Review: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

Posted April 18, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Review: Darker After Midnight by Lara AdrianDarker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #10
Published by Dell on January 24th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance

The climactic novel in Lara Adrian's New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series—and her hardcover debut—Darker After Midnight invites readers to enter a thrillingly sensual world where danger meets desire.

In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike—to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire at the center of the conflict, before his push for domination can explode into catastrophe.

At the center of the Order's quest is Sterling Chase, once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him toward eternal darkness, Chase's path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach—until he finds himself drawn to a beautiful young woman who may be something much more than she seems . . .

WOW.  Darker After Midnight is so much more than Chase and Tavia finding their HEA. There is so much going on in this installment that will change the face of the series. I feel like Lara Adrian did some foreshadowing with Jenna and the Ancient’s storyline back in Taken by Midnight. We’ve seen changes take place within her since then. And we get to see more evolve with her but still do not get the whole picture with what is happening to her.

Dragos has been a very bad boy! Fans of the series know about some of the things he has done in his secret labs but in Darker we get to see that what we’ve learned about in the past is just the tip of the iceberg. That Drago is a real Dr. Moreau missing with the DNA of the Breed to make the Hunters so he could use them as killing machines that only took orders from him. But they weren’t his only secret that came out of those labs.

It will be interesting to see what his test tube babies hold for the future of the Breed. There are so many life changes in Darker. We get a look into the future of things to come. I’ve read on Lara Adrian’s Facebook Page {contain spoiler if you have not read Darker yet} that the next book, Edge of Dawn, takes place 20 years after Darker and after all the changes and additions; I couldn’t see how she could not advance the overall story line in the series.

I’m telling ya, the world of the Breed will never be the same after Darker and fans of this series MUST read it.

About Lara Adrian

LARA ADRIAN is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series, with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books regularly appear in the top spots of all the major bestseller lists including the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound,, Barnes & Noble, etc.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

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2 responses to “Review: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

  1. This book was hands down the best of the series! I was blown away by just… everything. And what a great way to “end” the story and move on to the next tale!

  2. Great series! I really enjoyed this one, I’m also very curious to see where she’s taking us next.I’m going to her website right now.
    Thanks, god job again!