This was an amazing book. I can't even say how much Lara Adrian suprised me with this one. After Rio's book the series hasn't been able to fully convince me anymore, but boy this one is right up there with Tegan and Elise's book.
I'm not even sure where to begin, but I guess I'll just start with Chase. You should know that I really didn't like him in all the books before. He just didn't do it for me and sometimes he actually seemed kind of pathetic. I'm sorry I judged him so quickly. In this book we finally got the chance to get to know him and he was a really awesome hero. Always trying to do the right thing, but at the same time unable to accept that he's truly one of the good guys. The way he acted around Tavia was honest and real and the way he treated her later on was unbelievably sweet. His bloodlust always stood between them, but they were both strong characters and it didn't destroy their relationship. I can't really say much about Tavia without spoiling your fun, but she's great. She's a strong heroine, totally kick-ass at the end of the book, but without Renata's annoying arrogance. Looking at the entire series Chase and Tavia might be the most well-matched and equal couple. They were both alpha personalities, but it didn't get in their way, because they were both very sensible about their circumstances and choices.
I loved that we got to read about all the other couples, as well as Mira and the other kids in the HQ. Especially Lucan and Gabrielle's parts were exquisitely well done and had me at the brink of tears a few times.
Now on to the bad guys. Throughout this whole book there was a sense of foreboding and danger. It didn't smother the story, but gave it just enough punch, deserving of the final installment of the series. Dragos has always been a complete asshole, but in this one he transcended to a whole new level of malice. He was completely, utterly deranged. I still can't believe what he did to the world in his desire for power. Read it and you'll know what I mean.
I loved how the book ended. It felt like a chance. Like a new beginning was really possible. Lara Adrian has truly outdone herself with this book and I hope we will be able to read more about this fascinating world of hers.