Monday, February 29, 2016

Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #12)

Midnight Marked

My Rating: 5 Stars

Written by: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires
Sequence in Series: Book 12
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: NAL
Publication date: March 1, 2016
ISBN-10: 0451472330
ISBN-13: 978-0451472335
Genre: Urban fantasy

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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 vampire against vampire...

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

My Review:
Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires, #12)Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill

What can I say, I’m a Chloe Neill fan and I flat out love her storytelling. Midnight Marked, for me, was a marvelous adventure in the masterfully developed Chicagoland Vampire world.

Ethan’s creator, thought long dead, has returned and wants what he thinks his due…everything Ethan has which includes Cadogan house and Merit.

Has Ethan grown powerful enough in the past few centuries to take on his master? You are about to find out.

Merit has never backed down from a challenge but it seems Ethan’s master has learned a few new tricks…like invading Merit’s dreams.

But this past master isn’t the only enemy coming back to haunt Merit and Ethan, greed and grudges have carried over from one that is truly dead, putting all the houses at risk and another focusing their machinations on vampires and the power.

If that isn't enough, it seems that there are strange, magical, sacrificial murders occurring throughout the city of Chicago. Merit must uncover the plot before the fragile balance in the supernatural world unravels.

I love how Merit and Ethan have become a well-oiled partnership, that support each other’s strengths and compensate for their weeknesses. Although…their choices for food may not always jive they have the perfect partnership. I half wonder where Neill might take us next. The prophecy of a vampire child looms with the portent of a great sacrifice hanging over their heads. We’ve seen so many changes and amazing characters’ growth.

I wouldn’t have given up one second of this adventure and highly recommend any urban fantasy fan to check out the Chicagoland Vampires. I simply loved having an opportunity to dive back into this world with Midnight Marked, its a ride no one should miss.

I received this ARC copy of Midnight Marked from Berkley Publishing Group - NAL in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 1, 2016.

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