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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Book Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Title: A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2)
Author: Kresley Cole
Published: March 28, 2006 by Pocket Star
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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?

Warning picture spoilers (sort of)

What I Liked: A tortured alpha werewolf male, a half breed valkyrie/vampire heroine that's growing into her own, two species that are enemies brought together by destiny, Paris, Scotland, New Orleans, what's not to love? Lachlain is uber alpha but he has his tender moments once he gets his act together. Even though Emma is a little spineless and lacks self-esteem at the beginning, her commentary and thoughts are quite funny. And I love the valkyries Nucking Futs Nix and Regin whenever they make an appearance. I swear I read this book over 10 times since it was my go to book for procrastinating while studying for exams. Oh, I forgot to mention, the sex is HOT!
  I didn't bother drawing the cityscape background this week since drawing a full human body shot and a fancy balcony took too long. Click to enlarge

 Here's the original drawing, which is quite plain. In case you're curious, beginning of Chapter 4 or page 44

What I Disliked: I was hoping for a longer appearance of Demestriu, but what content there is of him is still good.

Rating: 5/5 
I didn't review a recently released book this week since the ones I've read weren't inspiring whatsoever. Well that's not completely true since I read Gail Carringer's Heartless and that was pretty awesome. However, she has a graphic novel coming out for her series, so it's pointless for me to draw it. I think my human drawings are getting too realistic, I may revert back to animation/cartoon versions since they take less time. My eyes still hurt from staring at the screen all day while having to constantly zoom in and out so the proportions and overall appearance of "Emma" didn't look too awkward. Full body shots suck and apparently blond hair is also a pain to draw. You can tell I got lazy on the nighty and back rails.


Anonymous said...

I love this book! It's one of my faves, and I'm totally addicted to the IAD series!

Andra said...

So was this in a series? and if so, is it the first? or what number? lol I have it on my shelf and should probably figure that out before I sit down to read it

Kristy said...

*readingromances: Me too!

*Andra: It's actually the second story in the series, but the first full length book. The first story is in the anthology Playing Easy to Get. However, you can read any of the books as stand alones since they don't necessarily connect with one another.

Mary said...

i loved this book! This series is one of my favorites.

Kristy said...

*Mary: The IAD series is on my priorities list in reading order. So no matter how many books I have on my TBR list, it typically gets read when I receive it unless there's another high priority series released at the same time.

Mary said...

Kristy, I do the same thing when I get books in this series as well as one other series. Any books I get by Laurel. K. Hamilton or Sherrilyn Kenyon get read as soon as I get

Kristy said...

*Mary: I really should pick up the series by those two authors. It's just that their backlist is a little intimidating when I think about combining them to my TBR pile. And, since my TBR pile physically exists and is not just part of my mental or electronic world it's doubly daunting since it's right in front of my eyes everyday. :/