Wednesday 30 June 2010

Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey

Review copy: Bloomsbury. Published 5th July 2010
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 really do enjoy this series. I was really looking forward to Blood Feud and it didn’t disappoint at all! Again we get a dual narrative: this time from Logan and Isabeau’s point of view.

I really took to Isabeau. She is a very strong character, with plenty of attitude, and I found her incredibly likeable. I loved the flashbacks to her life during the French Revolution as it really gave a great insight into her character.

Logan is rather sweet and witty. Nicholas is still my favourite Drake but I really enjoyed spending time with Logan. I think the dual narrative worked slightly better having it from the ‘couples ‘point of view. I was also pleased that we still got to see the other characters, especially Lucy! I love her character and like the way she was present in the story through conversation or thoughts even when she was not in the scenes.

I thought this instalment was much more humorous that the first and was better for it. It also has loads of action and vampire shenanigans! I just love the world Harvey has created and think there is room for many more instalments. One for each brother perhaps? I absolutely cannot wait for Out For Blood when it’s released!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review gorgeous cover.

Chapter Chicks said...

So, Blood Feud is the first one or the third one? This series looks good!

I Want To Read That said...

Chapter Chicks - Blood Feud is the second in the series. My loves Lies Bleeding (aka Hearts at stake) is the first and Out for Blood is the third:)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I loved My Love Lies Bleeding so I'm excited for this. And I'm looking forward to getting to know Logan better!

Carla said...

I kind of really liked the first book for this series in a weird way because the story wasnt all that great, but this does sound so much better from your review, may just have to buy this one then!

prophecygirl said...

Great review, I'm looking forward to reading this. Yay for more Logan!

TheBookMogul said...

I like your review, I still have to read My Love Lies Bleeding so I'm looking forward to reading them both.


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