Title: Kiss of Midnight
Author: Lara Adrian
Copyright: 2007 (Dell); 402 pgs.
Series: Midnight Breed #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From the Back: He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell’s deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night — or this man — is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed — realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.
1. Reason for choosing this book:
I’ve had this book in my pile for a few years and I made it my goal to read at least this book and the next in the series by the end of the year. Also, this book met the requirements for the first shelf called in a game of bookshelf bingo I’m participating in on Good Reads. The comments below are from my post on the game’s thread, with some editing.
I initially passed on the Midnight Breed series without really knowing much about it, but decided to give it a try when I learned that the author made them descendants of an ancient alien race.
2. Reasons for liking/disliking this book:
I liked the idea of them being part alien, part human. They are alive, not undead. The aversion to light could be explained by their alien DNA, just as their digestive systems couldn’t process the plants and animal products, and therefore have to rely on human blood to sustain them. I also liked that the Breed are born, not made.
I really liked this book. I read it a lot faster than I thought I would. To me, it did not feel like 402 pages. I liked the couple. Gabrielle sometimes made stupid decisions, but I didn’t think she was “too stupid to live” either. Lucan is a stubborn, one-track-mind kind of guy, but I also think he’s learning to loosen up a bit. At one point, I thought, “This guy needs a hobby. Or a wife.” Since he’s not the type to take up knitting or scrap-booking, it’s a good thing he finally caught on to the fact he was in love.
I do plan to continue with this series, and bought them all awhile ago, based on my reading of the prologue alone.
3. Reasons for recommending this book:
A different take on the vampire myth.
Started: 23 July 2011
Finished: 25 July 2011