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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

(ARC Review) Out For Blood by Alyxandra Harvey

Drake Chronicles #3
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free
of charge in exchange for
an honest review*
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (December 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802721680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802721686

Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends—or even more.

 When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?


I have been waiting for a book about Quinn.  I was curious to see how the author was going to take Quinn off the dating market since he is basically the player of the family.  When the author introduced us to Hunter Wild at the end of the second book, Blood Feud, I knew this was going to be a great match.

I loved the story that the author brought to us this time.  We finally get to see the Vampire Coronation and so does Hunter. She is thrilled to witness the event even though she is technically a Helios-Ra Academy student.  She has been trained by her Grandfather that you kill all vampires.  If you have read the previous books in the series though, you know that not all vampires are evil and deserve to be killed.  The book literally picks up shortly after the previous book ended.  I loved Quinn, yet I wish the author would have had him more of the focus in this book than Hunter.  I didn't like reading all about the academy as much as I wanted to see Hunter and Quinn interact more.  I wanted a slow progression of a love story, with the suspense and action we had from the first two books, instead of rushing their relationship.

While I really enjoyed the book, to me it was more of a filler book.  A book to set the pace and arc for the next installment.  The book could be read as a stand alone, but I don't recommend it if you want the full effect of the personalities of each character involved.  I still can't wait for the next book in the series though to see what happens next.  It is my understanding that the next book is suppose to focus on Conner, who just so happens to be Quinn's twin brother.

What appealed to me the most about this series is not only the romance and action, but the witty dialogue, strong and determined females, and heart racing vampire Drake men! 


Okay book, but it left me wanting more! 3 STARS



Blogger Anna said...

These books always leave me wanting more. I'm hoping Lucy gets her own book sometime. :)

September 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger ladystorm said...

I have this but haven't got to read it yet. :( I am glad you liked it, those Drake men are dreamy..LOL

September 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Dee (GoodChoiceReading) said...

I want a copy! LOL I loved the first two so much! Great review!!! :0)

I cannot wait for it to come out!

September 14, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Cleverly Inked said...

WIll you continue to read the series?

September 14, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Manga Maniac said...

I am looking forward to reading this. It has been a fun series so far. Thanks for the review.

September 15, 2010 at 3:18 AM  
Blogger LLL Reviews said...

Great review!=) By the sopunds of this review I think I will garee with you as well when I read it too!=)

I like more of the focus not on the academy in my experience with the earlier novels!!=)

September 18, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

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