Sunday, May 16, 2010

Book Review- Blood Feud

I just finished reading Blood Feud (The Drake Chronicles #2) by Alyxandra Harvey for an Around the World Tour.

From Goodreads:

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.
I loved the first book in this series, Hearts at Stake, and was hoping to love this one just as much.  And while I did enjoy it, it didn't capture me as much as the first one did (doesn't that seem to be true a lot?!)
I think maybe it was because I didn't like the main girl character, Isabeau as much as I like Solange and Lucy from the first book.  She just seemed a little cold and didn't have the warmth and humor that I found from the other two.
The plot was interesting, once again and there was lots of action.  And I liked how the story ended.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
Blood Feud will be released on June 22, 2010.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 61
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 44
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 43
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

1 comment:

  1. I think your right, with 2nd books the 2nd just tends to not grab as much as the first...great review and I am looking forward to reading this! :)