**spoiler alert** It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down (for me, this happens when Jenna and Brock visit NYC...more**spoiler alert** It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down (for me, this happens when Jenna and Brock visit NYC to see the FBI agent and everything goes wrong). I love how Brock and Jenna, once they decide to be together, just are. The development of their relationship is a lot less angsty than previous Warriors and their Breedmates, which I appreciate.
I'm still DYING to know what's going on with Jenna. Is she a vampire now? A vampire-human hybrid? When Brock finds that she has a demarglyph...YIKES. And she drinks blood, like a Breedmate would. But her body regenerates, like a vampire's would...very interesting.
I'm thrilled that the Breedmates Dragos' kidnapped are now free and safe. With that said, I have a feeling Dragos has something terrible planned for the Order, something that will strike them at their core. Frankly, I'm frightened.
VERY excited to start Hunter's book...I've been waiting to learn more about his story for a long time.(less)
**spoiler alert** *sigh* Well first let me say I'm very happy with the way Ward handles the Tohr, Wellsie, Autumn situation. I like how she gives us a...more**spoiler alert** *sigh* Well first let me say I'm very happy with the way Ward handles the Tohr, Wellsie, Autumn situation. I like how she gives us a full year in their lives...how we get to see their struggles. I don't begrudge Tohr and Autumn their happiness together, and I'm certain Wellsie does not either.
With that said, this Qhuinn, Blay, Saxton, Layla, Xcor, Throe fiasco has already cost me so much heartache and anxiety! 1. I love Saxton and I love Blay with Saxton. But it's so evident that Blay doesn't love Saxton in return. And my heart breaks for Sax! I've BEEN Sax... wanting someone so badly and just hoping that you can love enough for the both of you. :(
2. I am finally ready to admit that Qhuinn is a good male. In fact, he is a great male. He has the shittiest family ever and that has obviously influenced his perceptions of himself and his sexuality. But at some point Q has to LET IT GO! He deserves to be happy and he deserves to be happy WITH BLAY! If not for his own sake, then at least for Blay! But then he goes and impregnates Layla. I understand their loneliness, but jeez! Things just got a million times more complicated. How can Q ask Blay to understand this?
3. At first, I am willing to give the BoB the benefit of the doubt UNTIL the assassination attempt on Wrath. Now, I want no part of them. And I really want Xcor dead. However, there is a very minute part of me that, for Layla's sake, could consider forgiving the BoB, but there would have to be some sort of MASSIVE catalyst. And they would obviously have to stop the insurgency! Incidentally, I've never really felt strongly about Layla, but I appreciate that she cares for Q and the other brothers...that she's willing to turn from her feelings for Xcor, no matter how strong they are, and potentially sign his death warrant. Whatever happens between Xcor and Layla (and possibly Throe), it's going to be an uphill battle, for sure.
A few questions: 1. Who is Assail? I really want to learn more about him. In fact, I think I could come to love him very much.
2.Who is Xcor's real father? He obviously has ties to the BDB...who are his relations? And why would the Bloodletter, who we know to be the most ruthless, HORRID vampire to exist, take this "orphan" as his own son?
3. Where is Qhuinn's brother?
4. What is Lassiter about to be up to? I really love that angel...
Book 11 is going to be KILLER. I actually might not be able to read it, for fear of heart palpitations, anxiety, and high blood pressure. I don't know how things are going to work out. I'm not even sure I believe everyone will get an HEA, but I do hope for it.
**spoiler alert** WOW. This book is sensational! So exciting...lots of action and romance. While answers to questions we've had for the last several b...more**spoiler alert** WOW. This book is sensational! So exciting...lots of action and romance. While answers to questions we've had for the last several books are revealed, even more questions and mysteries have sprouted. Up until now, Lucan's book has been my favorite, but Deeper Than Midnight is a very close second.
I love learning more about Hunter's origins. I had no idea that he's the first of Dragos' Gen One Army. And to see that, even from an early age, Hunter rebels against a life of slavery to Dragos' madness. He's curious, wanting more for himself. When he finds out about his mother...how his love for her and refusal to be away from her cost her life, SO SAD! But to see him find love again with Corrine, who herself suffers, is wonderful! They are both survivors who deserve the love and comfort they offer one another. And it will be interesting to see the role Nathan plays in their new life...hopefully Corrine's love and Hunter's guidance can help Nathan overcome his previous education under Dragos.
BTW: Very glad Victor Bishop is dead...and at his breedmate's hand. Very interested to see what happens at the Detroit darkhaven now.
