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Dark Debt

(Chicagoland Vampires #11)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  9,924 ratings  ·  638 reviews
A vampire never gets old. But neither do his enemies. When a figure from Ethan's dark past makes a splashy debut in Chicago, Merit and her Master don't know whether he's friend or foe. But they'll have to figure out soon, because trouble is brewing in the Windy City.

At an exclusive society soiree attended by the upper echelons of the human and supernatural worlds, Merit an
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Published March 3rd 2015 by NAL Trade
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) by: My little self. Because I'm cool like that.
Buddy read with the ever awesome Jaime starting March 3, 2015.

Yes. It is true. There are actually non-crappy, non-Ilona Andrews books out there. And this is one of them. Will wonders never cease?

But you know what the funny thing is? I shouldn't even like this book. It should have ended up in my DNF graveyard instead of getting a 4-star rating. Hey, I shouldn't even be liking this series. At all.


⑤ Vampires
Unlike some of my dear friends who a
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
2 You Have To Pick Up Your Game Stars

And yes, after 11 books and 2 novellas, I'm finally ready to write a review about this series. Sadly, while I generally like the series, this review will not be positive.

There are plenty of UF series out there, some start mediocre and stay mediocre (Sookie Stackhouse), some start mediocre and become strong (Mercy Thompson), some start strong and stay strong (Guild Hunter), some start strong and become powerful (Kate Daniels/ Fever 1-5) and then there are thos
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
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**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

"If you touch her again, come near her again, I will tear you apart with my own bare hands, Master or not."

There are so many things I love about this series. So many things I hold back after finishing a book because, really, how many times can you repeat all the same things you love about a consistently excellent series? I always do a mini-review, letting people know the main reasons I

Just the usual sort of UF book, nothing different or exciting happened. If I wasn't so obsessed with finishing series I've started I would have given up on this one by now, also after ten books I may as well stay until the bitter end. That said Dark Debt wasn't a bad book, the writing was decent, the world was fun and easy to immerse into, and the secondary characters were likeable. But it was just so samey and been there, done that. Also, Merit as a protagonist was so vanilla and generi
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

Chicago has a reputation for good food, crappy weather, and organized crime; Chloe Neill makes a point of including the first two in practically every installment, but the third had yet to surface. DARK DEBT rocketed into the previous book’s cliff hanger with little delay while also paving the way for a new mafia plot thread that will in all likelihood become this series’ latest story arc. The secondary characters were the headliners of this novel for me with Mallory & C
I'm not sure if it's just been too long since I read anything from Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series, but this eleventh installment was just what I needed to snap me out of a quickly approaching reading slump. I don't put every book I drop on my DNF shelf but I've already gone through four deleted books this week...and I was scared lol. I'm glad this book was available when it was.

Dark Debt had a lot of suspense and fun mystery/strategy that kept my attention. Keeping up with all t
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Soon done*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Re-read: 05.02.2018
Am I the only one feeling like Ethan and Merit is holding something back? I mean, their relationship is pretty strong, but I believe it could be stronger... Anyways, I'm soon done with my re-reading of this series that hasn't gone so well. Let's hope the last book in the series makes up for everything as I haven't read it yet.

The characters:
Caroline ‘Merit’ ‘Mer’ Evelyn Merit (becomes vampire at 27, but is 28 in years), Sentinel of the Cadogan
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
It always makes me happy when a series gets back to what makes it sooo good in the first place and for this series it's one thing...Ethan. The series took a hit after Hard Bitten, Book #4, and again it had to do with...Ethan. I'm thrilled that CN was able to get things back on track with the last several books and especially this one.

