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Darker After Midnight

(Midnight Breed #10)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  18,682 ratings  ·  1,102 reviews
The climactic novel in Lara Adrian's New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series—and her hardcover debut—Darker After Midnight invites readers to enter a thrillingly sensual world where danger meets desire.

In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Robinson Publishing
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Dragos strikes Stars


This book was such a crazy ride. I have loved Chase since he came on the scene looking for his nephew in book 2. I was looking forward to Chase getting his HEA. Though it was a super bumpy road Chase found love, and the humans found out about the Breed. There was so many twist and epic moments in this book that I was on edge the whole read waiting to see what happen next. In the last book things were looking really bad for Chase. He was arrested by t
Sophia Triad
Reread: A sob ripped out of him, and in the moment before he dissolved into an unintelligible howl of anguish and terror, one word echoed like a scream in Tavia’s heart.

I finished watching another great series by Netflix yesterday, the V Wars and what I was watching reminded me so much one of my favourite books about vampires which is also my favourite book from the Midnight Breed series!
So I had to reread it shamelessly 😏
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

Before I begin this review, I have one important thing to say about this book. Darker After Midnight is the tenth installment in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series and HOLY SH*T THIS BOOK IS…OMG JUST…WOW!

Essentially, this book is about Chase and Tavia and how they find their HEA. But really, it’s so much more. So much happens it’s insane! I have to admit that when I first met Chase in book three, I didn’t feel much for him. Yes, I felt bad for him and hi
Full of action, twists and reveals. Conclusions and new directions. One of the best installments in this series.

4.5 stars!
5 stars – Paranormal/Vampire Romance

Wow! I loved it! I’ve been a big fan of this series from the beginning, and with its tenth installment, Lara Adrian definitely delivered the goods. Chase and Tavia are an awesome H/h pairing, and with some shocking surprises, an epic showdown, a satisfying ending, and a moving epilogue, it’s one of the best books of the series. There’s an 11th book mentioned (TBD) on the author’s website, so I’m hoping that means we haven’t seen the last of the Breed. 5 stars!
Rachel Annie
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 stars for the romance, 5+ stars for the main storyline

This was so good! I loved the raised stakes and intensity of the nonstop action in the third act. Ms. Adrian didn't pull any punches with book 10, lol.

The circumstances that brought Chase and Tavia together made for some excellent push and pull in the beginning, and it really worked for me. But when they got together fairly early on their chemistry lost some of its spark. However, even though the romance aspect wasn't as strong as it was in
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was never a huge fan of Chase. But I have to say that this book has completely changed my mind about him. I think this was probably my favorite book of the entire series. I'm not giving any spoilers but the ending was just mind blowing. I couldn't read it fast enough. So much was happening. I'm so sad this part of the journey is at an end. But I am anxious to see how the spin off series will go. Hopefully we will get some glimpses of the entire "family" so we can at least see how they are doin ...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Used titanium knife : sixty-three dollars.
Value : priceless.

Wait, what? When did Lara Adrian become somewhat amusing? Did I blink and miss it?

Bonus : two books in a row that were GOOD. As in, "I think I might actually be a fan of this series now" GOOD.

Again, did I blink and miss something here? Wasn't I lukewarm about the earlier books?

It's as if an author actually learned how to fix their mistakes. Most of my complaints about the earlier books are slowly fading as the story world
5 "Darker after midnight for sure!" Stars!!

I loved it! A stunning conclusion and also an intriguing new beginning. Action packed with a very nice romance. I cannot wait to get to the next book! Happy reading!
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog Rating: 4.5/5

Sterling Chase’s story has been building up for many books now and to say his journey has been bumpy and full of angst would be the understatement of the year. He’s seen his brother die, he’s loved his brother’s wife and watched her mate to another member of the Order. He’s killed his nephew when he was overtaken by bloodlust brought on by overdosing on drugs and all of this has slowly eaten away at Chase until he too is on the verge of
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow..i LOVED this one!!! I was really looking forward to reading it especially with how things ended in the last book but i have to admit i was a little bit nervous because Chase was never a character i overly cared for..he was an arrogant, cocky know-it-all...who in my honest opinion was not very likeable at all! Well Lara Adrian did a great job of redeeming him in this book..i now LOVE Sterling Chase!!! Yay!!

The romance between Chase and Tavia started out a little bit oddly but ended up being
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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It feels like I've been waiting to read Chase's story since forever, and well, I have. I fell in love with his character in Tegan's book and have seen him go from a highly respected member breed society to an Order warrior, to well... it hurts to think where he's gone lately.

But I think this was always the frame of mind he was supposed to be in, not the too far gone, but the bit reckless and out of control. He was always a rebel at heart and just needed
This whole series, and in particular this final instalment, can be summed up in three words - OH HELL YEAH!!!

Darker After Midnight picked up the action straight away, and with characters and storyline already well established, it was straight into the action. And after 9 books (and one novella), this climactic book had the feel of one, huge long finale. It was excitement from start to finish, with action, secrets uncovered and shocking discoveries happening all the way through (history of th
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I feel like we're going to see more of Ms. Fairchild ... ...more
Ronda  Tutt
May 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Mind Blowing!

Wow, The author's writing captures you immediately with the thrill of Chase's sacrifice of turning himself into the police to save the Order from the set up evil caused by Dragos and with Chase finally getting his over due HEA. Chase and Tavia definitely heat up the pages with their chemistry.

