Upon the Midnight Clear (Dream-Hunters, #2)
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Upon the Midnight Clear (Dream-Hunter #2)

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Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O’Conner.
At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return...until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing of the world—or anyone who’s a part of it.

When a stranger appears at his doorstep, Aidan knows h...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published 2007 by Piatkus Books
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I felt like there was something missing from this book. I liked it, but I think it could have been better. The storytelling seemed basic--not something I'm used to with Ms. Kenyon. I get that this was supposed to be short story, but it was a little too barebones for me. The characters (other than Aidan) just didn't seem to come to life for me, which is atypical for a Sherrilyn Kenyon story. My biggest issue is the short length. I think that keeping this short really restricted the complexity of...more
Duchess Nicole
This series has become so tedious to read. I'm just desperately trying to make it to Acheron's book. But there is no Acheron here, so it was such a waste of time. This story was made of all kinds of cheese and so predictable, I literally knew what was going to happen within the first couple of chapters.

I listened to the audio, and while the narrator was okay, he did overact a bit, to the point that everything Aiden said was overdramatic, and I think that helped add to the cheese.

To put it mild...more
AJ
'Hmmm, feeling a bit ‘meh’ about this one. Riding the high of Devil May Cry, I dove straight in expecting good things and it all fell flat for me I’m afraid.

This book felt more like a glorified novella. It’s really short, and there’s not a lot of story to really get drawn into. And although we get a brief visit from some of the characters we’ve met in earlier books, it feels a bit isolated from the rest of the DH world – although I’ve been assured that these characters do appear later in the ser...more
Miss Kim
Oct 28, 2008 Miss Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dark Hunter Fans who may be interested in Dream Hunters
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Continuation of (an awesome) series
This story veers from what I am used to in the Dark Hunter series. The roles are reversed in that Aiden is the human, and Leta is a goddess Dream Hunter. Aiden is a world famous actor who has turned bitter towards the world and all of his family. His brother has made a deal with Dolor, God of Pain, to kill him--basically because he is jealous of Aiden's success. Two thousand years ago, Dolor murdered her husband and baby. Leta trapped him so he could not hurt anyone else. The only way he could g...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
This book is definitely a Dream Hunter book....there is nothing about the Dark Hunters in it which is unfortunate. At least the first Dream Hunter had some references.

Aidan is a famous actor who is fed up with people and living up in a cabin all alone. He is a very angry person with good reason. Leta is a dream goddess who finds out the god of pain, Dolor, has been "awoken" with the desire of Aidan's brother, Donnie, to kill Aidan. Leta's not going to let that happen.

Aidan was a bit hard to ta...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
I like the dream-hunters a lot, and even though I've read them out of order, I had no trouble following. I think of this as a long novella. It was a fairly short, really quick, action-packed read.
Leta, a dream goddess, is brought out of a healing 2000 year self-imposed stasis when the god of Pain is summoned from a curse she and Hades put on him last time he was out. He's the one who gave Zeus the nightmare that caused all the Oneri to have their emotions stripped. So she heads off to Earth to...more
Yodamom
Audio- It was so cheesy, so predictable, and ended with such a common resolution. So chewy sweet I think I got a cavity. 2.5 stars. I didn't hate it but it was just Meh for me.
I wish I had just skipped this book. It really had no ties to the rest of the series.
Tempo de Ler
Encaro este livro como um mimo de Natal da autora para os fãs da série Predadores da Noite e é por isso que a minha opinião geral acaba por se tornar positiva…não há dúvida que Sherrilyn Kenyon é uma escritora talentosa que nos envolve completamente nas suas histórias (por muito fantasiosas que estas possam parecer). Foi por isso que me apaixonei pela série desde «Acheron» e é por isso que continuo a acompanhá-la.

Cá saiu fora de época, mas a perspectiva da autora ter escrito um pequeno livro, qu...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Aidan is a great actor who has been betrayed so much in his life that now he just wants to be left alone. His brother has turned everyone against him because of his deep-seated jealousy, and now he has summoned the God of pain to kill him. Leta goes to fight Dolor and help Aidan live. There is an instant attraction between them that becomes a deep trust and love. Aidan and Leta make a great team and they both deserve happiness after each of their bad pasts. Great series and Great read!!
Cindyg
This was not one of my favs in the series, and yet it made me cry. Leta was amazing and she warmed my heart with her determation to save Aidan. I loved holiday gatherings stories in the back of the book. I sure hope that we will get a chance to read Aimee and Fang's story some day.
Beleth
Historia corta de oníricos que podría haber sido ignorada perfectamente... xD Lo único curioso es que pasan cosas en Nochebuena y Navidad y justamente lo he leído en esas fechas jaja
Jacqueline
Apr 19, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves sarcastically dry humor, sexy characters, and kick ass fight scenes.
Recommended to Jacqueline by: No one; but the series was recommended by a kind Books-A-Million
Many think that Upon The Midnight Clear was a disappointment for the simple fact that the book was "too short." However, knowing ahead of time that it is a specialty release, noted as being longer than a novella but shorter than a novel, while I admit the book was shorter than Sherri's standard, it was very good considering.

