There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

Where Death leads, I follow. Nothing will stop me from my duty – not even the darkness that claims me. It’s the music that leads me from the dark, returning me to my brethren and a new foe that has risen. Learning who hunts Thea could be the key to unraveling what we need to know to defeat our enemy. The Half-Fae’s music stirs a passion within me that I’ve never known. For her, I will break my vow of silence. For her…I will risk everything.

Titles in the Reaper series include:  Dark Alpha’s Claim – Dark Alpha’s Embrace – Dark Alpha’s Demand – Dark Alpha’s Lover – Dark Alpha’s Night – Dark Alpha’s Hunger –

Title:  Dark Alpha’s Hunger
Series:  Reaper #6
Author:  Donna Grant
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  August 7, 2018
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  4 stars

I’ve loved the Reaper series, yet in Dark Alpha’s Hunger we take a slight turn from what has been the thread running through all of the stories so far.  Oh, that thread isn’t done, but we are introduced to more characters in Dark Alpha’s Hunger which has my curiosity up about what is to come.  It also means that this review is going to be short for I don’t want to let any spoilers slip past me while talking about this new addition to an enjoyable, intriguing series.

Thea and Eoghan’s romance is intriguing in several ways.  I understand that many readers don’t like when an author seems to toss in another avenue for her characters to travel, one that was unseen previously.  Yet, from what I know of Eoghan from the earlier books, his personality, his vow, the betrayal, simply his presence as a secondary character I find this fascinating to watch the unfolding of where Reaper is heading.  I still want the ultimate villain dealt with, but putting six additional warriors under Eoghan’s command makes for an interesting future to the series, one that I’m definitely intending to follow.

Thea is a charming, almost haunting character.  Left at an orphanage at a tender age she was never chosen for adoption.  One teacher leads her to music as something she can claim as her own, and the love of her life is born.  Thea is more than she understands, and watching that unveiling along with her love for Eoghan made for an interesting story line, for me.  And I’m going to stop now for fear of letting my fascination with these turns of events have me saying too much.

I enjoyed entering the Reaper world once again, and I cannot wait to see how things turn out next.  You’ll find mention of known characters in Dark Alpha’s Hunger.  Do you have to have read the others to enjoy this one?  That’s hard for me to answer… I want to say you would enjoy this one on its own, yet you will get so much more if you’ve read or can read the previous stories.  I would definitely recommend this novella and this series to any reader who loves magic, fae, paranormal and an introduction to a fascinating world.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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