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A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian (prequel)

Title: A Touch of Midnight
Series: Midnight Breed, 0.5
Author: Lara Adrian
Pages: 182
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Book Description:
Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of her gifts. Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object's past--a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade's history.

In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he'd see the blade again that spilled his young brothers' lives ages ago in London. Ever since the boys' deaths, Gideon's been on a personal quest to rid the world of Rogue vampires, but now he can't help wondering if the brutal slaying was something more sinister--an act perpetrated by an unknown enemy. An enemy who is apparently living in hiding somewhere in Boston. There's one certain way to prove Gideon's suspicion, but it will mean using innocent, gifted Savannah to help uncover the full truth--a truth that will shatter everything she knows about herself and the world around her. And with danger closing in from all sides, the passion that ignites between Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to risk their hearts and lives for a love that might just last an eternity....

My Thoughts About the Book:
While I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Savannah and Gideon's love story, I think the short nature of this novella made the story lack something.

The adventure of most of Adrian's stories seemed to be very short and slightly lacking in the danger element which did touch Gideon and Savannah's life but seemed almost negligible.

Still, I did enjoy reading about Gideon and learning more about this mysterious member of the Order. In all the years I've been reading this series, not once as Gideon's ability been mentioned (either that or I can't remember which isn't surprising). I enjoyed Adrian developing Gideon more fully and teaching us more about this warrior and his gains and losses throughout the years.

Savannah has always intrigued me with her ability to touch items and get a history off of them and I did wonder how that played into her relationship with Gideon and how she came to be with the Order.

While the story was well written and enjoyable, it did feel rushed (even if it is a novella) which didn't seem to keep it in the same level with the rest of the series.

The Series:




Coming Soon

& Tempted by Midnight
Tags: books, books: reviewed, genre: contemporary, genre: fantasy, genre: futuristic, genre: paranormal/supernatural, genre: romance, topic: vampires, ~author: lara adrian, ~rating: 3
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