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Out for Blood (Drake Chronicles #3)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  8,691 ratings  ·  384 reviews
Hunter Wild just wants to get through her last year at the secret Helios-Ra Academy. To do so, she'll have to betray her grandfather, date a vampire and possibly take down the entire League - all before the end of term.
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Bloomsbury Childrens
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Jan 10, 2011 Nic rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Morganville and vampire action-romance
Favourite Quote: "His fangs lengthened, but only a little. I wouldn't even have noticed if I wasn't used to watching for things like that. And it didn't make me nervous for some reason. I wasn't scared, and not just because I had a purse full of small sharp weapons. There was something between us suddenly, and it wasn't merely a secret unraveling."

I always have a blast reading The Drake Chronicles and Out for Blood is no exception. There are certain elements that I require for a good vampire tal
Still, so much dame fun!!

Out for Blood is another great installment in the Drake Chronicles where we learn more about Kieran's best friend/sister, Hunter Wild, who's a vampire hunter trainee, a kick ass fighter and can't help fall for one of the delicious Drake boys; Quinn.

I really enjoyed both Hunter and Quinn's POV. Hunter is a very level headed, strong and independent character who isn't one of these damsel in distress kinda gals. Not to say that she isn't vulnerable, but it's awesome to see
Book Angel Emma
I really don't know where to start. I love the Drake Chronicles, each book so far centres around one particular member of the Drake family. The family tree shown at the beginning highlights the characters to be focused on while showing the connection to the other characters.

I really don't feel as if I can go into to much plot detail with this book as it will certainly spoil the enjoyment of reading it yourself. Let me just say that I have not been disappointed yet with any of these books and th
Liberty Gilmore
What’s Good About It

If you’ve read my review of the previous two installments in this series, you’ll know that I think they are full of unrealised potential. It’s much the same with Out For Blood. Harvey continues with her comfortably successful formula, introducing a new female character to be a love interest for the next Drake in line. Frothy fun ensues with much ‘he was so hot’ and ‘I couldn’t explain why I was so obsessed with her’, but not a lot of character development.

The pace remains goo
This was unexpectedly brilliant. I was expecting another typical vampire YA book. Instead, I got a kickass main character. Hunter Wild is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She slays vampires, she's not a damsel in distress, she doesn't like it when boys make decisions for her. She actually cares about her best friend. Her best friend is actually crucial to the plot. Plus, she's really cool. And Hunter doesn't instantly fall in love with this vampire guy, Quinn. There's a build-up, there's mutua ...more
I love the Drake Chronicles. What isn't to love about seven overprotective, really hot, vampire brothers? If you ask the ladies who fall for them (like me), the answer is NOTHING!

The first three books of the series covers under a month and in that time the three younger Drake brothers all manage to snag a really cool girl who kicks butt--literally. Oh, and then their little sister (who they're protective of) also finds a boy. Wow, there is some hot blood in that family! And some hot kissing. Th
"Tell me about the Drake Brothers. Are they as yummy as everyone says?"

"Totally." I didn't even have to think about that one. "It was like being in a room full of Johnny Depps."

If those lines alone don't suck in you in, I don't know what else will...

The story centers around Hunter Wild (yeah, I know, awesome name), a star vampire hunter in her last year at the Helios-Ra academy and Quinn Drake, pretty boy vampire prince and infamous womanizer. When the Helios-Ra academy is over run by a mysteri
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
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Out for Blood is set a week after Blood feud where Helena is about to be crowned as queen, more Hel-Blar are attacking Violet hill and it is the start of a new year for the students at the Helios-Ra academy.

Out for Blood (like all of Alyxandra Harvey’s books so far) has a good mix of Humour action and romance. This book is like a lot of YA paranormal romance books, where it is set in a boarding school and where a va
Mishma Nixon
Reading Out for Blood,was a really tough decision to make.Even though I love this series and the whole Drake family,the second book,Blood Feud kind of reduced the love I had for the series.So long story short,I wasn't at all eager to read this book.

The blurb is probably the only thing that made me read it after much hesitation.Quinn is a Drake brother I love,the well loved bad boy type.And pairing him with a vampire hunter?Now that sounds interesting.

