Merit and Ethan help stop an assassination attempt and wind up being connected with the Chicago Houses.
Dark Debt is a fantastic story with tons going on. There are new adversaries and lots of mystery.
Merit is one of my favorite heroines of all time. Even though she is a vampire, she is very human. She makes mistakes, sometimes she is scared, and she is smart. She learns from her past and becomes a stronger person, growing throughout the series.
Being a Chicagoan, I appreciate Merit’s love of food. We definitely, crave good food in Chicago. You can get just about any ethnic meal you can imaging, and most of them even deliver. My brother moved to Washington State. When he comes home to visit my mom always gets upset because he won’t eat her home-cooked meals. My mom is an excellent cook, but when he comes home, he has to get in all the great stuff you just can’t get everywhere else. He tells her, he can eat her cooking when she visits, but he cannot get the same food in Washington. His Chicago meals will always include multiple runs of pizza and Italian beef combos. I admit; I love my mother’s cooking, but I have to support my brother in this case. So every time I read about Merit’s food obsession, I smile. It is Chicago to the core.
I like how Ethan keeps hinting that he is going to propose to Merit and look forward to when it happens. They make an extraordinary couple.
Ethan’s maker Balthasar makes an appearance in this story. I appreciate Ethan even more after getting to know Balthasar. He is conniving and untrustworthy. He makes a fascinating opponent throughout the novel, as well, well as a few others.
I enjoyed the character development of Morgan Greer. We learned a lot about him in the book and some stuff that was going on behind the scenes at Navarre House. I gained a new respect for him and am interested in seeing his character progress.
Catcher’s speech at the end is classic. It is so very Catcher and perfect. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you read the story. Which is a must, by the way
Chloe Neill continues to do an amazing job with the Chicagoland Vampires Series. Dark Debt was a well-written and noteworthy novel. It was a thrilling read that kept me entertained. This is a must-read series for anyone who enjoys paranormal or urban fantasy novels.
Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.