This book was brilliant, absolutely brilliant! Even though I read books 1-7 in the Dark Hunter series b**spoiler alert** *Contains detailed sex scenes*
This book was brilliant, absolutely brilliant! Even though I read books 1-7 in the Dark Hunter series before I realised there was this book, I found that I wasn’t missing anything at all. The plot was fun and entertaining and from the very beginning of the story I was interested. I was hooked from page one and I loved the whole thing. Grace was a very nice female lead. She was smart and kind and I loved that she believed was Julian as more than a ‘love-slave’. She was the first woman in more than 2000 years who realised that he was more than a piece of meat and that was awesome. I loved Julian....LOVED him! He was a real hunk of a man. He was yummy! I thought he was funny and I liked how he had a one track mind. I felt sorry for him though when I learned of his past and everything that had happened to him. I think it was sad that no one ever really loved him or treated him well and my heart broke for him over the loss of his children. It was really nice to see Grace and Julian fall for one another. It was a very gradual thing, as they shared moments, like feeding one another and learnt about each other. It wasn’t all straight away in love it was more in lust.....and then slowly getting to know and trust one another and then love. I liked that.
I thought the ending was brilliant. I loved that Julian and his mother and Eros began to get along again. I think that’s very sweet. It was so great to see that Grace and Julian had twins. I’m glad they’re going to get their happily ever after.....they deserve it! ...more
I feel that I must point out the only reason I bought this book was**spoiler alert** Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten!
I feel that I must point out the only reason I bought this book was to read Kresley Cole's story within, The Warlord Wants Forever, although I am a massive Sherrilyn Kenyon fan, so I may one day finally read her story as well, perhaps even the story from Jaid Black that features in the book.
However, until then, this review is for The Warlord Wants Forever only and I have to say it was a really nice introduction into Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series, even though I have read other books in the series already. Perfectly paced and sensual, it may have been a novella, but it wasn't that short; meaning there was plenty of time to enjoy getting to know Myst and Nikolai Wroth as they got to know one another.
Myst was a really quirky female lead. She was ah...kinda crazy at times, but in a good way and I quite liked her. Nikolai was sexy as hell; a real warlord and together these two just oozed sex. The romance between them was swift, but not too much as to take away the entertainment factor as they struggled with thier differences.
Cole wrote the sex scenes incredibly hot--like fan yourself hot and I loved seeing Myst and Wroth lose themselves to each other. It was tantalizing. They're another great couple who compliment each other wonderfully.
All in all, a great little start to The Immortals After Dark series that I'm already halfway through and loving. Immortals After Dark fans will want to pick this book up to read about the first Valkayrie to fall for an enemy and begin the tradition!
I've been meaning to read this series for a while; having heard suc**spoiler alert** Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten!
I've been meaning to read this series for a while; having heard such fabulous thing about Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series and while this first installment didn't exactly blow me away, I admit I mostly enjoyed the start of the series.
As a fan of PRN I've read quite a few fantastic series by now and I know many people class the Immortals After Dark series amongst the best. I'm disappointed to say that I didn't "love" this book as much as I expected, seeing as I did have a few issues with the main characters Lachlain and Emmaline and their attitudes, but for the most part I did enjoy it none the less.
Mixing vampires, with werewolf type creatures known as the Lykaes and fey-like creatures known as Valkyries, Kresley Cole has constructed an interesting world within this book. I still feel there's so much more to know about it, but considering A Hunger Like No Other is only the first book in the series, that's understandable. I think there's a lot of directions Cole could go with this series and I'm foreseeing a lot of story development and expansion in the future.
My biggest fault with this book wasn't the vast array of quirky characters we were introduced to that make up the world of the Lore, but rather our hero and heroine Emmaline and Lachlain. Especially Lachlain. In the beginning of this book I really struggled to like these two as characters. I understood the instinctual power of the mateship, and finding/being with ones mate, but to me it felt as though Lachlain forced Emma too much....into sexual situations, into moments that she didn't want to be in. And with no regard for her feelings whatsoever. He seemed cold and unnecessarily cruel and I'm sorry but for the majority of the story I just didn't like him. I admit towards the end of the book I did like him a bit more, but I struggled to reconcile the man from the beginning of the book to the one later on. I understand and appreciate growth in characters, but this seemed too much, too drastically. It was almost as though I was seeing two different people and two different relationships.
