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Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires #12)

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As the Chicagoland Vampires series continues, Merit and Ethan find themselves in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, where winning may require the ultimate sacrifice...

A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long...

Merit is one of Chicago's most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn't scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and
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Paperback, 361 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by NAL
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
● Marital buddy read with my dear yet contemptible wife Jilly

It is with deep regret that we have to inform you about the sudden death of the series formerly known as Chicagoland Decaffeinated Vampires. This diet delightful collection of super light lovely stories was a cherished companion for many a dark night. And for many many years. Well I pretty much binge read the whole thing in a week about two years ago, but you're not supposed to know that. Please join us unaffected Inconsolable Decaf
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

"We may fight again, Sentinel. We may rail at each other until the sun breaches the sky. But the truth is this. I love you. And I found you once, that April night. I will always look for you, and I will always find you."


If you were to ask any one of my friends, they’d tell you just how much this series holds my heart. It’s not merely the genre or the author, but a deep-rooted connection to these characters. From book one on I’ve been an avid and invested fan-From the first eyebrow raise and
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Last re-read of the series*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Re-read: 06.02.2018
I've realized in my re-read, that though I find Gabriel quite hot, he's kinda selfish. I mean, he ask for help many time, yet never offers to help back. He withholds information that could help and he doesn't really show his appreciation of said help, nor do he show respect to Ethan. It's sorta bothering me. A lot, actually. And I definitely don't like how Merit is taking Gabriel's side (sorta) and how everything/everyone seems to b
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

The CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES series is twelve installments deep, so it’s kinda crazy that Merit is only now celebrating her one-year vampire anniversary, but there you have it! It’s been a heck of a journey thus far, and Chloe Neill wrote the ideal story to honour such a momentous occasion. The latest antagonist is at it again, all of the beloved characters get their due, and I just loved the ending. The action and romance were in perfect harmony, and there were so many litt
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Jilly
The 50 pages of actual story was pretty good. It was the over 200 pages of filler that bored me. I don't know what exactly is going on here, but someone needs to get their head in the game! This one was phoned in for sure.


I have a mildly interesting story to tell you

So, in this one we have Ethan and Merit going to a baseball game only to discover a dead body near some writing that seems to be magical in nature. They are trying to decipher the writing, which they think is linked to alchemy, while
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 - 4 ★'s

This is my one of all time favorite urban fantasy series...and couples but unfortunately, things have gotten a little same ol', same ol'. The gang comes upon something and of course, they totally take it on, humans always think the worse of them except for Ethan's groupies and there's battles and some injuries but everyone pitches in to help.

This time there was alchemy involved and at least it was interesting. I liked Mallory and Catcher's roles but I thought there might be some mor
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Beth
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, I’m a Chloe Neill fan and I flat out love her storytelling. Midnight Marked, for me, was a marvelous adventure in the masterfully developed Chicagoland Vampire world.

Ethan’s creator, thought long dead, has returned and wants what he thinks his due…everything Ethan has which includes Cadogan house and Merit.

Has Ethan grown powerful enough in the past few centuries to take on his master? You are about to find out.

Merit has never backed down from a challenge but it seems Ethan’s ma
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Suzanne the Bookaholic and Proud
the Chicagoland vampires series is one of my best series to read, I mean only one word to describe it 'ETHAN' that about sums it up, where do I sign up for Ethan to bite me,
12 books in and still just has strong, and this book would be in the top 5 books of this series,
but the ending is soooooo wrong, how can it be left like that, now I have to wait for the next installment to come out, hope it isn't too long xx
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


Merit has been a vampire for a year now. She’s gained some incredible friends and learned a ton of skills that she never would’ve otherwise. Some incredible things have happened over the several books of the series but I feel like despite being in the midst of a supernatural war, Merit and Ethan have kind of settled down a little bit.