Just when I was into a few pages,I realized t
I have been dying to read this book and I wasn't disappointed. I picked it up last night and couldnt put it down. I read it all in one go. Even though I have to admit Im a one way Nick and Lucy fan I really liked Quinn and Hunter. Unlike before in the last book were I tended to get bored with the couple this one had me sucked in right from the first pages. I really liked Hunter as a character, she is bad ass and I love girls who can fend for themselves instead of being the 'innocent need to be p ...more
Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
I can't explain how happy i was when i got the copy at my hands. I'm just in love with those books. They are simple and funny.

And while Drake Chronicles #2 wasn't as good as the first and my interest fall some levels, this one make it go way up again.
There are two reason at the story why i liked this one more than the previous one. Of course it was again FULL of action and surprises, and the background story was well settled and kept you interested. But i what i liked most was:
-That we follow Qu
Elena Love
Ummm...At first I didn't know that this was the third book of Drake Chronicles and I really wanted to read the first one.I find books with different stories but in the same series and with the same thing a bit annoying because you just want to know what happens next with the characters.You can't just let go.In Drake Chronicles there are like so many brothers and each book is about one of them.Personally I loved Hunter's love affair with Quinn and the plot of the book but I just wanted it to like ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Another fantastic installment in The Drake Chronicles. I think this one might surpass Hearts at Stake as my favorite.

After learning all about the Vampires in the first two installments it was nice to experience the world of the Helios-Ra (the hunters!). Much like it's predecessors, Out for Blood is told in alternating perspectives between Quinn and Hunter. We're first introduced to Hunter in Blood Feud when she is a guest at the coronation of Helena Drake. Hunter is best friends with Kieran, and
 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
Once again, THE DRAKE CHRONICLES delivered an action-packed filled plot with a host of new characters. This installment is told from Hunter's POV, a top-notch student at the Helios-Ra academy for vampire hunters. We finally get Quinn's POV - he's the bad boy of the bunch and a serial flirt. My kind of guy *sigh*. As with the previous installments, danger still lurks in the shadows for Solange & Helena plus there’s a new mystery to uncover that could have serious consequences to vampire and h ...more
Hunter comes from a long line of vampire hunters and is one of the star pupils at the Helios-Ra Academy. Her friendship with Kieran has recently brought her into contact with the Drake family and for the first time she is questioning the Helios-Ra ethos that all vampires are evil and should be destroyed. Back at the Academy students are suffering from a mysterious illness and Hel-Blar attacks are on the increase. Hunter is convinced there is something suspicious going on but who can she trust to ...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Taking the same format as the previous books in the series, the story is split between two main characters. This time another Drake brother is introduced "Quinn" and a student from the Helios-Ra Academy "Hunter Wild". I personally think Quinn and Hunter make such a great couple who have incredible chemistry and so far I think "Out for Blood" is my favourite. I'm so glad we get to catch up with Logan and Isabeau as well as Solange, Kieran, Nicholas and Lucy. I also really liked Connor & Marcu ...more
I love this series - and it seems to just keep getting better and better.

One of the things that really gets me, is that though each story is "kinda" separate it all builds on the book before - though different character's eyes...

At first, with the first book - and even a bit with the 2nd, I was thrown off, a bit confused - though thats not even it...not really - it's tough to explain, I felt like I was missing something - which as the series goes on, I guess I was - each step, each book builds o
Kira O'brien
Out for blood is fiction book written by Alexandra Harvey. Hunter and Quinn are totally different people. We'll I can't say people since Quinn is a vampire so I'll just say things. Anyway hunter, a vampire hunter, gets to meet the famous drake family and watch the coronation. At the coronation she meets one of the drake brothers Quinn and she feels a connection with him even though she shouldn't since it's totally forbidden. She try's to ignore it and focuses on school and what her grandfather w ...more
Jules Goud
My absolute favourite of the series.

I love Hunter. She is just a kick ass person. She has 'vampires are bad, kill them' drilled into her mind every. single. day. So, when she meets Quinn Drake, of course she is going to have to break that way of thinking. That and the fact that there is a treaty between them. So, she as she learns the inner workings of the vampire world, she is starting to get close to him.