I admit I liked Emma a little bit more than Lachlain, even if she annoyed me at times. Obviously she was supposed to be innocent and weak, but she was just a bit too weak and a bit too cowardly. I wanted her to be more than she was and while I liked that she grew some balls as the story progressed, she won't be winning any heroine awards from me.
As a couple Emma and Lachlain were all over the place. They were too much too soon and it just seemed wrong most of the time with Emma afraid, and rightly so of Lachlain, and he forcing her to be with him when she didn't want to. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like Cole could have done a lot better with this--and I supposed I expected better. Although as Lachlain and Emma actually begin to care for one another their relationship does change and becomes a bit sweeter.
And yet, for all it's faults, A Hunger Like No Other wasn't a bad book to read. I'm very intrigued by a lot of the other characters we were introduced to, including Emma's Valkyerie aunts and even though this book didn't suck me in like expected, I still plan to continue on with the series. Here's hoping it gets better! ...more
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this book. I started it and read it in one sitting; not wanting to put it down. I think it’s got a great storyline**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this book. I started it and read it in one sitting; not wanting to put it down. I think it’s got a great storyline and the idea of Morganville is brilliant. This promises to be a brilliant series. I found that I loved the four main characters. Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve were awesome. They were each unique, with their own personalities and ideas. I thought it was awesome how Michael, Shane and Eve accepted Claire so openly, treating her right from the start and welcoming her in with open arms. They really made her a part of their little family straight away, and I thought it was brilliant how they all seemed to get along so amazingly well. I found I really liked Claire. Unlike a lot of heroines nowadays who are always strong and perfect, she was very realistic and life like. She’s the type of girl you’d expect to meet on the street. Someone normal and ordinary, and yet there’s something about her; a spark, an inner strength that made me adore her. I don’t doubt that she’d do whatever necessarily to protect the people she cares for and I think she’s stronger than people believe she is. I can certainly see her changing and evolving over the course of the series. And Shane. Ahhhh, Shane. He was hot. He’s the type of guy I love, sharp tongued with a hint of bad boy thrown in. However he also has a softer side and I really believe that he cares about Claire. He treats her like a friend and yet there’s obviously the potential for something else between them. I loved the part where they had their first kiss. It was hot and the chemistry between them was wonderful. I can defiantly see them becoming something very real and strong in the future.
And I loved Eve. The moment she appeared in the book, offering comfort to Claire, a complete stranger, I knew she was going to be a sweetie. She’s kind and quirky and really someone who would be a loyal and honest friend to Claire. And she and Michael are so adorable. I liked Michael. He was a cool headed and a strong leader. I love the way he and Shane interact; best buddies and I think Michael and Eve would make such a cute couple. I’m so glad they both like each other and I’m hoping that they act on those feelings in the other books. I think it’s very interesting, his situation. The fact that he’s some kind of “ghost” where he’s solid only from dusk until dawn and he’s tied to the Glass House the way he is, is very interesting. It’s something I’m really hoping we get to explore more. I want to know just what it means. I thought the ending of this book was brilliant! It ends on a cliff-hanger that leaves me dying to know what Shane’s father does for a living and what will happen to Michael.
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book. I was laughing like crazy at some bits, cos they were just so cheesy and predictable that they were actually go**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book. I was laughing like crazy at some bits, cos they were just so cheesy and predictable that they were actually good. Don't get me wrong, i like cheesy, haha. Nah, seriously it was well worth reading. Sunny, was a typical teenager, with typical problems- just add in the fact she was accidentally bitten by a vampire and becoming one herself. And the vampire in question, who bit her, Magnus??? Well let's just say i'd become a vampire for him any day. He was very hot and very sweet.
