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 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.
I have to say that this is a series that has started to grow on me the more I get into the series. I didn’t care for Merit in the other books as she annoyed me to no end but she seems to be getting a little better this time around. We get into this one with Merit still adjusting to Ethan not being around anymore and we are still dealing with that whole issue. As if life couldn’t get any worse she has to deal with some major issues going on in the City and the GP sending in someone to audit the House. I have to say I didn’t care for the GP person that was sent in he was a complete jerk and I couldn’t wait until he was gone.
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Overall though I have to say this one was a slower paced book for me so it didn’t hold my attention as much as the others did. I get that we needed this one for the setup for the next book though so that made it ok. I can’t say much about Ethan in this one to avoid spoilers but I did kind of like the chemistry between Jonah and Merit. I know they can’t be a couple but I do enjoy them together. We did an addition of lots of new supernaturals though and I really liked that as it added another dimension into the mix. I cant wait to move on the next book in this series and see what Merit is up to next.