Review: Defy the Dawn by Lara Adrian

Cover for Defy the Dawn by Lara Adrian

Title: Defy the Dawn

Author: Lara Adrian

Series: Midnight Breed #14

Pages: 307

3 stars out of 5
3 stars – I liked it

Daywalker Brynne Kirkland survived her hellish upbringing with Dragos and now refuses to trust her heart with anyone. But the handsome Atlantean Zael won’t let her hide anymore. 

This book finally dives deeper into the Atanteans and what they can do. It was fascinating getting to learn more about their abilities, especially when paired with the crystal. Zael has been a playboy from his introduction but we actually get to see the man hidden underneath finally. I enjoyed Zael, especially since he was dedicated to keeping his people safe from Selene.

Brynne was a difficult heroine for me. She was always so determined to keep people away constantly that I found myself bored with her character for a while. I did like her more towards the end of the book once her secret came out. I enjoyed Zael and Brynne together but felt their relationship was slightly rushed at the end of the book.

Overall, I enjoyed the progression of the story with the Atlanteans. Zael and Brynne were an ok couple but were not my favorite, nor were they very memorable. 

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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
#5 Veil of Midnight
#6 Ashes of Midnight
#7 Shades of Midnight
#8 Taken by Midnight
#9 Deeper Than Midnight
#9.5 A Taste of Midnight 
#10 Darker After Midnight
#11 Edge of Dawn
#11.5 Marked By Midnight
#12 Crave the Night
#12.5 Tempted by Midnight
#13 Bound to Darkness
#13.5 Stroke of Midnight

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