Darker After Midnight (with bonus novella A Taste of Midnight): A Midnight Breed Novel

by Lara Adrian

Random House Publishing Group | January 24, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Darker After Midnight (with bonus novella A Taste of Midnight): A Midnight Breed Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

The climactic novel in the bestselling Midnight Breed series, of which BookPage raves: “If you like romance combined with heart-stopping paranormal suspense, you’re going to love this book.”
 
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the 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, before his push for domination explodes into catastrophe.
 
At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems. And while everything logical warns Tavia against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that he stirs something ravenous within her. As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out, they must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Lara Adrian's Edge of Dawn and the novella, "A Taste of Midnight."
 
“Stunning . . . filled with passion, treachery, and danger . . . Adrian pulls out all the stops.”—RT Book Reviews

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Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345529294

ISBN - 13: 9780345529299

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just...Wow! Before I begin this review, I have one important thing to say about this book. Darker After Midnight is the tenth installment in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series and HOLY SH*T THIS BOOK IS…OMG JUST…WOW! Essentially, this book is about Chase and Tavia and how they find their HEA. But really, it’s so much more. So much happens it’s insane! I have to admit that when I first met Chase in book three, I didn’t feel much for him. Yes, I felt bad for him and his situation. But as a character, he was just there. Then he joined the Order and he started getting interesting. Then he started getting on my nerves. Never to the point where I wanted to smack him around, but I may have wanted to shake him a little to see what was going on in that head of his. Then the end of book nine happened and I thought he was the bravest and stupidest vampire on the planet. I found what he did to be such an honorable thing to do. It’s too bad he was walking into certain death. But as I’m getting ready to wave goodbye to Chase forever, I remembered that book ten was to be Chase’s book and he most certainly wasn’t headed for certain death because otherwise that would make book ten the shortest book ever. So I changed it in my head: We were not witnessing Chase’s demise at the end of book nine – we were witnessing his greatness. He is still dealing with his issues in Darker After Midnight but his humanity, if you will, is a strong focus too. I liked him quite a bit in this book and had no feelings of wanting to hurt him. *g* Tavia is a very good match for Chase. I really liked her character but what I liked most was what Lara ended up doing to/with her. Holy whoa I did not see that coming!!! I mean…yeah. I can’t wait to see what loyal readers of this series think of Tavia at the end of the book. I found it all very fitting to what has been going on in these past few books. We see quite a bit of the other members of the Order but we mostly see Lucan and Gabrielle. I found it was great how we see the aftermath of his struggle with Bloodlust and his struggle with becoming the true leader he was always meant to me. If I weren’t sitting in the middle of my daughter’s dance school when I read the end of this book, I would have stood up and cheered for Lucan in the epilogue. I was a little disappointed after reading the last book that Jenna and her ‘condition’ weren’t mentioned more but I did not feel that way this time around. Jenna is very much in the picture and much is explained. We also discover a theory about where Breedmates originated! Yeah…I know! Now you know what I mean when I say tons happens in this book! I have a huge crush on Gideon. I just wanted to throw that out there. Now let’s talk about the man we all want to punch in the face…and kick in other more painful regions… Dragos. I am about done with him. He wants vampires to take over the world and humans to be a snack. Yeah…he’s one of those guys. In each book, the Order knocks him down a little bit at a time. Starting this book, I was about ready for Dragos to be really hurt this time. I wanted his operation to be completely disbanded and he himself to die a slow and painful death. Or a fast and painful death. Or even a fast and painless death. I’m easy. I just wanted it to happen. Of course, I won’t tell you what happened with Dragos – you’ll just have to read the book to find out. But I am satisfied with where Dragos is headed at the end of this book. One more little tidbit about Dragos in Darker After Midnight… The ‘big’ part of his plan is revealed and holy jumpin’ I was not expecting him to go there. And when he went there, it was sad and shocking and another moment in the book that had me lose all words other than ‘whoa’. Oh, and before I forget, no this is not a stand-alone book. You would still enjoy it if you just jumped in and read this one but you wouldn’t have the same reaction as I did to the book because you would be missing the character build-up and the whole ‘Dragos is a super b*stard’ aspect of the story also builds over a few books. Lara’s Midnight Breed series is a solid series. I have never rated a book under 4 stars. The writing is good, the characters are very well developed and the premise (even though it’s vampires in hiding) is unique. I’m always impressed when I finish a Midnight Breed, but I have to say Darker After Midnight blew me away. I could not sit still during the last few chapters. I held my breath and rooted for the heroes and thought “THIS is how a long-running paranormal romance series should make you feel”. Lara got it just right with this tenth installment. I LOVE where the story ended up and I love where it seems to be headed. Fans of this series will have to agree with me that Darker After Midnight is the best book yet. 5 stars
