Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she's already seen a lifetime's worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.
Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.
Merit and her allies rush to figure out who's behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there's any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.
I’m glad I didn’t give up on the books after the whole gnome deal, it got much better again.
This book I liked very much from the beginning and reminded me much if the earlier books and why I liked the series so much.
There is like in most of the books a lot of things happening, multiple things at once and Merit and the gang of course gets stuck trying to figure out who it is.
We still have the PG in plan and of course even though there are no longer part of them the GP has its mind set to destroy the house. Things get ugly and heads roll.
McKetrick is still enemy No1 and is doing also his best to rid the world of vampire, but unless they can proof his involvement in any of it he is a free man and has plenty of time to work against him. That he is smart doesn’t help the house any.
But some new things about him come to light.
Meanwhile, riots are taking place all over Chicago and it seems they are aimed at vampires and companies that support them. After they Grey house gets hit, Cadogan gives them shelter and aid. It gets rather crowded in the Cadogan House for a while.
We get lots of action and plot twists in this book and a lot of answers. People we love and grown care for get injured in this book. Merit comes to face a questions she never thought she would have to but in the end she makes her choice.
Mallory, is still with the pack and doing “her time”, but things starting to get back to normal and they must thing about what to do with her once she is done with the pack. I’m still not so sure of her but I give her the befit of the doubt and she seems to be doing everything in her power to make things right. Catcher, seems to be handling it better now and has come to a new routine with her as well. They building their relationship back up.
The one who surprised me the most in this book was Ethan. While I was never really sure of him and had a hate/love relationship with him I really enjoyed him in this book. He seemed sweet and romantic, and he kicked butt. And dare I say he was even funny and sarcastic at times. I really like this new Ethan so far and hope he stays that way.
We also get more of Jonah and the RG, I really like him and hope he is staying in the books. I’m curious to see how the RG all turns out and if we get to see more of them and meet more of the other members.
We don’t see much of the pack in this book and I kind of missed the Keene Family a little. But we still get to see Jeff a lot since he is always there to safe Merit’s butt.
Also, Merit’s dad is up to something but what he really wants is still up in the air, time and future books will tell…. I hope
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, it was exciting, suspenseful, humor and romance all well balanced in this fast paced book.
I rate it at 4 ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“It was a chef’s knife,” I said, holding my hands about a foot apart. “And a very large one.”
“That’s what she said,” Ethan murmured.”
“It’s your job to be worried,” I said lightly, squeezing his hand. “That’s why we pay you the big bucks. Which you are apparently going to hand over to the NAC in order to keep that car in the garage.” “Never fear, Sentinel. I will still be able to keep you in bacon.” “Damn right,” I said. “You know your priorities.” Ethan rolled his eyes and slapped me on the butt.”
“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 stationery 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.”
“I had a sense of your passion when we met, Merit. When you first stormed into my House with fire in your eyes.” “That wasn’t fire. That was sheer, unmitigated fury.”