Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
3 ½ ★
OMG, I don’t even know where to start with this book. There was so much going on and let me just say not everything was good or made sense. Okay let’s just with the thing that bothered me the most. GNOMES, yes you heard that right honest to god freaking gnomes! With all the other mythical creatures that could have come into that story she chose gnomes. WTF!!! There are like hundreds of other things she could have chosen, that would have made way more freaking sense than gnomes. Honestly, when I read that I felt punk’ed and even put the book down for a few hours if not a day before I could see what else she came up with. Once I got over the part with the gnomes ( I hate saying or thinking about them) , the book got better. I liked it way more than the last book that is for sure. Anyways, so Ethan is back and he turned into a giant Asshole, but that is not just him there is much more to it. But I don’t think that should excuse his behavior at all. It is the typical ‘I want to be with you’ but a minute later ‘I don’t want to be with you’ Ethan. I swear he is Bi-polar. But what I did like was that he did in the end stand for the house, his house and really didn’t care about the GP or what they have to say more or less. Talking about the GP, they are still trying to destroy the house and doing everything they can, it is not clear whether they succeed or not even at the end of the book. Kind of wish that all would be done and over with. Merit, seems to be a her normal self again more or less, even though she had plenty of stuff to deal with, Ethan , Mallory , the GP and the RG (Red Guard). Plus this new thread, well more like a new/old threat. I really wish she would stop making excuse for Ethan though and stop whining and just kick his ass into next week. I was glad to see that she did make a decision about the RG though and didn’t care what others and or Ethan would think. Malory, is causing all kinds of trouble and needs to be stopped but in the process of that Tate, comes back into the picture and now is twice the trouble. They finally figure out what or who he is. I don’t; want to spoil it for anyone so I won’t say much about him. And to be honest I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it in the end how it all played out. I really liked Luc and Lindsey in this book again and wish we could get more of them. The same goes for Jeff. But he had his great and awesome hero moment in this book, so that was great. Also would live if we get more Jonah, I really like him, so far even better then Ethan. I did enjoy that all the sups had to work together in the end to stop this threat that can destroy not only a lot of people but also the entire city and much much more. Overall, I liked this book much better than the last, like I said but I also was a little on the fence yet. I’m looking forward to see how it all will continue and hope it will get better again. One thing is for sure, things will not be same anymore for any of the sups and or our vampires. I rate it at 3 ½ ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Like an angel of justice taking them down with his giant sword of righteousness?”
“That sounds like the tagline for a bad porn flick.”
“Girl, you’re the Sentinel of this House, and you’ve been trained by Catcher and Luc and Ethan. He’s in the training room right now. Get down there and kick his ass!”
“That’s tough. Anything I can do?” “Just stay in play as my backup.” I nearly swerved the car off the road. “I’m sorry—your backup?” “You know, in case it doesn’t work out with Fallon.” “And what about Ethan?” Jeff chuckled. “I just figured he was your backup for me.”
“The moral of the story? Don’t fuck with the magical order.”
“Morgan threw tantrums that would impress a two-year-old.”