Tuesday, 31 January 2012

REVIEW, A Hunger Like No Other

(first read: 17/June/11)
A story of unquenchable desire that will redeem the heart and restore the body of a desperate Lykae warrior....

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A Hunger Like No Other
Series: Immortal After Dark series, book 1
Pub: 2006, Simon & Schuster
Author: Kresley Cole
Cat: Paranormal Romance
Format: paperback (mid); 356 pp w/ 37 chapters
Whose: Lachlain & Emmaline
Age Range: Adult

After enduring years of torture by the vampire horde, Lahlain MasRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is engaged to find the soulmate he’s waited a millennia for is half vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy sets out to uncover the truth about her parents, but when the powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottis castle, her fear of the Lykae – and their notorious dark desires – ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction that sates her own dark cravings.
Ethereal half Valkyria/half vampire Emmaline somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within Lachlain, but when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces their desire must deepen into a binding love that can give the warrior peace, and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be...

First read Thoughts: Okay so this is book number for and a lovely birthday present from my brother and his misses (said in the not quite wife way). And let’s just say, I wasn’t expecting it to be this... good. Since the first are never really as good as the later book (grown as people, as authors, I feel) this book was just as good. The characters, from the somewhat shy Emma, and her growing the woman she needed to be. To the male tortured for longer than one lives, to find his mate is something that takes him a long while to realise how much of a gift she really was. But by then the damage is done, and the work for the Lykae has only just begun because his Valkyrie has only just come out.
And what a great read it is. Really, the struggles the characters go through. Though there was times when I couldn’t logically understand why she was like that and had to pull myself back and think, ‘hang on, what would I think if I hadn’t been in his head too,’ so other than that it was great and made you wish the story never ended.

The....we’ll say, this last read: I will say this for the book, right off the bat, and it sitting on my shelf. Out of all the books in this series, this one is the most read. It’s got that beloved crease in the spin and the bottom corner of the front and back covers are all spider-webbed with love.

It’s a great book, and even now, that surprises me. Though her whole series is alright, the repetitive in the way they sit annoys me. it’s a series annoyance and makes it difficult for me not to want to put books down before I already started, really, why did they all find love in the same two weeks? It’s a bitch I have a lot over the last couple of books I’ve read, because of that point, and my whys. Really, why???

So maybe that’s why I like this one the most. But it’s probably because of the fact that it’s just that great, and really, what a surprise—I’ve never read a first book in a series, especially one that’s like all the others out there, that I have loved so wholeheartedly as this one. There’s just something about the fact that they had him tortured and so he’s in this whole new world, which he can’t quite get, and his put with a female that’s from that said age.

The way he goes threw his own personal struggles along with the facts that he can’t stop liking and person that should make him sick. It’s actually really great to watch his mind settle and his perceptions change while she stays the same as she was. it’s like when his story settles and all that’s left is the I do’s, there’s her, and her struggle’s with not knowing who she is, and not understanding, not getting him, because all she has is what he showed her, and what he showed her wasn’t pretty.

I like that there’s the two completely different parts of the books and yet you can see them swinging together and becoming one, while they thinks things are looking down.

It’s a great start to a series that is well written and interesting, in each couple she puts together and even more so for the fact that wars are fought and the world around them is setting itself up. The outta characters are there, sitting waiting, you get to see them all. Get to know them in outsiders chunks so that you can’t start wanting to know what’s going on, want to read their story.


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