Saturday, May 14, 2016

Book Review: Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill

Midnight Marked
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires (Book 12)
Publication: NAL (March 1, 2016)

Description: As the Chicagoland Vampires series continues, Merit and Ethan find themselves in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, where winning may require the ultimate sacrifice...

A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long...

Merit is one of Chicago's most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn't scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won't give up until he owns the Windy City.

With his last plan thwarted, he's more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House's vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting supernatural against supernatural...

In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything...

My Thoughts: This review will likely contain spoilers for earlier books in this long-running series.

Merit and Ethan are dealing with Adrien Reed who wants to take over Chicago. Reed is a crimelord but to many of the people in Chicago is a person to be admired, a benefactor noted for his good deeds and business acumen. Merit and Ethan know that he has an agenda that won't be good for the city and especially bad for any supernaturals who live in it.

After stumbling over a murder on their way to a Cubs' night game, they find evidence of some sort of alchemical formula. Mallory, Paige and Catcher assist in trying to translate it to find out what the secret alchemist is trying to accomplish. Soon they learn that there are more pieces of the formula scattered around Chicago. Merit also confronts one of her past enemies in this one.

I love the relationship between Ethan and Merit. They are both strong people which means that they butt heads frequently because each is so determined to protect the other and keep them from harm.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

Favorite Quote:
Mallory nodded. "He gave you an alphapology."

"What now?"

"An alphapology. The apology made by the alpha male, which isn't really an apology, but more a reason for insane behavior. Catcher does it all the damn time. Drives me up the wall."
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

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