“First of all, what a cliffhanger! This was the biggest, most suspenseful cliffhanger yet in these books. I'm going to type this as quick as I can so I can start the next book! A lot of drama and action in this book, not as much mystery but still a fair little bit. I love the romance between...”see full review » see other reviews »
“First of all, what a cliffhanger! This was the biggest, most suspenseful cliffhanger yet in these books. I'm going to type this as quick as I can so I can start the next book! A lot of drama and action in this book, not as much mystery but still a fair little bit. I love the romance between the couple of the book and how their complications are so different from the couples paired up in the rest of the series. I also loved reading more about Lucy!”Myndi T wrote this review Tuesday, August 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just read this book a few days ago.
I've got to say it had a lot of twist and got me confused at the beginning but by the end of the book i really just fell in love with all the characters once again. :)”
“can't wait for more!!”Cathy wrote this review Monday, January 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Heard this one was the best!”Dani F. wrote this review Saturday, January 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fun, easy, and light. What a nice break!”Amy wrote this review Saturday, January 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“New, 5th book in the Drake Family vampire series. Love these books! Alyxandra Harvey is a great writer of this genre...good characterization, meaty stories with very inventive vampires and foes. I particularly liked her including poetry in this volume. Surprising, gorey end to this book just makes me die to have the next book!”Deborah P wrote this review Monday, January 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Drake books are at their best when there is more than one storyline going one, so this was a good one because there were several going on here. Plenty of intrigue and mystery and the twist of Solange just falling apart. (Great cliff-hanger) We're starting to run out of brothers, so I guess this series is beginning to wrap up and it looks like we're going to do it with grand style. There are a lot of loose threads waving around right now. Can't wait to see them all knit together.”Dolores S wrote this review Monday, January 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book focuses on Connor Drake, Lucy Hamilton and her cousin Christabel. Christabel's mom is in rehab for an alcohol problem and she leaves the big city to stay with Lucy's family in Violet Hill, out in the sticks. Christabel is an avid reader and prefers to spend her time with her nose in a book or quoting her favorite authors. Christabel is interested in bad boys, but when she meets Connor Drake, she considers changing her mind. Christabel is unaware that Connor is a vampire or that there are vampires roaming the town after dark. With the Blood Moon celebration preparations, the Drake family is trying to deal with incoming tribe members and the Hel-Blar threat. A new threat emerges in the form of Saga and Aidan, who are not Hel-Blar but can control them. Saga demands a seat on the council in attendance for the Blood Moon and will do anything to gain the Drake's agreement. Saga arranges for Lucy to be kidnapped, but her minions take Christabel by mistake. The kidnapping sets off a chain of events that result in death and destruction. Meanwhile, Solange's rebirth as a vampire is still not going as it should and the problems are affecting her relationship with her family, Lucy and Kieran. The book ends with a confrontation between Lucy and Solange. If you want to know what happens...just read it! Can't wait for the next installment of The Drake Chronicles.”Pat K wrote this review Sunday, January 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Still the funnest and funniest vampire book series I’ve ever read, the fourth book did not disappoint. I am so glad that the author brought Lucy’s perspective back. Lucy is probably the most interesting, funny, strong female character in the series. She’s also human, but she’s no Bella. The author introduces her cousin, who’s just as feisty, but into historical literature and poetry. I was surprised that it wasn’t Hunter’s friend Chloe who Conner fell in love with. Also, that Conner wasn’t Christabel’s type, so it wasn’t an instant romance.
Another big part of the book is the kidnapping. In Christabel’s words, weirdest kidnapping ever. He kidnappers were just way to nice to her, but that’s okay. She becomes a political hostage, and Conner shows up and becomes a hostage too. The out come is either surprising or predictable depending on what you were thinking. (No spoiling).
Also, Solange is acting very odd. I’m kind of hoping the next book will be from Solange and Kieren’s perspectives, but I don’t think it will happen. But Duncan seems too old for a YA book…really. Conner has became one of my favorite Drake brothers.
I recommend this book and the series to people who like vampire books.
Cover Art Review: I liked the other book’s cover better. The ones where the people on it resembled actual characters. They could’ve had Christabel and Conner on it, but no…just a random romance photo. Bleh.