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|Read Epub ⚣ Midnight Soul ð Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she s destined for his identical twin in another world And things aren t going real great there Noc is recruited to help save that world What he doesn t know is his destined love resides there Franka Drakkar wears a mask A mask she never takes off to protect herself in a world of malice, intrigue and danger When Franka meets Noc and he discovers her secrets, convinced she carries a midnight soul, having shielded herself from forming bonds with anyone, she struggles with accepting his tenderness and care When Noc meets Franka, over wine and whiskey, her masks slips and Noc knows it s her only her and he has to find a way to get her to come home with him And then make her want to stay Sad to say this was at best boring and uninspiring I never thought I would say that about a KA book but the last few haven t been anywhere near half as good as her earlier works It started off really well, and I didn t even mind the view spoiler Noc Circe getting it on scene hide spoiler but the good didn t last long before it felt like I was wading through the boredom just to be able to call it done.I struggled with Franka s total 180 in the space of a few pages, from super bitch to su Sad to say this was at best boring and uninspiring I never thought I would say that about a KA book but the last few haven t been anywhere near half as good as her earlier works It started off really well, and I didn t even mind the view spoiler Noc Circe getting it on scene hide spoiler but the good didn t last long before it felt like I was wading through the boredom just to be able to call it done.I struggled with Franka s total 180 in the space of a few pages, from super bitch to super sweet was just beyond belief I m thinking there is no way this new and improved Franka could be the same revolting bitch she had been for THE ENTIRE REST OF THE SERIES Nope, no way did that sit right with me, regardless of her tragic past A person can t switch personalities like that, it s impossible to believe fantasy or not So, 4 stars for the beginning, 1 for the majority of the rest of the book, I m calling this one 2 humdrum stars I wasn t going to read thisbut I heard that Lahn s twin shows up XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXAfter 5 staring the first 3 books in this series and then not loving Broken Dove, I m on the fence with this one But I ll probably still read it I wasn t going to read thisbut I heard that Lahn s twin shows up XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXAfter 5 staring the first 3 books in this series and then not loving Broken Dove, I m on the fence with this one But I ll probably still read it But there was a reason I carried a midnight soul, for the evil contained in both my parents set their souls to cinders years ago It was not a wonder I d inherited the blackness What a bittersweet book this was for me to read Midnight Soul marks the conclusion of one of my favorite Kristen Ashley series After all, it s the series that brought me The Golden Dynasty, only my top favorite KA book of ALL time.This is not a series I recommend reading out of order You need the entire ba But there was a reason I carried a midnight soul, for the evil contained in both my parents set their souls to cinders years ago It was not a wonder I d inherited the blackness What a bittersweet book this was for me to read Midnight Soul marks the conclusion of one of my favorite Kristen Ashley series After all, it s the series that brought me The Golden Dynasty, only my top favorite KA book of ALL time.This is not a series I recommend reading out of order You need the entire backstory and it s one that develops with each story arc and later carries over into the next Yes, there s a new couple in each book, but it just wouldn t be the same experience to read them as standalones.I have to admit I was nervous reading a book with Franka as the heroine Considering the woman has sharpened her claws on plenty of previous heroines, I had to wonder how KA could redeem someone like her While she wasn t quite a villain, she wasn t exactly a nice person and she certainly wasn t someone you d root for in the previous books either After the culmination of events at the end of Broken Dove, I also wondered where the story had left to go The ultimate baddies had been beat Everything was right in the world and most questions answered.If you re expecting a book much like the rest of the Fantasyland series, don t This was as different as it gets and that s not necessarily a bad thing I certainly enjoyed the flip side of the switch here I don t want to give you too many details and ruin it for you, but let s just say I appreciated the slight reversal Kristen took with the last book in the series It was most fitting.I loved the mix of the heroine being the one from the other world and the hero being the modern one as well It was different and refreshing Plus, let s be real, I loved me some Noc There s also a secondary romance that happens on a mix of in and off the pages here that I would have absolutely lovedpage time for I was hoping to getof them towards the end, but alas they were mostly just loosely mentioned.So why not a higher rating Well, I just didn t get the oomph here that I ve come to rely on this series There s not much in the way of things happenings After the resolution in the first 20%, the rest reads like the typical second half of a KA book The relationship development, the hero and heroine getting to know each other It was a lot of pages of their day to day lives, and while it wasn t quite boring, it wasn t exciting either I kept waiting for the typical conflict at the end, but there wasn t much in that respect either To me, it read like one long epilogue There wasn t much conflict past the revelation in the first 20% and that may work for some or not.I loved the way the author redeemed Franka and made her into a heroine to root for pretty much right away You get the true heart of her and you understand they why s of what she did in the past No, this wasn t the action packed thrill ride that some of the other books in the series were, but it was by no means a bad thingjust different The epilogue at the end is nothing short of what I ve come to expect from Kristen and definitely managed to bring a tear to my eye So while this may not have been my favorite book in the series, it was still a fitting ending to what had come to be one of my favorite series and one I strongly recommend to any lovers of fantasy romance ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on The fifth, and final , book in the Fantasyland series, Midnight Soul tells the story of Franka Drakkar and Noctorno Noc Hawthorne Like earlier books in the series, this book features two characters that are from parallel worlds There is plenty of magic and fantastical elements throughout Yet, despite all of that, I found this to be just an okay read.While Kristen Ashley worked hard to redeem Franka Drakkar in this book, for me the damage was done I pitied her, but I never really g The fifth, and final , book in the Fantasyland series, Midnight Soul tells the story of Franka Drakkar and Noctorno Noc Hawthorne Like earlier books in the series, this book features two characters that are from parallel worlds There is plenty of magic and fantastical elements throughout Yet, despite all of that, I found this to be just an okay read.While Kristen Ashley worked hard to redeem Franka Drakkar in this book, for me the damage was done I pitied her, but I never really grew to like her As a result, I never really felt fully invested in her story Similarly, Noc was not a character that I ever really felt a strong connection with After all, wasn t he supposedly in love with Cora just a couple of books back He was a nice guy, but to me, he came off as kind of desperate and lonely Franka seemed to be the only option because all the better heroines had already been spoken for Even though I never felt bonded to these characters, I did appreciate having Franka s history revealed My heart went out to her and it explained a lot about her nasty behavior She wasn t a character that was easy to love, but at least I felt like I understood why she worked so hard to push people away This book also stood out from the others in that Franka goes to Noc s world and not the other way around I guess it is consistent in the sense that the woman always seems to follow the man to his world, but Noc was the first hero from this world As a result, this book had a different feel to it.While this book is supposed to be the last in the series, I wonder if that is firm There were several teases and loose ends left over Mainly, this book seemed to pave the way for another book centered on the other Circe and Dax If this is truly the last book, then I m a little bummed Theirs is a story that I d love to read If another book isn t coming, it seems kind of cruel to tease us readers like that Maybe we ll get a novella or something at least.Overall, this was a middle of the road type of story I liked it, but nothing about it was particularly compelling I listed to all of the audiobooks for this series back to back, so it could be that I was just on Fantasyland overload by the time I got to Midnight Soul Whatever the reason, this one ended up being my least favorite of all the books in the series It was okay, but nothing that I couldn t live without.Check outof my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com