Thursday, July 21, 2011

REVIEW: Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian

Deeper Than Midnight (Midnight Breed, #9)

Deeper Than Midnight 
by Lara Adrian
Book #9 in the Midnight Breed Series
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Genre: Paranormal (Vampire) Romance
RATING: ★★★★

Delivered from the darkness, a woman finds herself plunged into a passion that is DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT . . .
At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world was changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well--the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.
Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos's most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he's hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he'll go to end Dragos's reign of evil--even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne's tender heart.

**May contain light spoilers from previous books**

Deeper Than Midnight might be slated as Hunter's book but Mr. Sterling Chase was in it just as much if not more than Hunter. And what a cliffhanger! I can't wait to read Dark Than Midnight. Ok, enough about Chase since this is Hunter's book.

We were introduced to Hunter in Veil of Midnight (book 5). Then he was the Gen On assassin that was breed and trained to be a cold blooded killer that asked no questions and flow orders. But after Hunter wins his freedom he joined the Order. And we have slowly seen him transform into a different man through the books and in Deeper Than Midnight we finally get to see him get his HEA.

It was heartwarming at times and heart breaking at others to read Hunter and Corinne's story. They are both survivors of Dragos evil games. Hunter by birth as one of Dragos' assassins and Corinne as one of the Breedmates that he took to abuse and do experiments on. Corinne brings great balance to Hunter's character. She teaches him how to feel and not be ashamed of his feelings.

Deeper Than Midnight felt like a bridge book between Taken by Midnight and Darker After Midnight. We've see Hunter slowly grow in the last few books and Chase has been becoming darker. Deeper Than Midnight was a closing to Hunter's story ending and a setup to Chase's story. I've not seen anywhere yet who Chase's woman will be, but I have a strong feeling she was introduced in Deeper Than Midnight.

I also have a feeling about a few other characters we see in Deeper Than Midnight and their future in the series. I can see a young romance in the making a few books away.

Fans of Lara Adrain's Midnight Breed series won't want to miss this one. It's easily one of my favorites in the series and I am very much anticipating the release of Chase's book, Darker Than Midnight in January.

Series Reading Order:
Kiss of Midnight
Kiss of Crimson
Midnight Awakening
Midnight Rising
Veil of Midnight
Ashes of Midnight
Shades of Midnight
Taken by Midnight
Deeper Than Midnight
Darker After Midnight (January 2012)


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