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29 June 2010 @ 12:20 pm
Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, 7) by Lara Adrian  
Title: Shades of Midnight
Series: Midnight Breed #7
Author: Lara Adrian
Pages/Biding: 400 paperback
Rating: 4

Book Description:
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.

What did you think of the book?
(Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)

I started this series a while back because I really wanted more vampire stories in my life and I was in between books with Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series, J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, and Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen Series. I have decided that I really liked this series, enough so that I decided to keep all the books.

As for this book, I didn't think I would like Kade as much as I did. I loved that the book was set in Alaska and I enjoyed getting to know a Brother of the Order that we hadn't previously known anything about. I enjoyed learning about his power, his family, and his brother. We also got to see a strong and capable woman and how much Kade liked that about Alex.

Kade is an interesting character who has interesting abilities. We have seen that Brock and Kade are humorous and like brothers but that is as far as knowledge about them has gone. So it was refreshing to learn Kade's back story which I do believe is one of the most interesting.

Alex's history involves the Breed, unknown to her. She also has an interesting ability. She can touch someone and tell if they are lying to her. I do hope that it gets stronger with Kade's blood and we see if she can read people without touching them because that won't work very well with an enemy. We also discover she's a pilot which will be immensely helpful to the Order.

Another small twist is the presence of the Ancient and an interesting twist with Alex's friend Jenna. Can't wait for more on that.

Overall, I thought the book was good. I did miss most of the other Order in this book but I did like the remote location, the different situations and the interaction with Kade's family and Alex's friends.

Other Books in the Series (reading order):
Kiss of Midnight - Lucan & Gabrielle
Kiss of Crimson - Dante & Tess
Midnight Awakening - Teagan & Elise
Midnight Rising - Rio & Dylan
Veil of Midnight - Niko & Renata
Ashes of Midnight - Andreas & Claire
Shades of Midnight - Kade & Alex
Taken by Midnight - Brock & Jenna
Deeper than Midnight -