Unlike the previous Dream-Hunter novel, Upon The Midnight Clear went in the direction of having a female Dark-Hunter, Leta, and a human male, Aiden. Essentially being targett...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Aidan is a first rate actor, academy award winner and Hollywood A-list. He has been betrayed by everyone he loved and cared about – leaving him with a very low view of humanity and a complete inability to trust people.

But his brother has decided to seek further revenge and summoned Dolor – the embodiment and deity of Pain who will be freed by human sacrifice – and by torturing and killing Aidan. Leta, the Oneroi a sleep goddess, has given herself the task to control Dolor, to prevent any more pe...more
Corazon
Die Geschichte handelt von Leta, einer Göttin (Oneroi) und Aidan, einem Schauspieler. Beide hatten diverse Schicksalsschläge erlitten und Aidan ist daraufhin ein sehr verbitterter Mann geworden, dem jegliches Vertrauen zur Menschheit abhanden gekommen ist. Leta hat ihren Mann und ihr Kind durch den Gott Dolor (Gott des Schmerzes) verloren.
Dieser wurde nun von einem Sterblichen beschworen (Aidans Bruder), damit Dolor Aidan tötet. Leta will sich 1. an Dolor rächen und 2. Aidan beschützen. Es komm...more
Zeek
Aiden is the most handsome, successful actor to come out of Hollywood since Brad Pitt. But betrayals by family members- and by the woman he loved- has made him a bitter recluse.

However his family isn't done with him yet. His psycho brother Donnie has awakened the ancient god Dolor (Ultimate Pain) and is dead set on siccing him on Aiden. Little does Donnie know that when he awakened Pain to do his dirty work, he also awakened the Dream Hunter/Goddess who once placed Dolor in stasis for thousands...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Julianna
Dec 21, 2012 Julianna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: DH Fans
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"3.5 stars" Upon the Midnight Clear was another offering in the Dark-Hunter series that felt like it was hurriedly rushed to publication. I've heard some fans say that the Dream-Hunter stories are the weakest in the series, and I'm beginning to see why. Upon the Midnight Clear was a reasonably pleasant diversion, but it didn't really offer anything new or unique to the paranormal romance genre or even the Dark-Hunter series. Neither the characters, nor the plot had a grea...more
Tammie King
www.nightowlromance.com - Well, I feel bad that I didn’t enjoy this book (please don’t throw things if you are a big fan). I thought that since I didn’t like the first Dream-Hunter novel, that maybe it was a fluke and I wanted to give the series another chance. I have enjoyed Ms. Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter books in the past and I want to like the other books that take place in that world, but I can’t. The writing is a tad melodramatic and a little cheesy. I feel like we don’t really get to know Leta o...more
Steph
Um not too sure where to start really. Like the last dream hunter book, I found this a little lacking compared to the Dark Hunter books. I just found myself a bit bored. I'm not too sure why, but I wasn't drawn into their story. I just wasn't a fan of either character.
Aiden was slightly arrogant at first and there wasn't enough of a background to Leta to even start to like her.
The plot of Dolor wasn't that well explained, so I just didn't get into it.
One of the things I did like, was what we...more
Patrícia
(Contrariamente à opinião geral, gostei bastante deste. xD)

Este livro é especial. Por muitos, pode ser considerado inferior devido ao seu reduzido tamanho, ou à pouca profundidade que transmite quando comparado com os restantes volumes publicados, no entanto, existe uma beleza etérea e simplista neste romance que, a mim, não me passou despercebida. Centrado no seu propósito, na luta de Aidan e de Leta, provocador nos sentimentos que tece em torno destas duas personagens, e místico no à vontade c...more
Lelyana Taufik
Walau pun kisah nya tidak sedalam Dark Hunter lainnya, kisah Aidan O'Connor dan Leta yg dream hunter sempat juga sih membuat aku berkaca-kaca membacanya.
Jealousy memang memiliki banyak alasan dan antara bisa di mengerti dan tidak bisa di mengerti, sangat tipis bedanya.
Kecemburuan, rasa iri, dengan alasan keuangan memang banyak menggerogoti kita kan...di hati kecil kadang pengen getok orang bisa mendapatkan segala yg kita inginkan..sementara kita, left alone, with nothing....
Ini inti ceritanya,...more
Cata
Gosto de SK, a sério que sim, mas este livro tirou-me do sério!

