Published in: 2013
Edition read: E-book
Boook #: Book 0.5 in the Midnight Breed series
Savannah Dupree is halfway across the country from her Louisiana bayou hometown, a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of Savannah’s gifts. She possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, Savannah can see an object’s past—a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the secret hidden within the blade’s history: the vicious murders of twin boys by a group of fanged creatures borne of the worst kind of nightmare.
In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he’d see the blade again that spilled his young brothers’ lives ages ago on that blood-soaked night in London. Ever since the boys’ deaths, Gideon’s been on a personal quest to rid the world of Rogue vampires, but now he can’t help wondering if the brutal slayings of his only kin was something more sinister—an act perpetrated by an unknown enemy. An enemy who is apparently living in hiding somewhere in Boston. There’s one certain way to prove Gideon’s suspicion, but it will mean using innocent, gifted Savannah to help uncover the full truth—a truth that will shatter everything she knows about herself and the world around her. And with danger closing in from all sides, the passion that ignites between Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to risk their hearts and lives for a love that might just last an eternity…
Well, I had been leaving this novella til last, as it was the last link to the old world of the Breed that I had. It’s set 30 years before the first book in this series, and focuses on Gideon, a character who is in every book and is bloody awesome, but we never really learn much about as he’s already happily mated to the lovely Savannah when we first meet him. So this is his story, about him and Savannah, and I LOVED IT.
Although I feel a little betrayed now. I have totally spent the series picturing Gideon as a bit nerdy, a bit skinny and wiry, and then I learn that oh no, he’s actually big and muscled and not that nerdy. Though hot as hell, not the nerd that I had come to love throughout the series. Aw.
It was nice to learn how Gideon and Savannah met, as they are both integral characters to the series, plus it was nice to revisit the old world of the Breed, the world I loved (I dislike the new world where everyone knows what they are. I like the hidden world better).
A Touch of Midnight rating:9/10. Great novella and a good look into the life of the Breed 30 years prior to the series.
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of paranormal romances and vampire books. Fans of the series will love this novella.
Author’s website: http://www.laraadrian.com/books/a_touch_of_midnight.php
And now I have to wait til the next book is released, as I have finally caught up with this series. Sigh. It’s been a fun ride, but now to add this to my ‘series to watch’ list and begin with the next series…