Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Darker After Midnight” as Want to Read:
Darker After Midnight
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed #10)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  16,875 Ratings  ·  1,042 Reviews
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 the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and huma ...more
Audio CD, 11 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Tantor Media
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
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
May 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Midnight Breed series fans
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!
Dec 08, 2010 marked it as maybe  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: g-pr
Yay! Harvard's book! Finally!
Sophia Triad
Breed warrior Sterling Chase (Harvard)
Special ability: wrapping himself in shadows and hiding in them
Age: Over 1oo years old

Breed mate Octavia Fairchild (Tavia)
Special ability: Photographic memory
Occupation: Assistant for senator Clarence
Mark place: Lower Back

Settings: Boston, Maine, Washington

Well, well, WOOOOW! Just WOW! After 9 long length books and 2 short length books, this climactic series reaches the end of its first part (the following books cover stories that will happen 20 years a
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 expands
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 the
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

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
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like we're going to see more of Ms. Fairchild ...
Ronda  Tutt
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
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
~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
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
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`
this was WOOOOOOOW!!!!!!

5 Stars is not enough, but dang!

the ending couldn't have been better!
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
Colliding Worlds
Für mich leider der schlechteste Band der Reihe. Mit dem Fortschreiten der Midnight Breed-Geschichten gefielen mir die Bücher so oder so nicht mehr ganz so gut, wie die ersten drei, aber von diesem Band war ich wirklich enttäuscht. Chase blieb mir bis zum Schluss eher unsympathisch, auch Tavia ist bis auf ihre besondere Abstammung eher farblos. In der ersten Hälfte der Geschichte fand ich den Nebenstrang aus Lucans Perspektive sogar spannender als jenen um Chase und Tavia. Generell kam es mir so ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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
Such a wonderful addition to this terrific series! I will admit I was terribly worried about this book because I had been infuriated with Chase for a long time now. I'm glad I got to love him all over again. Chase used to be my favorite couple, I mean who didn't adored Harvard? But then he changed into someone we all ended up hating so fast... I guess we all NEEDED this book.

There's a lot of action packed up in this installment, so be ready for it. Lots of life changing events for everybody we k
This book was so rediculously good. I'm not even sure I can review it. It's easily the best of the series. This may be slightly spoiler-y without actual spoilers. So read at your own risk.


Ok. I didn't realize this was the last book of the series, although I'm reading that it may continue in a different direction--focusing on younger characters. Would love to see that because I believe Kelen and Mira will be mated.

Everything that we've been wanting to happen all along and everything that you w
D.B. Reynolds
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 10th full-length novel in Adrian's Midnight Breed series, a book her publisher is calling "climactic." And it is in that it resolves a major plotline in the books so far, although her website indicates there are at least two more Breed books coming. I'll reveal that below, after the SPOILER warning. But before that, let me say, this was a very good read. It covers the story of Sterling Chase and introduces a whole new angle to the Breed and Dragos's diabolical breeding program. That ...more
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Lara Adrian's books! I was so excited to get my hands on this. It was great! Many questions answered, resolutions achieved and new questions to be answered!! Love the ending!!!!!! Can't wait for her next 3 books. They are going to be fast forwarded to the future though. I bet we get to see Kellan and Mira in one of the next books!!!!
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! The whole series is great!
Francais Parker
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This episode of the series was action-packed, intense, and brought the long arch to a head. I hesitate to say anything else. Don't wanna spoil anything.

World Building: A++
Mythology: A+ (finally!!)
Plot-Twists: A+++
Villains: A+
Girl Power: A++
Guy-Hero: A+
Love-Interests: A+
Suspense: A++
Feels: A+

For you clean-readers: this book DOES have mature content. You'll need to do some self-editing or scene-skipping to read this one.
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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Off 8 122 Apr 26, 2012 04:16PM  
  • Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3; Demonica, #8)
  • Eternal Captive (Mark of the Vampire, #3)
  • Bound By Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #8)
  • Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)
  • Zane's Redemption (Scanguards Vampires, #5)
  • Jabril (Vampires in America, #2)
  • Born of Ashes (Guardians of Ascension, #4)
  • Wanted: Undead or Alive (Love at Stake, #12)
  • The Darkest Surrender  (Lords of the Underworld #8)
  • Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2)
  • Adam (Nightwalkers, #6)
  • Nightborn (Lords of the Darkyn, #1)
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
More about Lara Adrian...

Other Books in the Series

Midnight Breed (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1)
  • Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2)
  • Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3)
  • Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed, #4)
  • Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #5)
  • Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6)
  • Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7)
  • Taken by Midnight (Midnight Breed, #8)
  • Deeper Than Midnight (Midnight Breed, #9)
  • Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed, #11)
“Santa Claus has already been here and everything. Want to see what he brought for you?"

"Is it a big present?"

"Very big."

"With a big red bow on it?”
“Used titanium hunting knife: sixty-three dollars.
Value: priceless.”
More quotes…