March 31, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
Blade Bound by Chloe Neill
Book 13 of Chicagoland Vampires Series
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Source: eArc from the Publisher
Rating: Evil Love
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.
My end of 2016 and debut of 2017 were with Chloe Neill’s books, Phantom Kiss and Blade Bound, and let me tell you that I love these books.
Blade Bound is the final book in the series and I appreciate that, I don’t like series that has too much books, mostly because authors sometimes lost themselves in the process. It was not the case for Chicagoland Vampires series, this series is awesome and this final book is the perfect conclusion to it, with action, love, happiness, friendship and hope.
Merit and Ethan are incredible, their love for each other is beautiful, and their trust in each other is marvelous. It’s because of this series that I read and blog in English and I’m pleased to tell that I grow up with these characters, I see them evolves to be better people and it’s amazing.
In this review I will just tell you my feelings because I don’t know where you are in this series or even if you read it yet. If that’s the case you are missing a great series with wonderful characters.
Merit is faithful to herself, her mission is to protect Ethan and her house, she still loves food and chocolate. She is ready to die to save her home and her city even if she will look for an alternative effectively.
Ethan is still as arrogant but I find that in this volume his fear is even more evident, that of losing Merit and not being able to give her the normal life she wishes but he manages very well all this and I admire him even more. I like its spread about Merit and the food.
Merit and Ethan really form an adorable couple, their happiness is visible and even if sometimes some doubts are in their thoughts, they are quickly discarded. They trust themselves and have a real relationship of love and friendship and see them ultimately happy, warm my heart.
Catcher and Mallory are also very present in Blade Bound, I love this couple from the beginning, and they have crossed the obstacles with panache and love. The friendship between Mallory and Merit is a highlight of this series, they have experienced ups and downs but in the end they will always be present for each other.
Lindsey and Luc are the 3rd couples that I appreciate, Luc is so geek and Lindsey so crazy, I find that they complement perfectly. Luc is someone who likes the job well done and who assumes the responsibilities in case of failure. He can be very angry with himself, even if he isn’t guilty, I appreciate this trait and it’s also for this reason that he’s at his post as Captain of the Guard. Lindsey has made me laugh a lot, her humor and joy are contagious and I really like this character.
It will be very hard not to see these fantastic characters again but the series has to end and it ends in beauty.
Chloe Neill is an artist, she gave life to charming characters and didn’t hesitate to make them live all sorts of harder events than the others and I am delighted to have spent 5 years in their company. I saw them evolve, love, tear, get lost and gain self-confidence. They made tough choices but they are still staying strong and united.
Thank you Chloe for this wonderful adventure and I will re-read this series with joy.
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.