I can't wait to start reading the sequel. I'll take a side of Stake That! with extra cheese please lol ...more
**spoiler alert** Loved it! This is a really fun series and i'm enjoying reading it. Rayne was a lot more feisty and mouthy than Sunny and i loved tha**spoiler alert** Loved it! This is a really fun series and i'm enjoying reading it. Rayne was a lot more feisty and mouthy than Sunny and i loved that she always had a sharp, witty comeback. She's my type of girl. I loved how her feelings for Jareth developed and how his changed towards her. I loved the banter between them. They were so cute and you knew that they were gonna manage to break down each others walls in the end- which they did. I liked the ending of this book. It was very sweet and left me with many 'awwww' moments. I recommend this series for fans of Vampire Kisses and vampire novels alike.......more
**spoiler alert** Totally awesome! I'm throughly enjoying this series. The characters are constantly entertaining and the storyline is so engrossing.**spoiler alert** Totally awesome! I'm throughly enjoying this series. The characters are constantly entertaining and the storyline is so engrossing. I loved the inclusion of Tyson in this book. How sweet is it that Percy has a half brother that just so happens to be a cyclops? Tyson was so cute- like an overgrown child. The ending in this book was brilliat. I was open mouthed when i realised it was Thalia, although there was somthing in the back of my mind throughout the whole book that told me something like that might happen. So who is the prophercy about? Percy or Thalia? I'm looking forward to finding out. ...more
Alright, while I do love this series I have to say this is probably my least fave book. There’s just s**spoiler alert** *Contains detailed sex scenes*
Alright, while I do love this series I have to say this is probably my least fave book. There’s just something about it that I don’t quite like. The storyline itself is really good but I feel like I’ve come to expect a bit more from Sherrilyn Kenyon. This definitely isn’t her best work. First off I need to say that I’m finding it difficult to keep up with the forever changing time setting of this series. Most series that feature a different set of main characters follow a continuing time frame. One book is set after another and so on, but with this one it’s different. You’ll have one book that’s set at one time and then the one after it is set a year later and then the next one is set at the same time as the first book. In both Night Embrace (#2) and Kiss of the Night (#4) the main guys actually have the same conversation, so you get to see it on both ends before this story continues. And yet there’s a book in between them that’s set weeks after them. This book that I’ve just read is even set years before the first book in the series. It just doesn’t make sense to me. It’s confusing and pointless in my mind. Have different characters for each book but don’t jump back and forth in time. It’s annoying and frustrating! (I’m ranting, I know, but I find this gets to me a lot).
In the beginning I found that I really didn’t like Arik. For a guy with supposedly no emotions he was rather selfish. I feel like his relationship with Megeara wasn’t right in the beginning. Basically he intrudes on her dreams and becomes her lover. Obviously it’s a dream, but still....To her it’s not real at all and yet even though it’s a dream there is something relatively ‘real’ about it, she just isn’t aware of it. The fact that he has made his way into her dream when that’s all she thinks it is seems rather deceiving. To me he seemed like some crazy stalker, who was willing to risk even her life to be with her in the flesh. And it wasn’t even in a romantic I’m-in-love-with-her-I-need-to-be-with-her way. He just wanted to screw her for real. Granted over time I did warm to him a little bit as he actually began to feel and truly care, but the knowledge of how he was in the beginning of the story stayed with me. And Megeara? She wasn’t really that interesting of a heroine. She was rather bland and for the most part I didn’t feel one way for another about her. She just was. The romance was alright, although there was nothing about it exceptional or that really stuck out to me. Actually to be honest, it was probably the most boring romance of all the books in the series so far.
There were only three things that I actually loved and made the book worth reading and those were called Solin, Tory and Katra. It was nice to see Katra again and Solin really was a great guy. I thought he was funny and I actually liked the bantering and humour between him and Arik. There was a bit of a spark between him and Katra, and if I wasn’t aware that Katra ends up with someone named Sin, I’d really be vying for them two. As for Tory, she was really cool for a 15 year old. She was funny and level headed to a point where it wasn’t too much; she also had a sense of humour and funny side. Since I’ve learned that she will go on to be the woman that steals the lovely Ash’s heart, I loved having the chance to see her now. It was great. ...more
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. This book sucked me in from the very beginning and I loved every momen**spoiler alert** *Contains detailed sex scenes*
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. This book sucked me in from the very beginning and I loved every moment of it. The storyline was fast paced and interesting and emotional at times. The part where Ash met Kat for the first time actually had me tearing up, and if you know me at all you’d know that doesn’t happen often. I’ve only ever cried once over a book, and while storylines constantly tug at my heart strings and make me sad, it takes at lot to make me cry. And this....this was so emotional tears actually welled up in my eyes. I felt so much for Ash when he discovered he had a daughter all along and when he realised just how much of her life he’d missed. Artemis took from him the chance to know his only child. She robbed him of the chance to be a part of Katra’s life and childhood. It’s not fair and you have to feel for the man. Katra was an amazing female lead. I simply adored her. She was strong and fierce and yet kind as well. She was definitely her father’s daughter in that regard. I loved her wit and sharp tongue. She had a great sense of humour and I loved watching her take charge and go against her mother in this book. It’s a good thing that she no longer takes Artemis’s words on face value. I think she's definitely one of my fave overall heroines in this series.
