Author: Sylvia Day
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Renegade Angels Book #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (368 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
Elijah Reynolds is the most dominant of lycans, a rare Alpha whose skill on the hunt is surpassed only by his primal sexuality. When the lycans revolt due to the iron fist of angelic rule, he steps into command, becoming both enemy and coveted ally in the conflict between vampires and angels.
Vashti is the second most powerful vampire in the world, a lethal beauty with a path of devastation in her wake. Tasked with proposing an alliance between vampires and the lycans who killed her mate, Vash approaches Elijah, whose need to avenge a friend demands Vash’s death even as his passion demands her surrender.
Soon, their enmity erodes beneath an all-consuming desire. Elijah has never encountered a woman whose warrior spirit and fierce sexual appetite rivals his own, while Vash is faced with the one man strong enough to be her equal. But as war looms, each must decide where their loyalty lies–with their own kind or with the enemy lover they can no longer live without.
What G & U are talking about:
The second book in the Renegade Angels, A Hunger So Wild, is chock full of wild passion. Vash and Elijah’s attraction to each other flames up off the pages. The story is so engaging that the ending feels a little abrupt. However, with so many pieces coming back together (after blowing apart in the first book A Touch of Crimson – review HERE) it is not surprising that this novel is somewhat transitional.
At the end of Adrian and Lindsay’s story, the lycans revolted from their service (servitude) of the angels. There are now three factions at war: angels, lycans and vampires. The lycans are trying to establish themselves as an autonomous group – free from the bonds of slavery. Following the adage of “an enemy of your enemy is your friend”, the vampires reach out to the lycans to forge an alliance. They send Vash to coordinate the alliance – despite her thirst for vengeance against the lycan responsible for her mate’s death. Elijah also harbors a desire for revenge; Vash slowly tortured his friend to death. He lusts for his revenge even as her scent causes him to burn with desire.
From the beginning, everything is upside down and inside out. The angels are scrambling, the lycans are scrambling and the Vamps are trying to take advantage the best they can. A strange respect grew between the leader for the vampires and Adrian in the previous novel. Now with the lycan revolt, we see a similar relationship develop between Elijah and Adrian. The existence of a virus threatening vampires forces a strange truce to develop. However, with the revelations at the end of the novel (and the somewhat cliffhanger ending), who knows what the future holds for these three groups.
Although transitional, A Hunger So Wild is a very quick read. Besides the steamy nature of Vash and Elijah’s relationship (or shall we say their hunger for each other), the evolving relationships between the different groups are intriguing. Not to mention the mystery identity of someone who was thought to be dead and may be, not only alive, but also working to try to bring all three groups into a full on war. We are amazed we have fingernails left from chewing on them!
Gikany and Una really enjoyed A Hunger So Wild, simply because we were left panting for more. This Renegade Angels series is truly heating up and we cannot wait to see what is in store for us in the next novel.
Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)
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