In Craving, Lilith Pierce unpacks the mystery behind her younger sister’s suicide. In the process, she meets characters whose pasts are shrouded in mystery, and encounters ancient cults dominated by people who can live indefinitely. The deeper she digs, the bigger the mess, and worse, she’s changing…but into what?
Craving is an excellent paranormal novel. The premise is unique and original, and the writing is strong. Kristina Meister challenges the (hazy) boundaries of philosophy and religion. The plot was not entirely unpredictable (at least I saw the twists coming) but enjoyed it nonetheless.
A few minor issues for me: some key threads in the novel that were alluded to repeatedly did not seem adequately explained, such as the blood-drinking element, and why/how Lilith became so powerful when others did/could not. The author tried to explain the latter, but it didn’t make sense or seem plausible enough to me. I also found some of the philosophical discussion a bit repetitive and started glossing over it, flipping pages to find where the action started up again.
Still, an excellent novel, overall, and highly recommended for a change from the typical paranormal novels out there.
Disclaimer: I received this book free through a LibraryThing giveaway.