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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.
❂❂❂ TOP 5 REASONS WHY I SHOULDN'T LIKE THIS BOOK ❂❂❂
Unlike some of my dear friends who are ...more
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 ...more
**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 lo ...more
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 ...more
I held on for 11 books and they don't get any better. It's basically the same thing regurgitated book to book. This one was better than the last couple, though. Ethan's "maker" comes to town and they think he wants Cadogan House - and Merit. There's also some gangster types trying to black mail Navarre House. However, the things that bothered me from previous books are still present throughout this one.
- Merit. Sh ...more
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 &am ...more
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 th ...more
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.
— Caroline ‘Merit’ ‘Mer’ Evelyn Merit (becomes vampire at 27, but is 28 in years), Sentinel of the Cadogan Hou ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
This is ...more
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.
"You're not the sandwich architect ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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Please take a second or two to prepare yourself for the unsolicited cheesiness that is this cover review/reaction..
It's just an average afternoon on Goodreads. I'm just minding my own business, scrolling through my to-read shelf when-
I notice that Dark Debt's cover has been released. At this point I don't even pause to scrutinise the thumb-sized image. I just click; pounce, if you will.
Unfortunately, every ...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 rustl ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Boring. Flat. Plain. Predictable. Extraneous. Unexciting. Cheesy. Contrived.
Need I go on?
I must have mentioned in my recent reviews of this series, that the author had been dragging out the story arc for far too long, and really accomplished very little in the way of plot, character, or story develo ...more
Ethan blandengue y todo, igual te amo.
Seis puntos nada más que quería tratar porque a pesar de tanto debate interno de Merit y tantas "situaciones" nuevas a cada rato qué ...more
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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.”