Book: A Hunger Like No Other [Immortals After Dark #1]
Author: Kresley Cole
Review: Lochlain, leader of the Lykae Clan, is in an underground prison (courtesy of the vampires) when he scents his mate. He summons the energy and will to escape the prison he's been in for over 150 years to find her. When he does, he's shocked to find that she is a vampire.
Emma, part-vampire, part-Valkyrie (fae) is in Paris to find information about her vampire father. Known as 'Emma the Timid' to her coven, this is her first time traveling by herself. She is shocked when Lochlain essentially kidnaps her and demands she travel to Scotland with him.
As Lochlain adjusts to life outside of prison, his passion for Emma overwhelms her and surprises him. Meanwhile, Emma has to reconcile her feelings for Lochlain while trying not to worry her Vaklyrie aunts (enemies of the Lykae) about her quest. As Lochlain and Emma develop a relationship, vampires are hunting for Emma, who is the last female vampire on earth.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I read a lot of fantasy/paranormal romance so the characters in this world were pretty interesting, especially Emma's Vaklyrie aunts. Even though Emma was a slightly annoying heroine (she rotated between acting timid and then powerful pretty quickly) and the plot was thin, it was a sexy read. This is the first in a series and I will definitely be reading the ones involving the Vaklyrie aunts, I think they could be fun.
Grade: 4/5 (it's a 4 for the sheer sexiness, 3 if I was judging the story)