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Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed) by Lara Adrian
Lara Adrian keeps wowing me with these fantastic Midnight Breed novels, not least because the story moves around from Boston to Germany to Prague and now to Alaska. This, of course, provides plenty of new scanarios and variety.

Ms Adrian paints a wonderfully realistic picture of the bitter, snowstorm driven Alaskan winter. The scenery just comes alive, whether on the ground or from Alex's small bush plane; you feel the bitter cold and the Ancient is terrifyingly real - he actually reminded me an awful lot of Robert de Niro playing Frankenstein's Monster in the film by Kenneth Branagh. Once he was on the loose, he cut a lonely figure of a monster, wandering the forbidden frozen… Read more
Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed) by Lara Adrian
Being a native German, I was hoping that one day an author would feature a German character in a novel who wasn't portrayed as the stereotypical N*zi baddie or other villain.

Then along came Lara Adrian with her international set of Breed Vampires and a likeable, impeccably mannered but libertine German vampire. Needless to say, I loved Andreas and the whole pyrokenesis he battles with makes this Vampire a bit more interesting.

In this tome, all thoughts of womanising go out of the window for Andreas as he is consumed by hatred and vengeance. Until he encounters Claire again, the only female he has ever loved and then lost. I felt that this love story was believable… Read more
Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed) by Lara Adrian
OK, so I am giving this book 4 stars, because I absolutely adore the Midnight Breed series. However, this book, being number 5 and therefore right bang in the middle of what is (with the release of Darker Than Midnight on 11th August 2011) currently a 10 book series, seems to fall a little flat and I was left feeling "and so, the point was what exactly here?'.

Middle books rarely do those that came before justice because, by now, the plot has been built but is not yet reaching its climax so the good -v- evil aspect can be pretty tame, which is what I felt we saw here. Essentially, we have a woman trying to survive the terrors that Yakut subjects her to, the only other female in… Read more

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