(ARC REVIEW) Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey

June 14, 2010 5 flames 3

Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080272096X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802720962
The action and romance continue as the Drakes face a new vampire with a 200-year-old grudge.

It’s been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she’s made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That’s if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.

The clans are gathering for Helena’s royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha’s reign have started to heal. But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.

This second adventure in the Drake Chronicles—told from both Logan’s and Isabeau’s perspectives—has all the same butt-kicking action, heart-pounding romances and snarky humor that readers loved in Hearts at Stake, as well as exciting new revelations about the vampire dynasties to keep readers coming back for more.
I LOVE this series.  I couldn’t wait to read this! After reading Hearts At Stake, I was curious to see what the author would come up with next and which character would be the focus of the next story.  In this story we get to see Logan front and center.  The well dressed Drake finds himself captivated by Isabeau.  With flashbacks through Isabeau, we start to understand what one goes through when they become a Hound and how she struggled to survive. Logan realizes the power of magic and the temptation of true beauty no matter what you are or where you come from.  
If you are wondering, yes we get to still see the rest of the Drake family in the story.  Lucy still has the witty and smart mouth that she did in the first book.  Solange is still frustrated with the whole royalty thing that Montmarte is obsessed with, and best of all, we still get the Drake brothers in all their handsome glory! Blood Feud picks up a week after Hearts At Stake and still has lots of action and romance to keep you going. The author’s writing progressed wonderfully and she captured me from the first page up until the end.  I can’t wait to see what the next book, Out For Blood, will bring us and WHO it will bring us in the Drake family!

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading! 5 STARS

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