A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2)

 
The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
Pub­lisher: Pocket Star
Pages: Paperback, 360 pages
Series: Immortals After Dark
Pub­li­ca­tion date: March 28th 2006


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?

Another delicious novel brought to us by Kresley Cole. This time we have glance at a wild possessive but brutally handsome Lykae, Lachlain, and a timid yet passionate half Vamp half Valkyrie, Emmaline. Now I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It has a great deal of passionate moments, combined with funny dialogue and some nice action scenes towards the end. I must admit I had a problem with the story; I wish it had more depth than this. I’m still hoping this will evolve to something more interesting.

This book’s strong points are the characters. I’m sure many women will find Lachlain annoying but I loved him. It felt like he was a naughty pet who caught my affection since square one. It was really nice to see him evolve and grow feelings towards Emma. Of course he had many moments where he got out of hand and I must admit it made me a bit angry, but he made up for them towards the end of the book.

Emmaline was a sweetheart. Even though she was shy and seemed weak, she transformed into an alpha and kicked everybody’s ass. My eternal respect for her! I have a problem with the Valkyries though. Why the Xbox addiction? Seriously, all of them? Something freaky going on around here. I get the nail polish fetish and their fascination with shiny objects (*Sméagol voice* my precious!!) but why Xbox? Why not PS3? Or Wii? Strange…

Overall a great book but I got the feeling that it’s a bit too much similar to the first one in this series. I kind of got tired of the whole snatch-away-the-female-and-imprison-her-for-life gig. I get it, it’s sexy but you eventually get tired of it. Hope the next book will avoid this.

Oh, I almost forgot! It was difficult for me not to take another half point from the rating for this horrible cover. Seriously, it kinda freaks me out….

 

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