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 who has left 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 rival his own, while Vash is faced with the one man strong enough to be her equal. But as war looms, they must decide where their loyalties lie - with their own kind or with the enemy lover they can no longer live without.
©2013 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
There was a little more action in this book than the first one in the series. I liked Elijah in the first book and also in this one,but I just couldn't get into him and Vashti as a couple. This is evidently a trilogy and from the research I did it sounds like it will be a while before the final one is available - seems she has to finish another series first for the same publisher, so you might want to wait before you start this trilogy otherwise you might be hanging for a while.
The narrator did an okay job but she needs to practice her male voices. She made Adrian sound kind of stilted.
I bought both of the Renegade Angels books because they were on sale. But as occasionally happens I got lucky with a really good story. If you like interesting characters, it's got that, if you like a lot of sex, it's got that, (I actually got kinda tired of it all), if you like good love stories, you got that too, but if you need a real good story that will keep your interest to prop up all that love and sex, well you definately got that also (surprise!). I just wish Ms. Day would hurry up with the final book.
I already had the book to read, but commute so much that I decided to purchase the audio, as well. I had forgotten that the series had been on hold, so the ending, or lack of an ending, is what disappointed me.
If the story were to continue, that would be wonderful, or make the book slightly longer to tie up all the loose ends.
Every female's voice sounds like she's a Valley Girl and the men sound like choking surfers. Also, the awkward attention to small words such as prepositions, conjunctions, and articles ("to" "and" & "the", specifically) makes it sound less speech like, and more like Siri.
As I mentioned before, I have already read the book and partial series once, so I thought I'd like to have it along for the commute. Trying to decipher the awkwardness of the reader was the most difficult part of listening to the book, rather than just reading it. I almost turned it off, but was able to read ahead when I arrived home, so I could fast-forward. Desperation for the commute is the only thing that kept me listening.
I would recommend it to friend only so you can keep up for the next series.
Yes I would see it
I think the war between the sentinel, the vamps, the likings etc was too confusing. It was was hard to tell who was on who's side after a while. I think this is what made me not like it as much. I love book 1. Looking forward to book 3.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
It's an ok listen while waiting on new credits....It has to be really bad for me to put my IPOD down.
The ending was actually kind of intriguing...I may continue on with the series.
The sex scenes were quite erotic and narrated very well.
I am afraid it would be x-rated and be shown in some seedy back alley porn shop.
This is the second of the series...still all hunk and sex with a little more of an interesting story, at least it's got me wondering what will happen next.
Yes, I love the characters and the story
In the fist book loved Adrian and Lindsey but Vasti and Elijah became my second and I love how sylvia brought together both series marked and renegade, by bringing eve in
I like it
I loved when Lindsey went to Elijah. And when Vasti ran from Elijah and he shifted to chase her.
Can't wait for the next one
I listened to this one before the first entry in the series, and didn't get all of the back story--you don't absolutely need it but, knowing what happens before to bring Vashti (lead female) and Elijah (lead male) together is helpful but not necessary. The narrator kind of threw me for a loop when the book began but I grew accustomed to her voice and ultimately liked her strange voice characterizations, it was little overacted but, I've heard much worse. All that said, this book was totally steamy, a great love story! Not to mention it was like the rawest animalistic sex I'd heard from Sylvia Day so far--and I loved every minute of it! ;-) Elijah is an awesome alpha and i loved how he was drawn to Vashti and her to him. There are a lot of moving parts to this series, especially after listening to the first book (A touch of Crimson) and realizing that at the end of A Hunger So Wild, that things are just getting started. There's much more to be seen from this series and I can't wait for book 3!
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I am so sad that this book just came to an end. It is significantly better than the first book in the series, and I am so glad that I decided to give it a try because I was not impressed with book 1.
Everything about this book was great. The storyline, the humor, the tenderness, the compassion, and finally the narration! Rachel Vivette did an amazing job. Her characters all sounded different. She had emotion in her voice. The men actually sounded like men. They were a few times I had to replay a part to make sure I hadn't lost my mind. Even more so than that, she completely got Vashti's snarky comments spot on.
As far as the story goes, I really enjoyed the relationship between Vashti and Elijah. They have officially become my favorite lycan/vamp couple lol. It was just epic. I even liked the way Adrian and Lindsey were portrayed in this book as well.
I could not be more impressed. The only thing that saddens me is the length of it and the fact that I have to wait for the next segment. I have high hopes they will keep Rachel on as narrator and hope Sylvia comes with an amazing story.
Needless to say...I highly recommend this!
Great characters, good storyline. As always, I love Sylvia Day's vocabulary--always something to learn.
A Caress of Wings
No, she overread the parts. Very unnatural sounding at times. Very odd intonation.
I'll get back to you on that...
The characters were much easier to understand than in the first book. Also the Passion between Elijah and Vashti was so intense you couldn't cut it with a chain saw.
I liked Luke Daniels in the first book and he would have don a great job on book two, but Rachel Vivette, was ok. Sometimes she forgot when she was doing a mans voice and didn't change the tone. making the performance jumpy
When Vashti thinks Elijah is leaving her, she has so much trouble dealing with emotions that she's held down for over 60 years.
I enjoyed the story of book two in this series better, however I thought the narrator in book one was better. I hope book three will be better story with the first narrator.
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