Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles #2)

Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles, #2)Blood Feud Summary:
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.

Blood Feud Review:
We know have the POV of the next brother in the Drake family. At this point it had everyone's hopes that each brother would get their own story. Now back to the story.

This story further delves into the vampire world. As we were introduced to the different families and clans in the past book, we know leave the royal families and focus on the Hounds. The Hounds are unwilling to be ruled but are willing to create a partnership with the ruling family. This creates much more excitement as we get to meet two new kick-ass characters while seeing the evolution the vampires.

Blood Feud was written in sections instead of just POVs. We had flashbacks of Isabeau's life that meshed perfectly with the future. This gave a much need background on the Hounds and Grayhaven. And it gives a little bit of a history lesson on the side! Through the POVs you get to see the differences in the two characters and all the little tidbits that will change how the story will turn out to be.

This sequel brings about the same amount of action and romance without one being to over-powering. We get to see the continued relationships between Lucy & Nicholas and Solange & Kieran. Lucy and Nicholas of course always bring humor along as Nicholas goes as far as too lock Lucy in a closet to protect her. Putting away all the humor. Solange's life is getting higher stakes. She is getting closer and closer to blood lust that is getting dangerous for anyone around her, though the consequences aren't shown yet.

The stakes keep getting upped as Montmartre and his army is still plotting for the throne and the only one to overthrow them is Logan and Isabeau. They are polar opposites yet are kindred spirits and can lean on each other when the going get's tough. Logan stays the same as he did from the first book but you do get too see him in some pretty awesome action scenes. One where he nearly dies. Isabeau on the other hand is more of developed character. This is because she had a hard past that she can't let go of and a hatred that has ruled her every thought. We see her cave towards Logan's charms and yet gaining her freedom from her nightmares.

With the introduction of the Hounds we see a heavy amount of magic. Something that will definitely play a very serious role in the rest of the series. And with the addition of new players in the war there is sure to be an awesome sequel. I loved this book a little bit more than the first novel just because I could understand all the different parties involved. Once again a great novel by Alyxandra Harvey.

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