A murder has occurred and it looks like it’s been done by one of them. That’s not good news when the tension between Houses is already brimming. After a brief upd
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)


As the Chicagoland Vampires series comes closer to its big finale, the excitement is reaching an almost unbearable level. Midnight Marked, the penultimate book in this excellent, beloved series, brings just a tiny bit more of everything: more romance, more action, more friendships, more enemies, and more danger than ever before.

Ethan and Merit are still right in the middle of a supernatural war, and as they fight prejudice, misunderstandings, and outright malice coming from all sides, they some
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Jennifer
★★★★
Such an eventful addition to an amazing series! Just one more book left...and a novella. It's almost over!

My favorite quote:
"It’s easy to be an asshole. And harder to do the right thing. We do it anyway.”
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Sarah
I'm such a fangirl when it comes to this series, Merit is awesome, Ethan was chained in my book boyfriend harem years ago and I absolutely love all the side characters we've met along the way. It's kind of amazing to think that all of the events of the last 12 books have been crammed into one, very action packed, year of Merit's life. That's right, she's just now getting to celebrate one year of being a vampire and you can trust Ethan has big plans for her!

Merit and Ethan have both come such a l
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Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
{An alphapology. The apology made by the alpha male, wich isn't really an apology, but more a reason for insane behavior.}

This should be a real word, God knows that behavior is so familiar. Am I right?

Due to my unstable emotional state I wasn't really into the book at the beginning, **boy drama, that's all I'm gonna say**, but as usual with good books it sucked me in anyway. The story was really cool and entertaining, the villains appropriatly disgusting, the heroes as per usual - the Cadogan
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Midnight Marked is the 12th book in Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampire Series and sadly there will only be one more book after this one.

It's now a year since Merit was turned and a lot has happened since. A war between the supernatural's is on the go..........and Chicago is in danger again!!!!

I have loved watching Merit and Ethan's journey...they are now at a good place.
“I love you, Ethan, and I love this city. And however much I fought, I love this goddamn House. It's part of me, and I'm part
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Yodamom
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ethan and Merit, have been through just about everything. There life together is chaos. This installment of the story while nearing the end of the series did not go gentle for them, but they finally a real pair. Their relationship seems solid, they always end up side by side.
A supernatural war is on and the fur is flying. It is the same bad guy just ramping up his volume. I really hope this villain gets it soon ! Adrian Reed, in an arrogant manipulative jerk who needs to die !
I can't believe Me
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
The Chicagoland Vampires needs to be read in order.

Midnight Marked is book twelve in the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill. It’s full of action, adventure, and mystery.

I’ve had my highs and lows with this series and I think I’m ready for it to end.

In the past year Merit has gone from a reluctant vampire to doing whatever it takes to keep her vampire family safe. She's now celebrating her one-year vampire anniversary and her relationship with Ethan is strong. It’s been one interesting j
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Cyndi
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm still loving this series and knowing there is only one left makes me sad. I'll probably put off reading it for awhile.
Anyway, this book was great! I like that Merit doesn't let their personal problems get in the way of protecting the city. She is a good, strong character. Malory played more of a helpful part in this book. Which I love! Lots of talk about the miracle baby that was prophesied.
Alisa
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I don't love this series but it's so close to the end my weird book ocd won't let me not finish this series. This one was way better than the last few. Probably cuz there was limited Ethan time and a lot of time with side characters. (especially Catcher who never ceases to make me all *heart eyes*
Cathy
2.5 stars, it was actually better than I expected.

This series is a good (or actually bad) example of why a seat of the pants/stretch it out as long as the author can series doesn't work versus why a series that is planned and has a defined story arc and ending does. Like Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom books and Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden books (though some people might dispute that he isn't stretching it, it feels extremely controlled to me) later in the series show clearly that they're built on
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Meigan
As the Chicagoland Vampires series heads toward the final installment, things should be settling down and trouble should be keeping some distance. Such isn't the case for the great city of Chicago and the sups that inhabit it. If anything, it seems Ethan, Merit, Cadogan, and the rest of the supernaturals are attracting more trouble than ever, this time around from Adrien Reed, the savvy and cutthroat businessman that has his eyes set on owning the city. Adrien poses a very daunting threat becaus ...more
Barbara (The Bibliophage)
This was another fun book in the Chicagoland Vampires series. Look, these aren't meant to be high literature but they are light and quick to read. Sometimes that's just what I need.

