HEARTS AT STAKE by Alyxandra Harvey

January 2, 2010 4 flames 2

Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Source: Library

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (December 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802720749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802720740


On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.
Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.


This was an exciting read from the young adult genre that I was looking forward to reading. It has all the great potential to be a great series with great characters.

I loved the friendship between Lucy and Solange. Then when you enter her ass kicking Mom, her treaty loving Dad, 7 over protective and gorgeous brothers, and a kidnapper who is cute to boot, well you get a funny and witty read that you end up finishing before you even know it!

I loved the romance between Lucy and Nicholas, even if it was kind of rushed. I feel the author could have given us more of them connecting and less of a History lesson in the whole vampire world. I loved the witty humor that all the characters have, and I love that there is going to be a follow up to this book soon.

Overall, a great read and I look forward to reading more from this author.


Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!

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