In Chloe Neill’s 6th book of her Chicagoland Vampires series, Merit and the newly arisen Ethan are working together again, against a new evil. Unfortunately this time it comes in the form of Merit’s best friend and witch gone mad—Mallory. Mallory convinced herself that unlocking a book created by sorcerers to contain evil magic, (the Maleficium) will help her fix her sensitivity to dark magic in general. As she tracks the book down, Ethan and Merit attempt to stop her.
The former Mayor Tate plays a pivotal role in this book and Chloe Neill finally reveals what type of supe he is.
In terms of relationships, I’m happy things between Merit and Ethan seems to finally be settled. The reasons Ethan kept giving in protest of making things official were becoming pretty ridiculous. Throughout the book I kept thinking, maybe it’s just time for Merit to move on, because for a centuries old vampire Ethan sure acts like an emotional teen.
I’m not sure if, or when Neill plans to end the series, but I did find the plot a bit lacking in comparison to earlier books. I did think the ending (the Cadogan house defecting from the Greenwich Presidium) does make for an interesting book #7, so hopefully things will pick up then!
Thoughts? Let me know below 😀