February 21, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill
Book twelve in the Chicagoland Vampire
Publisher: New American Library
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Source: eArc from the publisher
Rating: Evil Love
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
As the Chicagoland Vampires series continues, Merit and Ethan find themselves in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, where winning may require the ultimate sacrifice…
A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long…
Merit is one of Chicago’s most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn’t scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won’t give up until he owns the Windy City.
With his last plan thwarted, he’s more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House’s vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting vampire against vampire…
In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything…
First of all, this review will contain spoiler because we’re at book twelve and I have a lot of things to say, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, stop right now and go away. I won’t hold that against you, I promise.
I have a full love for this series, it was the series which forced me to read in English, so I can say that if I have a blog today and if I’m reading in English today, it’s totally because of this series.
Chloe Neill is a genius, after twelve books I don’t want this series to end, I know it MUST end because all the series does but I loved all the characters in this series. Not just Ethan and Merit but also Mallory, Catcher, Jeff, Luc, Lindsay, Jonah, Malik and Morgan.
This book does wonderful things for my heart, it begins where the eleven ends, there is a new bad guy in Chicago, a very bad guy, Adrien Reed and I don’t like him at all. He’s so arrogant and self-confident that I wanted to kill him myself. He’s working with a vampire and a sorcerer.
Merit will never have the peace she wanted, even for one night at Wrigley for a match of the Cubs. As always since she’s Cadogan’s sentinel, she will protect her master and take bullets to protect him. This doesn’t go well with Ethan who wants to protect her. They are together in the story since a little time now and I love that couple, they are smart and beautiful, hot and sexy, protective and sure of themselves. The prophecy isn’t an important subject but it’s here because Merit has a lot of questions, which won’t be answer in this book. Merit finally has the time to tell the RG what she thinks and this moment of the book was so great, because she’s right and maybe one day, they’ll see it.
Ethan is always with Merit in this book, except one time and he was out of his mind when he discovers she’s left without him. With all the things that happen with Adrien Reed, he acts like an asshole more than one time. He takes very badly when someone keeps information’s from him, but in the other hand, he doesn’t hesitate to do the same things.
Gabriel and Ethan are in a dangerous position in this book and it will be a problem for Cadogan’s vampire.
Mallory and Merit friendship is back and I like that and Mallory and Catcher are so great together.
A thing I like in this series is the friendship between Jeff and Merit, I see them as brother and sister. And Jeff is more a brother to Merit than her actual brother Robert who in Midnight Marked is also an asshole. Merit’s father is nicer in this book, and even if Merit doesn’t speak much with her family, she doesn’t like when Ethan put them at risks.
I like the Alchemy’s part of this book; it’s interesting to read about this kind of magic. Paige and Mallory working together are very good.
Another thing I like is Morgan, in Midnight Marked he is finally a vampire’s Master, he deserves his title in this book and he would be an awesome master.
This book is full of actions, tensions, love, friendship, magic, shifter, good old vampires and family bonds. I love this one because first, Merit isn’t invincible and now she’s vulnerable to vampire’s glamour. Next, the end of the book was just amazing; I love Ethan Sullivan with all my heart.
I’m sad because it’s nearly the end but Chloe is amazing and she knows how to make us love her character. I haven’t seen the end coming with the revelation of the sorcerer, for the vampire I have a little doubt but no much more. This book is a very fast reading and I have enjoyed everything in it.
If you like the other books in the series, don’t stop here, this one is much much better and the end is closed that everything will happen in the next book.
About the author
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.
Connect with Chloe at www.chloeneill.com.