PNR Review: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian (Outstanding)

Posted January 27th, 2012 by in 2012 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses / 5 comments

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From Goodreads: 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. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, a beautiful witness who identifies him at the scene of a mission gone terribly wrong, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems.

Pulled into a vortex of intrigue and danger she can neither resist nor understand, Tavia is uncertain whom to trust. And while everything sane and logical warns her against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that the handsome, deeply haunted male stirs something primal and ravenous within her. But even as she surrenders to her cravings, nothing can prepare her for the shattering truth of who—and what—she truly is.

As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Dragos and his Minions unleashing a hell on Earth like nothing ever seen before, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out and the streets running red with the blood of innocent lives, both Breed and human, together Chase and Tavia must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.

** spoiler alert ** Read for Fun
Challenge: Read for Fun
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75

First thought when Finished: The game has changed in so many ways!

What I Loved: Chase and Tavia might be my favorite couple in the Midnight Breed series or at least tied with Brock and Jenna! Their story was emotionally gripping and while there was A LOT happening in this story–their romance was at the very core. I also loved the fast and furious amount of information that was coming to us from all directions. Perhaps the reason this one really pulled at me was that we got more on Jenna too. I was just very much pleased with this entry into the series.

What I Liked: We got to see all of the Order, their mates, and even the children. I think the children will start to take focus because really all this change will directly impact their growing up. It is a whole new world!

What made me go huh? The biggest thing with Chase was his bloodlust. He has been fighting it since he has been introduced to the series. For it to be dealt with in that year that was not in the book was kind of disappointing. I just felt the whole end: dealing with being uncovered, the bloodlust, the poison, and the pregnancies were all just a little rushed for my taste 🙁

Final Thoughts: This was a game changer and I can’t wait to see where it heads from here!

Favorite Moments:

“We may be done here, but this night doesn’t mark the end of anything. It’s only the beginning. Dragos wants a war with the Order? Then, by God, he’s damn well got it.”

“My life is inside that clinic. This could be the only chance I have to learn who, and what, I really am. If there are others like me, they deserve the truth too.”

“You gave me truth, Chase. You have from the very beginning. You’ve opened my eyes. I may not like everything I see, but it’s real and it’s honest and I feel like I’m finally alive. You’ve given me all of that.”

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5 Responses to “PNR Review: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian (Outstanding)”

  1. Twimom227

    Great review! I agree with everything you said. I think this book is so incredible and my favorite of the series by far! And never have I been so excited for the "game changers." Lara wrote this in a way that has me more excited for what's to come!

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    I have one of these books but need to find out which one. I gotta start on these. Saw the spoiler alert so I skimmed. High rating. Me needs. 😀

  3. Missie, The Unread R

    You're right about the epilogue. I seriously imagined that both Chase and Tavia would both be locked up in separate room while they coped with their bloodlust. Honestly, with the amount of restraint Chase showed, I mean he only drank blood twice the whole book, it didn't really seem like he actually had bloodlust. But I can't wait to see what the new generation is going to bring. Maybe Chase's twins will be girls? hehe

  4. Blodeuedd

    SPOILERS! *hides* Not that I mind since I am yet to read book 1 and before that happens I will have forgotten all

  5. Paranormal Haven

    My signed copy hasn't come in yet so I had to skip the review but I liked the rating!!!

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