I loved the introduction of the new female Tavia - totally awesome that there is the first Female BREED, not a BREEDMATE but a BREED. Her character was kick ass and I look forward to reading f
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
And so we come to the end of this part of the Midnight Breeds with Chase's book. At the end of Deeper Than Midnight, Chase surrendered to the police so they wouldn't find the Breed's hideout which Lucan and the rest of the Breeds decided to blow up anyway and head up north to Maine. Chase is in all kinds of trouble and things really hit the fan with the eyewitness comes to police headquarters.

So, the big question for me was did Chase redeem himself? And unfortunately, that's a big fat NO. I fel
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sterling Chase has been waiting for a long time for his happily ever after, but even though I was really excited about his story it took me a long time to get through the first 100 or so pages – I kept setting the book aside and reading bits of other things. I think the reason that I had a hard time with the start of the book was that author Adrian didn't really do anything to reconnected us with Chase before that 100 page mark, so whatever connection there was to Chase, and any sympathy for his ...more
Heather C
I loved it! It was a perfect way to wrap up an amazing series...or shall I say story-arc?? I've been waiting for years for Chase to finally get his HEA and it was perfect. Tavia was so perfect for him, and even more kick-ass than any of the other Breedmates(view spoiler) And the sex was really hot! I just wish there would have been a little more romance between them at the end.  The ending seemed rushed and everything w ...more
Apr 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
~After reading~

So...I must say, there were some parts in this book that really got me. I will admit I was drawn into the book once the beginning was over. The other surprising part is that I was actually interested in Tavia. I am never interested in a female character before!!! It is completely out of the question, but someone Lara made me want to follow Tavia (even though I still wish it wasn't a recycled character, would have been more delicious and exciting). Then there is the notecing crush/
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Carla's Review

Midnight Breed is one of the first paranormal romance books I read and I instantly fell in love with the creative and original world Lara Adrian created. The characters stick with you, well after the story has ended and you are always left clamoring for the next book. Every book in this series was great but I have to say that Darker After Midnight is the EPIC book of the series and was truly phenomenal. I really can't give much details without giving away spoilers, so I will do my
While I enjoyed the story and was glad to see some things wrapped up (namely the villain), Darker After Midnight wasn't a total success for me.

Tavia had the potential to be a very interesting character, and I thought Adrian's little surprise about her was great. Unfortunately, Tavia starts out as this sort of pathetic, needy individual and then, wham!, she's superwoman with all kinds of mad skills. It was so unbelievable that it had my head spinning. No character development, just zero to sixty
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hate to give this one two stars, but that's what it is. It wasn't nearly as good as the other books in the series.

Chase has not been one of my favorite characters, he's very whiny and just needs a good dose of suck it up. I don't think he should have had his own book.

Tavia could have been more interesting, if we'd have had more backstory, but she fell kind of flat. Kind of like a reboot of Jenna's story. Although Jenna gets a bit more interesting in this book.

Tegan/Gabrielle are having issues
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have been waiting for Stirling Chase's story for a long time and finally, it's here.

What a great 'FINALE" to the Midnight Breed much happens in this story that just blows your mind.

Fast-paced, a riveting and dark world filled with characters that stay with you for a long time.

Firstly, I loved Chase and Tavia Fairchild. A dark, tortured hero and a heroine that I never expected....don't want to spoil what it find out!!! Their chemistry, both sexual and emotional was be
Aure, The Bored of the Quarantine
this was WOOOOOOOW!!!!!!

5 Stars is not enough, but dang!

the ending couldn't have been better!
With the way Lara Adrian ended the last book, Deeper than Midnight, I was dying to get my hands on this one. This is Sterling Chase’s book, the former Agency member, the one who was straight arrow before his life made a turn for the worse.

Chase has endured a lot. He has lost many things in his life – the loss of his brother, Quinton, the loss of the woman he loved, Elise to another Breed member, the loss of his nephew, Camden and now, the imminent loss of his sanity, which will also mean the los
Audiobook Narrated by Hillary Huber

I’ve listened to seven of the books in the Midnight Breed series so I was interested in catching up with Darker After Midnight, the tenth book that was billed as the wrapup. I recommend the first four in the series which have intricate plots and real romance. As to this latest book, it’s no spoiler to reveal that the Order’s super evil archenemy Dragos is finally vanquished, albeit fairly easily, after nine books of buildup. Apparently the publisher had second
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of Midnight Breed series
The end of Darker After Midnight feels as though it was intended to be the end of the Midnight Breed series. That’s what I thought when I read this several years back. There are four more books to the series, the last of which I haven’t yet read, which is why I am rereading the others. The action-packed plot and the romance between Tavia and Chase make this one of my favorites. ...more
Debra Johnson
Awesome! I have been waiting for Chase's story and it did not disappoint. He is more than half crazed when he meets Tavia. And wow! What a surprise Tavia is!!
This book is pivotal in the Midnight Breed series. Every word is essential to the story. It flows flawlessly. Everything is non-stop action. The war is ON. Dragos pulls his big guns and blood flows.
Filled to the brim with adult action/suspense and romance.
I can not describe how much I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this one.
Lara Adria
Jessica T.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chase's romance + lots of story/plot advancement= 5 stars! ...more
It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of the Midnight Breed series, in fact I'm happy to say it's my favourite adult paranormal romance series! I'm always desperate to get my hands on the next installment and because I'm such a big fan I always have high expectations. Lara Adrian hasn't let me down yet and she always manages to make each book better than the last. Darker After Midnight is no exception and I can't begin to tell you how awesome this book actually is, in fact I'm still struggling t ...more
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LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers hav ...more

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