Thursday, May 13, 2010
Review: Hearts At Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
About~ Solange Drake always knew she was destined to become a vampire queen. And as the only female vampire ever born, not made, she is surrounded by danger on all sides- from vampire suitors who want to join with her lineage to bounty hunters are set on destroying her and her family. When she is kidnapped, it’s up to her older brother Nicholas and her human best friend, Lucy, to save her. But can Lucy save herself from Nicholas, who tempts her with every look? And what will be Solange’s own fate if she surrenders her heart to the vampire hunter helping her survive to deadly intrigue at the royal court?
Let the Drake family be your guide into the secret vampire society full of epic battles, gothic seduction, undead drama, and wicked humor.
My Review~ I loved this book; Hearts At Stake is Alyxandra Harvey’s first book, and I have to say, she did a pretty good job writing it.
Hearts At Stake is told from two different point of view. Solange and her best friend Lucy.
Solange is the only female vampire ever born, not made. About 800 years ago there was a prophecy that said that there will be a daughter born into the Drake family and she is destined to become a vampire queen.
Lucy, Solange’s best friend, is a human who’s not afraid to break some noses or speak her mind. I like reading from Lucy’s point of view more than I like reading form Solange. I feel like Lucy has more to say unlike Solange. A lot of the interesting things keep happening from Lucy’s point of view too. Lucy sounds a bit braver and stronger or at least she try’s to act to like it. One thing’s for sure, she never gives up.
Solange does have some interesting things from her point of view but not as much as Lucy. I didn’t enjoy her point of view until the near end of the book. I can’t imagine what it feels like to have 7 over protective older brothers. I only have one older brother and he alone is just too much for me. My sympathy goes to Solange.
I like the author’s wording of the book. The vampire politics and the different types of vamps are very original. The ending was a big surprise too. I do wish the author had focused a bit more on character development, but other than that this book left me wanting more which I think is what the author planned because I’m looking forward to reading the next book Blood Feud.
Cover Art: 4/5
Pages in Novel: 248
Link to buy Book: Borders, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Other books in the Series: Blood Feud