Renata is a bad ass survivor that knows her limits but tries to overcome them. She’s keeps herself cold and hard as stone to stay alive. The fact that the kid manages to wedge her way under that steel wall of Renata’s is sweet. Then she tricks Nikolai and knocks him down a peg or two. I love how she is the one to save him! I’m all for powerful women. She does have a softer side which we see when her and Nikolai have to spend time together. Their romance is beautiful and heated. They’re both reaching for each other and neither knows how to deal with the emotions. It’s great! Beyond the romance is the master’s death and the selling of Mira. It’s fantastic action that really sprinkled the story with suspense.
Veil of Midnight is another story with bite in the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian!