Dorina Basarab is a dhampir half human, half vampire Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives So far Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing.Now Dory s vampire father has come back into her life Her Uncle Dracula yes, the Dracula , infamous even among vampDorina Basarab is a dhampir half human, half vampire Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives So far Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing.Now Dory s vampire father has come back into her life Her Uncle Dracula yes, the Dracula , infamous even among vampires for his cruelty and murderous ways, has escaped his prison And her father wants Dory to work with gorgeous master vampire Louis Cesare to put him back there.Vampires and dhampirs are mortal enemies, and Dory prefers to work alone But Dracula is the only thing on Earth that truly scares her, so when Dory has to go up against him, she ll take all the help she can get
Midnight s Daughter Dorina Basarab is a dhampir half human half vampire Subject to uncontrollable rages most dhampirs live very short very violent lives So far Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her
This book has led me to a very important decision I m going to learn to speak Romanian It may take me a while, but I m incredibly stubborn, and if I start now I can be fluent in a couple of years view spoiler My conscience informs me that I have to finish my research AND write my thesis first Damn hide spoiler Anyway, I want to learn Romanian just to be able to whisper to Mircea in his native language when he visits me in my dreams add it to my CV It s a beautiful language and I was always inter [...]
I love love love this book This is a great story for people who love urban fantasy It s action packed, fast paced and the plot is well thought out Plus it has a lot of wit and sarcasm, which makes it a typical Karen Chance book She has the wonderful ability of getting you soaked up in a fantasy world with a variety of creatures and serious problems, but still she keeps a funny edge, never taking herself too seriously The inclusion of characters like Olga hilarious , Radu you can t help but love [...]
My socks have been rocked I ran out of stock around midnight and dropped by a place, got some Chinese I hoped he meant takeout Mu shu pork he told me indignantly I held off from immediately jumping into the Dorina Basarb series, a spin off of the Cassie Palmer novels by Karen Chance, for a couple of reasons 1 I have some quirks with the Cassie Palmer books that I feared could spill over into this seriesand2 I wasn t sure if I wanted to invest in a series with such a long wait between novels In m [...]
What an excellent first introduction to a UF series Whatever control I may have acquired through long centuries of practice, I m still a monster And like the one who sired me, I ll always love death and destruction a little bit than anything, or anyone, else UF heroines are usually some of my favorite female characters ever written And Dorina Basarab has definitely been added to this list Dorina is a dhampir, half vampire and half human Because of what she is, she s been an outcast all her life [...]
I am sure there is a perfectly good reason why my niece is naked and tied to her bed I am also equally certain that I do not wish to hear it I ve been reading the Cassie Palmer series for years but never had an urge to pick this side series up I ve finally succumbed to temptation, probably because I had it on my shelf forever and it popped up as a group read with Girls, Guns and Grimoires While I liked the tone of Cassie s stories , this one was also good in its own way.It follows the standard f [...]
Fresh blood at midnight isn t red It s a purplish black that easily blends into the shadows Karen Chance is my all time most favorite guilty pleasure Her stories are sinfully over the top I live for it Dorina Basabarb is a Dhampir, which comes with black out rages, family issues, and never feeling like she belongs After endless years of existence, she has found a way to survive Focus her fits on those preternatural beings that deserve death, and protect a magic null and Dory s best friend Claire [...]
More like a 3.5 star rating I m giving this 4 stars only because we can t give half a star ratings and 3 is too low There is something about this and the Cassie Palmer series that just wears me out I think it s too fast paced and too busy for me Maybe if I were a slower reader and gave it time to sink in but instead it just kind of wears on me.
I can always rely on a good urban fantasy to make me excited to read again This book was no exception The only words I would really use to describe it are fun and fast paced The reason the book really shined though, were the characters The story is centered around Dorina, our resident dhampir half human half vampire with a whole slew of issues Dhampirs in this world are a mostly hated and given their rarity, Dorina is quite the outcast I ve found that I really love stories where our main charact [...]
Couldn t get into it It was confusing, her storytelling was messy and you get these informations without any explanations, it s just there The main character doesn t deliver, she would get into these fights and she ll describe it as An hour later, I was sitting on a pile of corpses, frowning One second I was facing off with Mircea, and the next I was facedown on the ground, Two seconds later, pretty boy was finding out what the rug smelled like Aaandd many seconds later Also the romance starts [...]
Very, very hard to review this book I gobbled up Karen Chance s Cassie Palmer series and am anxiously awaiting book four to be released in April 2009 So I jumped on Midnight s Daughter which is an offshoot of that series Technically, this is a standalone novel But IMHO, you really should read about Cassie and that world before taking on Dorina It provides a deeper insight into her world and events that have shaped the actions and intentions of some characters in her book.Dorina is a dhampir, hal [...]
I been putting off reading this and well spin offs But finally got around to reading this and was surprised by how much I liked it For the most part I was going to give this a 3.5 rating but decided on 4 stars because of the writing style and of course Dorina I mean I like the Cassie series but I might like this a bit Also, the side characters were interesting as well Though at times it got confusing to what was going on, but I still liked the book A good start and makes me want to get back to [...]
This is one of the best urban fantasy series and one of my most favorites I love Dorina and Louis Cesare I always have a blast revisiting this world I highly recommend this book for urban fantasy lovers who love kick ass chicks, sexy and dangerous vampires, a touch of romance, and action packed from beginning to end Karen Chance is one of the most talented writers of urban fantasy right up there with Ilona Andrews and Jim Butcher Obviously, I love this book series DAwesome quotes My lordI can ex [...]
