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The Dark Hunger by Joelle Sterling
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bookshelves: arc-read, netgalley, own, paranormal, voodoo, ya-paranormal-romance, witches, vampires, zombies

Jonas, cursed by voodoo to become the walking undead, is still, in spite of his need for flesh, human or animal a caring young man with a good heart. In this second book of the series, he returns to his homeland in Haiti, which has been decimated by an earthquake. His goal is to see that his family is safe and taken care of, yet he sorely misses Holland, a young witch he met and fell in love with in America.

Meanwhile, Holland has enrolled in the Stoneham Academy for students with special abilities like hers. Zac, the vampire, is mysteriously missing and Jarrett, his human 'blood bank' is rather pleased with that.

As with book one, there are many characters introduced, or re-introduced in various settings and locations. This is a dragging point for the story with dialogue that seems shallow while each action of the character seems overdone.

As the story progresses, each character has his or her own battle to win. Jonas has returned to America, in part because he has been having dreams of Holland in danger and in part because he is hearing screaming in his head and it is coming from The U.S.

I really wanted to like this book more, but, as with book 1, I could not connect with the characters, the plots and sub-plots were all over the map and the dialogue did not flow realistically.

This book was provided by NetGalley and Strebor Books in exchange for an honest review.
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