Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Series: Immortals After Dark #2
Publication Date:
March, 2008
Pocket Star
Pages: 360
Reviewer: Amber R. 

Rating: Untitled 
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?

Within the first 30 pages of this book, I decided I didn't like it. You are thrown right into the story and the way that it's written, you really don't have a clear idea of what's going on. This continues throughout the book. Apparently Lachlain is the king of all Lykae, he was captured by the leader of vampires and tortured for like 100 years. However, the smell of his mate allows him to have the strength to break free from his bonds and finally escape. So he scents this woman, tracks her down, and basically manhandles her until she takes him back to her hotel room. Emma is scared of him the entire time and she voices that. However, he completely ignores her concerns and treats her like crap just because she's part vampire.

He's also attracted to her because she's his mate. So he basically forces her to take him in, uses her credit card to pay for his transport back to his castle, and he does in fact perform certain sexual acts on her even though she's told him that she doesn't want too. So in my world that makes him a huge douche. I mean at points she's obviously aroused but she also states that she doesn't want him touching her. He takes little consideration to her care and at one point she's in direct sunlight. Not too mention, there's still no clear indication of what's really going on.

Then if you include Emma's Valkrie aunts into the mix. They're just as bad as Lachlain. I mean, they don't rape her but they're basically like YOU DO WHAT WE WANT! WE DON'T CARE THAT YOU'RE AN ADULT. It's weird and forceful and annoying. And I can't stand the fact that Emma doesn't stand up for herself, at all. She just lets them all do what they want to do and it's this clashing and arguing. It's not appealing at all.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Honestly I'll probably forget about it, only to be reminded when the review posts in a week or so. It wasn't something that I would even continue reading the series or any other books by this author.


  1. It's funny reading others reviews from their POV! Funny how many people like myself love this book, and I totally get your perspective too.

    1. I seriously did not like it. Also, I was right.. I completely forgot about it until I just saw it. LOL.

  2. I remember having a hard time with this one, I'm kind of re-living those moments with your review..LOL. I know exactly how you feel. I also remembering thinking " this is so cheesy"...LOL. I'm so glad I stuck with it, some of the following books are among my favorite PR novels, I'm a big fan of the series.
    I wonder what my reaction would be if I would just be reading this now, when I read it, it was only my second PR series, and I was so excited about the genre.

  3. I do agree with not liking parts of this book, but the series is among my favourites. I hated how she was treated by her mate, but the end did make up for it in my opinion. I do love the Valkyries! You have not read the first book in the series first?

    1. I don't really think that reading the first book in the series is going to make a difference. Her mate treated her like that for over half of the book. I just think they all over powered her and she didn't even put up a fight.

  4. The cover is nice lol. Although she does look a bit like Rapunzel. I wish my hair was that luxurious.

    1. I even think the cover looks like one of those cheesy 80's romance covers.

  5. I've been reading this book over and over and I must say that I can't stand Emma. I've grown to hate her, and I started to like Cass. She should be with Lachlain, but then the story would be ruined I guess. I can't wait for Cassandra's book.


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