And I liked Sin....I liked him very much. He was honourable and true despite everything he’d endured in his life. He was scarred and unable to trust and yet he didn’t let that affect him to the point where he no longer cared about others. He was a fighter and a defender of the innocent and he actually cared deeply about other people. It was nice to see his compassion despite the fact that he was so untrusting and hardened. I can certainly understand why he hated Artemis so, and why he had difficulty letting Kat into his life. I loved the romance in this book. Of all the people a person could fall for, falling for the man who wanted to kill you mother or your worst enemies daughter has to be a classic. And yet it happened. Even though Katra is Artemis’s daughter she’s nothing like her. She was kind where Artemis was cruel, she was brave where Artemis is cowardly and she cares when Artemis....just....doesn’t. And it was because of this that Sin fell in love with her. And in turn, Katra loved him because despite everything he’d experienced in life he was still ultimately a good man. I really enjoyed the banter and sarcastic humour that they exchanged constantly. It was hilarious and made them so much more enjoyable to read about.
I enjoyed seeing Simi and her sister in this book. Sim is one of my fave characters in this series. She brings a childlike fun and freshness to it every time she makes an appearance and since her sister’s joined the series it’s been even more fun seeing them interact. I love how she wants to eat everything and everyone and I for one am more than happy for her to take a bite (or five) out of the ‘heifer goddess’. I think the ending of this was just wonderful. I love the fact that Katra and Sin are going to have a baby and that they get to throw it in Artemis's face. Hilarious! I’m looking forward to continuing on with the series..... ...more
Ahhh. Another great book! I truly love this series. Every single one of the books so far has been inter**spoiler alert** *Contains detailed sex scenes*
Ahhh. Another great book! I truly love this series. Every single one of the books so far has been interesting and entertaining. And this one was no different. The story was fast paced and action packed and I liked the storyline. It was sooooo great to finally see Tabitha’s story. She’s been a feisty thorn in the side for some of the other characters for a while now and it was wonderful to finally see her find her own love. And what a love.....of all the people who could have stolen her heart, it has to be Valerius, her brother-in-law’s enemy. My heart just broke for Valerius. He was NOTHING like what people thought he was and he continued to pay for the actions of his family. I can’t imagine having no one like me or tolerate me or feel so alone. It was really sad. I was glad Tabitha saw him for who he really was. And out of all the people who could possibly do it, that someone with a family history towards him is remarkable and reassuring. I loved how they interacted when they first met and were getting to know one another. He was so uptight and stoic and she really was the opposite, crazy; a say anything and do anything kind of gal. She was just what he needed. It was interesting to see Desiderius back with a vengeance and ready to cause some pain to Kyrian and Amanda. It was even better to see them, and that’s largely thanks to Ash kick, his butt again. For a moment when Kyrian and Amanda were killed I was really worried but thankfully all worked out in the end. I was happy to see that Zarek and Val may possibly bridge the gap between them in the future and I’m really curious as to what’s going to happen to Nick now that he’s become a Dark-Hunter. It was sad when his mum died and Tia, but I hope that the people can move on. Also I’m glad that Val and Kyrian having moved on from their history. That Kyrian is going to get past it. It’s wonderful.
However, while I’m glad Val and Tabby got their happy ending I do feel that the ending was kinda rushed. I feel cheated. Like the author wrote this great tale of forbidden love and angst about not really being allowed to be with the one you love without hurting the people in your life, only to have everyone turn around and say, ‘don’t worry about it. We don’t aare, let’s just all be happy, blah, blah, blah.’ Where was the pain and the real anger?
