You would think that they would get a week or two to relax but apparently Chloe Neill has other things in store for our Chicagoland Vamps.
Rioters are taking over Chicago. First they targeted a large blood distribution center and then the Grey House. And while both locations are vampire related there is no rhyme or reason as to why these two areas are attacked. But Merit and the Cadogen House is on the case. However, finding the right questions to ask is almost as hard as finding out the who and what behind the rioting.
Merit and Ethan couldn't have just one thing to deal with though, because that would just be too easy. The GP is out to bring them down in any way they can. And they come in swinging but they bite off more than they can chew with Merit and Ethan. Mallory is working on controlling her magic still. She's been working with Gabe and has definitely made a lot of progress. However, she's asking something extremely large of Ethan and it might be something he has to deny her, no matter how close she and Merit are. Merit's father invites Ethan and Merit to a family dinner but of course has ulterior motives. That guy will never learn his lesson. So suffice it to say, they have their hands full.
Ethan and Merit's relationship is progressing. I really love seeing them grow closer together. They're working through things and just coming together so amazingly. Even though there are some areas that things come to question, I think that they're probably as tight as they ever have been yet.
There are so many things that happen in this book that had me laughing and crying and literally slack jawed in shock. I love this series so much and I can't wait to see what kind of craziness happens next. And even though there is so much going on, Chloe has a way of flowing everything together so well and it's so cohesive.
A little snippet of Merit and Ethan's conversation that I just thought was hilarious.
Ethan looked utterly flummoxed. "Isn't this good news?"
I wiped the tears away and smiled at him. "It's the best news."
"Then why are you crying?"
"Because sometimes women cry when there's good news. Tears of relief. You know, catharsis."
His expression was utterly blank.
"Haven't you ever cried when you, I don't know, you get a new batch of that fancy stationary you like with the watermarks on it?"
He looked bewildered. "That's what you think I'd cry tears of relief about?"
"You do like your office supplies."
Ethan closed his eyes and shook his head. "This conversation has taken an indecipherable turn. Nevertheless, I actually have more good news...."
Aren't they freaking funny? Ugh, I just love these perfect little vamps and I want to hang out with them. If you haven't read this series yet, it is a MUST read. If you have, don't you just love them? So great. Anyhow can't wait for the next book, this one was amazing.