Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is also not really on the 2010 debut author list since the first book just hit shelves December 22, but I am still excited for it. My pick is Blood Fued by Alyxandra Harvey, the next in the Drake Chronicles series. The first one, Hearts at Stake, was a total riot with a strong story developing already.
I'm not sure if this is the final cover or not for the US version, but it is really intriguing but beautiful at the same time.

Summary (from amazon):

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.

Specs (also from amazon)

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (June 22, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802720978
ISBN-13: 978-0802720979

Okay the first book switched between Lucy and Solange's perspectives and I actually think I really like this book is going to use different characters to tell it- as a reader, it just makes me fall in love with the characters even more when you can see in their heads so much.


  1. Very nice pick! I didn't realize Hearts at Stake was part of a series!

  2. HMMM Hearts at Stake I have not read - this one sounds really awesome I LOVE the cover and I am like you I love that books alternate! :)