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I really enjoyed this book. Yes, it’s a blatant rip off of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and while reading it I felt like I was cheating on my beloved Brothers, but I had been warned about that beforehand and because I was prepared for it, it probably didn’t bother me as much as it would of if I was going in blind. Plus I’m such a massive fan of the BDB that I’m guaranteed to love anything that even slightly resembles it! Although I did roll my eyes in disgust when the heroine referred to the hero as her “dark lover”, yes, really!
Some of the mythology is unique (vampires being from outer space for one. Again… yes, really!), and I liked the idea of the ‘breedmate’ – vampires (who are all men by the way) having to select their mates from a select group of humans. Interesting! I really liked the bad guys, or ‘Rogues’, who were chillingly evil, and I love the twist on where that part of the story is going to go. And even though parts of it were fairly predictable, in amongst the romance and the action there were also some surprise moments that had me tearing up and gasping with shock.
Gabrielle, our heroine, is very likable and
Wrath Lucan is a strong hero. Being a first generation vampire, he has some issues and therefore takes a long time to come around to accepting his feelings for Gabrielle, but she was a confident and persistant little thing and it was enjoyable (and not a little bit steamy!) to watch her eventually break him. The best part of the book though, was watching the Brotherhood Breed together. There are some very interesting characters there and I already know I’m going to love these boys – I can’t wait to get to their stories.
Overall, this was a great first instalment to a series I’ve been wanting to get to for a while. I’ve been assured that the series moves in a completely different direction than the BDB, and I’m very keen to see where it goes.
For full series information, check out our Midnight Breed Series page.