I liked that in this one we get to see the world of the Helios-Ra warrior. It was a very i
My favourite book in the Drake Chronicles,
I love Quinn, he is awesome
I liked Hunter a lot, she is really cool
I like Chloe, Jenna, Jason and Spenser (OMG, Jenna Jason and Spencer, Pretty Little Liars lol)
I cant wait to read the next book in this amazing series :)
Out for Blood was slightly different than the previous Drake novels; the third book is about Quinn, twin of Connor, and a terrible flirt. He happens to meet Hunter, who is briefly mentioned in Blood Feud. Hunter is another kick-ass main character, fierce and a vampire hunter. When she meets the Drake family she begins forming a different opinion about vampires; not all of them are bad. So she begins an uneasy alliance with Quinn. The two slowly get to know each other until they start falling for ...more
I hope this series goes on for a long time....Alyxandra is such a good author...
Source: I own a copy of this book.

Note: These are my personal opinions. I received no outside person comments or opinions.

Let me first start by saying I love The Drake Chronicles!!! I love Harvey's writing style. I love the characters. I love the world. I love everything about this series.

Like the last two books before, Out For Blood is also a fast-paced action packed suspense filled book. Just when you think something is going to go one way Harvey flips the switch and something totally differen
I've already raved about the first two books in this series but I definitely think Out for Blood is my favourite installment so far - Harvey's writing just gets tighter and funnier with each book.

We're introduced to a host of new characters in Out for Blood, which focuses on the Helios-Ra vampire hunters. Hunter (aptly named) is our heroine and she's fantastic, completely kick ass and one of the top hunters at the academy. She comes from a long line of famous vampire hunters and is under a great
Jun 29, 2012 Marsha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA
"Out for Blood" is Hunter Wild and Quinn Drake's story. Quinn Drake is a flirtatious, fun loving twin in the Drake family. He goes through girls (both human and vampires) like most people change their socks that is until he meets up with the hunter, Hunter Wild. She is fastidious, clever and strong not to mention she is sexy as well.

Students are becoming ill and a few have died. Many others are taking vitamins that are alledged to make them stronger. These so called vitamins are causing people t
Jessica B

Out For Blood is told in two points of view, Quinn Drake's and Hunter Wild's. Both of their narrations were equally grabbing, entertaining, and full of clever humor, and the plot refused to slow down.

So. Quinn. I started out not liking him. He fit the hot player type perfectly, which is not a personality that I find appealing at all. Luckily, he grew on me so much that I couldn't see not loving Quinn Drake. (Though, in all honestly, the guy on the cover freaks me
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
Wow, and I thought the first two books were awesome...

Quinn is officially the yummiest ot the yummy Drake brothers XD. I loved his character - he was reckless, he laughed in the face of a fight and 'played the field' like... all the time, if you know what I mean. But that was only on the surface. Truly, he was loyal and brave, smart and tactful, sensitive to the moods of those around him. I loved him when he smirked or was real smooth,but I adored him when he took the time to talk with his siste
The BookWhisperer
Harvey continues to a long trend of favorites with this new edition to The Drake Chronicles. This is one of my all time favorite series, but this newest book has listed a new favorite in my book. I was so enthralled by these two characters I am honestly concerned about how she will continue to mystify me with the remainder of this series. Hunter and Quinn are such incredible characters that I just could not wait to read one more page. Quinn is a like conceited, but it is impossible to not find t ...more
This is possibly the best book in the Drake Vampire series yet.

There were some decent mystery angles, and the Buffy/Quinn angle and connection was tinglingly good AND laugh out loud funny.

As usual, with an Alyxandra Harvey book, the narration was simple and easy to follow, whilst peppered with witty observations and sharp edged characters. I would say there was a little more description in this book than in previous books and I really liked that.

Was anything obvious missing from this book? A h
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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
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“Where is Nicholas?” Kieran asked.

“He’s locked in a closet,” Lucy said with grim satisfaction. After a moment of stunned silence, Quinn snorted out a laugh.

“You locked your boyfriend in a closet?” I asked.

“Cool,” Chloe approved. The rhinestones on her earrings caught the blue lantern light.

Lucy shrugged. “Serves him right. He locked me in there last week."

"Chapter 11”
“Hey, get off my sister,” Kieran barked from the other side.

“Get lost, Black,” I called out. “And she’s not your sister.”

“May as well be.”

“Well, you stop kissing Solange and I’ll stop kissing Hunter.”


"Chapter 24”
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