I enjoyed Kane's vulnerability. Torin and Cameo's side stories were nice additions. The beginning is amazing, but once they reach Seduire it slows dowI enjoyed Kane's vulnerability. Torin and Cameo's side stories were nice additions. The beginning is amazing, but once they reach Seduire it slows down considerably. The ending saved it for me. Overall this one was long and drawn out but the ending wasn't easily guessed at...for me anyways. Sex scenes were tepid. I didn't exactly have to force myself to continue but neither did I have the urge to pick it up again, after a short break, other than to knock it off my TBR pile and make way for the next one....more
Uggh I love the world Owen's has created, and the fams are so much fun, but it is not enough to keep me interested. I wouldn't have picked this one upUggh I love the world Owen's has created, and the fams are so much fun, but it is not enough to keep me interested. I wouldn't have picked this one up if I wasn't waiting for another book to become available at the library, and now I remember why. There isn't much romance. They have a heartmate and they are drawn to eachother, but for whatever reason one of them resists the match. Eventually the other person comes around and the end. No strong emotions between the hero and heroine aside from sexual urges. The giving of the heartgift is usually the part I look forward to. This one, for Raz, was more of a "oh yeah and here is my heartgift". Pfft, men....more
Enjoyed it enough to read the next one. I would like to see how Ellie blossoms and their relationship deepens. I wish this was like most series so I cEnjoyed it enough to read the next one. I would like to see how Ellie blossoms and their relationship deepens. I wish this was like most series so I could read Bel's story next...but it just carries on with the same couple. I admit to a tiny amount of skimming because I was slightly bored. The romance is of the soulmate variety which I normally love but something is still missing. It seems very shallow.
(Small spoiler alert)
There was one moment of brilliance after Ellie is stabbed when she hears him think (without spirit) "so dear, in so short a time" and I thought yes, this is it. It will finally go where I want it to and the moment passes without ever fully reaching that, "OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK", moment....more
Best ending out of the entire series, but Second best overall IMO...Lover Eternal remains number 1. This has been building since Lover Enshrined, and IBest ending out of the entire series, but Second best overall IMO...Lover Eternal remains number 1. This has been building since Lover Enshrined, and I was not disappointed in any way. I rented the book from the library on 7/7/13 around 1pm and by 4pm on 7/8/13 it was over...Second re-read begins NOW!...more
I received a free hardback copy of this book through a Goodreads first reads givewaway, which I am so grateful to be the recipient of. Thank you Ania.I received a free hardback copy of this book through a Goodreads first reads givewaway, which I am so grateful to be the recipient of. Thank you Ania.
"Edge of Dawn" is Mira and Kellan's story. This story almost seemed like the start of a new spin-off series of the Midnight Breed. It is so far in the future that all the old characters still play minor roles, however, the main focus is on the next generation. The Order's old problems haven't exactly been solved, but they have morphed into new problems that have piqued my interest for future Midnight Breed novels.
Things I liked:
Backstory without a big info dump. Always a plus when the missing pieces are filled in as the story progresses and not all at once.
Mira is a strong character, very much like her adoptive mother Renata. I enjoy the heroine that gets her hands dirty.
Mira didn't play any games, which I always appreciate. The problems that stood between her and Kellan weren't simple communication issues. Nothing frustrates me more then when all the couple's problems can be solved with a 5 minute conversation.
I am glad they both stayed true to character. Nothing I hate more than the author telling me a character is this but their actions reflect someone completely different.
Things I didn't like:
The book begins with Mira and Kellan already in love. We just time warped 20 years in the future, most of us are still thinking of Mira as a little girl and there isn't any transition time. The book is less than 300 pages, I think something could have been done about this. Lara Adrian did a fine job of creating a connection between Mira and Kellan, but she leaned too heavily on the previous books for the basis of their relationship. Maybe more flashbacks would have helped? I don't like jumping into the middle of a romance at the beginning of the novel. With this one I missed that first spark.
Mira and Kellan had some complicated problems, that were solved too simply. All the way through the book I kept wondering how they were going to make it, and in the end it was an easy fix. It is actually such a predictable fix that I didn't see it coming. I didn't expect Lara Adrian to use that cop-out. Once again, with less than 300 pages, there was wiggle room to make it better.
Overall: I have been waiting for "Edge of Dawn" since I found out Lara Adrian was giving us Mira and Kellan's story, and I was not disappointed. Mira was a little girl the last time we saw her and in the blink of an eye a full blown woman, but, at the end of the day it is a romance novel and it didn't bother me that much. Everyone was once a little girl. Just look at it as though you have more backstory on this character than any other. Even though the relationship is already established, there was still a fun "becoming reacquainted" time period that sufficed.
Return after reading "Edge of Dawn" for my favorite and least favorite part of the entire book...
My absolute favorite part is when Kellan calls Mira "Mouse". Oh ohohohohohoh my God, instant tears. of course she ruins the moment a little bit because she is angry but understandably so. It is still incredibly sweet that he uses that endearment for her after all these years.
Least favorite part...Why didn't Kellan's blood cure Mira's blindness? if we are going with the obvious "tess has healing powers she can cure Mira" why the heck not use the other, More Sweet, obvious choice? "Her mate cures her with his blood, their blood bond and in essence their love cures her"? why why why why why? So annoying. Both are obvious choices, so I wish it had been the better obvious choice....more
**spoiler alert** I didn't expect Paris' journey to be so easy. So for centuries he can not sleep with the same woman twice, but for some reason this**spoiler alert** I didn't expect Paris' journey to be so easy. So for centuries he can not sleep with the same woman twice, but for some reason this one woman he can...I was waiting for this big special reason...and that reason was...his desire overpowered his demon. pfft. Booooooooo! And hey if you are going to take that easy route, then at least play up the soulmate bit. It was just a quick one sentence explanation. And damnit give Wrath back to Aeron!...more
Ending was mushy, and I didn't care for the prophecy. Willow is innocent and vulnerable which is inconsistent with the strong warrior we were introducEnding was mushy, and I didn't care for the prophecy. Willow is innocent and vulnerable which is inconsistent with the strong warrior we were introduced to, almost as if her old self returned along with the man from her past. Overall it was a great ending to the series, and it left me wanting to see more of Damon the Demon....more