Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties #2)
Wild and passionate by nature, Lyra Black is not just any werewolf. She's the future leader of the powerful pack of the Thorn - if she can stay alive long enough to inherit the title.
One of the Cait Sith bloodline of vampire cat-shifters, Jaden Harrison has no interest in the wars plaguing the world of night. But when he ...more
God, this was a giant letdown after the awesome introduction we got in Dark Awakening. I don't know what it was, really. The whole book just felt off to me. The writing was stilted and not as polished. Several sentences and passages had me rereading because they didn't make sense. And the characters--though I liked Jaden, I didn't love any of them. Lyra was not my favorite heroine. I enjoy a strong female lead, but there is a fine line the author has to walk to make her strong and remai ...more
Jaden is finally free from decades of brutal servitude and is now part of a new dynasty, but he still feels lost; not sure where he belongs.
Lyra is a she-wolf that wants to be the next Alpha of her pack, but needs help because she is not strong enough to go against the brute strength of a male werewolf and win. She is fighting tradition by even trying.
After fate brings the two of them together for the second time, Jaden feels a pull toward Lyra that is hard to deny even between natural born ...more
Jaden isn ...more
Betrayal, forbidden desire, shattered dreams and an unlikely romance come together to make this a not to be missed read. I couldn't put it down and was so involved in the story I was surprised to reach the end so soon. I definitely want to read more about the characters in, and visit, Castle's Dark Dynasties world again soon.
It is not necessary to have ...more
I love this new and exciting world that Kendra Leigh Castle has created with her Dark Dynasties series and the second novel in it, Midnight Reckoning, continues the thrilling journey into the dark world of vampire factions and bloodlines by adding werewolves into the mix now!
Since the Lilim reformed with his best friend Ty and wife Lily, taking in the Cait Sith's, Jaden Harrison has felt adrift – without purpose. Taking a walk to clear his head Jaden smells wolves and pursues the smell ...more
Lyra couldn't believe that this vampire cat-shifter dare thi ...more
Lyra Black has had one goal in life-to become alpha, taking over for her father, for the very powerful pack of the Thorn. She’s lived it and breathed it and at the next full moon, she will participate in the Proving, a fight to the end where only the strongest will remain. Unfortunately, there are those who are against this, or who don’t believe that she can do it. They want her to find a strong mate instead. Someone worthy who can take on the pack with her at ...more
Fighting and scrapping to get to the top.
They must not know me cuz I'll never stop.
Striving 'n' thriving to be all I can be.
Tryin' to hold me back with a heavy hand and sharp words.
Well, my words are really sharper, and my heart beats much stronger.
You make me wanna fight harder to break free and just be me.
Why can't you see that I'm not just a girl growin' up in a man's world?
I'm growing up to be ME.
I liked it even though it was a little tame/ ...more
Rating 5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source:Publisher for Honest Review
A deliciously intriguing plot, a fantastic cast of characters and a steamy romance, makes Midnight Reckoning one hard book to put down. I was totally consumed by this story as soon as I read the first paragraph. And page after page Castle delivered exceptional world-building and characters I grew to adore. She has a way with words, and strings them together so eloquently ...more
Unfortunately, in this sequel the same annoyances with writing and plot were still there, and I didn't like the heroine.
I wondered at the scenes the author chose to tell her story. I missed some scenes - of Jaden interacting with the town and the other werewolves, the relationship with Lyra's father, and Lyra's alpha-ness. I thought this needed to be showed, but instead I got othe ...more
Loved the action in this book and it was nice to see Tynan and Lily in this book as well.
I love the humor between Jaden and Lyra, a crisp humor that makes me smile.
I just love the entire new dimension of paranormal world that Kendra Leigh Castle built for this series..
A Cat-Vamp! That's extraordinary, whom mated to a she-wolf.. Made my head spinning in a good way..
The end of the story, as sweet as it is, makes me really wondering, what will happen to the couple in the future (I wish I had my answer in ...more
Two separate worlds . . .
One passion that binds them
Wild and passionate by nature, Lyra Black is not just any werewolf. She's the future leader of the powerful pack of the Thorn-if she can stay alive long enough to inherit the title.
One of the Cait Sith bloodline of vampire cat-shifters, Jaden Harrison has no interest in the wars plaguing the world of night. But when he rescues Lyra from a violent attack, they're both captured by an insatiable desire that threatens to overwhelm them and bind t...more
Once again i was thrilled i found this series. Its super sexy and passionate with fun twists and turns. not to mention a fun whole new myth and legend to learn the in and outs of. can't wait for more!
I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Midnight Reckoning is as good as the first book, Dark Awakening. It is well written, with unpredictable twists to the story filled with love, humor, suspense, betrayals, vampire and werewolf battles. It covers the lives of vampires as well as werewolves. So whether you are a vamp or a were fan you'll definitely find something for you in this book.
As for the main couple of the story: it's amazing! There is a lot of heated tension and passion between the two because of their d ...more
Lyra isn’t a typical wolf, but her family is and that’s what drives her crazy. She should have known that her pack wouldn’t be happy with her spending time with Jaden and been a lot more secretive about it. When it all co ...more
Quick & Dirty: Another solid strong female character and a few twists made this novel an engaging read.
Opening Sentence: On a night when only the thinnest sliver of a crescent moon rode the sky, at a time when even the most adventurous humans had fallen into bed and succumbed to sleep, a solitary cat padded in and out of pooled shadow as he made his way across the deserted square in the middle of town.
Midnight Reckoning is the second novel in th ...more
Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle is the second book in the Dark Dynasties series. It begins several months after the conclusion of book 1 and follows the story of Jaden Harrison, Cait Sith vampire, and Lyra Black, Alpha's daughter to the werewolf pack of Thorn. Since this world is quite complex, I wouldn't recommend this as a standalone; read Dark Awakening first!
I have mixed feelings about this one. I wanted to really LOVE it (and as it was, I did enjoy it) but it fell a little ...more
I didn't know what to expect with Midnight Reckoning but I was pleasantly surprised A werewolf and vampire falling in love? This story was filled with drama and excitement, two elements I love in a story. Would the characters capture my interest as well? A question that lead me to pick up the book to find out.
The story of how a werewolf and vampire go against their societies and culture to fall in love while surviving in the process real ...more
Confession: I did not finish the first book in this series but holy heck! Jaden's book caught me off guard. Ah, forbidden love. A tale as old as time...
Jaden Harrison saves Lyra Black from the advances of an unwanted suitor. Instead of Lyra falling at his feet thanking him, she runs away into the night leaving behind a talisman. Jaden picks it up and gets slightly obsessive about it. With the encouragement of his friend Ty, j ...more
My kindle died when I was at 52% of reading this - I was going crazy waiting for my replacement when I realized I had Kindle PC on my computer! DUH!
Glad I was able to finish this one! It was great! I loved the whole Vampire/cat thing :) How Awesome would that be!
We start off with Jaden (Love that name) taking a little stroll around town in his sleek cat form. Bigger than a house cat, but smaller than a bob cat. The night was quiet and he was enjoying his time. Until he heard the harsh words of ...more