Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Book Review: Blood Feud (The Drake Chronicles)



Format: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (4 Jan 2010)

Excerpt Available for Kindle: Yes

Download the Kindle Addition: here

Buy the book: Amazon

Source: Review copy from Bloomsbury

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Language: English

Rating: 4.5 / 5




Synopsis

It has been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix survived the French Revolution. Now she's made her way back to the living and must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who turned her into a vampire and left her buried for two hundred years. That's if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks...


My Thoughts

This is the second book in the Drake Chronicles, this time its is from the points of view of Logan, one of the Drake boys, and Isabeau a vampire outside of the Drake family, when i first opened the book to see that it would be from Logan's point of view instead of Solange's (which i was expecting) i was intrigued because there was not much about Logan in the first book except that he likes to dress as though he is from the 17th century.

I found this book interesting because it had a different spin on it, on Isabeau's point of view it was from the present but also reverted back to before she was turned into a vampire and how she survived being on the streets of France during the French Revolution, so you could read about what happened to her and how she came to be a vampire, i loved this aspect of the story because i have a thing about balls and ball gowns, i would love to try on a full ball gown from the 17th century. I thought that it was all well written, i built up a sense of what it must of been like to live through such a awful time of life.

Also what was interesting is the fact that Isabeau was not the same type of vampire as Logan she had been raised by a vampire witch and lives with dogs, all very interesting, so you can safely assume i really enjoyed reading about Isabeau i found her fascinating.

I liked Logan and love that he dresses as though he still lives in the 17th century, he is very charming and sweet, it was nice how his romance blossomed with Isabeau, there was not much depth to Logan's character he was funny and i liked reading about him. That being said it was hardly a sweet love story, just like the first book it was action packed with lot's going on, fighting, staking vampires and lot's more.

You still get to hear about Kieran and Solanges romance and also Lucy and Nicholas' romance as things follow on nicely from the first book just from different points of view.

I will now be moving on to the last book Out For Blood, so look out for my review for that.



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