Review: Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

Posted February 25, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 21 Comments


Review: Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian
Book: Edge of Dawn
Author: Lara Adrian
Article Type: Book Review

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About the Book: Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.

Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.

Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again—or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.

Review: Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

Read from February 20 to 23, 2013

Read for Review (Edelweiss)
Overall Rating :4.50
Story Rating :4.50
Character Rating :4.50

First thought when finished : I will admit at the beginning I was a little scared of the time jump but in the end it is a brave new world that I love and totally embrace.

Story Talk: As a long time fan of the series I was wondering if I could get on board with all the sudden seeing the kiddos “all grown up”. I didn’t need to worry though because I was quickly sucked into the mayhem. It helped that the Breed I know and love made appearances too. I think Lara did an excellent job of setting a story that tied in the old guard and the new guard. I am excited to see where the new story arch will take us over the next few books. I love that she is tying in the other half (not saying what I mean there but once you read it you will understand). I love when authors take us full circle. As always, this entry was full of some heart pumping action and edge of your seat adrenaline. I wasn’t disappointed at all.

Character Talk: To me this is where the Breed series shines. Lara gives good character and this new generation is no different. In fact, I think they may end up giving us more complicated and conflicted characters. It was great seeing the older Breed too (Brock you are still a hunka hunka burning love). I loved Mira–she was strong, sassy, and willing to do anything it took for what she felt was right. Kellan is the perfect example of the tortured hero. My heart broke for them, cried for them, and in the end wanted to give them a big ole hug! Though it is Nathan I am interested in learning more about and Chase’s kiddos look like they are one hot mess all together. There are so many potential stories out there that I can’t wait to read them all. These characters are that enduring!

Final Thought: In case you couldn’t tell, I can’t wait for the next installment!

Felicia S
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21 responses to “Review: Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

  1. I absolutely loved this book. Nathan also interests me, I can’t wait to see how his story goes. I think the time jump went very smoothly and I’m so excited to learn about all the Order’s new members. I can’t wait for the next one! My virtual signed copy came in the mail yesterday, I was SO excited!

    • It is a 20 year jump but considered a continuation of the series not a spinoff. All of the original characters are in the story but this is really the next generations stories (if that makes sense)

  2. Jennifer

    This sounds like one I really want to read. Do you need to read the others before picking up this one?

    • If you were ever going to just jump into the series this would be the spot. You will miss some of the back story BUT this one is 20 years after the last book. It is also about a whole new generation so while the older generation is there you wouldn’t be lost.

  3. I just won this book and was wondering if I can read it w/o reading the others? Not that I do that or anything… *cough* Yes this is a series I want to read from the beginning, but I may not be able to resist… 😉

  4. Sometimes it’s hard when they jump forward but sometimes it’s exactly what I need to get back into a series. I swear I’ve read this series…maybe? I definitely need to check it out if not!!

  5. I’ve fallen so far behind on this series Felicia! I think I only made it to book 5 or 6 before I got distracted so I have some serious catching up to do. I had no idea she was going to jump so far forward in time, but I like that that gives us access to more of her characters. She writes such great characters:)

  6. OK so I only skimmed this review because I must be crazy and have not started this series… After a glance at Goodreads, I think I know why. I have the paperback and not the Kindle version of the first book. Not sure when was the last time I read a “real” book :/

  7. This is another series I hope to get to, I am glad the time jump worked, sometimes a change in direction for the ARC of the story can throw you for a loop and I know this is where a lot of fans jump ship, but since you are dying for the next installment i would say it was successful. Great review and I am glad you enjoyed it!