I appreciate how Neill takes the now familiar main characters and give them opportunities to keep evolving. The plot has good pacing, although this one dragged for me in some places. The story balances the "mythology" and romance threads with the current villains story.

I also enjoy Neil's tongue-in-cheek writing sty
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Christy
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
I have an ear infection, so I don't feel the best to begin with. I can't do a real review because I just keep staring at my screen going "huh?"

This one was heavy-handed and predictable. I had a lot more fun yelling at the book & "discussing" it w/the MacHalo buddy read group. I don't know if I can justify wasting any more audible credits on this series.
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: june-2018
This one is my favorite so far! Merit kicks some ass and Ethan is swoon worthy. I will say that I saw the twist coming from a mile away but I still greatly enjoyed this one. This has been a great series and I'm looking forward to reading the last one.
Lauren
Midnight Marked
3.5 Stars

The vampires and the shifters in the Windy City find themselves at odds when the body of a shifter is discovered and a vampire is the suspected killer. As the facts emerge, Merit and Ethan are once again immersed in the machinations of a recent foe whose future plans for Chicago will have dire consequences for every supernatural.

While entertaining overall, this installment in the Chicagoland Vampires doesn't really add anything particularly original or exciting to the ser
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Lauren
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing


As I set down to write this review, I noticed something odd on the Goodreads page for Midnight Marked. When the hell was it announced that book #13 will be the last? It can’t be coming to an end! I need my Merit and Ethan fixed dammit!!!

Okay, now that I have that rant out of the way…

Midnight Marked as I have now discovered marks the ticking time bomb of the end of this series. Ethan and Merit are still waging war with the supernatural and human communities of Chicago. Just when you think “Oh, l
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Jennifer
This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho

I switched between the egalley and library audiobook to get the book finished faster. I listened to the last half while cleaning the house and coloring. I was a little underwhelmed by the story so I changed the speed of the audio to finish even faster.

I've had highs and lows with the series, Midnight Marked was a low. I didn't care about what happened for most of the book. I think I'm just ready for the series to end which is a sign that I wou
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Robin
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, urban-fantasy
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 ou ...more
Eva • All Books Considered
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 4 STARS

I can't believe there is only one book left. I will say that around books 8-9, I was a bit ready to give up on this series. Nereyda convinced me to keep going and I'm so glad I did because books 10, 11 and 12 (this one) have reminded me why I love this series. I can remember reading book #1 in this series for the first time and I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. It was agony to wait a year for the next book to come out. It's crazy to think th
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Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
Overall I enjoyed Midnight Marked but something about it stopped me from loving it. I'm not sure what it was exactly either, maybe that nothing really came as a surprise. I was glad that Merit didn't really get her ass kicked for once, I don't think writing action/fighting scenes is CN's forte.

Anyway, I still love Merit and Ethan and I was excited by how MM ended. I'm really looking forward to the next one.
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“Has he apologized?” “In the way that he apologizes. ‘I would do anything to protect you,’” I said, in a pretty good imitation. Mallory nodded. “He gave you an alphapology.” “What now?” “An alphapology. The apology made by the alpha male, which isn’t really an apology, but more a reason for insane behavior. Catcher does it all the damn time. Drives me up the wall.” 13 likes
“Did I mention I love your nail polish? " I asked.
"You did not, but thank you. Times like this, you gotta have a bright spot. You gotta have something to lighten the mood. Catcher's homemade waffles and enormous dick usually do the trick.”
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