384 Pages, 4.28 x 6.8 x 1.03 in
October 31, 2006
List Price: $9.99 CAD, $7.99 US, $6.89 CAD
Rating: 3/5Genre: Paranormal Romance (adult)
A vampire soldier weary of life…
Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmare in his mind—against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.
A Valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him…
When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings—particularly lust—emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill.
Become competitors in a legendary hunt…
The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity--as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world--to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?
No Rest for The Wicked marks #2 in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole. Technically it would be considered #3 but for my own purposes, it will be considered #2. This story follows Kaderin the Cold Hearted who we meet in A Hunger Like No Other. She is the aunt of Emmaline, and also void of all emotion. She doesn't feel-anything. There is no love, hurt, anger or passion in her life. Her purpose in life is to kill Vampires.
Then walks in Sebastian. A vampire who hates what he is and lives within the shadows of his home and town. He's never fed off a human which makes him not like the Horde. He also refuses to compromise who he is and join his brother as a forebarer.
You find out within the first few chapters that Kaderin has begun to feel after she meet Sebastian, also that she is in fact his bride. This makes things extremely hard for the cold hearted one who has one goal in mind - winning the Hie. I really enjoyed the Hie aspect of this novel and the plot. Since I read Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night first, I knew of the Hie and its purpose. This book however takes you on an Amazing Race quest for the ultimate prize.
This hasn't been my favourite book so far, mainly because I didn't feel a connection to Kaderin or Sebastian. I really enjoyed the plot of the story and being taken on an adventure across the world. I felt that Kaderin went from 0 to 60 in no time. Her character wasn't developed enough in A Hunger Like No Other for me to feel any real connection towards her. I loved her fierceness and strength. It was something she never gave up- even when things were bad, she strived to right things. But more so I didn't really like Sebastian. I may have switched paranormal allegiance. I use to be 100% vampires are the best...now I find myself craving demons and Lykae. There is nothing wrong with Sebastian as a character. Kresley Cole has done a good job in developing his character. You get to see into his past, reasons why he is the way he is, and why he is confused by Kaderin's attraction to him. Lets just say, poor Sebastian was always the odd one out in a family of charming and handsome brothers. I felt pity for him but also hate that he didn't try and use his smarts and immortality to serve some sort of higher purpose. He just walks around, wallowing in his own self pity.
Overall this book was really good and I would recommend it. Not only do you meet new characters, but you get to go on a wicked adventure full of passion, hate, anger and want. You get a glimpse into some more of the impossible happen within the Lore. I really enjoyed the ending of this book.