February 12, 2013

Book Review: Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

Title: Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed #11)
Author: Lara Adrian
Release Date: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley

Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.

Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.

Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again—or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts

My Thoughts

I love that we are finally getting a chance to read Mira's story; I have been fascinated by her since she made her first appearance in VEIL OF MIDNIGHT, Midnight Breed #5. In fact, I'm really happy that author Lara Adrian decided to change it up and jump ahead a few years to start giving us the stories of the next generation.

Edge of Dawn didn't meet all my expectations though; the story was a little slow in places and I didn't feel particularly endeared to the grown up Mira, but she grew on me... slowly.

I felt that Mira and Kellan were a good match and evened each other out rather well, but all the tears, temper tantrums, and plays for dominance got a little old, it just felt like all they had was arguments and make-up sex - I wanted a little more than that for them.

It was great to see a few familiar faces make brief appearances, but that really didn't make up for the bumpy romance, and the lack of depth I felt from the MC's.

Overall, a good start to a new chapter for the Breed but a little lacklustre for me - sorry.
3 stars :]
I adore Lara Adrian and her Midnight Breed series, and although this one fell a little flat for me - I'd still buy it and recommend it. I just cant wait to see where she takes the rest of the next generation of Breed :)

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