A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole

14384Book Synopsis:
Published April 1st 2006 by Pocket Star
356 pages | goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

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?

Book Review : 2-stars

Unexplainable. That’s how I feel about this one.

Of course I’m going to try and explain the unexplainable, because otherwise what is the point in even starting a written review for this one. I know you see my logic. It’s there, I swear.

What I thought I was getting was an epic romance that would make my heart swoon. One that dives into the woes of destiny where the main character questions whether they truly love the one they are fated to be with or if it is just some cosmic mojo pushing them together. Vampires, werewolf’s, Valkyries are just supernatural creatures that always add an interesting element, and take me way outside of reality for a little while. And it’s set in Scotland. I want to live there.

What I did get however, was not at all what I expected. And it frustrated me, made me laugh, and then frustrated me all over again.

Damn you deceiving synopsis!

The King of the Lykae clan has finally escaped after one hundred and fifty years of torture by the vampire horde. His is escape is rather disastrous, and gruesome I might add, but it is all in an attempt to find his mate who he finally (after thousands of years of waiting) has found. Trouble ensues, add a dollop of romance and blah blah blah. Story.

What I can’t get over is how mean Lachlain was and how pathetic Emma was. I am all for a damsel in distress, but not when a guy she just met insists he takes her back to her hotel room after he sexually assaulted her out in the rain. And she can’t cry for help because she can’t involve humans, given she’s half vampire half valkyrie which is a mystery all in itself. Utter ridiculousness. Grow a back bone woman.

Anyway, continue with the torment and being a total dick, add a side dish of another sexual assault and you have Lachlain. And Emma didn’t give two shits. She went with him, granted he said he would kill her otherwise, but she justified it as a great opportunity to find out more about her family since that was the reason she was in Paris in the first place…I’m sorry Emma, sweet Emma, but did you lose your marbles? I think you may have. And it’s not like she didn’t have ample opportunity to try and escape from him, let alone had a phone call home where she said jack shit to her awesome fighting Valkyrie aunts about the stranger who had now claimed her for eternity and keeps on touching her inappropriately…but he was hot so that makes up for everything, right?

Continue down the line and we find more out about the world and about Emma, which in all honesty was really interesting and excellently crafted. But still, couldn’t get over the main characters relationship. It made no sense.

Have you read this one? What did you think?


4 thoughts on “A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole

  1. Lachlain was my main issue with this book too. I hated the forced sexual contact and just his general attitude toward Emma throughout this. Sadly, 99% of Cole’s heroes are just like Lachlain…or worse. Lothaire makes Lachlain look like a complete gentleman.

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