Friday, January 14, 2011

Drake Chronicles Book 1-2 Review

The Drakes are rather different to your usual neighbours. They are vampires and some of the members of the family date back to the twelfth century. One of the children, Solange, is the only born female vampire known and, as such, she poses a direct threat to the vampire queen. Her best friend Lucy is human, and when Solange is kidnapped Lucy and Solange's brother, Nicholas, set out to save her. Lucy soon discovers that she would like to be more than just friends with Nicholas. But how does one go about dating a vampire? Meanwhile, Solange finds an unlikely ally in Kieran, a vampire slayer on the hunt for his father's killer. Also known as "Hearts At Stake"

For some reason i knew before i read it, that i would like it. Maybe it's some kind of power. And i did. I actually loved it. While the writing it's not something exceptional and the story is cliche pretty much, it's really good. It's basically a love story but with a really good background story, lots of action, funny and with great characters. It's well written, maybe simple,but the writer knew what she was doing. And even if you see how the story goes, it has some clever surprises! It haven't happened to find a book which is not that unique but still so enjoyable! 
It's written in first POV, and you follow the best friends Lucy and Solagne. I believe is the most lucky human in the whole world. I would love have for friends the Drakes. It's some of the most enjoyable characters i have read about. I really love reading about them.

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.

And here we are with the 2nd book of the Drake Chronicles. Harvey decides to change main characters and so we follow on of the Drake brothers and one of the "bad-reputation" vampires. I have to say, i wanted more Lucy and Solagne. I did like the book (not so much as the first), but it's a bit "nahhh....". Logan is most of the time away from the rest of the family and i wanted more of them! I like them so much! I was sad about it. I did like the fact that this one had more action though, and we got to see Isabeau's background story.
Harvey was at the same style of writing as i mentioned above. Not worse or better. 
I can't wait to get the next one at my hands, and then the next one!


  1. they both sound great and i'm sure i'm gonna try them.. BUT....


    if there wasn't the review i would never pick up and turn around to read the summary of a book with a cover like that !!

    ok i'm better now. jesus haven't they heard of yiota, she designs great covers! XD

  2. I have only read positive reviews of this series. I think I will pick them up soon.

  3. Thanks for the reviews. I'm really curious about this series. It sounds like a lot of fun.

  4. @athanasia: come one..the covers are not that bad:p that House book you gave me, has a really bad cover:p

    @Misha - @Small Review: they are fun! :D

  5. Sounds like a great story about vampires. Thanks for the review!


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