And Chase, darling, darling Chase. I've had a soft spot for him ever since book 3. He's lived in his brother's shadow all his life, in his career at the Agency, wanting Elise for himself. And then he gives up everything for Elise, to help her get her son back, only to be forced to murder that son who's turned Rogue. And then, the woman he loves, finds happiness with someone else and moves on. If I'm being honest, this is the reason I've had so much trouble embracing Teagan and Elise's relationship: what about Chase? Why does he have to continue suffering alone? And now he's gone and gotten himself arrested as a terrorist...what in the world?! Chase's book is going to be amazing! The Order has a new base of operations, Dragos is still trying to infiltrate the human government, and Chase is in human custody. I hope, REALLY hope that Chase can find some peace. Perhaps Tavia Fairchild could help with that? I'm inclined to believe that she's the one who provides the information for Chase's sketch. Maybe the fact that she always remembers a face is a Breedmate talent? Maybe that's why Dragos at first and then Chase are really attracted to her when they first see her? I can't wait for the next installment!
**spoiler alert** I have been waiting for this book since we were introduced to Sterling Chase at the end of Dante's book: and I certainly haven't bee...more**spoiler alert** I have been waiting for this book since we were introduced to Sterling Chase at the end of Dante's book: and I certainly haven't been disappointed! Though this book seems like the end of an era, I'm interested to see where Adrian goes from here.
1. Chase is my man! I love him! I love how he sacrifices his own happiness over and OVER again. First for Elise and later for The Order. People seem to misunderstand Chase's rage, which is largely turned in on himself.
2. Tavia is the most badass BADASS ever! Fierce, lovely, self-sacrificing, PERFECT for Chase.
3. I really enjoy seeing Lucan/Gabrielle interactions, especially sexy times. Lucan has always been my fave, and I've missed him.
4. I can finally let go of my resentment towards Tegan and Elise. For the longest time, I despised their relationship! How they're able to walk off into the sunset while poor Chase, who sacrifices his job, sanity, and his life for Elise, is left with nothing. But to learn about Chase's family history, his thoughts of his role in the family, has taught me that he never really loves Elise. And of course Tavia's awesomeness helps.
I cannot believe the direction Adrian takes this book in. SO crazy!
1. It seems that while Breed males are sons of ancient alien species, Breedmates are daughters of a rival immortal alien group?! I'm DYING to learn more about this!
2. The other female Breed that Dragos creates...where are they?
3. Humans now know about the Breed?! The Nation of the Breed as a member of the UN? Lucan their president?! I'm still in shock. Where in the world do we go from here? Now that humans know about vampires, how are the Breed being governed? Can they still drink from humans? Thankfully Dragos is dead, but he must still have loyalists, so the trouble isn't necessarily over.
To me, this book seems like an ending point of the series. The only way I can see for another book is if there is a significant time jump: perhaps we seen an older Kellan Archer, Mira, and Nathan. Or we see the Breed babies, Xander, Tegan/Elise's son, Lucan/Gabrielle's son, Chase/Tavia's twins living in this new world where the Breed are no longer a secret.
In any event, this is a FANTASTIC book. Terrific plot, lots of action, and delicious sexy times. A MUST READ!(less)
**spoiler alert** I think this is my fave book of the series so far, though I have absolute confidence that the next book will surpass this.
I really e...more**spoiler alert** I think this is my fave book of the series so far, though I have absolute confidence that the next book will surpass this.
I really enjoyed the direction Fitzpatrick takes her characters in: 1. Nora is incredibly determined, courageous, and fierce. Even in the face of amnesia, facing secrets, living with her kidnapper, she keeps her cool and overcomes it all. 2. The relationship between Nora and Patch is more equal now. Before, it always seems that Nora is chasing Patch and he, begrudgingly, stays with her. But, the way Patch purs his heart out to Nora, the sacrifices he makes for her! They're definitely a team now, and Patch isn't going ANYWHERE. 3. Vee is a lot less annoying. 4. Hank Millar is one of the most ruthless villains I've come across. The way he manipulates EVERYONE...UGH! I spend a good portion of this book raging at him. I am very glad to see Hank meet his demise when it occurs. 5. In my opinion, Marcie and Blythe are redeemed. I also spend a good porion of the book angry with Marcie and with Nora's mom, but in the end, it's evident that their decisions aren't their own: Hank is using them.
I am incredibly eager to see what happens in the last book! The last line of Silence about how war is coming no matter what, but Nora has to choose the enemy...BRILLIANT. I'm excited to see Nora as a Nephilim, strong, assured, on equal footing with Patch and the other immortals. Will she lead the Nephil against the angels? Will she side with the angels and incite a Nephil rebellion? Cheshvan is coming really quick so there's a time crunch. What part will Blythe, Vee, Marcie, and Marcie's Mom play? Is Scott REALLY loyal to Nora?
EIther way Nora and Patch will be together and I am THRILLED about it! Very excited for the fall!