Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.
That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.
Chicago's mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for vampires and humans alike.
After a lot of horrible things that happened in the previous book it is now time for Merit, and the rest of the vampires to move forward. It is now two months since that horrible time, and Merit is still having a hard time adjusting to things. She and the rest of the house are having problems with Frank, the vampire their from the GP to monitor the house, and see if it should be shut down or not. Then there is Merit, and her new partner Jonah who seems to have more than friendly feelings in mind when it comes to Merit, but she is still harboring feelings for Ethan. And suddenly Lake Michigan is turning black, and all kinds of supernaturals are getting upset, along with the humans, and the new mayor. It seems they have several more problems to deal with in this book.
I have mixed feelings about this book, I really hated what happened to Ethan, so it made this one not really interesting until the very end. But I won't say more about that because I don't want to ruin it. I also can not stand Mallory, and I really thought Catcher treated Merit pretty badly in this book, he was a real jerk to her. Also Jonah is another favorite character of mine, he is very confident and funny. I enjoyed Merit, and Jonah together, but I still missed how it was before. I can not wait to read this next book, this one ending in somewhat of a cliffhanger. This book slightly got on my nerves, I got very frustrated with the things that kept happening to Merit, especially with Mallory. I have no respect for her, and I think Merit was a far better friend and person than Mallory could ever be. Overall the book was okay, not one of my favorites, but the ending was the best part!