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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Book Review: Midnight Awakening

Author:  Lara Adrian
Book three in the series:  Midnight Breed

Photo from the author's website.

Book Description from Amazon:

Book Description

November 27, 2007
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. . . .
Began: 14 Feb 2012
Finished: 16 Feb 2012
Grade: B+

My comments:  I love Tegan.  He's exactly the type of hero that I love - unreachable, aloof, a loner.  I really liked how the author navigated the many stages Tegan had to go through in order to allow Elise into his heart.  I liked how she didn't  gloss over the very real obstacles to them being together.  I thought she handled it well.  I also liked how she progressed through the arc of the overall story - the world story, if you will.  I felt that the resolution of the one conflict to move toward the new threat was timely.  I'm impatient, so if this backstory had had no significant changes in several novels, I would have been bored, but she ended one story arc and started another that will be explored in the next books and I appreciated that.  This book has me anxious to grab a cup of tea and curl up on the couch with the next one.  This series may move beyond how I labeled it to Stew initially:  "something to pass the time until the next Ward book comes out."

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