Title: Out for Blood
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Walker Books
May Contain Spoilers
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?
I can’t help myself; I love The Drake Chronicles. I love the action, I love the romance, I love the vampires. Most of all I love the formula, which gives me a happily ever after – every time! Sure, there are all kinds of trouble brewing for the Drakes, but by the end of each installment, I have closure! The Drake of the hour kicks some ass, gets a little battered in the process, and falls in love. What more could you ask for?
The Drake of the hour in Out for Blood is Quinn, and goodness, he’s a hottie! He’s my favorite of Solange’s brothers (I’m fickle, though, so that may change with the next book!), and he found the perfect match in Hunter Wild. Just like her name, Hunter is one very intense young woman, who has been trained to kill vampires from the time she was a toddler. Her grandfather is a legendary fighter in the Helios-Ra, and her parents were killed by vampires. You know that a romance between Hunter and Quinn is not going to go smoothly, and it doesn’t. It’s full of intrigue, danger, deadly saliva, and stakes! Lots of stakes! I love this series!
Is this a perfect book? Nope! Did it keep my glued to my seat for a few hours, while I devoured the pages? You bet! The non-stop action and snappy dialog ensured that I remained very engaged in the read. If you haven’t read any of the previous Drake books, this is a good volume to join the fray. If you have read the previous installments, you won’t be disappointed with this one. This is my favorite installment so far, and I don’t see myself getting bored with the series anytime soon. Alexandra Harvey is a guilty pleasure read for me, and I look forward to each of her new books. Her books were a great find for me, and I have enjoyed every one so far.
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