You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Public isn’t exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven’t stormed the castle yet.
But all that will change once they learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle and drink themselves silly. Most civilized vampires frown on this behavior, putting mere mortals at ease with their policy of asking a person’s consent before taking a big gulp of the red stuff. However, that doesn’t make good copy for a first time reporter looking to impress his high society family.
So now my “master,” the centuries old, yet gorgeously well-preserved Ethan Sullivan, wants me to reconnect with my own upper class family and act as liaison between humans and vampires—and keep the more unsavory aspects of our existence out of the media. But someone doesn’t want people and vamps to play nicey-nice—someone with an ancient grudge.
I liked the second book as much as the first if not even a little better. We get to know the major player a bit more and what makes them tick.
Mer, still struggles with being a vampire at times and has problems connecting with the vampire in her. But she is not telling anyone, which can cause serious trouble for her.
Somebody is framing the house on threats made to a wealthy family, it is Mer’s and the crews job to find out who. So we get another “who done it “with this book, which I love.
But those are not Merit’s only problems, besides finding out who is behind the threats and what not, she has boy trouble. She can’t go with it to Mallory either since they have problems as well.
While Mallory is going through her own crisis with the witchcraft and is about to send away, they is a wedge between Merit and Mallory.
The tension between her master Ethan and her is also growing.
I’m still not sure what to think of Ethan, while I have no doubt that he likes her and is just afraid of what could become of it or him with her. There is still a sliver of doubt and that he keeps using her for stuff doesn’t help.
I still like Catcher and Jeff even though we don’t see that much of either of them in this book, compared to book one.
An evil witch returns and needs to be dealt with, but that is easier said than done.
Overall I really enjoyed this book, we get plenty of mystery as well action, and humor plot twists. I think what I like about these books the most is that while Merit is strong and wont give up easy, she still has her weak moments.
The book ended with a somewhat cliffhanger and I can’t wait to dig into the next book.
I rate this book at 4 ½ ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Jeff, I have a problem.”
“I’m glad you’ve finally realized I’m your answer, Merit.”
“You’re wearing your medal,” he said. I grazed the gold with my fingertips. “I wasn’t sure if I should, if it was dressy enough?” “You should. Consider it your dog tag.” “In case I get lost?” “In case you’re fried to ash and that sliver of gold is all that’s left of you.” Vampire tact, I thought, left something to be desired.”
“Why the long face?” “Is there anyone who isn’t infatuated with you?” I smiled at him, with teeth. “If not, it’s because you haven’t assigned them to me yet. Mata Hari at your service. Would you like to add him to the list?” “I don’t appreciate your sarcasm.” “I don’t appreciate being handed out like a party favor.”
“I assume you’ll need a feeding soon?” “I’m a girl, not a pet. But, realistically, yes. I pretty much always do.”