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Product Details

  • Series: Wicked Hunger
  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Mythos Press (July 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615832989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615832982
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,585,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Teenage siblings with a dark secret find their lives complicated by the arrival of a mysterious girl.

Zander and Van are tougher and heal faster than ordinary teenagers. However, the price is a terrible, mysterious hunger—a bloodlust that becomes intensified by specific individuals. Younger Van does her best to suppress it so she can have friends and a normal life; Zander instead keeps everyone at arm’s length and warns Van that once her 16th birthday hits and her powers reach full strength, she should do so as well. Ivy, a new girl—cousin to one of Van’s friends—puts everything at risk. Both Zander and Van hunger to hurt her, but Zander falls for her in a push-pull love story reminiscent of Twilight, right down to Zander’s sneaking into Ivy’s room to watch her sleep. Van, however—when she’s not busy with a love triangle of her own, with a mysterious boy she’s just met and her trusty best friend, Ketchup—is suspicious that certain things don’t add up with Ivy. The narrative occasionally withholds too much for too long, moving from the dangling of intriguing tidbits into artificial and frustrating narrative territory. The conclusion, made strong by unraveling secrets and formula-shattering twists, sets up a sequel.

The pairing of a formulaic start and formula-breaking ending makes the book ideal for paranormal-romance readers seeking a new spin on the familiar. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)

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About the Author

DelSheree Gladden lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. The Southwest is a big influence in her writing because of its culture, beauty, and mythology. Local folk lore is strongly rooted in her writing, particularly ideas of prophecy, destiny, and talents born from natural abilities. When she is not writing, DelSheree is usually teaching yoga, coaching gymnastics, reading, painting, sewing, or studying about teeth as a Dental Hygiene student. Her works include Escaping Fate, Twin Souls Saga, and The Destroyer Trilogy. DelSheree's newest series, The Godling Hunger Series, follows Vanessa and Zander Roth, siblings with an uncontrollable hunger for pain and suffering that will either gain them limitless power or lead them to their deaths.

More About the Author

DelSheree Gladden was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. She didn't speak a single word for the first three months of preschool, but she had already taught herself to read. Her fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. She wrote her first novel when she was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting and perfecting it before having it published.

Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her husband spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Their two children love having their seventeen cousins close by. When not writing, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing and trying not to get bitten by small children in her work as a dental hygienist.

Customer Reviews

From the first page to the very end, the need to finish this book is insatiable!
Dowie
Ivy is also very well written and there are interesting plot twists with her as the book develops.
Bigfoot
I've developed my own "hunger" for this series and I cannot wait to read the next book.
Savannah Lillywhite

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Aoife Marie Sheridan on August 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
Review of Wicked Hunger
(4th Review for August)
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Rating 5 stars

The story is told through the eyes of Van and Zander a brother and sister, suffering from a curse handed down from their parents, we watch as both of them struggle with the understanding of what they really are.

I loved this book Zander was a complex character at first I felt I had him all figured out, he dealt with the curse better than Van well that's how I felt at the start of the story. I thought his logic to not get attached and stay away from others was good. The so called cursed gave them urges to often kill or inflict pain on others, it didn't happen to everyone around them, just some people seemed to arouse the hunger for pain or death in them. Even though Van and Zander both had the same curse they were still unique in different ways, Zander wanted death to be fast and Van liked to cause the most suffering. It was odd as both where not the hero's, I felt I was seeing a Villain from a humane side that allowed me to understand the everyday struggle of not killing people.

With Van she won't let go she doesn't isolate herself but keeps her friends close and a love interest which makes the story really good, there is a love triangle for a while between Van, Noah and Ketchup but in my opinion there is no triangle because I can see where her heart is, and I truly hope she follows it. I can't wait for the next instalment as wicked hungry just set the stage for what's to come. I can't wait to understand the curse fully, and see what secrets have been kept from Zander and Van. I hope we see a lot more of Ketchup also as he was a very likeable character.

The plot was not as simple as I thought at first it has layers upon layers, and I can't wait to peel back every layer to see what lies beneath.

It's another fantastic book from Author DelSheree Gladden and I am a huge fan.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MaryAnn on September 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
Good suspenseful and entertaining it is nice and creative and very unique. I couldn't put it down if I had tried. I love a story that I can fall into and enjoy. This is the case with this book! An easy to follow and love the book with characters you come to care for. All too often people forget to stop and pretend for a while. This is a great world to escape into at any time.

I am a sucker for sci-fi and fantasy, I admit it. It's just so much fun to be able to imagine the limitless worlds that authors build, the battles, the relationships between characters, the magic... everything. The main character was very likeable, and to be completely honest, I really felt for all the characters. The author allowed me to have a real connection with them, which is rare for me.

If you want a book that sticks to the sci-fi and fantasy genre that you love, all while doing something completely new and different with it, this is the perfect book for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Hooligan on April 17, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I found this story to be fascinating. A family needing to feed off the pain of others, it wasn't something I had read before.

The story started out as if the main character, Van, was a normal enough person... but you quickly find out she's definitely not. There's a lot about her I was curious about, and that helped fuel my desire to continue the story.

The relationship between Van and Zander, her brother, was quite possibly my favorite part. Too often siblings are written in a negative light of each other. It was nice to see something different.

The biggest drawback I found in this story was some of the characters. They seemed to really serve no purpose other than a momentary sense of amusement. It was hinted multiple times that there was a connection between Van and them, but it wasn't explained very well and those characters didn't show back up for the rest of the story.

There was one person in specific that really annoyed me. Not the character himself, I liked him. It was the reason for him being in the book. He didn't seem to have any point other than a temporary distraction that takes away from the main part of the story. Maybe he'll be more important in the rest of the series. Otherwise his entire part in this book was a waste of time and made Van really annoying.

Aside from that, I did really enjoy reading it. I liked how it ended, and I look forward to being able to reading more from this series.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Denise Moore on August 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
Van and Zander both had me on the edge. I bit off all my nails while reading this book! I kept waiting for violence to errupt in all it's gory repulsive details, but it never did. But what is good about that , is it didn't need too for me to catch the hype of the storyline. Every paragraph is expressive. The way Van seems to face her fight head on, and how Zander seems to always want to protect her while dealing with his own "hunger," I couldn't put it down. This will be on my Christmas list for my 16 year old niece! Looking forward to the continuation!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Deanne James on August 24, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a really great book. I did not realize when I started reading it that I should have waited until the next day when I had more time because I did not want to put it down! The characters are really well written and it is amazing how quickly I was into the storyline. DelSheree used the tone and mood to create a vision of the story as I read through to the end. The only downside? This is a trilogy and I have to wait for the next one!
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