A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Redonk Nutshell: Vampire halfbreed is dragged kicking & screaming into the clutches of her tormented pre-determined mate

I’ve had  my eye on this sucker (no pun intended) for a long-ass time. I’ve been having something of a reading drought lately, so I dug this out of my bag-o-books hoping it would catch my interest. Point to me – it did.  Thank dem gods.

Emmaline Troy is an overly sheltered half breed vampire-Valkyrie who is out to find some history on her unknown birth parents.  Her presence in Paris awakens a centuries enslaved Lykae,Lachlain MacRieve,  who immediately recognizes her as his mate.  He fights his way to freedom and tracks her down, quite literally, and more or less forces her to help him acclimate himself to this century.  In the process, Emmaline manages to grow up and find herself, discovering she’s more of a tough-ass then she ever believed she could be.

I used to really love vampire stories, but now, unfortunately, they seem to be a dime a dozen, and most of them ain’t all that great.  Hunger is the first full book in her Immortals After Dark series (which has, like, a bagillion books in it now), and I was tickled pink by it.  It was appropriately fantastical with just the right touches of pop culture references.  The humor was also spot on for me, most of it coming from Lachlain adapting to modern technology.  Emmaline manages a few funny moments as well, though overall the star of this book was, hands down, Lachlain.  Emmaline was a bit too…er…flighty for me.  Too dainty and delicate, though she does gradually toughen her shell.  This book was a steamfest, a sexually charged romp that toys with us up until the end.   This book was a great start to a well-received series.  I’ll probably be looking into reading a few more.  I’m glad I *finally* got around to reading it!

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

Rating: C+

Romance: 1/5                     Raunch: 4/5

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