Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hearts at Stake

Hearts At Stake
by Alyxandra Harvey

Summary (via Goodreads):
On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.

Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.

Packed full of action, Harvey's book takes you into a world where vampires can be both vicious and civil - destructive or protective. Underneath the surface of this book is an underlying Snow White retelling. Solange has 7 protective brothers, a wicked queen wants her dead, and even a huntsman shows up during the novel bearing a bloody heart. I really loved picking up these clues throughout the novel.

Solange's best friend Lucy is a fantastic character and I liked how the author went back and forth between Lucy and Solange's point of view. Also, the budding romances for both girls also added to the awesomeness that is this book. Definitely one I would suggest to those who need a good vampire book.

5/5 Roses

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  1. Wonderful review - Q did you have trouble keeping Solange and Lucy's characters seperate, at times it seemed like they were not different enough, but that was more in the beginning....toward the end it became easier for me...Anyway I agree LOL great start to a series, i cant wait to read more!

  2. Great review! :D I think I'll have to read this book.

  3. I love this book. I'm so glad you liked it too. Great minds think alike;) I'm getting an ARC of Blood Feud soon. I will let you know how it goes. Oh and just a little FYI Alyxandra Harvey is one of my "Guess Who?" authors and is donating Drake Chronicle tote bags to give away. I can't wait to see what they look like!!

  4. I totally agree. I love this series. It is now one of my favorites.

  5. I'll have to check out this series. I wanted to stay away from vampire books for a bit, but i'll keep my eyes out for this one.

  6. Amazing review! I LOVED this book, can't wait for BloooFeud :)

  7. I enjoyed this one too. A quick fun read. I'm interested to read the follow up!


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