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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Midnight Unleashed (Midnight Breed #14.7) [Trygg & Sia] by Lara Adrian

The "Midnight Breed" used to be my all times favorite PNR series though lately its place have been taken. Yet I still get excited when I hear there's a new novel in the series, even though it's just a short novella which doesn't feature most of the known characters in the series. These novellas are a nice way for people to try this series and see if it works for them, because it doesn't reveal too much and allows people who don't know any of things that happen in the 10+ books to enjoy a short novella and also be tempted to grab the first one and immerse themselves in the Midnight Breed world. 

We've already met both MCs in the previous installments. Tamisia "Sia" in "Defy the Dawn". She is an Atlantian and she is banished from the colony after her actions cost another Atlantian's life. She is struggling to make a home in the human world, now working in a women's shelter with another Atlantian who chose the life on the human world. Trygg was introduced to us in another novella -  "Midnight Unbound". He helped the two MCs there in a time of danger. He used to be a Hunter, raised and controlled by the crazy Dragos. He was set free when he was 14 years old only to find himself in another sort of enslavement. Once he realized that he escaped with a reminder to keep his trust close to him. Now he is working for the Order in Italy. 

Sia and Trygg are an unlikely couple. Trygg works best on his own and Sia though VERY capable is still clueless to the dangers that the Order are already well aware of - a man named Santino is manufacturing and distributing "Red Dragon", a drug that can make any Breed male into a killer. That's the mission Trygg is on when he stumbles upon Sia in the women's shelter. Sia's bravery speaks to Trygg yet he will not allow her to enter his world and use her charm to disarm his well laid walls. Sia is surprised with how she reacts to Trygg, they are kind of enemies by breed.. and yet she is drawn to him and she can't help herself. Though Trygg does find himself succumbing to her, he pushes her right away. When Sia offers to help the Order he finds himself working with her if he likes it or not and sooner or rather LATER he realizes he truly wants her by his side. 

This short novella felt a bit superficial to me. Trygg and Sia's attraction was somewhat OTT as it is with most of these PNR books which though I'm a bit weary of, I also accept as a part of the paranormal theme. Yet their love was too quick to my liking. Even if they WERE impressed with one another, it's takes more time for deeper feelings. The story about the drugs was a bit strange. I'm not sure what I think of it truth be told. It was a part of the story and yet it wasn't and it ended quite abruptly maybe to be revisited again in the next full length novel? 

I like this series, I enjoy the world Lara has build for us, and yet I feel I"m a bit tired of these short novellas. It's a nice glimpse and reminder of the series, but I enjoy FAR more the full length novels in which we get a FULL story with romance and action packed together as well as characters I've loved and missed from the previous books. 

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11  October 2017

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