Midnight Awakening - Lara Adrian Wow. I wasn't sure I would like this one as the heroine was already in this "world" so there was no real discovery process. However, Elise has to learn more about the world she lives in, becomes an integral part of the plot, and even drives much of the suspense and intrigue forward on her own. The Order basically follows HER lead, and not because she's some badass warrior princess... she's just that intelligent. What a nice change of pace. You definitely learn much, much more about the origins of this mythology in this book, and the chemistry between H/H is great. Lots of tension (of every kind) and stubbornness and collaboration and compromise. Really good book.