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“Gracie C. McKeever (c) August 2009
“I am going to say that I really wanted more from this story...Love Andreas though!”Brynn Myers wrote this review Sunday, April 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“minder boeiend in vergelijking met de andere delen. Misschien omdat de hoofdpersoon Andreas me niet zoveel deed.”jojootje wrote this review Sunday, April 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This series is so very EXCELLENT ”Avid Reader N AZ wrote this review Tuesday, March 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this installment, although not as much as previous books in this series. This story gives us the background of Andreas Reichen, and we see his world through his eyes. But I just didn't get that playboy feel from the Reichen I got to know in the earlier books. This protagonist sounded just like every other tortured soul we get to know in the other books. Except his preestablished personality didn't flow through as easily as the other characters.
And though I have really grown to like the direction of this story line, this particular installment didn't feel like it progressed as much as previous ones did. Except for the end. It sets up an exciting follow-up, and I can expect (and I think I read somewhere), that the next story will feature Kade. Too bad we have to wait until Jan 2010!
So, even though this installment didn't feel as strong, I still enjoy the whole storyline. For me, this series seemed to start out as light erotica with a bit of a story but has grown stronger in the story line and a little lighter in the erotica, which I'm glad to see.
All in all, I definitely recommend Ashes of Midnight, as well as all the other books in the series to precede this one. And if you're already vested in the Midnight Breed series, this one is a must.”
“Not my favorite ”Annamarie weary wrote this review Wednesday, July 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ashes to Midnight was okay, but wasn't one of Lara Adrian's better stories. I didn't much care for Claire, I found her a little to niave and gullible for my liking, and it seemed she was always running after Andreas for one reason or another. I didn't find Andreas romantic or endearing and I didn't really "feel" his suffering at his loss. I wouldn't re-read as I would some of her other books.”Lisa D wrote this review Wednesday, June 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as stellar as the last entry in the Midnight Breed series, but still a solid addition.
Those of you following the series will remember how we left Andreas in the last book: broken by the loss of his entire extended family including his lover, whom had been turned Minion, and whom he had to put down. Then he raised the family estate using his awesome Breed fire power, and then stalked off into the woods.
This book picks up only a few weeks after the events of the last. Apparently, Andreas has been busy seeking the kinds of vengeance the old testament is fond of; where a life is taken in payment for a life. But when Andreas has killed his way to the top of the food chain, and goes after Wilhelm Roth, an old enemy, he finds his wife Claire instead.
A woman from his past, who still holds the part of his heart he never gave to anyone else, Claire sets out to save them both. Her, from a loveless marriage to a man she sees rarely and who holds her as a possession and little more. Him, from the vengeance that's costing him his very soul.
Though I enjoyed the book, it still had a number of sections that just didn't work for me. Specifically, I really thought the vengeance obsession of Andreas, wasn't all consuming enough. There were times when it was like "yea, I know that thing that's eating me alive is right over there, but let's stop and have sex. I'll get to it later." You know? It all felt a little contrived to me. I also felt that he got over his lover from the last book, a little quickly. "Yep, she's dead. Next!" Finally, the book really pushed my understanding of a mated breed pair. It didn't feel quite as...permanent, as I'd always thought.
For all the things I didn't like, there was still enough of the series magic to keep me turning the pages. The story line was nice, and evolved the conflict between the Order and its enemy. The romance was solid and it was nice to see Andreas and Claire find the love that neither one really gave up (I'm not a big fan of unrequited love). The book also had all the usual twists and turns and heart stopping moments. It also ended with a big "uhh ohh" for the Order...
I don't think you will be overly disappointed as a fan, and I'm looking forward to what happens next.”
“I loved the story of Claire Roth and Andreas. This book was an exciting read for me. It came in 2nd place for me in the series.”Silverlight wrote this review Tuesday, November 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While many are critical of the romance in this story, it's what actually worked for me. Andreas and Claire had a past where he left and she mated with Wilhelm Roth, now the object of his wrath and vengeance. It was troubling initially to have Claire, essentially a married woman under vampire law, take up with Andreas so it gave me pause. Eventually, as details about her relationship with Roth were revealed, it lessened as an issue. I liked their interplay and ultimately her trust and commitment to Andreas.
What didn't work so well with me was the actual storyline around the business of the Warriors, which was fairly predictable. While it was distressing to watch Andreas implode, his behavior was in character based on what happened in the earlier book. The fire show was a bit over the top and I really missed the conflict of the Breeds and Dragos. I'm sure it's coming up but this one just has the prelude. Still an interesting story, just not on the same level as others in the series. ”