Thursday, March 19, 2009

Midnight Awakening

I enjoy vampire novels just as much as the next reader. There are some that over the top and other that are simply enjoyable to read. And one the newer series (at least for me) that I find satisfying (especially if you're in the mood for hunky, macho vampires) is Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed.

I finally got around to reading the third book of the series, Midnight Awakening:
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 tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart. . . .

I really enjoyed the first two books of the series, and my expectations for this book were high. And I was not disappointed.

I was hooked right from the beginning...I couldn't and wouldn't put down the book. I can't pin-point exactly what made this book so great. The characters, old and new, were wonderful to read; both the hero and heroine of this book have suffered tremendous loss, but they're both willing the avenge their loved ones, regardless of what may happen to them. The setting: we have a warehouse is Boston, a beautiful house in Berlin, a questionable hospital, and a glimpse of Prague. It has the darkness that appeals to me without becoming too disturbing. And then there's this cliffhanger at the end....I need to get my hands on the next book.

I highly recommend this book.

Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian (4.5/5) Contemporary Romance; Paranormal: Vampire; Published: Dell (12/2007); Series: # 3, Midnight Breed; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (34); 2009 Support Your Local Library (29);


DeSeRt RoSe said...

Oh I so want to start this series :) Now I'm more intersted in starting than ever!!

Rosie said...

I really liked this one too. I so "got" Elise and her need to do something to abate her grief. Good book.