A Hunger Like No Other

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Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals after Dark
Publisher: Pocket Star Books

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?

My review

A Hunger Like No Other is definitely full of desires and cravings. Some to quench, others to indulge in and savour. It’s even about inner nature and finding your true self despite all odds. It’s about two people (Lore creatures) and their hard journey to love.

Yet, regardless of Emma being a Vampire and thus an immortal, she’s a bit weak for my tastes. Or maybe just too timid to know and use her power.

I so adore strong heroines, the ones who can stand up to a man, or any creature for that matter. Damsels in distress are so last age. Unfortunately, she shivers like a leaf in a menacing presence of Lachlain and he alone stops his anger from developing even more.

Though truth to be told, I am not sure I wouldn’t be afraid of him if faced eye to eye.

And I guess the story wouldn’t be the same if she was a bold, courageous and strong female all along. And I did enjoy A Hunger Like No Other. No question about it. Even though Lachlain’s attitude bewilders me. Since when does a person gains possession on another’s assets or even on another person simply by believing she’s his mate? An archaic rule no less, no wonder he wasn’t around people (or creatures) for the last few centuries. But I can sure understand the battle ragging inside of him. The hatred he feels for her kind and his instincts telling him she is the one.

Well, I could suggest him not to do anything he would regret later, but … two words for you – stubborn male. Fortunately, those tend to fall to their knees in such stories, and A Hunger Like No Other with a stubborn Lykae for its hero sure does provide an entertainment for me. So does Emmaline.

It’s what I call a transformation book. The one where characters change through the course of the story. And are not necessary likable during one or the other part of the story. But when you read the entire book, only when you see the whole picture, it becomes irreplaceable and so worth every minute.

No wonder the book A Hunger Like No Other is a 2007 RITA award winner for the best paranormal romance. It deserves the honor.

Rating 4

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