Tracey’s Week in Books – Week 9, 2013

 Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian was the first book I read this week and what a great book it is, a worthy addition to the Midnight Breed series (see my 5 star review). I then dove straight into One Good earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean (full review) which I also really enjoyed, suffice to say 2 for 2 great books so far this week.

I next picked up a historical romance by an author I have never tried before – The Marriage Bed by Laura Guhrke. I’m giving this book a solid 3 stars. I enjoyed it, but it did take me a while to warm up to the hero, and the heroine was also a bit irritating at times.  Despite that, by the middle of the book I was rooting for them both, and ultimately the hero’s declaration at the end was just divine.

I initially followed that with Outcast by Rachel Caine, but quickly realised I really needed to complete the Weather Warden series first.  Although Outcast is part of a new series it does seem to contain spoilers about what was going on at the end of the Weather Warden books. Since I have about 3 books to go in the Weather Warden series I shelved this one after about 30 pages and will return to it at a later date.

I’m currently reading Serpents Kiss by Thea Harrison which is the third book in the Elder Races series, and I’m about halfway through, it is excellent so far – a review will follow in next weeks “Week in Books” I promise!


Tracey’s Week in Books is a regular blog post from Tracey, catching up on everything she’s read recently.

 

Edge of Dawn

 It’s been twenty years since First Dawn and the peace between the Breed and the human race is fragile to say the least. Mira was raised among the ruling body of the Breed nation and is now a Warrior of the Order, having proven herself time and again as worthy of the title.  Since the apparent death of Kellan Archer, her childhood friend and lover, in an attack by rebels, she has been even more determined to eradicate the rebel threat to peace. Unfortunately she does not always think first and with her latest loss of control, the chain of events set in progress bring Mira face to face with the one person she hoped to see again, in circumstances that leave her feeling betrayed to the very core.

Wow! This book drags you back into the world of the Breed as if you have never been away. Twenty years on and the transition is seamless although the world is a very different place. The focus of Edge of Dawn is on the younger generation we saw as children and babies in the previous Midnight Breed books. We still get to see the Warriors and mates that we know and love, particularly Lucan who remains leader of the Order, although most of them are very much in the background.

I loved Mira as a child and I love her as an adult, she is still stubborn and fearless with a reckless streak a mile wide. It is no surprise she grew up to become the first female Warrior leading her own team. Kellan was a bit of a wuss as a child but grew up to become an alpha male worthy of any novel but not as obnoxious as some can be, and I am glad these two were paired in adulthood. It did take some getting used to having individuals I had previously thought of as children falling in love and having sex – hot sex too but we are left in no doubt that these are no longer kids!

Nathan is another Warrior we met as a child and in this book we get an indication of who his life mate will be (I think!). He has a big role in this book as best friend to both Mira and Kellan since childhood and I cannot wait to see him get his story. There were a number of other new faces including ones who were mere bumps or glints in their parents eyes at the end of Darker After Midnight. This gives me hope that the series will continue for many more books!

This book was well worth the wait and was so good I could not put it down, finishing it in a day. I cannot wait to read more about this generation and the new story arc that was introduced – the reveal at the end was not what I was expecting at all!

There is a succinct history lesson in the first few pages so if you have not read the previous ten books you could jump in here and be drawn straight in, however I feel I enjoyed it much more because I had an understanding of the other books.

If you have read and enjoyed the rest of the series you will love this, and even if you have not read the previous ones, give this a try, I guarantee you will then want to go back to the beginning. Well, it is one way to fill the time waiting for the next one!

In summary all I can say is wow, the best one yet!

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Book Information
  • Author: Lara Adrian
  • Series: Midnight Breed (11)
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