Published in: 2009
Edition read: E-Book
Book #: Book 7 in the Midnight Breed series
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.
This was a pretty good read. Kade and Alex are a good couple, the setting was pretty awesome (Alaskan wilderness = something I don’t know much about, but sounds awesome), and the story moved along at quite a nice pace. Unlike some previous books in this series, this one was low on the smut factor, only a few adult scenes and then lots of storyline and action, which made it way more fun than say the previous book in this series.
Plus I rather liked the characters- Alex was not insufferable, rather she was kinda awesome cause she could fly a plane (let me ask you, can you fly a plane? No. Therefore, she is awesome) and Kade is one of the newer characters in the series, so we didn’t know much about him at all prior to this book- which meant some decent backstory and development of this character, who was not what I had been picturing prior to this book.
Shades of Midnight rating: 8/10. Really great
Would I re-read it? Yes siree. Out of this series, this is up there as one of my favourites.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, fans of the paranormal romance genre who enjoy vampires, fans of similar series (eg BDB by JR Ward; Carpathians by Christine Feehan, etc).
Author’s website: http://www.laraadrian.com/books/shades_of_midnight.php