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Dark Hunger Graphic Novel by Christine Feehan and Dana KurtinDark Hunger by Christine Feehan, Dana Kurtin
Published by berkley on June 6, 2023
Genres: graphic novels
Pages: 208
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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The New York Times bestselling author's Carpathian classic goes Manga!

Christine Feehan has reinvented the vampire novel with her New York Times bestselling Carpathian series. Now she and Berkley take her "out-of-the- ordinary" (Booklist) in a thrilling new direction--and this time it's more graphic than ever.

Riordan is an immortal Carpathian male, trapped and caged, his honor compromised by his captors. They're in his mind. They're in his blood. And not one can withstand his desire for revenge.

Juliette is an activist devoted to liberating animals from a secret jungle lab. What she stumbles upon is a prisoner like no other. She will release him from his bonds. He will release her from her inhibitions.

I love a good alphahole hero. I’ve heard great things about Feehan’s Carpathians series, and yet, it never worked for me. I feel like the heroes would steamroll the heroines and that the heroines lacked agency in their own decisions. Again, love an alphahole…however I felt her heroes did notfit that description. But I saw the beauty of this graphic novel on Netgalley and couldn’t hit that request button fast enough!

I loved it. I think with the way these graphic novels are set up, it works better for her world, and her characters. I also think that this will appeal to all audiences: the existing Feehan fans, the new to Feehan fans, and those like me who were on the fence. I really enjoyed the way it read. The story unfolds beautifully in the art, and with the main plot point of a vampire meeting his mate, and she’s not ready to be his mate, yet she can’t help herself. There’s just something about him…

This medium really works for me.

That being said, while I enjoy the art a lot. I had a really hard time reading the ARC on any device I had.
Tablet, Kindle Fire, phone, Kindle Paperwhite. It was teeny tiny and wouldn’t enlarge.
I don’t need reading glasses yet, but boy for a hot second did I worry I might! However, if you can get your hands on this, I highly recommend it.

I did enjoy it, and I think Feehan’s heroes work better for me in a graphic novel/manga format than in her novels. I liked this format better.

I really think the art is beautiful, I enjoyed the story, and I recommend reading the paperback.

*One quick note, Goodreads shows me that this was published as early as 2004, however Netgalley is showing me a date of June 2023, so perhaps this is a reprint? I’m not 100% sure

***ARC courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley