Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley ColeA Hunger Like No other by Kresley Cole

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Series: Immortals After Dark #1
Published by Pocket, Simon & Schuster on 2011-03-17
Pages: 384
Source: Purchased

Purchase: Amazon|Book Depository

After 150 years of hellish torture at the hands of the vampire horde, Lachlain, king of the Lykae (werewolf) clan, escapes his captors. He's disoriented and full of hatred, and yet he finds the mate he's been longing for for 1200 years in a small, delicate vampire. Desperate to find information on her parents, Emmaline Troy, a timid, overprotected half vampire/ half valkyrie, had travelled to Paris away from the protection of her valkyrie aunts for the first time in her young life (she's only 70), but she manages to be kidnapped by a raging Lykae who's tender to her one minute, though-if he is reminded she's a vampire-furious the next…

Also by this author: No Rest For The Wicked, Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night, Dark Needs at Night’s Edge

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!

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Tynga is a 30 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. Make sure to say hi on twitter!
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10 People left their mark on “A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole”

  1. Sharon S.

    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.

  2. Enbrethiliel

    +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!

  3. Sarah

    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

  4. Tori [Book Faery]

    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 😀

  5. AngelGoneMad

    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

  6. riceball1759

    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

  7. Dolly

    I live in Caoiflrnia and my mom is in her 80's and in Florida. How do I deal with the bad feelings when something comes up and I can't leave my kids and job to go help take care of it. Cynthia

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