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Midnight Rising

(Midnight Breed #4)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  30,367 ratings  ·  902 reviews
Book 4 in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Midnight Breed vampire romance series

In a world of shadows and dark, cosuming hungers, desire is the deadliest weapon...

For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began with the discovery of a hidden tomb, thrusting her into the center of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the sc
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Dell
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Making Peace with past hurts Stars


This was my second time reading Midnight Rising, and to be honest I couldn't remember much about it going in. With the first 3 books I remembered a lot during this reread but this one not so much. So it was like reading it again for the first time. Now last time I gave this book a 5 Star rating. As I don't remember reading it and didn't write a review I don't know why I felt that way but this time I rated it a 4. Which was still really good, just not
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Apr 28, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: vampire paranormal romance fans
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Rio was no saint, that was for sure. He had abducted her, imprisoned her, and she still wasn't certain what he meant to do with her, but she didn't think he was a danger to her.

What a coincidence! I fell in love with my husband after he kidnapped me and held me in a mansion for days too! I mean, come on, how sexy is a disfigured kidnapper?

Oh, it's definitely you, you sexy beast!

So, Dylan, a girl, finds Rio, the scarred and psycho warrior, irresistible. She accidentally took photos of a vampire
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I fell down the stairs because I was walking and reading this thing. They should add “HAZARD: So addicting, you may never put it down. (Watch your step!)” on the cover of these things! Despite my fall, I was able to save the page I was on, but failed to keep my coffee from spilling all over the floor. I spent precious reading time cleaning up at mess! But apart from my sore knee and the ruined carpet, I loved every moment of reading Midnight Rising!

Rio’s story reminds of a modern retelling of B
Sophia Triad
Breed warrior Rio
Special ability: Able to kill with a touch
Age: Around 150 years old

Breed mate Dylan
Special ability: Seeing and talking with dead breedmates
Occupation: reporter, journalist
Mark place: Top of spine, by the neck

Settings: Czech Republic (Prague, Bohemian mountainside, Jisin), Berlin, Boston, New York

This was one of my favourite book of the series. I really liked the chemistry between Rio and Dylan and their characters.

Rio was such a heartbroken lonely person. Scarred inside an
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads, vampires

So book #4 of the Midnight Breed series, I enjoyed it but I had my issues with the flow of the story. Don’t get me wrong it was really good as to be expected of Lara Adrian but there was just something about the time span between the couple that left me going “hmmm”.

So the Breed are warriors sworn to protect humans and civilian vamps from vampires gone rogue, which means they just cant stop from killing and sucking the human population dry. Things are about to
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awww Rio. Me gustan mucho estos vampis y Rio ha cogido la delantera en mis preferencias.
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 "I'll wait for you." Stars!

I loved it. I do love me an emotionally damaged male; so Rio was right in my zone. And I liked Dylan too. She was very inquisitive! (view spoiler) This one maaaay be my favorite So far. Maybe. Looking forward to Nikolai next! Happy reading!
Stacia (the 2010 club)
3.5 stars. I'm giving the extra half star for Rio. I kind of like that guy. His name bugged me all the way up until this book (for some reason I couldn't stop picturing a man dressed for Carnival) until I found out that it was short for a name which was harder to pronounce. Okay, I get it now. Kinda.

I didn't think I'd be coming back to this series until I realized that I was having trouble attaching to anything after finishing a BDB series re-read. While the Breed aren't exactly the wit-laced b
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Casi todas las sagas terminan aburriendome porque van decayendo, casi siempre el primer libro es el mejor, pero está no, todo lo contrario, aunque sabes que va a pasar me encanta leer la historia de cada uno, son todas distintas aunque los protagonistas sean ellos vampiros y ellas humanas, cada lobQuier leer el siguiente, ya!!
Beanbag Love
Sep 21, 2009 rated it liked it
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Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review
Rio, is still shattered from grief and pain and the loss of betrayal from his mate. He has fought long and hard against fighting evil, and will do anything to protect the men he fights with. An ancient evil has been released, and Rio is in the process of destroying the chamber and the evidence, and also to bury himself in the rubble. Journalist, Dylan Alexander, is traveling in Europe with friends, and working on a story. Dylan
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-pnr, pnr
In the first book of Adrian's Midnight Breed series, Kiss of Midnight, the seemingly happily mated couple, Rio & Eva, meet a tragic ending. Eva betrays Rio and the rest of his brothers in arms, bringing about her own death and leaving Rio severely scarred- emotionally and physically.

A short time later, where Midnight Rising picks up, Rio is tired of his miserable existence. At the end of a dangerous mission in the mountains of Prague, the Warriors discover an ancient, empty crypt which once
Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
WHOA! Another great read for my keeper shelf from Lara Adrian. I just finished this book and my heart is still racing.

