Monday, January 27, 2014

review: SHADES OF MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian

Series: Midnight Breed #7
Random House: Dell
Released: December 29, 2009
Source: Library
Page Count: 383

Rating: Loved it!

Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt within herself but nver fully understood . . . until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world.

Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces - a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear.

My Thoughts
Holy sexiness, Batman. This book was yummy!

As we found out in the last book, the Ancient has escaped into the Alaskan wilderness. While there, he seems to have availed himself of the many people who are living in out-of-the-way areas in order to fuel up after the decades-long deprivation he experienced during his imprisonment at Dragos's hands. Kade, one of the newer warriors, is sent to Alaska to investigate and comes across Alex, the woman who discovered a crime scene and, of course, a Breedmate.

Alex has first-hand experience with the Breed and suspects what has happened. Their relationship is pretty hot, and I enjoyed watching it develop. Probably one of the better parts of the book, though, is its setting in Alaska. Besides the simple change of locale, Alaska lends a certain edge of wildness to the story and brings the passion up another notch.

As an aside: Kade can communicate with predatory animals, and I am super jealous that he can commune with wolves. Alas, I shall have to content myself with my pack of Siberian Huskies.

With every installment, I find myself falling deeper and deeper in love with the Midnight Breed series!

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