Ethan is really in all his glory in this book and everyone is awestruck, especially Merit. Don't get me wrong, I love her but there is just something about Ethan,
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Just recently Chloe Neill announced that she’ll be ending her Chicagoland Vampires series with book 13. While I’ll be very sad to say goodbye to these characters, I feel that she’s made the right decision. The series has been noticeably losing steam and the last few books have become just a tiny bit repetitive and predictable. However, predictable can be as comfortable as a warm blanket, and when you add to that a bunch of characters you’re very familiar with, you get a recipe for a very pleasan ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, urban-fantasy
Ethan's not-so-dead sire, Balthazar, is in Chicago and ready to make trouble. He hates Ethan and will do anything to destroy him. He also wants to take over Cadogan House. As Merit and Ethan try to predict Balthazar's next move, they are invited by her father to a party attended by Chicago's rich and famous. They are at the party when one of the human guests is attacked. Merit and Ethan stop the assassination attempt, but not before realizing the attackers are vampires from Navarre House.

This is
**Please be aware that although this review will be spoiler free for Dark Debt it will include spoilers for previous books so if you haven't read Blood Games yet I would suggest that you don't continue reading**

I'm a huge fan of the Chicagoland Vampires series and after the game changing events at the end of Blood Games I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of Dark Debt to find out what happens next! I was expecting the plot of this story to revolve around the dissolution of the GP and the n
Cocktails and Books
The Chicagoland Vampire series is one that I've always enjoyed, but with each new book in the series I find new reasons to love Cadogan House, it's master and it's sentinel.

In DARK DEBT, Navarre House and it's master, flame for a minute to Merit, Morgan, finds himself and his house trying to find a way out of the debt it's former master got them into a some less than savory characters. This story introduces us to a new foe, one that is intertwined with Merit's father and seems intent on getting
Aug 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Hey, I didn't think it could ever happen, but Alpha-Asshole Ethan, is actually developing a sense of humor! Color me shocked! He even finds out that Mallory and Merit have nicknamed him "Darth Sullivan" and has fun with it.
"Darth Sullivan?"
I inwardly cringed, opted for defense. "You're so handsome.... and really tall. Has anyone ever told you that you resemble David Beckham?"

Can't let that one pass by without a gif of the glorious Mr. Beckham.

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"You're not the sandwich arc
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This is definitely a vampire soap opera and I can’t get enough. And still I am totally invested in this amazing world that the author has created and developed through each book.
The 12th book in the Chicagoland Vampires and it’s still as fresh and smart as ever.

As usual Merit, who has been likened by a reader as the Nancy Drew of the supernaturals, is on another adventure, together with her gorgeous love of her life, Ethan and her many friends and allies.

I enjoyed this installment a lot. I am n
I love reading this series. I'll never be tired of Ethan and Merit and all the rest of the Chicagoland crew. <3 ...more
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Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

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5 Reasons to read Dark Debt by Chloe Neill
1. Classic Chicagoland!

I felt like Dark Debt was a return to the earlier feel of the series, which made me so happy. The relationships between some of the characters (like Merit and Mallory, Mallory and Ethan, Catcher and Mallory) have been strained lately it made me happy and hopeful to see those relationships back on track. The gang is feeling more like a family again.

2. Secondary Characters

One character

Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
So much to love. Besides the obvious (METHAN!), there was... MORGAN. Goodness, I've missed him.

I love the direction that Chloe Neill has taken her Chicagoland Vampires series. After eleven books, you have to expect the characters to grow and change as they go through different experiences together. And, yet, I always see glimpses of the characters they were in book 1 shining through from time to time. Which is fortunate, because I fell in love with Merit, Ethan, Mallory and the gang from the ver
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ aka Barbara
I love this 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 t ...more

With eleven books in the series, there doesn’t seem to be an end for Ethan and Merit. DARK DEBT reveals a new threat in Chicago, one that the crew can’t figure out if they are a friend or foe. All they know is that tension is brewing at an alarming rate and unless Merit does something about it, trouble will lurk behind every corner.

