Monday, April 19

Hearts At Stake: House Of Drake

Alyxandra Harvey

Summary: On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.Even fans of the genre who’ve seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters—vampire or otherwise.

My Thoughts: When I picked this up, I was looking for a vampire romance story that would tide me over for a while. First off, we'll start off with the characters. I essentially liked all the characters. It is also told in 2 people's points of view. We meet Solange who is the only girl born into the family in many many years. Her destiny is to become a vampire on her 16th birthday and to eventually rule. Of course, she just wants to be normal. With her human best friend Lucy by her side, she tries to be as normal as possible but that is kind of hard when your surrounded by your whole family of vampires every single day. We meet Nicholas who I instantly clicked with. Something about him drew me in to him. Lucy has started to develop feelings for Nicholas and she wonders if he feels the same way. Well, vampire hunters eventually come to their house and Solange gets kidnapped. She teams up with an unlikely alliance. I won't say much else or you'll know the whole book! This is a really good book! Has mystery, romance, and an actual storyline to it.

Overall: Really liked it and will be reading book two when it comes out.

Cover: Like it! I really like how the girls hair is flying out and how we can only see half of her face.

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Unknown said...

Sounds good. THanks for the review :) I just added this book to my wishlist.

Natalie said...

I've been reading some mixed reviews on this one, but it sounds interesting to me, so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review! :)

Eleni said...

Awesome review. I LOVE this book!

Ynysawdre Elderly Residents Association said...

I loved this book, nice take on vamps with a bit of Romeo & Juliet feel to it.
Thanks for the review

Manda said...

This book is one of my faves this year! I was hoping the second book would be a continuation but it looks like it'll be about different characters but still ones from this book. Hope it's just as good!

Dwayne said...

Liked this one fairly well too, especially Nicholas and Lucy :)

Bookworm said...

I wasn't expecting much from this one at all--maybe a cheesy romance or whatever. But I was AMAZED! The plot was deep, there was lots of cool vampire info, and I couldn't put it down--definitely one of the best of '10 so far.


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