Still, I loved the book, and I’ll continue on with the series. ...more
I enjoyed this book. Not quite as much as some of the others in the series, I must admit, but it was s**spoiler alert** *Contains detailed sex scenes*
I enjoyed this book. Not quite as much as some of the others in the series, I must admit, but it was still brilliant. I continue to love the stories and characters that Sherrilyn Kenyon creates. They’re so interesting and captivating and it’s impossible not to be drawn in and caught each and every time I read a new book. I’d heard a few different things about Susan going into this book. Apparently lots of people out there have really disliked her, but I found her to be a breath of fresh air. Despite everything that was happening she refused to be weak and to take the easy way out. Even though she lost the only friends she had in the world and was heartbroken and pained over that she still fought and refused to let anyone get the better of her. There’s always something wonderful about a heroine who is strong despite all the hardships she faces. I liked her sarcasm, although I will admit that occasionally it did seem like too much. I felt there were times when she should have been more serious than she was, however I understand that that was her defence mechanism. I liked Ravyn. He was the typical male lead I’ve come to expect from this series. Strong, fierce and brave to his soul. I liked the romance in this book. Susan and Ravyn have both faced loss and pain and they’re able to find understanding and comfort in each other. I liked the banter and wit exchanged between these two and I liked that Ravyn appreciated Susan’s sarcasm and strength. I partially loved the way they met. It had me considering going down to my local shelter and adopting a kitty cat, just on the off change that he was really some hunky guy. I doubt that would be possible, but a girl can wish, right?
I was really upset to see how Nick was in this book. Nick was a character that stuck out for me from the very first book, and I hoped to see more of him. I was glad that I did, but I could never have imagined that his journey would take him where he currently is. He’s a shadow of his former self; bitter and angry, out for revenge against the man who used to be his best friend. I want to see him let go of the past and move on, but I have a feeling that it’s going to be a long time before that happens.....if ever. All in all, a great book. ...more
I liked this. Not quite as much as I loved the first book, but this was still pretty good. I thought t**spoiler alert** *Contains detailed sex scenes*
I liked this. Not quite as much as I loved the first book, but this was still pretty good. I thought the storyline was good; fast paced and interesting. I liked the idea that Sunshine was Talon’s wife reincarnated, I thought it was cool. The only issue I had with the book was how fast things happened between Sunshine and Talon. First he saves her life and then she takes him back to her place after he gets hurt. He then wakes up and they make goo goo eyes at one another for a little bit and next thing you know they’re getting down and dirty, having sex. It all just seemed a bit fast for me. Other than that I had no real issue with the book. It was very emotional at times, especially towards the end. Talon was a cool male lead, tormented and sad, but strong and brave. He’d been through so much in his life, and had lost everyone he’d ever loved. You couldn’t help but feel for him. Sunshine was really funny. She cracked me up with her open opinions and saying whatever came to mind. She was flighty and slightly hippy, but it really worked for her. I loved when she forgot something only to remember and then forget something else and so on. It was cute.
I loved some of the new characters introduced, Zarek, Vane, Fang. They were awesome. Fang had me smiling like mad with his jokes and quips, and I really think there’s more to Vane and him then there appears. I really liked Vane and I’m looking forward to reading his story. But the person who tugged on my heartstrings the most was Zarek. Oh, I wanted to weep for him at times. Yes, he’s scary as hell, and dark beyond comprehension, but there’s obviously something more to him and every time he tried to do something nice it got thrown in his face. When that little boy was lost and he tried to help him find his mummy, and then when he saw Sunshine and was looking at her bowls.....it’s was so sad the way people automatically jumped to conclusions and assumed he had bad intentions. I really felt for him. I like seeing more of Acheron too. Ash obviously has something dark deep down inside him. He’s obviously led a hard life, was misunderstood and never really cared for. And the way Artemis treats him.... it’s horrible. When we saw that what happened when he was born I felt oh so sorry for him. He was just a poor little baby and from the very moment he was born no one wanted him. So sad!
So....awesome book, and I can’t wait to read more of the series...... ...more