Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Fluffy Review - Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey
The action and romance continue as the Drakes face a new vampire with a 200-year-old grudge.
It’s been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she’s made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That’s if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.
The clans are gathering for Helena’s royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha’s reign have started to heal. But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.
This second adventure in the Drake Chronicles—told from both Logan’s and Isabeau’s perspectives—has all the same butt-kicking action, heart-pounding romances and snarky humor that readers loved in Hearts at Stake, as well as exciting new revelations about the vampire dynasties to keep readers coming back for more.
Blood Feud is the second novel in the Drake Chronicles series and I was very excited to read this book after reading and loving My Love Lies Bleeding.
Blood Feud starts right where My Love Lies Bleeding ended but now we are following the lives of Logan Drake and Isabeau St. Croix. At first I was disappointed as I was enjoying learning about Lucy and Solange and I was looking froward to finding out more about the, but after starting the book I was very happy to be learning about Logan and Isabeau.
Isabeau is part of the Hound vampires and is sent for talks between the Hounds and the Drakes after Helena's defeat of Lady Natasha and she gets more than she bargained for after meeting Logan Drake. With the appearance of Greyhaven and the return of Montmarte there are lots of troubles ahead for the Drake's and Isabeau.
I really enjoyed the flashbacks to Isabeau's past and we really go to know her the best out of all the characters. Isabeau is easy to like and I was really hoping all the way through for her relationship with Logan to develop. This is not a long book but I felt it was a little slow and it did take me a little longer to read than My Love Lies Bleeding but it was still well written and a great read. We still heard from the other characters and they were around in the background. I would of liked to hear more from them as Lucy is still my favourite character and I did want to know how her relationship with Nicholas was progressing but I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a vampire novel.
I am very excited to read the next novel in this series Out For Blood.
I give Blood Feud 4 out of 5 stars