Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1)

Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

First in the Midnight Breed series

3.5 stars

Lucan Thorne is a Breed warrior. A vampire sworn to protect the Breed from the Rogues, once a Breed turned violent with Bloodlust. Lucan is one of the oldest of the Breed race and has watched enough of his brethren succumb to bloodlust… and if Lucan isn’t careful he may be next. Gabrielle Maxwell is a seemingly normal photographer, but when she witnesses a murder outside a club her reality shatters and everything she knew or thought she knew is being questioned. And Lucan Thorne is a question to that Gabby wants to answer. I liked Kiss of Midnight well enough, but I wasn’t blown away by it. In my opinion, this book wasn’t as enticing as it claims to be.

The main female character is Gabrielle who is also known as Gabby. Gabby was easy to relate to and I liked how fearless she was and not afraid to back down. She was a strong character, but she got boring sometimes, and that was a letdown.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7

The main male character is Lucan. I liked Lucan at first then he became a weird stalker about 50 pages into the book. Gabby’s response to the incident was it was a dream and amazingly real dream. My response was you are stupid and all the signs of him being dangerous are there. Eventually Lucan stopped being a stalker and started to avoid Gabby like the plague. Lucan is a very confusing character and I think he would just confuse himself at times.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 6

The Villain- The Rogue and the Minion, these are some pretty good villains and as of the ending of the book I’m looking forward to more of the Rogue.

Villain Scale: 8

Character Scale: 7.5

This book was truly a roller coaster ride for me. The first 50 pages I was engrossed and couldn’t put it down. Then it got boring and I would drag my feet when it came to reading the book. Around page 216 it started to get really good and the story picked up, after that I couldn’t put the book down. The Breed is a pretty interesting race of vampires, but I’m not sure why they are called Breed and that really bothers me. The lineage and history of the Breed is just cool and their customs were interesting. I’m looking forward to reading this series now because the ending was just amazing, except for the last chapter that chapter was just downright pathetic, but worth it because of the awesomeness that occurred before it.

Cover Thoughts: The top part of the cover is stupid. I get it he’s a vampire, she’s a girl. I think the cover artist train of thought went something like this: Hey, let’s show him biting her neck in this really ugly yellow color. I mean he is a vampire and he can’t go out in sunlight. The bottom of the cover is a cemetery and it looks cool, but I’m not sure why it is there since there were no cemeteries in this book, but I like the blue. Overall, I don’t like the cover but the color scheme is good.   

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