Title: Dark Hunger
Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Dark #13.5
In: Hot Blooded (Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly & Angela Knight)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Paranormal romance, Vampires
Dates read: 17th – 20th January 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: A shadowy figure exploded out of the ground, erupting directly in front of Riordan, fist slamming into his chest and driving deep.
In a dark jungle, a beautiful activist liberates animals from a secret laboratory—and stumbles across an unexpected prisoner. She releases the Carpathian from his bonds—only to unleash his voracious appetite on herself…
I’ve had the Carpathians series sitting on my shelves for quite a while… yet, I haven’t actually started reading it just yet. Mostly because I’m trying to finish off some other series first… but now that I’ve read my first novella in this universe… I’m incredibly keen to start this series too!!! It’s a typical, intense Feehan tale. One that is about possession, obsession and love. And all of those slightly darker emotions that seem to be built upon when dealing with romances.
I loved that this story featured two different supernatural groups which are on the verge of extinction. The ways in which the different men and women are trying to ensure their survival. Again, much, much darker than typically expected. Feehan most certainly likes to highlight some of our baser instincts and emotions. It made for a somewhat easy read, but still one that made me have to stop and pause, really think about what I was reading. Definitely not a feel good story, but most certainly an enjoyable one.
Sadly, this is one of those novellas that I would normally just read in one sitting. That’s one of the things I love about novellas… they’re a quick, easy read that can fill in the gaps. Sadly, I’ve been having some serious issues with concentrating lately, and it took me three days to get through. I’m sure when I get to Dark Prince, I’ll be able to get through it at a much quicker rate.