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Review: Blood Prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey

Blood ProphecyTitle: Blood Prophecy

AuthorAlyxandra Harvey

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: Drake Chronicles (Book #6)

Publication Date: January 8, 2013

Format: Hardcover, 496 Pages

ISBN-10: 0802734286 (Bloomsbury)

ISBN-13:978-0802734280 (Bloomsbury)

Reviewed by: Candy

Synopsis:

In the thrilling conclusion of the Drake Chronicles, love and loyalties will be tested … and proven once and for all.

Solange Drake has been officially crowned Queen of the Vampires, fulfilling the centuries old prophecy that foretold the rise to power of a daughter born to an ancient vampire line. Except Solange’s thoughts and actions are no longer her own—she’s been slowly being possessed by the spirit of Viola, the first daughter born into the Drake line, since her bloodchange. And instead of uniting the vampire tribes under the rule of an ancient daughter as the prophecy predicted, Viola would rather destroy them all and enslave humans in a personal vendetta for the devastation both wrought to her life centuries ago. Can Solange break her hold in time to save everyone she loves from a vampire civil war, hunter attack, and each other? Not everyone will survive the prophecy . . . perhaps not even her.

Quick & Dirty: Solange is being possessed by an ancient relative who never got to enjoy her life. Unfortunately, she is ruining Solange’s life and those of her family. Only Solange can reclaim herself and help save her family before they are all destroyed.

Opening Sentence: I was a voice inside my own head.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

I truly enjoyed this book. I think the only thing that would have made it better is if I hadn’t started with the last book in the series and could have related more to the characters. The Drakes were wonderful and I loved all the different types of vampires in the story. Solange was the coolest. A prophecy is told that is all about her and how she will be queen who is possessed. Instead of rolling over and letting her body be controlled by someone else who wants to harm both vampires and humans she fights back. She would do anything to save those whom she loves, even if it means she may not make it. She knows her family needs her to take back control before Viola, the vampire possessing her, ruins every treaty between the different vampire branches and also between vampires and humans. Unfortunately someone has it out for vampires and has been framing them for attacking humans. While Solange is busy fighting her possession, it is up to her family and her best friend Lucy to keep themselves and others alive.

I really liked the fact that the story was told from different viewpoints. This helped flesh out the story a lot and also is what helped me get to know the characters better than if it had all been one point of view. Also you got to see what was happening to different characters all in the same time frame. Since this was the first story I have read of this series there were a lot of characters to get to know and I think the fact that I got to see them interact from different people’s viewpoints helped me to understand and like the characters more.

I was rooting for Solange to beat out the vampire possessing her and at the same time I felt sort of sorry for the vampire who was controlling her. She just wanted to be with the one she loved but because of centuries of being denied and the way her life had once been she had started to lose it. Alyxandra Harvey has a way of writing that makes you feel almost the way her characters do and be able to sympathize. I also loved how the characters were so different and unique. You have Solange the quiet, artistic vampire queen; then you have her human best friend Lucy, who is loud and has no problem kicking butt; third there is their boyfriends Kieran the vampire hunter who fell in love with a vampire and Nicholas, one of Solange’s older brothers who to me at least seemed quiet and sweet, yet tough. These are just some of the wonderful characters we meet in Alyxandra Harvey’s wonderful book Blood Prophecy.

I enjoyed this book so much I will now have to go back to the beginning and read the whole series. I recommend this book to vampire lovers. Also for those who are bored with vampires that sparkle in the sun this is a good one. There are different types of vampires but none that look like diamonds. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the Twilight series. I’m just saying you do not have to like the Twilight series to enjoy this series.

Notable Scene:

“I promised not to kill your wife’s bastard. I made no such promise about her lover.”

Viola went cold and brittle inside. She might not have been able to save her mother but she could save Tristan.

Drake Chronicles:

0.1 Corsets and Crossbows

1. Hearts at Stake

2. Blood Feud

3. Out for Blood

3.5 A Killer First Date

4. Bleeding Hearts

4.5 A Field Guide to Vampires: Annotated by Lucy Hamilton

5. Blood Moon

6. Blood Prophecy

6.5 The Longest Night

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FTC Advisory: Walker Childrens/Bloomsbury provided me with a copy of Blood Prophecy. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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