A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).
I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice. Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.
1st read - March 03 to 06, 2010
2nd read - April - May 18, 2014
Review finally posted to Book Lovin' Mamas
I first read A Hunger Like No Other back March 2010, and never wrote up a review on it because during this time I was still in the Navy. My schedule was chaotic so I couldn’t stay up at night like I do now to type up my reviews. (Believe me I needed my beauty sleep in the Navy, especially with working 12+ hours a day or more depending on duty days)
Now…I’m doing a re-read of the Immortals After Dark series…so I can go back and remember everything I can about the previous books before the next book comes out. Yup…I’m doing this with a crazy college schedule and long review list…but I’m determined to do it. I have missed this series…Damnit!!!
It’s been 4 years since I read this book, so it was like I was reading again for the first time. Well at least some parts I did not remember…but I did remember how Lachlain was. Holy CRAP!! Lachlain definitely is the CAVE man of all Alpha Males…meaning he gets what he wants whenever he wants and he will do anything to get it. He has his reasons to be the way he is though. Imagine being tortured for centuries! You would be a raging maniac just like Lachlain. He happens to finally escape the Vampires that tortured him for those centuries and ends up finding his mate…who happens to be the one creature he hates. (Queue…instant hatred at first.) But he’s a male that finds his mate and ends up fighting that hatred. (Hello…the poor Lykae has been waiting for her for many, many centuries.) I felt terrible for him even with his crazy ways.
Emmaline (I just love her name) is the sweet petite halfling who is just minding her own business when she is attacked by the sexy possessive Lykae, Lachlain. (Imagine a cave man dragging off his cave woman by her hair) Yup…that is exactly how Lachlain acted, but in a way of jumping her bones. She is trying to find out about her father…and when she’s captured by Lachlain, she’s wondering what her Aunts are going to do to him. (I just love each and every one of her Aunts..especially Nix)
Kresley Cole is one author who can world build like crazy in her books. She throws you into this fictional world full of mythical immortal creatures that you fall for. You just want to know each and every one of them personally. That is how Kresley Cole is though. She’ll give you bits and pieces of each character and leave you wanting to learn more about them. She even throws in a very dramatic action-packed adventure with the characters…especially in A Hunger Like No Other. Lachlain was dealing with getting his revenge, and Emmaline was trying to figure out about her father and also about herself. In the beginning of the book Emmaline is the sweet girl, but in the end she’s a very intimidating character. I loved how Kresley had Emmaline develop in the story and how Lachlain changed too.
Another thing I enjoy about this series and why I loved it back in 2010 and still to this day. Kresley Cole has a storyline going on throughout the books for the series. Here’s my question still and it’s 2014…will Nix ever get her book? She really needs to find love. She deserves it even with her crazy funny self. I just adore her and I’ve missed her dearly…and I’m so glad I’m back to the IAD world.
If you have not read this series, you need to. Start off reading The Warlord Wants Forever though first. (it actually starts off the series) I read this when it was in Playing Easy to Get back in 2010 before reading A Hunger Like No Other. ( I didn’t read in order this time)
I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to paranormal romance readers out there.
Kresley Cole will always be one of my favorite PNR Authors and her books will continue to be bought in paperback no matter what. I just love looking at the covers and I definitely will be reading this series over and over again. =)