Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Posted October 16th, 2014 in book review / 20 comments

Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley ColeA Hunger Like No other by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster on March 17, 2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

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?

A Look Back Review

A Hunger Like No Other was one of my first paranormal romance books. I read it with a sense that something wasn’t quite right but I didn’t give a F. There was just something about it that was forbidden. And I will be straight up honest. The book consists of Lachlain kidnapping and sexually assaulting Emma and manipulating her into doing what he wants. Now, he doesn’t really force himself on her. They don’t even have sex until like 70-80%. Lachlain is mean but he isn’t vicious towards Emma. He just has no manners and morals after escaping years of torture by Emma’s kind, vampires. He often uses her fear to get his hands on her goods, and she let’s him for fear of him going all the way and raping her. It’s messed up, right? But when I read this years ago, I thought the roughness was…cool. It was something so different from what I was use to reading. It felt wrong to read, and so I wanted to read it even more.

The plot was interesting. I loved the world Cole created the most. The characters were great, if not a little ridicules. Emma was a little too naïve and meek, while Lachlain was too mean and rough. They both did even out by the end though. A good story overall.

Even though this is book #2 in the series, I read it when it was considered #1, and I remember thinking that this was the start to a beautiful series. And I was right. I stayed with this series for a long time, and I only stopped because I didn’t have time to continue all the series I loved. When that changes, I am picking this series back up.

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20 Responses to “Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole”

  1. Melanie Simmons (@mlsimmons)

    I love this series. Almost every book is a four star or better for me. I listen to it on audio with the great narration of Robert Petkoff. He does a wonderful job of giving each of the characters the personality that you would expect. He is also great with accents, and in this book, the Lyca are Scottish. It is wonderful. Great review.

  2. Giselle

    Kresley Cole is one author I NEEEEEED to read! I haven’t read anything by her yet and all her books sound so good! I love the sounds of this and how it feels wrong but is so good haha! Bring it!

  3. Lily

    I hadn’t heard of this one or this author as a matter of fact but you make this one sound so entertaining and I really want to read it now! Lovely review!

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    I’ve bought a lot of the Immortals After Dark books, but I really don’t think I have read any of them. I always meant to, but…you know I’m not quite sure what happened there. I have sooo many books on my kindle that I haven’t gotten to yet though. I’m really glad you enjoyed it and it filled that spot for you at the time. Thanks so much for sharing 😀

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I have over a thousand books on my kindle I never got to, so, yeah, I know what you mean. lol

  5. Lupdilup

    I love this series!!! I first read the book and then I revisit on audio when they came out, and I enjoyed them even more! I’m glad this book still is enjoyable after all this years…..LOL So glad you enjoyed it, the series only gets better and better…GREAT o audio 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I agree, the series gets better with each book, but this one always had a special place in my heart.

  6. Melliane

    Oh yes this series is nice. I’m so behind in it, I have books but I need to read them but I’ve actually read it and book 3 and 4 I think so. I should verify.

  7. Red Iza

    I recently read The warlord wants forever (such a corny title) and had a lot of fun doing it, the heroin was not naive, she was just completely crazy 😉 I should keep up reading the series. Thanks for sharing !

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