While Merit is the main protagonist in which we experience the story from, Ethan Sullivan became my favorite thing about this book. This new villain has really ru
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
My love for this series keeps growing and growing! I had a huge silly grin on my face the whole time I was listening to this one. I know it's hard to keep things new and interesting after 11 books, I rarely have patience for the 6 book series! But Chicagoland Vampires is my exception to the rule. I don't think I can ever get enough of Ethan and Merit and the rest of the gang. After everything (that is an understatement!) that Merit and Ethan have been through, it' so nice to see less and less dr ...more
Ivana Azap Feješ
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chicago has a reputation for good food, crappy weather, and organized crime; Chloe Neill makes a point of including the first two in practically every installment, but the third had yet to surface. DARK DEBT rocketed into the previous book’s cliff hanger with little delay while also paving the way for a new mafia plot thread that will in all likelihood become this series’ latest story arc. The secondary characters were the headliners of this novel for me with Mallory & Catcher at the head of the ...more
Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires Series is a must read, mark your calendars, preorder and read asap for me; so when I got my hands on Dark Debt I couldn’t wait to read it. Boy, was it a thrilling adventure to traverse.

Merit’s father calls and insists that Merit and Ethan attend a fund raising ball with a huge business mogul. Choosing to go to said ball, Merit and Ethan are quickly swept into protecting a guest at this ball from a vampire led assassination attempt.

Meanwhile, Ethan’s creator (wh
nidah05 (SleepDreamWrite)
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I been keeping up with this series. So of course I was excited to find there was a new book in the series. And got to say, 11 books in and the series keeps getting more and more interesting. I like that the characters are getting some character development while at the same time they don't seem out of character.

With this one, I had taken a little longer to read it because I didn't want to finish this right away because of the wait for the next book. But at the same time, I been in a reading slu
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
It took me two attempts to read this book, I think I went into a Merit and Ethan slump!

My second attempt, after leaving it for about 2 weeks and talking to friends who had read it, was successful and was well worth giving it another go.

First time around I felt bored and found the first few chapters difficult to read - what I wanted to keep reading for was the 'visions' of Merit and Ethan's future but I was doomed to put the book down.

I've now completed the story, and on reflection I can't under
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
“There is always light. The stars are always shining, even if we can't see them.”

Man, I will never get tired of this series. Never a dull moment, that's for sure.

Also, so happy to see more of a certain Master Vampire, even if I didn't get a certain Shifter!

I need the next book asap. And for a certain prophecy to be fulfilled or at least get set up, hello! Pretty please.
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Buddy read with wonderful Sarah and I can't believe more people didn't read it with us. Ethan, people! Darth Sullivan!


Originally posted at Smexybooks

Favorite Quote: The stars are always shining even if we can’t see them.

Merit and Ethan are back and their drama is as intense as ever. The past comes back to haunt Ethan when his maker, Balthazar, shows up in Chicago. As Merit and Ethan race to discover exactly what Balthazar wants, the Navarre house is experiencing its own troubles.

Morgan, the master of Navarre, is shocked to learn the previous Master left the house in mass
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this early copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

Chloe Neill returns to Chicago and our favorite cast of vampires who call the city home with Dark Debt! Merit is rounding up to her first year as a vampire and it's been one eventual year, to say the least and it's about to get even more crazier with the return of Ethan's maker, the one he thought long past dead.

Balthasar makes his appearance early and known to Ethan and h
Jaime Arkin
I love the Chicagoland Vampires. I love Ethan (duh), I especially love Merit, and I love this amazing world that Neil has created over the years. And even 11 books into the series I’m still always looking forward excitedly for the next one coming!

It’s hard after 11 books not to find yourself repeating yourself… The first things I find myself talking about is the chemistry between the characters, the amazing friendships within the pages, the mystery and suspense in every installment, but I think
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Chloe Neill is the New York Times bestselling author of the Heirs of Chicagoland, Chicagoland Vampires Novels, Devil's Isle Novels, and Dark Elite novels. Chloe was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her ...more

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“His(Luc) eyes widened appreciatively as he took in my dress, heels, hair. “You look beautiful.”
Ethan beat me to a response. “Thank you. But you should compliment Merit as well. She cleans up nicely.”
Luc snorted, glanced at me. “And you don’t look half-bad yourself, Sentinel.”
“Thank you, Luc. He’s just jealous. He prefers to be the arm candy.”
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