Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review of A HUNGER SO WILD by Sylvia Day

A Hunger So Wild
(Renegade Angels, #2)
by Sylvia Day

Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Signet
Length: 368 pages


Rating: 4.0♥s Very Good/Recommended
Sensuality: Scorcher
Cover: 4.0♥s
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shifter, Vampire, Angel

Wildly Passionate

In the world of the Renegade Angels, Sentinel angels are warriors created to watch over fallen angels who lost their souls and wings and became vampires. The Sentinels are served by lycans, fallen angels who kept their souls in exchange for mortality and indentured servitude to the Sentinels. Lycans were created by the Sentinels for hunting and containing vampires. Vampires and lycans are natural enemies.

A Hunger So Wild picks up where book one, A Touch of Crimson, left off, which was immediately after the rebellion of the lycans against the Sentinels. Elijah Reynolds, the most dominant lycan, becomes the reluctant alpha of the largest, most organized pack of lycans.

Vashti, second in command of the vampires, is tasked with forming an alliance with the new alpha. The vampires need the aid of the lycans in tracking down a virus that is infecting their minions. Vashti is chosen for the liaison even though she tortured and ultimately killed Elijah's best friend. And in spite of the fact that lycans killed her mate.

Sparks fly between the two, sparks of passion and conflict. As the factions try to tear them apart, Elijah and Vashti are faced with staying true to their own kind or to each other.


Elijah is an honorable, self-sacrificing alpha who can make tough decisions and brutally act upon them. Yet he's vulnerable when it comes to Vashti. He's a hero to love. Vashti is his match. She's a tough, deadly alpha female in her own right, but Elijah throws her off balance. She doesn't know what to do with the feelings that he stirs in her for the first time since she lost her beloved mate. Their passion is scorching. There is one scene of slightly dubious consent--with a bit of a twist.

The story builds upon the foundation of A Touch of Crimson, and A Hunger So Wild is best understood and enjoyed if you've read the first book. The ideal situation would be to read them back-to-back. The action, intrigue, betrayals, and mystery will keep you turning the pages well into the night. The braided plot lines are long and involved over the course of the two books, and aren't completed. Even the story of Adrian and Lindsay, the hero and heroine from A Touch of Crimson, continues.

*Minor spoiler ahead.*

My biggest complaint with the book is that I couldn't get enough of it. I swiped to the next page on my Kindle Fire expecting more of Elijah and Vashti's story, only to find that the book ends before their story is tied up neatly with a pretty bow (though you won't be too disappointed). A Hunger So Wild sets up the next book, A Touch of Seduction, the last book in the trilogy. I trust that we'll learn all the answers we've been waiting for since page one of A Touch of Crimson. I look forward to it.

Happy Reading!

Novella 0.5
A Dark Kiss of Rapture
Book 1
A Touch of Crimson
Novella 1.5
A Caress of Wings
Sylvia Day

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