Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Hunger Like no Other by Kresley Cole

ahlno_lrg 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 desire--ebb 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...?

Lachlain, the Lykae King, has been trapped in the catacombs under Paris, suffering torture  by fire for 150 years when he smelled her: his mate. He has been roaming the earth for centuries to find her and here she was, just out of reach! The desire to finally be with her gave him the strength to break free from his prison but he was not ready for what he discovered, his mate is a vampire, certainly he must be insane… How could his mate be of the race he hunted for so long? Destiny must be laughing at his face.

First, let me thank Tori the Book Faery  & the girls at Book Junkies for pushing me to read this series! I usually stay away from this kind of cover because I don’t normally like books with a lot of sex. Well, A Hunger Like no Other has a lot of sex and I loved it! The book… not the sex… ok ok the sex to! The way all the sensuality was handled was just perfect. I enjoyed the tension, the lust, Lachlain’s bestial need to be with Emma and the restrain he had to not hurt her/push her away. While all this sexual aspect is an important part of the story, it did not weight it down and it’s something very important for me.

Now that I got this element out of the way, let me talk to you about the characters. Lachlain is awesome! He is a total Alpha male, hot sexy, sultry, powerful and yet so fragile. He has been weakened by the torture he suffered but his greatest pain is the fear that Emma will refuse him. He has all the best intensions yet he does everything wrong. I really felt for him. Emma is all the opposite, she is a beautiful and fragile flower. Half-vampire, half-valkyrie and orphan, she grew up with no one she could really relate to. She’s scared of becoming a monster and she is sweet and innocent. It was a masterpiece to see their personalities clash together.

The plot was something special and I don’t want to give anything away but Kresley Cole had me hooked like a fish on a pole. The whole time I had no idea where all this was going and kept on following the shiny lure page after page until it was over. I really liked the end, everything unfolded so quickly to reveal many great surprises.

I strongly suggest this series to mature readers. Loved it and can’t wait to start reading the second book!

Read an excerpt

 

Immortals After Dark series:

Playing Easy to Get (Anthology)
A Hunger Like no Other
No Rest for the Wicked Wicked
Deed’s on a Winter’s Night
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
Dark Desires after Dusk
Kiss of a Demon King
Deep Kiss of Winter
Pleasure of a Dark Prince (duology)
Demon from the Dark

 

Book Stats:

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (March 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416509879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416509875 The Book Depository

    Book Source: Personal Shelf

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    8 People left their mark' :

    1. This was one of the first PNRs I read and it hooked me on the alpha-male . All the books are just as fun as this one. Have you read JR Ward? Very similar type of alpha-males and very sexy stories.

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    2. +JMJ+

      This is one of my favourite Immortals after Dark novels! I could really, really relate to Emma's sense of being an outsider and longing just to belong. I thought she had a great character arc. =)

      Have fun reading the rest of the series, Tynga!

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    3. @Sharon I own the entire BDB series but only read the first book so far but I liked it ^^

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    4. Great review Tynga, I've only read the first 3 books in this series but this was my least favorite of them all so hopefully you'll enjoy the others even more :o)

      I've added your link to my review

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    5. AHHHHHHHH I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Out of the first three books, this one was my least favorite. The third is my absolute fav book of all time, so I'm super excited to hear what you think of it :D

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    6. Sigh, I just can't get enough of this series and I'm glad you enjoyed it too! :D

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    7. I am so glad you liked this book! I'ts one of my favourites and I am yet to read the rest of the series but I have read this book quite a few times and love it more each time I read it!

      Naomi aka Supernatural Bookworm

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    8. I unfortunately haven't read this series in order, but either way A Hunger Like No Other was the first one I picked up and I think it's one of my favourites in the series:) I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the books like I do!

      Janis

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