Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chloe Neill - Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires #10)

While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...

A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?

{4 stars}

The synopsis does nothing for this book. The story isn't really even about the new killer stalking Chicago. It's about the end game for Ethan and the GP. It's all been coming down to this final event to see how the GP will respond. How will all of this play out? Ethan issued his challenge in the last book, and now we wait for Darius to respond. But there are a few GP surprises that get in the way. Another GP mystery is on the fringes getting in the way before we can proceed with Ethan's challenge, and as if Merit and the gang didn't have enough to do, they have to deal with a killer on the loose. Honestly, this is a "bridge" story, it gets us from the status quo of GP life to a whole new era in vampire politics. Not my favorite of this series, but definitely a stepping stone to get us to what I think will be the most exciting era yet.

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