Wednesday, December 18, 2013

review: MIDNIGHT AWAKENING by Lara Adrian

MIDNIGHT AWAKENING by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #3
Narrated by Hillary Huber
Dell / Tantor Media
Released: November 2007 / June 2010
Source: Library
Page Count: 369

Rating: Loved it!

With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston's streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man: the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.

No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise's pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged - a bond that will link them by blood and vow - and plunge them into a tespest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart.

My Thoughts
Now that's what I'm talking about! I had some concerns about this series after Kiss of Crimson was so similar to Kiss of Midnight, but Midnight Awakening has erased my fears. This one really blew the formulaic romance out of the water AND managed to significantly advance the series plot arc with Marek. I am one happy, happy girl!

It was nice to have the heroine already be inducted into the Breed world, so we didn't have to go through the confusion and confession bit again. Elise knows the ins and outs of Breed society, probably better than Tegan himself considering that Tegan has never really been interested in fitting into society. She has nothing left to lose, and she is fearless because of it. Sure, sometimes she makes stupid decisions, but these are understandable considering her recent loss.

Tegan was a nice surprise for me. I expected him to be a bit more like, say, Zarek from the Dark Hunter series, but he ended up being rather sweet instead of just mean/intense. Maybe Rio will be more like I was expecting Tegan to me; that remains to be seen.

This series just keeps getting better and better. If you haven't given it a chance yet, don't wait any longer! Go grab yourself a copy and dig in!

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