Monday, February 9, 2009

Review: A Hunger Like No Other

Title: A Hunger Like No Other

Author: Kresley Cole

Published: March 2008

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Immortals After Dark #2
Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever (Playing Easy To Get Anthology)

From the Author Site:
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...?

Hero: Lachlain MacRieve, King of the Lykae Clan who has been waiting for his destined mate for over a millennia and is enraged to find her to be a vampire. He has spend the last century burning alive, tortured by the leader of the Vampire Horde, Demestriu. To state that he was a bit put off when he found his destined mate was a "leech" is a complete inderstandment. Concidering the major of his family was been wiped out by them, his hatred is quite understandable. He is very confused by the innocent Emma and doesn't know quite what to do with her other than to bed her and mark her as his instincts are driving at him to do. But more of her he finds out, the more he wants to please her and make her like, even love, him in return. After all he does have many sparkling things that the Valkyrie in her will enjoy.

Heroine: Emmaline Troy, half Vampire and half Valkyrie. Poor Emma, this is her first trip away from home and aunts. In Paris, she had hoped to find more about her mysteriou vampire father, instead is the hunted down and held as a hostage by madden Lachlain MacReive. He forces her to drive him to his home in Scotland. During this time, as she is getting over her fear of him, she finds him to be attractive, even if he is using her card to so. Left about her aunts the bail her out, she is learning that she is strong and a force to be reckoned with. She also begins to realize that the her aunts haven't been treat her any differently, they had been treating her like one of them.

Review: I loved it. The tension been Emma and Lachlain was a lot of fun. Lachlain growls and Emma ignores him, or at least tries to since he has a way for getting his way. Lachlain knows exactly who she is (his destined mate) but keeps it from Emma so that she won't try to make a run for it. It's really sweet watching the lengths he does to to get Emma to admit she loves him too.

This world is very well done. I love the Lore and they seem to incorporate all the diffenent magical creatures ever thought up and put them all in one place. And the names for the Valkyrie are much fun: Regin the Radient, Kaderin the Coldhearted, and of course Nucking Futs Nix the Ever-Knowning.

Keeper?: Most Definitely

Recommendation: Definitely if you like paranormal romance. This world has it all. Demons, Vampire, Valkyrie, Wiches, etc.

Rating: A


Sarai said...

I loved this book and yet I haven't read the rest of the series. Seriously what is wrong with me?

Aymless said...

Nothing wrong with you! ((sarai)) You just have too many other books distracting


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