As much as I hate to say goodbye to this series, I have to admit that I am happy that Merit and Ethan finally get some peace and true happiness after all the crazy they’ve been put through.
I must admit that I wasn’t all that interested in the crazy that went on in this book. It, in fact, kind of bored me since it was all too similar to what has gone on in previous books, though I did like how it ended up being a catalyst for some interesting developments. What I did love, and what my rating is based on, is my love of the characters ~ at least the ones who are solidly on Team MEthan in one way or another. I’ve loved watching not only Merit and her relationships with the various characters evolve, but watching how all of them have grown into whomever they were meant to be. They are all imperfectly perfect, except for Chuck who was pretty much perfect from the beginning and is simply awesome, and have definitely kept things interesting as the series has progressed. Merit and Ethan’s relationship has always been a source of entertainment, even when things got bad, but I loved where they finally ended up and think it’s the perfect ending as well as a possible new beginning.
Reading the final words of this book has left me with a bittersweet feeling. I’m happy with how things were ended and yet I’m left with wanting more (I’ve heard rumblings that there may be a spinoff in the works so I’m keeping my toes crossed that it’s true). But the bittersweet feeling isn’t only due to the series ending. The other part to the bittersweet is that this series is the one that kicked my arse back into being a bookworm. I remember seeing Some Girls Bite laid out on a table at Barnes and Noble and how I had to find out what it was all about based on the cover alone (See. Covers are important and I still have the book in all it’s worn out well read glory) and how I walked out of the store with a new book which I devoured in one day. So while I not only feel the need to thank Ms. Neill for writing such amazing characters, but to also thank her for reminding me how wonderful it is to get lost in the pages of a book and the need to want to do it over and over again.
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley ~
The thrilling final installment of Chloe Neill’s New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series sees a sinister sorcery advancing across Chicago, and it may usher in the fall of Cadogan House…
Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation to vampire, Merit’s stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House. She's saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side.
When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire seemingly under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have ever imagined. As a malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It’s her last chance to save everything—and everyone—she loves.
Chloe Neill is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels, the Devil's Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite. Chloe was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys--her husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.