Savior of Midnight (Chronicles of Midnight, #5)by Published 14 Jun 2018
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The fifth and final installment in the Thrilling Urban Fantasy series. Join Serenity as she faces her greatest challenge yet.
A Kick-ass Urban Fantasy with a slow burn reverse harem romance.
Angels, Fallen, nephilim and Arthurian legend are given a fresh twist in this thrilling urban Fantasy series. Fans of Lost girl, True blood, and Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series will surely enjoy it. Scroll up to grab your copy today!
Savior of Midnight (Chronicles of Midnight, #5) Reviews
This was a very exciting conclusion to the series. Unfortunately it just didn't do it for me. I have major issues with the pacing of this book and even the 1just before it; they felt very rushed which is unlike the first 3 books in the series. On the flip side, all the action was a natural progression to the grand finale... the problem is that it wasn't quite as well written in the sense that instead of feeling like I was diving into the scene w The characters, I felt more like I was clinging for dear life on a speed train towards the conclusion. It was Still a well written book you just have to like a ton of quick action scenes interspersed w waiting a few moments in the parlor for the next round!
We get bane back but we do lose a character that was more flushed out in this book. A lot of the 1 on 1 character scenes talked about personal feelings rather than the sex one might expect from a reverse harem but that is still in accordance w a romance. Death is an intriguing figure in this book as well which was something I had looked forward to from the 4th installment. Similarly, there was the character Adamah who is God's son\creation. you'll also find a crazy experiment done by a mad scientist called genesis that really peaked my interest but that I'm sad to say only got a few chapters- still cool though.
Spoiler: the ending has everyone waiting for the sun to come up; it has them just waiting to see what the outside world has in store for them. although the story has its conclusion, this is a cliffhanger of its own so be forewarned. I have come to the conclusion that there are other books written in this universe however, and I have no doubt there is more if anyone is interested in delving into the world outside of Arcadia.
Well, this is the end to a very good series and I'm sorry to say this, but it was a rather disappointing one.
There were so many secrets coming to light and and so many good interesting plot lines, that could've made the series great if only they were explored. But it constantly felt as though we were late somewhere and needed to rush to get there. I did not like it.
The Lucifer/Bane situation resolved way too easily, the Drayton/Xavier one was mentioned in passing, but never truly explored and I really wanted to see the new dynamic between them all. And, about things mentioned in passing, the only hint I got about Serenity and Xavier being a thing is that one sentence in the epilogue. Same as with her and Death! Who adds new members to the harem all the way back in the epilogue? I feel like I've been robbed.
The Adamah was a good plot twist I did not expect, but again - it never went anywhere. We never explored it.
(Also, I really hoped that someone would kill Lilith in this one)
To sum things up, I loved this series and every book in it, I loved the characters and I loved the writing, but I'm absolutely dissatisfied with the way the finale was executed. I think, no I know, that it could've been so much better.
Rating : 4.5 stars
warning: this lousy review is going to be very spoilery with lots of spoilery spoilers.
Savior of Midnight was both over and underwelming. And while I'm giving it the full stars, I did not like it that much.
I probably barely even liked it.
1. Firt thing first: this series is incredible and Debbie Cassidy is an amazing storyteller.
I might not have throughfully enjoyed this book, it didn't really matter at the end; i was hooked from the first to the last page.
2. The universe is very complex and there are still so many things that can be said and told about it.
3. It's action packed, a roller coaster of feels, with love, friendship, trust, drama and hot sex. It had everything but yet it wasn't perfect.
(here we go)
4. The relationships that i adored in the past couple of books are barely inexistant. Sure, they don't really have the time for all the beautiful moments I was desperately waiting and they're pretty much already all together since book 4.
5. Orin was barely present and I really felt is absence. He's cute, adorable and sweet and was the only character that brought those traits. I need my sugary sweetness dose.
6. Serenity was not as endearing as she was. But let's not really make it a point because I don't know why.
7. seriously, don't read those spoilers if you're not done with the series.
8. same thing, cause it's epilogue talk.
9. And why did it have to end?
The ending felt a bit rushed but it was both because so many thing happened and because I really didn't want to see the final sentence. It was a wonderful story. Thank you for giving us the chance to read it.
Thank you Debbie for providing me this ARC and breaking my heart~
Debbie Cassidy writes such good novels. She is erudite with a wonderful ability to create new and innovative worlds. Her characterisations are stellar and credible, with tough no nonsense, capable heroines. I’m going to go straight on to her new Arcana series established around the same world as Midnight. I can’t wait to get sucked in.
This one was a real mixture for me. Something happened about 35 pages in that had me literally squealing with delight and then in the last 30 pages I was open mouthed...and not in a good way.
I want to start by saying that I LOVE this series as a whole. I would highly recommend it to fans of Urban Fantasy who like a Reverse Harem aspect, too. Debbie Cassidy is a talented writer, who has created an interesting and complex world, with elements of originality that are hard to do these days, especially in such a saturated genre.
However, upon immediately finishing this book, I was disappointed with the ending.
I have always thought the books need to be a good 50-70 pages longer. I know with the rate writers are having to churn books out that the shorter length is something that works for this, but I feel that with the extra page time we could see the characters and their relationships develop so much more, and therefore their interactions become so much more rewarding.
There was some minor development within the harem, but not much. A few conversations/interactions, but not enough page time devoted to the impact of this. I feel like a lot of the development of the relationships happened off-screen, which is a shame, as one of the author's strengths are the characters she created.
The first 4 books have all built to the showdown with Asher and I ultimately found that showdown underwhelming, but it's hard to go into more detail with out going into spoilers. The writer made a decision with a important character who had the most time devoted to their development in this book and I don't think it was the right decision, and if she was going for the redemption/can't live with myself route, then it didn't work for me. I don't think it will be a popular decision either, so I wonder what purpose it really served.
The epilogue...yeah, I didn't like that and the developments in it. Although I do want to know what happens next...
Saying all of that I thought the series as a whole was excellent and was an enjoyable ride. The characters were fantastic and I look forward to reading the spin off.
The fact that I wish there was another book to tell us what happened next, and that I would go and read it immediately, sums up my feeling really, despite the issues I had with this book. We want more!!!
I was kindly given an ARC for an honest review.