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


“When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, my heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.”

Paranormal Romance used to be my jam.  I was obsessed with Sookie Stackhouse, enamoured by The Undead books, and smitten with Aisling Grey.  They were all I read for a good year.  And then, the magic kind of wore off, and I packed up a lot of my unread series, or put them on the my overflow shelves in the basement.  Where books go to die…

But, lo and behold, the other day I was looking for something different.  I’ve consisted on a diet of mostly young adult, new adult, and contemporary romance for almost three years now, and the novelities were starting to wear thin.  I needed something new and exciting.  So downstairs I headed to the shelves that few even know about, and started taking stock of what was down there.  And amid the historical fiction, and historical romance were stacks and stacks of unread paranormal romance.  So I grabbed like ten of them, and back upstairs I went.

A Hunger Like No Other was at the top of the pile, and April has been raving for weeks now about Kresley’s young adult series, The Arcana Chronicles, so I figured I’d give it a shot.  And it did not disappoint.

I’m going to preface this by stating that A Hunger Like No Other is not great literature.  But, if you like werewolves with Scottish accents, lots of hot sexy times, mixed in with a whole lot of ancient lore, than this is the book for you.

Now, I’ll be honest, I really hated Emma at first.  She was this half vampire, half Valkyrie weakling, that pretty much let everyone walk all over her.  She constantly thought down on herself, and thought that she was worth nothing.  But despite the rough start, by the end of the book, I actually grew to like her a lot.  And her mate, Lachlain.  Talk about swoony with his Scottish accent and his broad shoulders.  If she wasn’t going to be his queen, I definitely would have volunteered as tribute.

I’ll most certainly be continuing on with this series.  I have the first six books on my shelves, but there’s like nine or ten I still don’t have.  Kresley Cole and her Immortals will be keeping me busy for quite a while!




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