Sunday, January 21, 2007

Week 3

Week 3 ~ Jan 15-21, 2007

No Rest for the Wicked

By Kresley Cole
(fantasy, romance)

This book follows up A Hunger Like No Other, a paranormal romance where the more “traditional” werewolves and vampires are joined by other mystical beings that show up less often in fiction – things like Valkyries and sirens.

In this book, the hero is a vampire who starts the book wanting to die, and the heroine is the Valkyrie who intends to kill him. Both, however, make the other feel alive again, and the book deals with how they manage to cope with their new feelings and old hurts that come from broken families.

This is definitely a romance. Very steamy. Do not read it if you don’t want to read about sex. (It’s also not necessarily advised to read this without your significant other in reach.) However, if you want sex to go with your plot, this is a good choice. I was impressed with AHLNO, and this sequel follows the tradition very nicely. I think I prefer this one to the first, but for all the same reasons I liked AHLNO in the first place. They don’t have to be read in order, but will undoubtedly make more sense that way.