Friday, 3 December 2010
Review: My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Series: The Drake Chronicles - Book 1
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: 2010
Rating: 5 out of 5
Synopsis from back cover:
Solange has always known she is a vampire. And as the only female vampire ever born, not initiated, she is surrounded by danger on all sides - from other vampire tribes who want to take her blood into their lineage, and from the bounty hunters who are set on destroying her and her family.
When she is kidnapped, its up to her elder brother, Nicholas, and her best friend, Lucy, to save her. But can Lucy save herself from Nicholas, who tempts her with every look - what will be her own fate if she surrenders her heart to a vampire.
My Love Lies Bleeding is the first book in the Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey, its also Alyxandra Harvey's debut novel, and I have to say its an awesome book. I couldn't put this book down. As the synopsis says it tells the story of 15 year old Solange Drake, the only female vampire to be born into the Drake family. Not only does Solange have to put up with being the only female born into the Drake family, but she also has to face being the next Vampire Queen, something that she isn't interested in. Solange just whats to make it through the bloodchange alive, well so to speak.
I liked the fact that each chapter was told from both Solange and Lucy's points of view, as I feel this keep the story interesting. I am looking forward to reading more about the Drakes. As Solange has seven brothers, this should make for an interesting series of books. One interesting thing I found whilst reading this book is that in America its known as Hearts at Stake.
My Love Lies Bleeding is a must read for anyone looking for non-stop action, romance and deadly confrontations at every turn.