Series: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 5
Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.
That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.
Chicago's mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for vampires and humans alike.
What I thought
This was a hard book to rate. So much has happened in the last part of the previous book so I dug into this one with reservation. I knew something was up, along with everyone else, I just wasn't sure how everything would be dealt with. And that is what made it hard to rate.
There is a lot that happens in this book. I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with the new storyline, but I will have to see here it goes in the next book. *Major Cliffhanger Alert!!* I wasn't sold on either ending (you'll understand when you read both parts). One felt too easy, the other left me wanting to hit my head upside a brick wall.
The story itself, was interesting. I'm not going to lie, I love Merit. I love this character and as much as I hate the cliffhanger to this one and the last book, I will probably keep reading and keep hoping the best for Merit. While the endings left me a little unsatisfied, I enjoyed the mystery (maybe not so much the outcome) of the book.
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