Review: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Series or Standalone: Immortals After Dark #10
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

CW: Torture; murder; suicidal thoughts; death; violence; substance abuse and addiction; kidnapping

I was very nervous going into this book knowing what had happened to Regin on Torture Island and that her mate was the head honcho on the island. I didn’t think that Cole would be able to redeem Declan Chase as that was an incredibly tall order. But somehow, she did, and this book is one of my favorites in the Immortals After Dark series.

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April 2022 Reading Recap

Oh boy, I cannot believe we are already in May! April flew by and it was a very busy month for me. I didn’t read as much as I hoped and definitely didn’t review as much as I wanted as my work has been crazy and I had a wedding to go to nearly every other weekend. Busy, busy.

Despite all the craziness, I managed to read 8 books again this month. That seems to be my normal number of books to read recently as I read the same amount in March.

Here’s what I read: 

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Review: Demon From The Dark by Kresley Cole

Demon From the Dark by Kresley Cole
Demon From the Dark
Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Series or Standalone: Immortals After Dark #9
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:3.5 Stars

MY REVIEW

CW: Slavery; sexual abuse; rape; violence; torture; kidnapping; murder

I will fully admit, it’s been a few months since I read this, as I’m still playing catch up on some reviews, so this might not be as detailed as usual. 

Demon From the Dark is book nine in the Immortals After Dark series and kicks off a bit of a dark phase on what has been dubbed in the book community “Torture Island.” I enjoyed this one while reading it as it starts with a bang and continues to take you on a ride filled with adventure, romance, heartache, torture, and so much more.

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Review: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole
Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: January 25, 2010
Series or Standalone: Immortals After Dark #8
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:2.5 Stars

MY REVIEW

CW: Rape; sexual assault; violence 

Y’all, I don’t think the Lykae books in the Immortals After Dark series are for me. I’ve been putting off writing this review for almost two months, and my feelings on it have really sunk in now. I did not like this book at all, and it is currently my least favorite in the entire series. The plot and the romance were incredibly lackluster and the only thing that I liked was the epilogue. 

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Review: Untouchable by Kresley Cole

Untouchable by Kresley Cole
Untouchable (Published in Deep Kiss of Winter)
Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Series or Standalone: Immortals After Dark #7
Links: Amazon -Barnes & Noble – Goodreads
Rating: 3 Stars

MY REVIEW

Untouchable, one of the stories in the Deep Kiss of Winter anthology, finishes up the stories focused on the Wroth brothers. Unfortunately, it was my least favorite of the bunch. This book was strange to me as I didn’t actively dislike it, but it also didn’t wow me. If anything, it was a bit…forgettable. I read it and then immediately moved on. It didn’t leave a lasting impression on me like Sebastian’s or Conrad’s tale.

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Review: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole

The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
The Warlord Wants Forever
Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: September 25, 2017 (originally published February 7, 2006)
Series or Standalone: Immortals After Dark #0.5
Links:
AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:3.5 Stars

MY REVIEW

CW: sexual assault; non-consensual sexual encounters; confinement; violence

I totally missed reading this book when I started diving into the Immortals After Dark, so I decided to revisit it after reading Untouchable to finish all the books focused on the Wroth brothers. As a note, I read the revised version of this story released in 2017. While I’m not sure precisely what was changed, from what I’ve seen and heard, the changes were to make this book a bit less problematic, though it still is problematic (more on that later.)

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Review: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole

Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
Kiss of a Demon King
Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: January 20, 2009
Series or Standalone: Immortals After Dark #6
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

CW: Edging; sexual torture; incest; violence; dubious consent

You know when you get a snippet of a couple who will be the center of a future book and you think, “that’s a book I will love!” Well, that was me with Sabine and Rydstrom. I think I’ve found my new favorite book in the Immortals After Dark series. After being introduced to them in Dark Desires After Dusk, I could not wait to get their story. And boy, did their story live up to my wildest expectations.

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Review: Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole

Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole
Dark Desires After Dusk
Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: March 20, 2008
Series or Standalone: Immortals After Dark #5
Links:
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Rating: 3 Stars

MY REVIEW

CW: Mental illness (OCD); pregnancy; non-consenual kissing; violence

I was looking forward to getting Cadeon’s story after being teased that he was in love with a human in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this. Something about it failed to click with me, making reading it slow going. In many ways, this book reminded me of A Hunger Like No Other since we also get a road trip, but I found this a bit more enjoyable and less problematic.

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December 2021 Reading Recap

And just like that…December and 2021 are over! I’m going to focus this post solely on December as I plan to do a separate post for a 2021 year in review.

December was not the best reading month for me, which I expected as it has my birthday and the holidays, plus I was traveling and spending time with my family and that means less reading time. In December, I managed to read 7 books, which is more than I thought!

Let’s dive into what the last reads of the year were!

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