Dylan Alexander is on vacation in Europe. Her mother is dying and it was her wish for Dylan to take her place on this fabulous trip. Dylan's always been a little different...she can see ghosts. But they're always young and always female. She sees one while hiking on her trip and it guides her to a dark cave while whispering, "Save him."

Rio is ready to die; no, he wants to die. He
5 stars - Vampire Romance

This is perhaps the best love story in the Midnight Breed series. I really loved the Breed warrior Rio. He is an anguished, tortured soul, but also sweet and loving. The relationship between Rio and Dylan is believable and well developed, and I found myself very anxious for them to find their HEA. Another great read in this awesome series!

Alex is The Romance Fox
I really like this series and the world-building and characters is really great.

After the tragedy that Rio experienced, I was overjoyed when he found someone to love and trust again. Dylan was just the right person for him, in my opinion.

As the world of the Breeds grows, the more excited I become in getting to know more about it.

Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rio ha superado a Lucan, el primer vampiro de la saga. Esta historia quizá tenga más romanticismo que acción. Pero es necesario, Rio es un vampiro destrozado por fuera y por dentro y sin embargo está lleno de amor para dar y eso es lo que Dylan,a pesar de su escepticismo, es capaz de comprender. Como también es capaz de ver el maravilloso interior de Rio a pesar de las cicatrices externas que lo afean y le hacen temible.
May 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
After a bitter betrayal by his Breedmate, Rio isn’t the same. Suffering from mood swings and blackouts, he knows he’s a danger to others. So when he’s tasked with destroying an Ancient’s hibernating chamber, he sees a perfect opportunity to end it all. Seven months later, he’s still trying to seal the chamber and end his life, when a woman stumbles into the cave…She’s a journalist, and her taking pictures of the glyphs on the cave walls, and Rio, spurs him into action, finally rousing him from h ...more
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Dylan is fabulous. She’s bored with job, hates her boss and can see ghosts. The woman just can’t get a break. When she finds Rio and escapes with her life she considers that some luck until he tracks her down.

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I had forgotten how much I enjoy this world!
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This series just gets better and better! I loved this book!

Midnight Rising tells the story of Rio, the most scarred and tormented member of the Breed. A year after a brutal betrayal which left him physically traumatised and emotionally wrecked, Rio is on the verge of suicide when Dylan Alexander literally stumbles across him. When Dylan sees something she shouldn’t and then takes off, it’s up to Rio to track her down and fix the problem. Oh, and what do you know, she bears the mark of a bre
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I was not sure how this book was going to go for me, because I felt like it might have been too soon to tell Rio's story. However, this was totally not the case as Adrian was able to bring Rio "back from the brink" and make things right for him in this book.

In this fourth book in the Breed series, the book opens by reminding us that Rio had stayed behind to deal with some unfinished business of the Order. However, it also reminds us how damaged Rio was due to a previous incident with his Breedma
The Window Seat
May 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Sigh. To me, there is nothing worse than potential squandered. And that is, unfortunately, where I see the Midnight Breed series headed. Rio's story was a big disappointment for me....

Let me sum it up. Rio is a Breed warrior whose Breedmate, Eva, betrayed him then committed suicide. Her betrayal was to try to get him away from the Order and so she could have him all to herself, but when his life was jeopardized, she outed herself and that cost her his love altogether. In response, she killed her
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
A reporter for a tabloid finds a cave with mysteries and a hot guy. All I ever find in caves are bats and cigarette butts.
Good story, well written PNR.
Krista ~Fhatal Attrhaction~
I Loved Rio's story it was so emotional! Him and Dyllan are perfect for eachother!
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
5 Rio-the-awesome stars!!

This one I was actually wanting to read; and now that I have, I'm ecstatic!

I loved Rio a couple of books back after that terrible incident that happened to him. I never thought that he'd recover, but there you go. With the right amount of love and passion, I'm guessing anything can be accomplished.

Off to read more awesomeness!
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars, though admittedly this one took me a little longer to get into. I have loved Rio since the first one and really felt for him throughout the series and I was super excited to get to his story, but it honestly took me until about the 30% mark before I was like "Yes! I can't put it down!"


Rio is one of the more heartbreaking characters, his mate betrayed him in a horribly selfish attempt to keep him all to herself and he almost died, and he genuinely wishes he had. He's not the
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rio...oh Rio! I loved him from the beginning and when tragedy struck for him and he was harmed in a way that would have killed a normal human then to have his heart ripped out of his chest with betrayal along with feeling as though he is losing his mind. My heart hurt for him. I was so excited that he was going to get his happily ever after.

Dylan comes across the hibernation chamber where Rio is at, where he has been for a while. He stayed back after the guys all went back to Boston because he t
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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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