Date published: 2012-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number Ten and the Best Yet! Before I begin this review, I have one important thing to say about this book. Darker After Midnight is the tenth installment in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series and HOLY SH*T THIS BOOK IS…OMG JUST…WOW! Essentially, this book is about Chase and Tavia and how they find their HEA. But really, it’s so much more. So much happens it’s insane! I have to admit that when I first met Chase in book three, I didn’t feel much for him. Yes, I felt bad for him and his situation. But as a character, he was just there. Then he joined the Order and he started getting interesting. Then he started getting on my nerves. Never to the point where I wanted to smack him around, but I may have wanted to shake him a little to see what was going on in that head of his. Then the end of book nine happened and I thought he was the bravest and stupidest vampire on the planet. I found what he did to be such an honorable thing to do. It’s too bad he was walking into certain death. But as I’m getting ready to wave goodbye to Chase forever, I remembered that book ten was to be Chase’s book and he most certainly wasn’t headed for certain death because otherwise that would make book ten the shortest book ever. So I changed it in my head: We were not witnessing Chase’s demise at the end of book nine – we were witnessing his greatness. He is still dealing with his issues in Darker After Midnight but his humanity, if you will, is a strong focus too. I liked him quite a bit in this book and had no feelings of wanting to hurt him. *g* Tavia is a very good match for Chase. I really liked her character but what I liked most was what Lara ended up doing to/with her. Holy whoa I did not see that coming!!! I mean…yeah. I can’t wait to see what loyal readers of this series think of Tavia at the end of the book. I found it all very fitting to what has been going on in these past few books. We see quite a bit of the other members of the Order but we mostly see Lucian and Gabrielle. I found it was great how we see the aftermath of his struggle with Bloodlust and his struggle with becoming the true leader he was always meant to me. If I weren’t sitting in the middle of my daughter’s dance school when I read the end of this book, I would have stood up and cheered for Lucian in the epilogue. I was a little disappointed after reading the last book that Jenna and her ‘condition’ weren’t mentioned more but I did not feel that way this time around. Jenna is very much in the picture and much is explained. We also discover a theory about where Breedmates originated! Yeah…I know! Now you know what I mean when I say tons happens in this book! I have a huge crush on Gideon. I just wanted to throw that out there. Now let’s talk about the man we all want to punch in the face…and kick in other more painful regions… Dragos. I am about done with him. He wants vampires to take over the world and humans to be a snack. Yeah…he’s one of those guys. In each book, the Order knocks him down a little bit at a time. Starting this book, I was about ready for Dragos to be really hurt this time. I wanted his operation to be completely disbanded and he himself to die a slow and painful death. Or a fast and painful death. Or even a fast and painless death. I’m easy. I just wanted it to happen. Of course, I won’t tell you what happened with Dragos – you’ll just have to read the book to find out. But I am satisfied with where Dragos is headed at the end of this book. One more little tidbit about Dragos in Darker After Midnight… The ‘big’ part of his plan is revealed and holy jumpin’ I was not expecting him to go there. And when he went there, it was sad and shocking and another moment in the book that had me lose all words other than ‘whoa’. Oh, and before I forget, no this is not a stand-alone book. You would still enjoy it if you just jumped in and read this one but you wouldn’t have the same reaction as I did to the book because you would be missing the character build-up and the whole ‘Dragos is a super slimeball’ aspect of the story also builds over a few books. Lara’s Midnight Breed series is a solid series. I have never rated a book under 4 stars. The writing is good, the characters are very well developed and the premise (even though it’s vampires in hiding) is unique. I’m always impressed when I finish a Midnight Breed, but I have to say Darker After Midnight blew me away. I could not sit still during the last few chapters. I held my breath and rooted for the heroes and thought “THIS is how a long-running paranormal romance series should make you feel”. Lara got it just right with this tenth installment. I LOVE where the story ended up and I love where it seems to be headed. Fans of this series will have to agree with me that Darker After Midnight is the best book yet.
Date published: 2012-01-21

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Darker After Midnight (with bonus novella A Taste of Midnight): A Midnight Breed Novel

by Lara Adrian

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345529294

ISBN - 13: 9780345529299

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The climactic novel in the bestselling Midnight Breed series, of which BookPage raves: “If you like romance combined with heart-stopping paranormal suspense, you’re going to love this book.”
 
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the 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, before his push for domination explodes into catastrophe.
 
At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems. And while everything logical warns Tavia against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that he stirs something ravenous within her. As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out, they must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Lara Adrian's Edge of Dawn and the novella, "A Taste of Midnight."
 
“Stunning . . . filled with passion, treachery, and danger . . . Adrian pulls out all the stops.”—RT Book Reviews