Sunday, December 26, 2010

Out For Blood

Out for Blood
by Alyxandra Harvey

# of Pages: 304
Age range: 13+
From: Publisher
Rating: 4.5/5

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?

After reading Alexandra Harvey's first novel, Heart's at Stake, I was eager to read her following books having really enjoyed the first one. Heart's at Stake introduced us to the powerful Drake family and their devastatingly handsome children. Out for Blood, though written with different main characters, still contains the same witty bantering, romance, and addictiveness as the first novel.

Out for blood focuses on Quinn, a Drake brother known for his many female conquests, and Hunter Wild, a senior at the Helios-Ra academy who comes from an esteemed family in the Helios-Ra world, one which would be horrified to learn of her recent meeting's with the Drake family. Written in both Hunter and Quinn's point of view, both characters learn to open their minds about their different races, and to work together to get at a common goal despite their differences. And well you know, maybe share a kiss or two along the way.

I actually really enjoyed this novel. It reminded me a little bit of Vampire Academy mixed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I loved both series so a combo of the two is always good in my book! The writing was good for the story, light but fun, and the plot was filled with romance, action, and lovable characters.

Definitely check this series out!

If you liked this book be sure to check out:

The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Need by Carrie Jones
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Visit Alyxandra Harvey here

-M.

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