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Friday, September 14, 2012

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

A Hunger Like No Other
Series: Immortals After Dark #2
Author: Kresley Cole
Source: Personal Purchase
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 9781416509875

(From Goodreads)

A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her . . .

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents -- until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae -- and their notorious dark desires -- ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings. 

An all-consuming desire . . .

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be? 


I know I am behind in the Immortals After Dark Series.  It seems everyone has read this series but me.  I questioned people if I should read this and they were surprised I hadn't read it already.  They did recommend in starting with this book -- which is suppose to be the second book -- since it fits the timeline better.  So I signed up for the reading challenge and started reading about the world created by Kresley Cole.

I am having a little trouble writing this review though.  I loved the characters of this book.  Lachlain was amazing in his beastly and wild way.  He knew what he wanted and he took it -- literally.  While I didn't like some of the things he did to achieve his end goal of claiming his mate,  I felt it brought out his personality and true nature.  Emma was a timid and weak half vampire that was hurt when a fly died.  I couldn't believe we were going to have to read about such a weak character paired with an amazing lead like Lachlain.  When she finally started coming out of her shell though, it became amazing.

I think the main problem I have with this book is the complicated world.  There are many species and terms that I haven't been able to figure out yet.  I still don't understand the big battle that is suppose to happen every few hundred years and the full ramifications that come with it.  I did find to be curious about some of the secondary characters though.  I looked around a little on the authors website and found that most of the secondary characters will have their own book.

While I am not a huge fan as most, I think this series is one that you grow to love as the author brings us a new book.  Hopefully I can share in the excitement as I read along to the other books in the series.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more!

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Blogger The Brunette Librarian said...

Kresley Cole definitely writes complicated worlds - but as you read further into the series, it becomes so engrained that it is the best part of it. I hope you stick with the series! I love the different characters and how they keep popping up in different places.

This isn't my favorite Kresley Cole book but it is still pretty awesome :) Can't wait for what's next!

September 14, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Marybeth said...

I agree! I was absolutely lost in the world for awhile. I had no idea what was going on in this world, but I'm glad it straightens up. And I hear it gets better in the series. I started with this book as well and I still have to read the second one (third one, I guess you can call it).

Great review!

September 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

I just read this book for the swap feature that I do with Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette. This is one of her favorite adult PNR series, plus the whole world raves about it. I found myself feeling similar to you, I found the world to be cool but a bit confusing at first. I also didn't really care for either of the mi characters, I love the seconary characters far more so I feel I'm going to keep reading the series for the other character's stories.

I think this is just not going to be my fav couple but I have hope that I will find a fav couple later on in the series.

Can't wait to see what you think as you continue to read this series. Thanks for the great review.

September 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm not a big fan of Kresley Cole but I definitely read some of her books. I find her stories are somewhat complicated and that's what I like about them. I haven't read this book yet, but maybe I'd give them a try when I get my hands on them.

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October 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM  

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