Turned into a vampire against her will, 28-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago's vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye - and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing - among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he'll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
©2012 Chloe Neill (P)2012 Tantor
I really enjoy the Chicagoland Vampires series, Merit is a great character. The story lines are good but the romance between Ethan and Merit is more frustrating than enjoyable.
I have listened to a few other narrators and I really don't like Sophie Eastlake as much as the others. The way she reads the books, it's very noticeable that it is being narrated. The other narrators make it feel like you actually hearing the story from the main character and not a third party.
I am tired of the same ol same old, their personal stories seem to go forward 2 steps and back 1.5, nothing new really happens. Also there really is no convincing reason for the take on the worries of the world thing, I am waiting for a conclusion, the only reason I get the new book!
Loved all 6 books! Can't wait for Audible to get Book 7. It was released in January and am waiting impatiently!
Love this series. Always disappointed when the production company decides to change the narrator though. After 5 books of same person it is VERY hard to get into this book since it is a different reader. Character voices being different and all.
The previous narrator of the last 5 books!
I hate change. I mean, really hate it. Why would they use the same narrator for 5 freaking books then change on the 6th. Please redo this and go back to Cynthia Holloway. I feel lost. I hate this narrators male voices. They annoy the hell out of me infact. I am disappointed that I wasted a credit on this purchase. If only I had a time machine. That's it. From now on I am not buying a series book until I read the reviews and compare narrators. All I can say is they better not pull this crap with the J.R. Ward Brotherhood series. Heads will roll!!!
Seriously, the change of narrator pulled me totally out of the storyline. I listened to the first 5 books one after the other for the last month so it's freaking my Sh** sitting her listening to this book. Totally kicking myself.
CYNTHIA HOLLOWAY. Duh! (though I HATED her Mallory voice sooooooo much)
Nope. But I might rent it on Netflix
Did I mention how utterly bummed I am right now? Oh, and I don't think I will be purchasing the next to books on audio. Guess I'll have to old school it and read them. (GASP)
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I'm not quite through with it but it's the narrator. I just can't get past her. This series is just not her deal, which detracts so much from the story line.
I would recommend this book series but not this book. This book is weak in comparison of the books before. Maybe it was just a weak spot and the next one will improve upon this.
I love Jonah and any scene with him in it. I am sad there was so little of him in this installment of the series.
Yes , there should be a follow up but only if it can improve upon this installment. Enough of Ethan and his wishy-washy behavior. Bring more of Morgan and Jonah back and either get rid of Mallory or return her to her former stronger glory. Also, move past Merit being a new vampire. She isn't that new anymore and we all know she is the sentinel of the house.
I wanted to love this book a lot more than i did. The characters are not growing in a logical or linear fashion. The dialogue is slowing things down. It may that this is a transition book in the series and was needed for shifting the series but if so, i expect the next one to be stronger. If you really love the series, you will probably be able to tolerate the book if only to be ready for the next one. However, if you were only luke warm about the series to begin with, it may be too hard to tolerate this book. I personally found it a bit hard to get through at certain points but the ending implies that the next book may be more interesting.
The only thing I did not like is that they changed the narrator for the sixth book. After listening to the first five I got used to the voices for all the characters and couldn't view them the same way as the first five books.
I get that when listening to a series on audiobook that there is bound to be a change in narrator. Normally I can see the strengths in both so its no big deal, and I normally just roll my eyes at the reviews that claim the world is ending because of the different narrator. In this case though, Sophie Eastlake sounds as if her voice is just a computer generated voice. I'm sure she may be great at some of her other stories but she has slotted in and completely changed the pace of the book and character to the point where I stopped listening after 4 minutes. I actually couldn't keep listening, which is a real shame seeing as 1. I paid for it and 2. I have been waiting for this book to be released before I started listening to the series.
I really don't know how or why Chloe Neill would have ok'd this narrator, but hopefully it gets fixed up for the next book onwards.
If they like the unexpected
The Rachel Morgan series
That is an unfair question on this book, as all the previous books were read by Cynthia Holloway. You associate a voice with a character, when that voice changed this late in the series it's hard to connect with the character the same way. If she had read all the books
she would have been great. It was just hard on this one especially the voice of Ethan.
I thought this was one of the better books in the series, you don't want to miss it.
Can't wait for the next one!
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