Review: Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Cover for Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Title: Veil of Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian

Series: Midnight Breed #5

Pages: 370

5 out of 5 stars
5 stars – I loved it!

“What I’m trying to tell you is, I’m falling for you … falling really hard. I wasn’t looking for this to happen. I didn’t think I’d ever truly want it, but … ah, Christ, Renata … when I look in your eyes, one word leaps into my mind every single time: Forever.”

Nikolai iis sent to Montreal to search for the Gen One vampire Yakut, but things don’t go smoothly once he finds him. Things quickly go south and he finds help in the form of a beautiful and deadly Breedmate Renata. 

This book was so good. I couldn’t put it down. Niko and Renata have a very intense first meeting with Niko experiencing her amazing ability. They both are attracted to each other but the situation prevents them from acting on it at first, especially since Niko thinks she is a willing participant in Yukot’s evil. I really liked NIko. He has been the charming Breed who lives his life to the fullest throughout this series, but we finally get to see a more serious side of him. We learn about his past and his drive to fight. 

Renata was a tough, badass woman who found herself in a terrible situation but is determined to survive. She keeps fighting and will do everything she can to protect the child Breedmate Mira, who is also Yukot’s prisoner. My favorite part of this relationship though was how much Niko respected Renata’s strength and abilities. They are a great couple, especially since they work well together during a fight. They do have a couple of rocky spots, especially in the beginning, but I think it just made their relationship stronger. 

Not only was the couple great, but the development in the overall Breed war was very interesting as well. There were a lot of new developments made and I can’t wait to see where the story is going to go, especially with the hunters. 

Trigger Warnings:

  • Renata is forced to share blood with Yukat.
  • Threats of bodily harm, rape, and death
  • Torture, briefly mentioned 

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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
#4 Midnight Rising

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