Para começar, a história é fraca e curta: não responde a perguntas, não adiciona informação nova, a história do protagonista é cliché e irritou-me a maneira como se martirizava e remoía constantemente o passado (tinha demasiada raiva dentro dele). Como é um livro muito curto, tudo acontece em catadupa e os protagonistas declaram-se um ao outro menos de 48h após se conhecerem (o que para mim não funciona! E o pior é que neste livro ne...more
Kelly
The thing I like about this book is that it's on the shorter side. Not that I don't love the full length novels but with Ash's story looming on the horizon (my wrists are already screaming in agony at the thought of holding that monster up!), I can appreciate something a little shorter. Also, the font size of this book is something my grandmother could read. (no offense, g-ma, but your books give new meaning to the idea of LARGE print!) (seriously, no offense. It kinda made the book even faster...more
Sarah
12/10 - This book was not bad, it was average - a little dull. It was way too short and the publisher had used large type so if it had been the same size as most other books there would barely have been 200 pages (a pretty short book in my opinion). I don't think it was written nearly as well as some of Kenyon's other books, that I read prior to this one, like Acheron or The Dream-Hunter. Kenyon seemed to think she had to constantly explain why the main characters were thinking what they were th...more
Lisa Lap
I hate to say this but I think Kenyon's Dream Hunter book series just doesn't make the cut. Both of the dedicated books to Dream Hunters have felt like crappy filler. This one was even worse, in my opinion, than Arik's book as it was large print to make it look like more pages than it was. The only saving grace was the little Christmas snippets at the end that gave us a peek at the characters we love from the Dark Hunters and Were Hunters.

I think the Dream Hunters really need to stay as only sid...more
Melanie
I find Kenyon's books really hit and miss. Some of them are amazingly good, but some fall rather flat. This was a flat one for me. It wasn't completely terrible, but I didn't really feel it was a must read for the whole Dark Hunter series (subseries: Dream Hunters) and I shamelessly skimmed through a lot of the book. Its purpose seemed to be more of a place holder or filler.
This book is also incredibly short! It should have been novella in some anthology instead of a stand alone book. It's quit...more
Valentina
Is it just me, or do Dream-hunters fail in comparison to Dark-Hunters?
I mean the story was so short. And mediocre at best.
The characters weren't flashed out enough for me to care about them. Not to mention that after heroes such as Wren, Valerius, or Zarek, Aiden just looked silly.
I know, I know, every pain is relevant, and shouldn't be brushed aside because someone has it even worse, but I think what made me react like this was the writing. SK didn't put enough effort into character development...more
Megan
Book 13 in the Dark-Hunter series. Second book of the Dream-Hunter series. I did not like the first one, but I thought that I can’t condemn a series (within a series...) without reading a few more. I’m about to give up though. This was better than the first one, but not by much. It was so short of a book you couldn’t see how it gave enough time for the characters to develop and go through the major changes that they did. The hero, Aidan O'Connor, an award winning actor takes a trip to a remote c...more
Srisurang
อ่านเล่มแปลของสนพ.แก้วกานต์ค่ะ (ขี้เกียจใส่ข้อมูลหนังสือ)
นี่เป็นเรื่องสั้นสำหรับเทศกาลคริสต์มาส เกี่ยวกับดรีมฮันเตอร์หญิง ที่มาช่วย
ป้องกันและต่อสู้ปิศาจให้กับดาราหนุ่มหล่อ ซุปตาร์ของฮอลลี่วู้ด
เรื่องนี้จะสลับกับปกติ โดยนางเอกเป็นเทพ พระเอกเป็นคนธรรมดา
สนุกดีค่ะ อ่านได้เพลินๆ มีข้อคิดด้วยเล็กน้อย
ชอบการต่อสู้ของพระเอกตอนท้ายที่มีการเปรียบเทียบด้านนามธรรมด้วยนิดๆ อะ
แม้เรื่องจะไม่เลิศเท่า DH เล่มแรกๆ แต่ก็นับว่าดีทีเดียวค่ะ

พอจบเรื่องแล้วมีการเติมบทบรรยากาศคริสต์มาสของบรรดา DH ทั้งหลาย
ในเล่มก่อน ๆ กันแ...more
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“Yeah, it never fails to amaze me how a single lie can undo an entire lifetime of good. (Aiden)” 136 likes
“How did you learn to stop crying? (Leta)
I nailed my heart shut and learned to stop caring about anyone except me. They can’t make you cry when you don’t give a shit about them or their opinions. You can only be hurt by the ones you love. (Aiden)”
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