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Book Review: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian


A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian 
Series: Midnight Breed, #0.5
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 182 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on July 15th 2013 by Lara Adrian, LLC
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Savannah Dupree is halfway across the country from her Louisiana bayou hometown, a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of Savannah’s gifts. She possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, Savannah 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 secret hidden within the blade’s history: the vicious murders of twin boys by a group of fanged creatures borne of the worst kind of nightmare.

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 on that blood-soaked night 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 slayings of his only kin 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…

This book series was recommended to me by a fellow book blogger ages ago. I always wanted to start it but never really had any motivation since there were other books demanding my attention. But then I was scrolling down eBook I have in my phone during 24in48 readathon and decided to start it.

“You’ll always be safe, Savannah. I’ll stake my life on that.”

Savannah is a college student with a gift she prefers no one knowing about. She has actually been very good at keeping it as a secret since no one knows about it besides her only living family member, her older sister. But then she accidentally touches an ancient sword and bad stuff happens.

Gideon hasn’t seen a certain sword in about three centuries but then he sees a beautiful girl with doe eyes talking about in the news and he needs to know what happened to it and why did it suddenly surface after so many years?

Breed mates (which I think is kinda like shellan in Black Dagger Brotherhood) aren’t mentioned a lot in this book, just what kind of mark they have and how one of the males from Breed lost his. I like how Savannah and Gideon fell each other instead of just clicking and realizing that they were meant to be together. There were some trust issues of course after Savannah found out what Gideon is and then about how their meeting wasn’t coincidence like she thought. We have a story of two people who both want to find out about this sword and why someone would kill to get it back.

Overall I’m glad I picked this book up and hopefully I will get to rest of the books on some point. I love how it’s mostly only one POV and I hope it’s not going to change in the later books.

3.5 stars

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