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Out for Blood (Drake Chronicles #3)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  9,430 ratings  ·  403 reviews
Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampir ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by Walker Childrens (first published November 1st 2010)
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Jan 10, 2011 Nic rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
Out for Blood

(I read this book in Ruling Passion which contains the first three books in the Drake Chronicles series)

Ruling Passion

Number of pages: 292

Time it took me to read: 2 days

Rating (out of five stars): 5

““Hello? Give me a little credit. Vampire stealth, remember?”

“Vampire arrogance, you mean.”

“That too””

Out for Blood is in the point of view of Hunter and Quinn. I find their story to be really sweet. I also love that there is a lot ofaction in this book and even a little mystery.

Just like the last two books in th
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 :)
Shakespear said, "What's in a name?"
Well, my name's Hunter Wild, so I say: a lot.

Hunter Wild is a star pupil at the top secret vampire academy, Helios-Ra. She comes from a family of vampire hunters, so no matter what, she was always going to be a vampire hunter when she was old enough. She is committed to her school, and making her grandfather proud of her. But then she does something that could give him a heart attack - she's crushing on a vampire.

Quinn Drake is hot and he knows it. He is n
Linda Jaejoong
"Out for Blood" ist der 3 Band der Drake Chroniken, in dem es um Quinn und Hunter geht. Hunter ist eine Vampir Jägerin und Schülerin der Helios-Ra Akademie. Sie wurde von ihrem strengen Großvater schön früh auf das Töten von Vampiren trainiert und er ist der Meinung das alle Vampire schlecht sind und gepfählt werden sollten. Hunter ist anderer Meinung, besonders als sie Quinn Drake näher kennen lernt. Plötzlich brechen gesunde Schüler in der Akademie zusammen und niemand weiß warum. Quinn ist de ...more
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
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
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
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

I tried to like this series, I really did. I managed to get halfway through the third book, hoping it would improve, but I'm left disappointed. Obviously, when reading a vampire series released when Twilight was popular, I wasn't expecting it to be amazing, but it was still less than I thought it would be. The plot is predictable and overused, nothing spectacular happens, and it's all very mediocre and cliche. This I could deal with. What annoyed me the most is how completely one dimensional
L.M. Justus
This book reminded me a lot of the Vampire Academy series. In fact, Vampire Hunter Academy would have been a fitting title for this one. It was quite a switch from the previous book in the series. After reading about Isabeau, who had been around for more than two hundred years, and reading the fantastic flashback sequences about her life in the late 1700's, suddenly the atmosphere shifted in this book to teenagers at boarding school. I did get more of the romance I was looking for and the hot ch ...more
Hunter & Conner’s story. School is starting for the Helios-Ra trainees and Hunter & her friends are in their last year. But something is wrong. Students are getting sick. The Hel-Blar are attacking in numbers, then mysteriously dying. And a suspicious ‘vitamin’ is being passed around.

All the normal college stereotypes are there. The well-loved and the disciplinarian teachers. The bullying upperclassmen and the scared newbies. The ‘secret’ meeting places and traditions being handed dow
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...
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Title: Out for Blood
Series: The Drake Chronicles #3
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Overall Rating: Four stars

Okay okay, this was my favourite of the series so far. I really liked the forbidden love (?) kind of thing that goes on in this book. Not that it's forbidden because Kieran and Solange is a thing but close enough. Hunter (ironic right) is a student at the Helios-Ra academy, basically the school to become Buffy and Quinn Drake is obviously a Drake.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Drake Chronicles (6 books)
  • My Love Lies Bleeding (Drake Chronicles, #1)
  • Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles, #2)
  • Bleeding Hearts (Drake Chronicles, #4)
  • Blood Moon (Drake Chronicles, #5)
  • Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles, #6)
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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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