Monday, 8 February 2016

Midnight's Surrender by Donna Grant

Title: Midnight's Surrender
Series: Dark Warriors (#8.5)
Author: Donna Grant
From: Netgalley
Genre: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 5th November 2013
Challenges: Winter COYER 2015-2016, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 Blogger Shame 
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Dale has done bad thing in his past, and now in an attempt to outrun them he has been following the trail left by an unknown Druid. Since arriving at the home her aunt left her, something has been holding Rennie there. Though she doesn't like to go near people because of the visions she causes, Rennie is content living where she is. Until a handsome stranger who can sense her magic turns up. Better yet the stranger doesn't seem to think her visions are something to be scared of.

Midnight's Surrender is a short in between book for a series that I haven't actually read (but I figured that it would work as a stand alone, and it does). I don't feel that I was missing any major information by not reading the series as this novella explained the lore well. But I think having read the rest of the series would improve the experience.

There was a case of insta-love in Midnight's Surrender, which I'm not a fan of and that did make it slightly less enjoyable for me. However there was good chemistry between Dale and Rennie. It worked well between them and I didn't feel that it was forced.

The magic in the book was a large part of the story, and the lore seemed interesting, though there wasn't much about how it fit in with the modern world (mainly because this was a short read). There was enough information for the magic to make sense but also little enough to keep a reader interested and wanting to know more which was a good balance.

Midnight's Surrender was a good in between read, and I now have a good feeling about the work of Grant's that I have on my Reading Assignment list!