quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2013

Review - NetGalley "Hunger Awakened" by Dee Carney

Author: Dee Carney

Series: Vampire Hunger

There’s something inside of him, some dormant part that’s been awakened. And now it wants to be set free...
Something’s wrong with Sebastian Kent. Already considered an outsider in the vampire community as a half-vampire, half-something else, he’ll do everything in his power to hide his weakness. But when sickness strikes, he has no choice but to turn to a human for help—a woman whose touch provides his only relief.

Alice Bowman is hiding her own illness, one that has left her homeless. When she comes to Bast’s aid, she doesn't expect to be thrust into the world of vampires. But he offers her refuge and a job researching his family history in the hope of finding a clue to his mysterious affliction. She can’t resist his offer of protection - and the chance to spend more time with the man who arouses her every desire.

But as Bast and Alice’s hunger for each other grows, so does the power of Bast’s unexplained half. And soon his unknown past and her uncertain future threaten to keep them apart forever....

I don't know what I was thinking when I started to read this book but I came out in the end with a much different and better opinion of it.

This book ... where should I start ...
I could just say that I loved it and that was it but there's so much in it to evaluate and to point out that "the end" is just "the beginning".
"Hunger Awakened" is the second book in the Vampire Hunger series but it can be read as a stand alone, nothing lost there.
It stands out to me for two reasons, first it touches the high's and low's that life brings in our lives, the fact that being an outcast among your peers hurts more deeply than the eye can see and secondly the world building, the creatures that live in it and the original idea of a vampire that is crossed with a dragon can only bring good things into the book.

This time I'm going to mix our two main character's as one because while Alice is homeless, with a junky brother, and has to resort to stealing and trash hunting for food, Bast is rich and a leader in his community but as an outcast, not fully a vampire, the other half he doesn't know, he has to prove that he can get the job done, he is a worthy male among the other vampires, and above all trying to find respect.
When this two come together they are the perfect match, a coin broken in half that becomes hole, they are the perfect mates.
Alice didn't loose herself on the streets, her kindness, her heart, the passion and the courage to pursue Bast's goal in finding more about his origins, the will of protecting the monster living in him takes her to a higher level, making her the loyal and perfect partner, a woman in the true sense of the word.
Bast is the perfect supernatural male, alpha, hot, insatiable, with a never ending energy to find out who he is and where he came from, courageous when danger lurks in the shadows and a never ending love for someone that's been out of love for so long.
Together they kick ass, give us the best action and make us believe that we're in a new and exciting world.

The plot is truly masterful. We reader's can't get enough of it, specially those like me that love a Paranormal world where we can walk through for a few hours and get to enjoy all it gives us, excitement, danger and finally love.

I was drawn to this story like a moth to a flame and I'd wish in the end that there was more out there that could touch my mind as this make believe tale.
People this book is great, the author made a great job out of this story and you will not regret it when spending your time reading it.

Publisher: Carina Press
Published: March 4th., 2013

ARC acquired through NetGalley

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