I have to be completely honest here.  I just couldn’t see it.  I mean we all knew going into Blade Bound that it was going to be the last Chicagoland Vampires book.  And yet, how could we possibly say goodbye to Ethan and Merit, Jonah and the Red Guard, Mallory and Catcher or Gabriel and the North American pack?  And, as with so many of the books in this series, the villain seemed unbeatable and the craziness just plain off the charts.  We got to see a vampire wedding, a warning from Gabriel that the vampire child may not be coming and we all knew that we had not seen the end of Sorcha.

About halfway through the book, I started to get really scared though.  Ethan had already returned from death, much to all our surprise.  But I started to wonder if maybe the way this book ended the series was with everyone’s death or confinement.  And so it took me a while to wrap my head around finishing this book, come what may.  I had carefully avoided all reviews and spoilers while I wrapped my head around the fact that this ending was here.  But about halfway through, I had to have a little faith–in Chloe Neill and in myself.  I could take whatever came in the series.

I won’t spoil the ending.  But I will say that my faith paid off in ways unimaginable.  And that is the key to this whole series.  Despite being a jaded paranormal romance reader who thought she had seen everything, this series constantly came out of left field.  Consistently, we found ourselves wondering how all our heroes could possibly pull this one off.  And they always, somehow did.   It’s sad to be saying goodbye to our intrepid heroes but the series ended on a high note rather than disappointment.

So, ladies and gentlemen, I highly recommend this book, and the series itself.  It’s lighthearted and campy and unbelievable at times, but these characters will soon hold a piece of your heart, as they did mine!

 

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Blade Bound Book Cover Blade Bound
Chloe Neill
Fiction
Penguin
2017
384

"Continuation of New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series"--

The thrilling final installment of Chloe Neill’s New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series sees sinister sorcery advancing across Chicago, and it might usher in the fall of Cadogan House....
 

Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation into a vampire, Merit has stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House. She’s saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side.

When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire who seems to be under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have imagined. As malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It is her last chance to save everything—and everyone—she loves.