This is my second attempt to tackle down Chance s writing I tried her Cassie Palmer series and got bored Dorina Barsab followed closely in it s footsteps Chance invests great thought in her story, and it s evident But i just couldn t keep my mind on the book The i read the i found my mind wandering and focusing on things like stuff i had to do around the house Not many books out there get me to do my ironing, i ll tell you that.So now, my ironing done and the book finished i am left unfulfille [...]
I don t know if I m getting as much out of this book as others have I felt there were some long, draggy parts Good enough to keep going, though.
3 1 5 Stars
You know what s weird Considering how many reviews I ve written especially this year after I set it as my New Year s Resolution to review every single book I read what s weird is that most of my all time favourite books don t even have a review at all because I read them waaaay before I discovered the joys of reviewing or having a virtual bookshelf to keep a record of my books and ratings So my favourites, like this one, just got slapped with an automatic 5 star rating based on hazy memories of [...]
Atrocious Really Author cuts all sorts of corners, using black outs and convenient memory dumps to garner sympathy for her main characters, while telling constantly She also puts the entire novel in at high gear, but when all of Dorina s allies end up dead, she s got no weapons, is horribly injured and weak and has no options for the third time in short succession in the book well You re less concerned, , right then Get on with it There were two things I liked about the book male lead goes off t [...]
Meh Couldn t get into it.
Why, oh why, did I wait so long to pick up this book I am a big fan of Karen Chance s Cassie Palmer books and this is a spinoff from that series It exists in the same world, featuring Mircea s daughter Dory as the main protagonist Simply put, it has all the awesome of the Cassie books without the headache from all that time travel.Dory is a dhampir, a part human, part vampire hybrid Her kind is rare and reviled by humans and vamps alike She is nearly immortal and has super senses plus she had a [...]
Re Read ReviewFirst Read 2 Mar 2009 Rating Re Read 10 Sept 2012 Rating Midnight s Daughter introduces us to Dorina Basarab Think the name sounds familiar That s because, if you have read Karen s Cassandra Palmer series, you ve already met Dory s Daddy Mircea Basarab Dory s a dhampir human, vamp who experience uncontrollable rages and typically have a short live span Dory, on the other hand, has lived for 500 yrs When Dory s best friend and roomie goes missing she goes on the hunt to find out wha [...]
4.5 stars Love, love this new urban fantasy series This series has it all high action, adventure, fantasy, mystery, a little romance wow Loved it couldn t put it down It is set in the same world as the Cassandra Palmer series by the same author The main character is strong, humorous, imperfect and likeable She is a kick b tt character, reminicent of Kate Daniels another fav UF series I also liked seeing of Louis Ceasar and Micea who were in the other series And I liked the hint of a romantic tr [...]
5 starsAnother very good book I would have to say I liked this novel better than the Cassie Palmer novels Dorina was very fun The history between the Basarab family was very interesting as well Hope Dory will get together with Louis Cesare soon.Can t wait to read Dorina Basarab books
I think this book is doing okay as the first book of an urban fantasy series Will look forward for the next book.
Re read as 02 15 2016 I still love Dorina.
actual rating 4.5 starsI absolutely LOVE this series at the moment, this and Downside Ghosts are the only Urban Fantasy series that haven t disappointed me cough cough Kate Daniels cough cough And, as usual, when I love something, I keep postponing my reviews because distance helps me get out of the omg fangirl mindset and see the series strengths clearly.Karen Chance introduces us to the peculiar life of Dorina Basarab, a Dhampir daughter of the vampire Senator Mircea Basarab of the Cassie Pal [...]
Dorina Basarab is a rare breed dhampir, half human and half vampire Hated by vampires but unable to fit in with humans she has carved her self out a niche hunting rogue vampires, not something that endears her to the vamp But, when her father come calling needing her help with a family matter, her ruthless and insane uncle the Dracula has escaped from his prison and is once again on the loose and gunning for all those who helped imprison him, with Dory at the top of the listWhat a fantastic read [...]
Dorina Basarab is back in a whole new series Midnight s Daughter is the first book in this series For those of you who have not read Karen Chance s first trilogy, then let me tell you a little bit about Dorina Dorina is a dhampir What is a dhampir Think of a dhampir like Wesley Snipes s character Blade , someone who is half human and half vampire Dory likes what she does by taking out the bad guys one by one Dory is also a bit of a loner but that s just the way she likes it Out of the blue, Dory [...]
esta trilogia la lei despues del libro 5 o 6 de Karen chance pero oh sorpresa este libro en la linea de tiempo esta despues del 3 de la saga original pens que podria haber cosas raras o cosas que no entenderia pero lo que me gusto es que hay sucesos importantes como hitos o eventos que se menciona pero no interfiere con los otros libro donde la protagonista es Cassie amo a Karen Chance cuando inicie estos libros ya habia pasado varios a os y al igual que todos los humanos uno cambia Dory tiene u [...]
I liked it, but not as much as I thought I would It was a lot fey involvement than I expected, which I can go either way on I don t know if it helped or hurt that I had read the short story in On The Prowl regarding Dory s friend and roommate Claire On the one hand, I like having the background info But on the other hand, it felt like they tried to shove that story into this one, and it just didn t fit It was like a continuation, but from someone else s perspective, and I wished they d just don [...]