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Book Reviews of Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 12)

Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 12)
Midnight Marked - Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 12
Author: Chloe Neill
ISBN-13: 9780451472335
ISBN-10: 0451472330
Publication Date: 3/1/2016
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: NAL
Book Type: Paperback
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ophelia99 avatar reviewed Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 12) on + 2527 more book reviews
This is the 12th book in the Chicagoland Vampire series and I think it's time for this series to be over. By and large this story was just boring. It was very predictable and very ho hum. I thought the previous book in the series was a bit better, but overall this series is starting to feel tired to me...

Again the big baddy in this book is The Circle, an anti-vampire group in Chicago headed by Adrien Reed. This enemy has felt contrived and forced from the start.

At first I was excited that it looked like this was going to have some interesting discussion of Alchemy in it. However, it wasn't all that interesting. Ethan and Merit remain a sturdy couple; there are a couple good scenes between them. However, Ethan has gone all uber alpha male on Merit and has somehow forgotten that her job is to protect him. It was frustrating.

I am just trying to find something awesome to say about this book and struggling. I enjoyed that Mallory was in the story more; her crass sexual comments and in your face attitude were the best part of the story. We do get to learn about the vampire who originally attacked Merit was...which was again disappointingly...well disappointing.

Overall not impressed. Everything about this book was just..okay. Mostly it's boring and predictable; I honestly struggled to keep from falling asleep multiple times while reading this book. I am struggling with this review just because the whole book was so non-commental. This was an interesting urban fantasy series that should have stopped with either book 9 or 10. Things have been going steadily downhill since then. My overwhelming feeling at the end of this book was..."eh...I just don't care anymore..."
robinmy avatar reviewed Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 12) on + 2041 more book reviews
Ethan, Merit, and their friends are planning to take in a Cubs game when they stumble upon the body of a Shifter. Two holes in his neck point to his killer being a vampire. When a vampire is spotted in the area, Ethan and Merit give chase. The pursuit ends with Merit being shot in the arm. As the group investigates, they find symbols painted on a wall near the body. These symbols point to alchemy. Merit and Ethan know it is Adrien Reed and the Circle behind the murder. Now they need to figure out what exactly the symbols mean.

The 12th book in the Chicagoland Vampires series is a bit predictable. As usual Cadogan House leads the way in finding out who is behind the mysterious symbols that are showing up around Chicago. Mallory and Catcher play a larger part in the plot than usual. I feel like Mallory has finally earned her way back into the trust of the vampires at Cadogan House. My rating: 4 Stars.