Friday, March 16, 2018

"A Hunger Like No Other" by Kresley Cole


SERIES: Immortals After Dark #2
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
SOURCE: Gifted

After enduring years of torture by the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the soulmate he's waited millennia for his half vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy sets out to uncover the truth about her parents, but when the powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle, her fear of the Lykae—and their notorious dark desires—ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction that sates her own dark cravings. Ethereal half Valkyre/half vampire Emmaline somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within Lachlain, but when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces their desire must deepen into a binding love that can give the warrior peace, and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be...


This book had been sitting on my shelf for years, it came highly recommended but I could never seem to find the proper time to pick it up. So, when I finally cleared my schedule a bit, I went after it and started the read quite eagerly! However, that eagerness faded soon...

I'm with the minority here, I know I am, but this book didn't do the job for me. The creatures in the world Cole created have good potential, but their behaviours and banters just felt off and sometimes made me seriously roll my eyes. That applies to ALL of them, not just Emmaline and Lachlain, who didn't make me swoon or even get that angry for what matters—although girls, we'd have the rights to throw him a punch or ten. I failed to see the chemistry, or to feel for anyone, and that's what really bothered me. And if there were a few episodes I thought would finally get me on track, in the end they weren't enough to keep my hopes up.

It pains me to say it, but it was a disappointment. A shame, really, I was really looking forward to immersing myself in a world many pictured so greatly, unfortunately it just didn't feel right to me.

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