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Blog Tour: Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey PLUS Giveaway

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Genre: Paranormal/Mystery

Release Date: 12/21/2010

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About the Book: Hunter Wild comes from a long line of vampire hunters and is studying at the Helios-Ra Academy. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter is invited along to Helena Drake's coronation and Hunter begins to see that alliances between vampires and humans can be a good thing-especially when cute vampire Quinn Drake is involved.

When students at the Helios-Ra Academy begin to fall ill mysteriously, Hunter knows it's more than the flu and is bound to find out what's going on. Hunter suspects that the Helios-Ra are under attack from within and the only person it turns out she can trust is a vampire. If only he wasn't so gorgeous...

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Oh, those Drake brothers are just yummy! Each time I meet a new one, I have a new crush. Out for Blood has everything that makes The Drake Chronicles so much fun-snarky dialogue, hot romance, charming Drake brothers, and an exciting new take on vampire lore.

I love the world Alyxandra Harvey has created-the various vampire tribes and the vampire politics are always intriguing. Out for Blood has a bit of a forbidden romance feel because Hunter is a vampire hunter and Quinn is a vampire prince. The romance is full of witty banter and steamy kisses which makes it that much more fun!

Out for Blood has more a mystery feel to it than the other Drake Chronicles books and I felt that made it even better and really made it stand out within the series. The mystery was engaging and the plot was fast paced. I liked getting an inside look at the Helios-Ra group-I hope we get to explore their world more.

I really enjoyed getting to know both Hunter and Quinn (I still love Lucy and Nicholas the best, but Hunter and Quinn are great rivals for that top spot!) I thought Hunter would annoy me with her vampire hunter background, but she's a fun paradox-a vampire hunter that wants to dress up and not always fight and who isn't blinded by the all vampires are evil doctrine. Quinn is a player, but he quickly grew on me too and it's fun to see how Hunter gets into his head-she's not a wimpy wilting girl, but can hold her own against him and that's what makes their romance fun to read.

Not only do we get to know Hunter and Quinn, but we also get to visit characters from the previous two books and get a glimpse into what's going on with the Drake family as a whole, as well as the two main characters in this outing. I love Alyxandra Harvey is able to weave everyone's stories together so we always get to keep up with the characters we've met in the previous novels.

Out for Blood is another fun offering into the fantastic Drake Chronicles series. Even if you're feeling a bit burnt out on vampire stories, give The Drake Chronicles a try-this family is hard to resist!

Full Disclosure: Reviewed from ARC sent by publisher for blog tour


Love The Drake Chronicles? Check out this preview of Alyxandra Harvey's upcoming Victorian ghost story, Haunting Violet! I can't wait!!

CONTEST TIME!

I've got one copy of Out for Blood to give away!
-Must be 13+ to enter
-Must ship to US Address
-Contest ends Sunday December 19 at midnight (central time)

To enter, fill out the form below-good luck!!



Comments

  1. This is one of my favorite series going! Quinn is by far my favorite Drake so far. Glad you're enjoying it as well.

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  2. I love the books and can't wait to read Out for blood. Got to love the brothers :) Great giveaway thank you for the chance!
    Happy Hoildays !

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