I would actually probably give this book 3.5 stars if Goodreads offered that option. After the last few books in this series, I was sort of doubting if I wanted to continue. But Shades of Midnight was really solid, and I thought, deepened the mythos of the series in a way that left me wishing the newest book was already out!
There are still some things I don't like about this series - and the last thing I want to see is it fall too far into a safe pattern. But with the glimpse into Kade's personality and mind, and the promise of a few more novels, I feel like this series is still strong.