I love this series...one of my top 5 all time PNR/UF series and Chloe Neill did not let me down! I once again got exactly what I expect from Ethan, Merit and the gang. Humor, fast action, kicking bad guy ass, and awesome byplay between Ethan and Merit, a fast paced story that keeps me reading until dawn. For me this is one of the most consistent series in the UF/PNR universe and although CN can through us some curve balls once in a while of something completely unexpected she writes with a eye to the prize using all kinds of different vehicles to keep the story progressing forward.
If you are new to the Chicagoland Vampires series you really should start with the first book so that you can appreciate all the nuances of the stories and the relationships between characters. Many of the secondary characters are repeats from book to book and although this is a story driven series. The relationships are the vehicles that keeps the story moving so it is important to have everything in context.
It was great to see more of Navarre House since they have been pretty mysterious in the past and the insight we got into Catcher and Mallory was wonderful and not in your face but steadily fed to the reader through several chapters...brilliant!
Can you tell I was really happy with this novel? and now I'm done *whine* and I have to wait for the next one. Why do I always rush through each novel in this wonderful series then at the end think I should have savoured it more? I do look on the bright side though. Netgalley provided me with this novel for an honest review so I can unashamedly go and purchase the audiobook and get my second dose of Dark Debt!
5 brilliant shiny stars for this edition of Chicagoland Vampires and a fangirl push to all of you who have not yet started this series. What the heck are you waiting for???? go ...go NOW...buy it and sit back and enjoy the ride!