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Taken by Midnight (Midnight Breed Series #8)

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12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

excellent fantasy

The Ancient, one of eight otherworlders, came to earth and created vampire sons when they procreated with native women possessing the breedmark. He escaped captivity and held former Alaskan state trooper Jenna Darrow for hours. He did things to her mind and body that ...
The Ancient, one of eight otherworlders, came to earth and created vampire sons when they procreated with native women possessing the breedmark. He escaped captivity and held former Alaskan state trooper Jenna Darrow for hours. He did things to her mind and body that will have long term repercussions. As she nears death, he places an implant inside her; which winds within her skull and spinal column. After the Order vampire police rescued her, medical experts in Boston determine the implant is part of her body having altered her DNA.

She proves strong, faster, and can do things humans cannot. Throughout her ordeal, Brock takes care of her especially with relieving her pain. He begins to have feelings that he does not want as she can never be his breadmate so he rationalizes to himself this is only sex. While the Boston order tries to figure out what the implant is, the vampires fight their biggest enemy Dragos who has an army of Gen-Y warriors. The breedmates fight their adversaries as powerfully as their vampire husbands do fending off Dragos's attacks and trying to figure out where Dragos and his army are.

Lara Adrian is one of the top urban fantasists on the market today with her Midnight Breed series (see Shades of Midnight). The current entry is fast-paced and moves forward the overarching plot yet insures Taken by Midnight contains a complete enjoyable story line and three dimensional characters including besides the lead protagonists the villain. Brock and Jenna have experienced first hand tragedy and trauma, which brings realism as their relationship teeters because of their respective pasts. Ms. Adrian has written another fabulous thriller that goes on this reviewer's shelf with all the rest of the works written by this very talented author.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on August 22, 2010

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NAMED: DESPICABLE ME by JENNA

OK, I love this series! I love love love this series. However, this book was almost impossible to read because I disliked Jenna so much I had to keep putting the book down. Jenna's conduct is so out of line I detested her by the time she had managed to break out of the ...
OK, I love this series! I love love love this series. However, this book was almost impossible to read because I disliked Jenna so much I had to keep putting the book down. Jenna's conduct is so out of line I detested her by the time she had managed to break out of the sanctuary of The Order, doing and causing destructive damage on the way out and during her captivity. All the warriors putting their lives on the line to rescue her from the results of her childish actions. Her actions were those of a complete idiot twit! Putting everyone at risk and acting like a complete selfish brainless idiot. By a quarter of the way through the book my thoughts were, "Damn! Lara Adrian, it is way too bad you did not have the ancient just drain the whiney nit wit "b****" dry.". The reasons I dislike this book are numerous, but they all come back to one thing - Jenna. Jenna is the only Breed Mate who lacks strength (other than what is evolving from her transplant) and pales in comparison to the talents and characters of all the other Breed Mates. Jenna cannot begin hit the high water mark set by Renata as far as strengths physically and otherwise. This was the least interesting love story, but not because of Brock, who is able to meet the high water mark of his fellow warriors in the previous stories.

Sorry Lara Adrian. I really did not like this one. I hope the next females in the following books have the character and intelligence and strenght all the previous Breedmates of The Order possess. The fact Jenna is altering because of the Ancient's transplant was interesting and I hope Jenna is a more sympathetic and admirable and rational character in the next books. I really struggled with this one. There was also a lack of continuity in Jenna's character and her story. She goes from shrewish one scene to supportive involved mate in the next scene, like a "deus ex machina"! Jenna just did not work for me, combined with all the other issues such as the lack of continuity, and a sense that this book was kind of cobbled together to create the story. I will still buy the next one the day it comes out though.

posted by Emptrix on October 6, 2010

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  • Posted October 6, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NAMED: DESPICABLE ME by JENNA

    OK, I love this series! I love love love this series. However, this book was almost impossible to read because I disliked Jenna so much I had to keep putting the book down. Jenna's conduct is so out of line I detested her by the time she had managed to break out of the sanctuary of The Order, doing and causing destructive damage on the way out and during her captivity. All the warriors putting their lives on the line to rescue her from the results of her childish actions. Her actions were those of a complete idiot twit! Putting everyone at risk and acting like a complete selfish brainless idiot. By a quarter of the way through the book my thoughts were, "Damn! Lara Adrian, it is way too bad you did not have the ancient just drain the whiney nit wit "b****" dry.". The reasons I dislike this book are numerous, but they all come back to one thing - Jenna. Jenna is the only Breed Mate who lacks strength (other than what is evolving from her transplant) and pales in comparison to the talents and characters of all the other Breed Mates. Jenna cannot begin hit the high water mark set by Renata as far as strengths physically and otherwise. This was the least interesting love story, but not because of Brock, who is able to meet the high water mark of his fellow warriors in the previous stories.

    Sorry Lara Adrian. I really did not like this one. I hope the next females in the following books have the character and intelligence and strenght all the previous Breedmates of The Order possess. The fact Jenna is altering because of the Ancient's transplant was interesting and I hope Jenna is a more sympathetic and admirable and rational character in the next books. I really struggled with this one. There was also a lack of continuity in Jenna's character and her story. She goes from shrewish one scene to supportive involved mate in the next scene, like a "deus ex machina"! Jenna just did not work for me, combined with all the other issues such as the lack of continuity, and a sense that this book was kind of cobbled together to create the story. I will still buy the next one the day it comes out though.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    the series is good

    I have read the entire Midnight Breed Series and enjoyed them all. I really liked the way the author ties in all the books. The characters are inter woven in all the books. I love that!! I really have a hard time saying which was better, they are all good!! You will like this if you like this genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2011

    Pretty good

    I love this series. I was a little disappointed in this story because I felt that Jenna was a little whinny and immature. Also, I don't think what happened to her was completely explained. The details of what happened to her were pretty vague. Maybe it'll be explained in the next novel. AND Brock... I have an issue with characters that continuously blame themselves for something and feel that they have to punish themselves, so to me, it was irritating for me to read about it.

    Other then those few issues, it was pretty good.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    okay read

    Loved Brock! Totally hot but I guess thats because I love me a fine looking brother! Didnt care for Jenna much but she wasnt as awful as some other women in other books. I really just didnt care for how the book just ended with no real conclusion of what Jenna is becoming although I my suspicions as does everyone else. Overall a really good book to add to the Midnight Breed Series!

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