CRAVE THE NIGHT: A New Breed of the Midnight Breed Series (Audiobook)

by Lara Adrian
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Published by Delacorte Press, Penguin Random House, Random House Audio Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Steamy
Source: Publisher

Crave the NIght coverDelacorte Press/Random House: August 05, 2014
Pages: 272 | ISBN: 978-0-345-53263-3

On Sale: August 05, 2014
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-345-53264-0
Published by : Delacorte Press

Read by Hillary Huber
On Sale: August 05, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-385-35963-4

Audiobook provided by publisher for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense—page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence.

Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.

Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all. – See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/catalog

 

square "my take"I was skeptical about the continuation of this series in a future different from Lucan and his crew.  We have a new generation of Breed warriors, bred in the lab or between a Breed and his breedmate. The world knows about the Breed now, and at least among the upper echelons of society, accepted.  The threats are no longer from other parts of the Breed, but a newly revealed enemy: Atlanteans.

This story is extremely passionate, filled with mysterious identity and danger, and a species, an ancient enemy, as fast and as powerful as the Breed.  This eliminates the confusing relationship between the bad Breed and the good guys, the Order.

Nathan, the son of a breedmate who was forced to have a child, is now a member of the order. The older order members are now its elder statesmen.

There’s even a pair of breed twins – male and female,  who can walk in daylight.  She works in a museum with this book’s main love interest, Jordana.  Jordana is a breedmate, living in Boston and working at the MFA. She shares a powerful and magnetic attraction to Nathan.  Lara’s style is fast, flows well and she does an amazing job combining the larger plot development involving the whole species’ issue (Breed/Human/Atlantean), societal issues and class distinctions within the Breed society, and the more personal issues between a man and a woman.

This was one of the better voiced audiobooks I have listened to. The acting was less important than the story and the characters were not overly individualized, but I always knew who was speaking. One breed male sounded a little like he should have been an extra in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” But it was minor.  The voicing didn’t detract from the book, and probably added to it.

Read or listened to, this would not be a good place to jump into the series. There’s way too much back story and even though I have read all the books, only missing a couple of novellas, there were times I had a few problems with the history of the breed.

The series is a must read for any devotee of dark, steamy paranormal romance with a sci-fi edge.

If you have read the series you will find this second book in the second-generation of Midnight Breed novels a must read. All the kids are grown up and taking the lead for the story lines of alien-breed males and their Part-Atlantean mates. How can something that sounds so crazy be so darn sexy?  And, Lara Adrian knows how to write a sexy book!

Here’s a sound bite!

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