Can love triumph over revenge when the revenge is sought because your vampire sire left you buried in a coffin for over two hundred years? Blood Fued by Alyxandra Harvey is the second book in The Drake Chronicles series and continues where Hearts at Stake left off. With the death of the vampire queen, things at the vampire court are a bit tense as new alliances are being formed. Isabeau St. Croix has been sent to the court as the representative of the Hounds, a group of vampires viewed by most of the court as being wild and superstitious. Isabeau, in addition to representing the Hounds, has her own agenda with a plan to seek revenge against Greyhaven, Montmarte’s top lieutenant.
Logan Drake, one of the sons of the new vampire queen, has been assigned as Isabeau’s guide at the court. As Isabeau and Logan begin to get to know each other, the Court is attacked and they must help each other out against the common enemy.
Isabeau is originally from the French Court during the French Revolution, having survived the horrors of seeing her parents decapitated by the guillotine, she travels to London to be with her family where she is transformed into a vampire by a guest at a ball. Isabeau was thought to be dead so her family buried her and her sire left her alone in her coffin, where she remained for over 200 years until the Hounds’ hounds scented her and dug her out. Isabeau is a strong character, not only being trapped in the coffin, but having to quickly adjust to life in the 21st Century. As the Court is attacked, Logan and Isabeau are a good balance for each other, Logan’s suave charm with Isabeau’s wild attitude as a member of a tribal vampire group. It was nice to be able to see Lucy and Solange from the first book for a little bit, and I enjoyed this continuation of the series and of the Drake brothers.
The first book in the series was part of the Pajama Chat Readers online book club and you can listen to me discuss the book with two other fabulous ladies here.
The Drake Chronicles Website covers all things Drake related.
The Drake Chronicles Reading Order:
Hearts at Stake
Title: Blood Feud
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Page Nos.: 272
Publisher: Bloomsbury Teens
Release Date: July 2010
Available for purchase: Bookstores, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.