Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles #2)
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 he...more
I would have to describe these novels as my "guilty pleasure" vampire novels. (I have a werewolf guilty pleasure too: The Dark Guardian novels.) And I call them guilty pleasures because they aren't exceptionally w...more
I was hugely excited for the second installment in the Drake Chronicles and am glad to say that it pleased me a lot! I know a lot of you girls out there are excited for it too - you better be, because this is so much better than Love Lies Bleeding (US title: Hearts at Stake)!
Let me start by saying that it surpassed all my expectations. I thought it was going to be a book that was more romance than anything but boy was I wrong. It was a good mix of mystery and...more
This is the 2nd installment of the Drake Chronicles, following the 3rd youngest this time, Logan. It's told from his point of view and that of Isabeau St. Croix, a Hound. For those unfamiliar with the series, she's not a dog. A Hound is more of an unholy vampire, if you will.
I just love the Drake family. They're so funny and I totally wish I was in Lucy's shoes. It's be awesome to live so close to them. I love how there's alw...more
I really enjoy this series and I really enjoy the Drake Brothers! As a teenager, reading about hot vampires just makes me really happy.
It has been a week after the death of Lady Natasha and Liam Drake, father of all the Drake siblings, desperately...more
This book is split between the POV's of Logan and Isabeau, with Isabeau's POV weaving between the present day and her time as a human during the French Revolution.
As all Drake boys, Logan was clearly a gentleman and fell for Isabeau faster than Solange for Kieran. Logan is very sweet in his internal thoughts about Isabeau....more
Seriously. I mean, it isn't the best book I've ever read and I must admit that it was slightly predictable but it was cute and easy to read. I'm falling in love with the Drake brothers and their 'white night complex'. It is so cute how they protect their 'baby sister'(which makes me fall in love with them even more when they call her that) but I must admit that Nicholas is still my favorite brother. Logan is a bit too vain. I still love him though.
Isabeau is one of the best female ch...more
The story begins with Isableau's death in England hundreds of years prior. She wa locked in a coffin in the ground for two hundred years before being driving mad and rescued by the Hounds. After...more
If I was late with Last Sacrifice review imagine with this one. But better late than never right?
This series is about the Drake family. The Drakes are a family of outcast vampires. Why are they outcasts you ask? Well Queen Natasha didn't like them because of this prophecy with the family and one of their children, Solage, who was supposed to be the next queen. But, **Spoiler alert if you haven't read the first book in the series called Hearts at Stake**...more
I admit I was quite disappointed with this second volume. I loved the character of Logan since the beginning and I was looking forward to see how the author was going to describe him falling in love. For me, he had everything it takes to be an offbeat romantic hero, outdated and mannered.
If in the first volume, he had a particular sense of humor, arrogance to spare and a lot of personnality, I found him much more pale in this adventure. He is always present in the fighting, but further...more
I enjoyed Logan, he was...more
With such political intrigue comes the drama of infighting, potential coups-like behavior and building of strategic p...more
In this second book in the series, the romance revolves arou...more
Each book focuses on one of the Drakes, and i assume that is how each one would be. Well, an involvement of one of the Drakes if the blurb for Out For Blood is anything to go by anyway. ^_^ The story has pretty strong characters and heaps of laughs. I can't count how m...more
I do love Harvey’s writing style though and this was certainly a plus. She has a style that is lovely to read even i...more
Blood Feud picks up almost immediately after the point where Hearts at Stake ends, with the seven Drake brothers an...more
This is the second Book in the Drake series, and I think that this is even better than the first one. Mind you Lucy is still my favourite character. We actually get to see Lucy in this book, but only briefly, but still she is funny as ever.
The second book of the Drake chronicles series is about Logan and Isabeau. This was another cute story and I loved the characters. Isabeau is such a strong character, she takes no shit from anyone. I guess you do learn to be tough when you have a past like he...more
In Hearts at Stake we read about Lucy and Solange, two friends who are very much alike but very different. Lucy is a human who will do anything to protect her friend, Solange who is a vampire princess. Solange is very special because she is the only female vampire to be born from a vampire family. So she is attracting a lot of male attention, especially Montmarte. At the end of the first book, the old Queen was killed by Solange's mother...more
The Drakes are back in Blood Feud, but this time the story is told from the viewpoints of Solange’s brother, Logan and Isabeau, the Hound that saved Solange in Hearts at Stake.
Lady Natasha is now dead and Solange’s mom, Helena, is in power and trying to set up her coronation. Montmartre is still after Solange and domination over, well, pretty much everyone. Helena and the Drakes want to work with the Helios-Ra and the Hound...more
This book was great. The romance between Logan and Isabeau, I felt lack a little. I was glad to see the working together and getting to know one another but I would have really like to see them get some dow...more
The Hounds delegation arrives for Helena Drake’s coronation lead by Isabeau St. Croix, a young vampire with a tragic history. Isabeau survived the French Revolution, only to be turned into a vampire and buried for centuries. She seeks revenge against the vampire who turned her, a lieutenant of Montemartre called Grayhaven. What she doesn’t count on finding, is the young roguishly handsome Logan Drake, who will do anything to protect his family, and now Isabeau, from the scheming of Montemartre....more
But I couldn't bring myself to care about Logan, so their romance felt really dull to me. He never evolved beyond having the personality of a wet dishrag. The characters from the previo...more
First of all, it was a nice touch to make the both people on the cover have green eyes. Logan and Isabeau do in the book, so a point for accuracy! I don’t however, think that Isabeau would wear that top. Just because she’s a vampire doesn’t mean she wears black leather. And Logan wouldn’t be caught dead in a plain black t-shirt. Oops. Sorry. Unfortunately choice of words. Do I say he wouldn’t be caught alive in a plain black t-shirt? I really don’t know.
The clans are gathering for Helena's royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginn...more
Der zweite Teil der Drake Chronicles erzählt die Geschichte Logans, der anders als seine Brüder noch nicht ganz im Hier und Jetzt angekommen zu sein: Sowohl seine Manieren, als auch seine Art, sich zu kleiden, entsprechen eher dem 18. Jahrhundert. So verwundert es nicht, dass er sich von der Französin Isabeau angezogen fühlt. Isabeau wurde während der französischen Revolution verwandelt und kurz danach für 200 Jahre in einer Höhle eingeschlossen. Kate, die Anführerin der Hounds, re...more
Now back to the novel at hand, it's centered around Isabeau St. Croix and L...more
Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fac...more
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Lucy snorted. "Snow White and the Seven Buttheads. You could give Disney a run for their money."
Nicholas poked her in the ribs. "I am not a singing dwarf!"
"No, you're a butthead. Weren't you paying attention?”
"At the farmhouse," Nicholas said with grim satisfaction.
"How'd you manage that?"
"She's in a closet." Solange rolled her eyes.
I stared at Nicholas. "You locked your girlfriend in a closet? Smooth."
"She's going to eviscerate him," Quinn said cheerfully.”