Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

Reviewed by Lynelle:
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order--a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike--to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire at the center of the conflict, before his push for domination can explode into catastrophe.

At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him toward eternal darkness, Chase’s path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach--until he finds himself drawn to a beautiful young woman who may be something much more than she seems . . .

Darker After Midnight is the 10th book in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series and this book is just.. Wow. I’ve been following this series from the beginning and have loved each and every book. I was especially looking forward to this book as throughout the series Chase has found a special place in my heart with all the turmoil he’s been in throughout the series with how far he had fallen and in the last book that led to him being removed from the Order that has become his home and family.

I absolutely loved Chase. He is willing to sacrifice himself of the rest of his Order brethren, and even when he feels himself isn’t worth saving, he continues to do what he can to help out in the overall mission against Dragos, he doesn’t hold Tavia back and he allows her to do her part to help out. I also loved Tavia, and thought that she was a very good match for Chase and she is able to help keep him grounded. She was put through many changes and when her entire world is turned upside down and inside out, yes she freaks out, but she handles it with strive and she was totally kick-ass. I love the relationship between Chase and Tavia, and how it develops from anger and
mistrust, to smoking hot passion ;) to love.

I thought that Lara did a great job keeping us informed with the developments with the other characters and wrapping up conflict with Dragos. The book had a great pace and I’m sure if I had been able to read this book straight through and not put it down, I would have (darn work getting gin the way). This book left me smiling and satisfied with the conclusion and I CAN NOT WAIT to see what Lara has in store for us with future books!

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