Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Blood Moon by Alyxandra Harvey

“Oh Crap," Connor muttered. "She's going Darth Vader on us.” 

Blood Moon is the fifth book in the Drake Chronicles and starts where Bleeding Hearts left off with Solange having drank from Kieran and sets in motion a lot of dark and disturbing events. Its told from the perspective of Solange, Nicholas and Lucy.

 Gone are the days where the Drake family lived in exile in Violet Hill, they are now the ruling family and have a lot more to worry about including Solange and her blood lust. Ever since her change, Solange's craving for blood had been getting stronger and stronger and since she has met the mysterious and creepy Constantine in Bleeding Hearts, its only been getting worse. I've never been a big fan of Solange's character, she was always a little too broody for me (I like my female leads, fun and snarky like Lucy) but in this book she has become down right detestable.

I loved that we got to see things from Lucy's views again, she is definitely my favourite character in this series, she doesn't mind throwing some punches and adds a lot of humour to scenes that are otherwise rather dark and this book has plenty of darkness to it and even though we didn't get to see a lot of her and Nick together, you can tell that their relationship has grown and developed from the first book.

This book has plenty of atmosphere and a great plot line, that is fast paced and keeps you hooked.  Harvey doesn't let up with the drama and even though it can get a little confusing with the points of view and scenes changing each chapter, it definitely makes you want to read more to find out what's coming next.

Overall this was a great instalment to the series and with only one more book to go, it set up the story nicely, I'm excited to find out what is going to happen to the Drake family.

Oh and one more thing, the cliffhanger at the end is a killer, it had me itching to buy the next one.

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