Sunday, 1 July 2012

Review: Blood Moon - Alyxandra Harvey



Title: Blood Moon
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Series: The Drake Chronicles
Format: Paperback
Pages: 357
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Published (UK): 5th July 2012 (Bloomsbury)
Previous Books in Series: My Love Lies Bleeding, Blood Feud, Out of Blood, Bleeding Hearts

"I can still smell his blood, Lucy. I can smell it everywhere. It's in the grass, in the air, on me. I'm not safe."

When the vampire tribes convene for the rare Blood Moon ceremonies, Solange Drake is plunged into a battle with her feral nature. The Drake brothers have been raised knowing they had to protect their younger sister at all cost. But forbidden magic and a mysterious stranger have put all of them in terrible danger.
Nicholas is going to have to make a difficult choice: between his girlfriend, Lucy, and his little sister, Solange - blood or love?

The Blood Moon is starting, Solange is struggling to cope with her blood thirst and Lucy's finding that her connections to the Drake's and her enrolment in the Helios-Ra academy a tough combination to deal with.

This fifth book of the Drake Chronicles series gives a different feel to the previous ones, being darker and concentrating more on the action and drama where as the earlier books tended to be more light-hearted and bigger on the romance. I think this one was the first without a new view point as well, concentrating mostly on Lucy, Solange and Nicholas.

My only slight disappointment was that there wasn't much of Hunter and Quinn, but that's just because they're my favourite pairing, rather than real criticism of the book.

The book ends on a fairly big twist and a bit of a cliffhanger, leaving you really needing to read the next one. It's going to be a tough wait for it to come out.
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