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Out for Blood

(Drake Chronicles #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  11,108 ratings  ·  427 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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Jul 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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 tale and thi
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 a/>Out
Oct 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Trigger warnings: violence, blood.

3.5 stars.

Okay, so here's the thing: this series is ridiculous. Like, there are vampires and vampire hunters. But there are also GOOD vampires and BAD vampires and SUPER BAD vampires. The series basically follows the Good Vampires, aka the Drake Family, who have a butt ton of teenaged kids. Each book follows one of the kids falling in love with someone vaguely inappropriate but ultimately perfect for them.

This one follows Quinn, who falls for Hunter, who's un
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: otp, urban-fantasy
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
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 vampire and a vampir
Nov 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, own
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
Elena Love
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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
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
Mar 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nov-2010
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
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 :)
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
Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 mos
 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
Kira O'brien
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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*MystGrrl Reviews*
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Vampire Tales
"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
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 of action in this book and even a little mystery.

Just like the la
Mar 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
A Leisure Moment

If you’re looking for a strong female lead, Hunter Wild should be on the top of your list. From the very first page she was completely sure of herself and the missions that she set out to accomplish. Being raised by such a strict grandfather influenced her actions and thoughts immensely. Harvey did not lose that focus, Hunter’s upbringing shining through in everything she did. The idea that “If only Grandpa could see her now” showed up constantly throughout the story. If anything, the pressure h
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
Besides Nicholas, Quinn has been my favorite Drake boy. He's a flirt yes, but he's fun, and you have to admit, someone who can grin while he's fighting is impressive. And Hunter is kick-ass, well deserving of her family's reputation. I loved the banter between these two characters and I had so much fun when these two had scenes together, especially when they were fighting, either each other or other people. I liked seeing the Helios-Ra Academy and the mysterious illness plaguing the students was ...more
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I hope this series goes on for a long time....Alyxandra is such a good author...
Mar 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Drakes are the coolest vampires ever written and each Drake brother is proving to be hotter than the next. With loveable characters and dramatic stories the Drake Chronicles are easy to love.

Vampires have always been big in pop culture and after Twilight the good vampire has gotten even popular. With so many stories some people might get turned off of the vampire lore, I for one have only every read three vampire stories, the Drake Chronicles being the third. However I feel that
Annabelle Heath
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.
Eleanor Ng
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5/5

happy dance
puking rainbows

Most accurate portrayals of me during/after reading this book.

I’m so glad to say that so far, this series hasn’t disappointed me. The plot twists might have been way too predictable, but the plot itself is decent, and the characters are amazing.

In this third installment of
Jennifer Rayment
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another delightful installment of the Drake Chronicles. These books just make me smile and wish I was a teen again,because when I was a teen there were so few books for us to read like this. The storyline is fast paced, interesting and never dull. The dialogue is crisp and deliciously snarky at times. Alyxandra Havey could definitely have written for shows such as Buffy, Angel, Veronica Mars or Supernatural. Trust me just go pick up some of her books, you will not be disappointed. Oh yeah and my ...more
Amara Luciano
Dec 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shakespeare said, "What's in a name?" Well, my name's Hunter Wild, so I say: a lot...

So, yesterday I reviewed Blood Feud, and I think so far it's my favorite in this ongoing series. Though, I really liked Quinn's story in Out for Blood. There's always an irresistible appeal to a character who is a well-known player and ends up taking the Big Fall. Exploring Quinn Drake's reactions to his sudden growing feelings for vampire hunter Hunter Wild was the most adorable experience and probably the a
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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 fact that she rea

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Drake Chronicles (6 books)
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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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