Saturday, 11 June 2011

Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian

Midnight Awakening (The Midnight Breed, Book 3)Title: Midnight Awakening
Author: Lara Adrian
Series: The Midnight Breed (book #3)
Previous in series: Kiss of Crimson
Next in series: Midnight Rising

My rating: 4.5 Stars

Synopsis: Elise Chase has lived a sheltered life in the Darkhavens of the Breed race but following the horrific death of her son, swears vengeance against those responsible for his downfall. In order to attain her goal, she must first learn to control her debilitating gift and is forced to turn to the most unlikely of allies, Tegan, the deadliest of the Breed warriors.

Review: An engrossing page turner. Midnight Awakening has the best plot in the series so far and contains many of my favorite devices including a secret book, an enigmatic riddle and the rise of an ancient enemy. The book wraps up the story line from the previous installments only to conclude with a cliffhanger that introduces the conflict to come. My one small nitpick is that the villain’s eventual demise is a little anti-climactic.  

The romance comes in a close second to the previous book, Kiss of Crimson. Tegan and Elise are a wonderful union of opposites and develop an intense emotional and sensual bond. Some readers may find Elise to be snobbish and aloof but I found her strength of character and underlying vulnerability to be engaging - she can definitely kick butt with the best of them. Tegan is a tortured soul and it is great to see him find his ultimate match. I particularly enjoyed the complementary nature of their extrasensory gifts, which added an additional layer to their connection.

Adrian has created an imaginative and immersing world that only improves with each new book, and I look forward to reading the next in the series.


  1. Interesting. You always read such interesting series. Great review.