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Midnight Reckoning

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A werewolf and a vampire and . . . a relationship? Oh my!

Originally reviewed on my blog: SIK Book Reviews.

This novel is the sequel to Dark Awakening, but it doesn't really feel like it is when reading it. It surprised me because its focus is on two new characters...both of which were in the first book, but they weren't m...
Originally reviewed on my blog: SIK Book Reviews.

This novel is the sequel to Dark Awakening, but it doesn't really feel like it is when reading it. It surprised me because its focus is on two new characters...both of which were in the first book, but they weren't main characters. I have mixed feelings about this. I don't like it because, as a reader, I get attached to the characters in the book and if there is a sequel, I expect to see more from the characters from the first book. So, it disappoints me a bit. However, I also like it because I do prefer stand-alone books. I appreciate the new story through the focus of new characters. But, it just doesn't feel like a sequel to me. Why not just write a new stand-alone book?

I enjoyed the story of the two new characters, Jaden and Lyra. The story starts off slow and there isn't much action throughout the book. There seemed to be more of a focus on the relationship of the two characters than action-packed adventure. Don't get me wrong, I like romance...a story is never as good if it is without a love story. But, I also like action and adventure. Especially when it is a paranormal novel about vampires and werewolves! Nonetheless, I still did enjoy the story and seeing the odd relationship between a vampire and a werewolf develop in its interesting way.

I loved both main characters in this novel. Jaden is a vampire who has a long history of nothing ever going his way. He has had a lot of hurts in his past. I liked Jaden even in the first novel when we didn't really know much about him. I don't know what it was, but Castle caught my interest with him when I didn't think that he would have his own story. She probably planned it that way and bravo to her, because I wanted to know more about this character. Lyra is a werewolf, who is very independent and doesn't like to accept help from anyone. She is a very strong character on the outside, but we find out later that she also has a soft side that is nice to see. I also enjoyed her character. I very much enjoyed how Jaden and Lyra interact throughout the novel. Their witty banter leading up to their relationship was lovely to read.

Castle's writing is excellent in this novel as well as the first. I have no complaints. Her creativity is refreshing. She has the ability to grab the reader and really make one care about the characters she is telling the story about.

Overall, I would recommend this novel to paranormal romance fans. The basically non-existence of the characters from the first novel is bothersome, though. They don't even make an appearance until the 4th chapter and then they are gone until the end of the novel. But, the new characters are just as loveable. I liked the surprising twist at the end...I didn't see it coming at all! I like to be surprised. :) I also found the ending of the book to be a bit abrupt. I did not expect it to end when it did. I'm interested to read the next book in this series to see what or who will be the focus of the story, but I feel that the story between Jaden and Lyra is incomplete. So, I hope there is more about their story in the third book.

posted by sikbookreviewer on July 25, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

She has taken the night world and reved it u! I love her world building and her strong charachters. Great ploits and twists.

posted by DChaching on May 6, 2012

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    A werewolf and a vampire and . . . a relationship? Oh my!

    Originally reviewed on my blog: SIK Book Reviews.

    This novel is the sequel to Dark Awakening, but it doesn't really feel like it is when reading it. It surprised me because its focus is on two new characters...both of which were in the first book, but they weren't main characters. I have mixed feelings about this. I don't like it because, as a reader, I get attached to the characters in the book and if there is a sequel, I expect to see more from the characters from the first book. So, it disappoints me a bit. However, I also like it because I do prefer stand-alone books. I appreciate the new story through the focus of new characters. But, it just doesn't feel like a sequel to me. Why not just write a new stand-alone book?

    I enjoyed the story of the two new characters, Jaden and Lyra. The story starts off slow and there isn't much action throughout the book. There seemed to be more of a focus on the relationship of the two characters than action-packed adventure. Don't get me wrong, I like romance...a story is never as good if it is without a love story. But, I also like action and adventure. Especially when it is a paranormal novel about vampires and werewolves! Nonetheless, I still did enjoy the story and seeing the odd relationship between a vampire and a werewolf develop in its interesting way.

    I loved both main characters in this novel. Jaden is a vampire who has a long history of nothing ever going his way. He has had a lot of hurts in his past. I liked Jaden even in the first novel when we didn't really know much about him. I don't know what it was, but Castle caught my interest with him when I didn't think that he would have his own story. She probably planned it that way and bravo to her, because I wanted to know more about this character. Lyra is a werewolf, who is very independent and doesn't like to accept help from anyone. She is a very strong character on the outside, but we find out later that she also has a soft side that is nice to see. I also enjoyed her character. I very much enjoyed how Jaden and Lyra interact throughout the novel. Their witty banter leading up to their relationship was lovely to read.

    Castle's writing is excellent in this novel as well as the first. I have no complaints. Her creativity is refreshing. She has the ability to grab the reader and really make one care about the characters she is telling the story about.

    Overall, I would recommend this novel to paranormal romance fans. The basically non-existence of the characters from the first novel is bothersome, though. They don't even make an appearance until the 4th chapter and then they are gone until the end of the novel. But, the new characters are just as loveable. I liked the surprising twist at the end...I didn't see it coming at all! I like to be surprised. :) I also found the ending of the book to be a bit abrupt. I did not expect it to end when it did. I'm interested to read the next book in this series to see what or who will be the focus of the story, but I feel that the story between Jaden and Lyra is incomplete. So, I hope there is more about their story in the third book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Great Read

    I have fallen in love with this series, and these characters. The dynamic between the vampire, and his student wolf is both hot, and intense. Once I started it, I had a hard time putting it down until I was finished. Kendra is a great writer, and I look forward to more of this series in the future.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    Fantastic Read!!!

    I really have fallen in love with this series!!! I hope there are more to the series.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I loved this book. I had read the first one in this series and that prompted me to buy the second one and was not disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Good!

    I enjoyed the story, but tired of Lyra's overbearing attitude sometimes. Don't get me wrong I'm in full support for a strong female, but it did seem to get tiresome at times. Jaden was such a bad @*# in his past and when he falls for Lyra. He's made to look weak almost. I was excited to see Jaden's story but was a little disappointed and would definitely like to see Damian's story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

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