Review: Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian

Title: Midnight Rising

Author: Lara Adrian

Series: Midnight Breed #4

Genre: Paranormal

Pages: 386

4 stars – It was really good
4 stars – It was really good

Fueled by pain and rage over the betrayal of his mate, Rio won’t let anything stand in his way of destroying rogues. When a mortal woman gathers evidence to expose the entire vampire race, Rio is determined to stop her. He doesn’t expect to be attracted to her though. 

Rio’s story was one that I have been waiting for since his betrayal at the end of the first book. His story did not disappoint. It was emotional, heartbreaking, and filled with love and hope. Rio is struggling so much from not just the pain of betrayal, but also the severe TBI he suffered. He has mood swings, blackouts, and uncontrollable rage now. This makes him feel like a monster and a danger to everyone. The more time he spends with Dylan the more he heals, and starts letting the anger and pain of his past go. 

Dylan was a smart, genuine, and loyal heroine. She isn’t afraid to fight for what she loves. I loved how caring and supportive she was towards Rio, and her mother. She definitely has a caring personality, which is just what Rio needs.  

This book was very emotional. There isn’t a lot of focus on the Breed/Rogue war since it is mainly about Rio’s recovery and relationship with Dylan. I usually don’t like when there is little overarching story development but with this one it really worked. There is a one big development though, and I am really interested in seeing how the warriors respond to it in the next book. 

Trigger Warnings:

  • Rio is struggling with PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts/actions
  • Dylan’s mom has cancer
  • Experimentation and rape of kidnapped women referenced 

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

#0.5 A Touch of Midnight
#1 Kiss of Midnight
#2 Kiss of Crimson
#3 Midnight Awakening

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