In a frozen wilderness steeped in darkness, the lines between good and evil, lover and enemy, are never black or white but drawn in Shades of Midnight.
Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt within herself but never fully understood . . . until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world.
Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces–a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear.
Shades of Midnight begins with a sad prologue- you'll find yourself wanting to know more after reading of a gory attack in Alaska. Conveniently enough, new Order recruit Kade is from Alaska and will be sent back to find out who the new serial killer in town is. This hits home harder than he thought, could the Breed gone Rogue be his twin brother?
During the course of his interrogation, he meets cute, blond Alexandra. She's a pilot with some hidden talents and her own family secrets. I think we can all guess at this point that Alexandra and Kade are going to be lovers... mates, together forever. They make a good, believable couple.
Shades of Midnight is so full of twists and turns that even the most disconcerting will be surprised at the end. The story behind Kade and his family is woven so smoothly into the story you don't get information overload. It’s a little sad you don't see much of the other breed members or their mates but this makes it more just Kade's story and that is interesting. Plenty of action in this story and you see more of Dragos' Gen One Hunters and The Ancient. I especially like the scene between the Ancient & Jenna. It shows him in a different light and you see more of his personality and thoughts. I have a whole different outlook on him and cannot wait to see where Lara Adrian takes him. Jenna is introduced as Alex's best friend and I look forward to her story.
Alexandra did not endure herself to me as much as the heroine's of earlier books. She is a bit one dimensional - always unsure and fearful. Lust for Kade seemed to override her brain most of the story and influenced a lot of her decisions.Though who can blame her? She seemed to take Kade's vampire lifestyle in stride which is a little strange considering what happened to her family.
All in All I totally enjoyed this book, and I am looking forward to book 8!
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Dell; Original edition (December 29, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.3 inches
*Other Books In the series*
Kiss of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 1)
Lara Adrian (Mass Market Paperback - May 1, 2007)
Kiss of Crimson (The Midnight Breed, Book 2)
Lara Adrian (Mass Market Paperback - May 29, 2007)
Midnight Awakening(The Midnight Breed Book 2)
Lara Adrian (Mass Market Paperback)
Midnight Rising (The Midnight Breed, Book 4)
Lara Adrian (Mass Market Paperback - Mar 25, 2008)
Veil of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 5)
Lara Adrian (Mass Market Paperback - Dec 30, 2008)
Ashes of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 6)
Lara Adrian (Mass Market Paperback - May 26, 2009)
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