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Hearts at Stake

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The Drakes are rather different to your usual neighbors They are vampires and some of the members of the family date back to the twelfth century One of the children Solange is the only born female vampir ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱Not a bad re read⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ Re read 02042018 I have no idea why I sudde A Cowboy's Pursuit rather different to your usual neighbors They are vampires and some of the members of the family date back to the twelfth century One of the children Solange is the only born female vampir ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱Not a bad A Cowboy Summer re Showdown with the Sheriff read⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ Re The Conqueror's Lady / The Mercenary's Bride / His Enemy's Daughter read 02042018 I have no idea why I sudde

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Hat she would like to be than just friends with Nicholas But how does one go about dating a vampire Meanwhile Solange finds an unlikely ally in Kieran a vampire slayer on the hunt for his father's killer A great book for vampire fans looking for a fun fast and entertaining read I'd even recommend thi

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E known and as such she poses a direct threat to the vampire ueen Her best friend Lucy is human and when Solange is kidnapped Lucy and Solange's brother Nicholas set out to save her Lucy soon discovers t Another half star rating35 starsI was looking for a nice and fluffy YA vampire story with likeabl


10 thoughts on “Hearts at Stake

  1. says:

    SPOILER ALERTNow this was absolutely a kick ass Vampire novelI devoured in one sittingLove Love Love Loved ItSolange Drake is just about to turn 16 and endure the Bloodchange that will make her a Vampire that's if she can survive it But that's only one of her problems She's also a rare female Vampire born not turned so it makes her a kind of Princess or so the prophecy saysThere is a bounty on Solange and between the Vampire Hunters who want her for the money and A wish she was ueen who views her as a threat not to mention the long list of men who want to court her Solange Drake is always under the very watchful eyes of her 7 gorgeous immortal brothers along with her parents aunts uncles and body guards Oh and of course her very human very over protective best friend Lucy Feeling then overwhelmed Solange isn't a happy camperWith both Solange and Lucy's point of views Alyxandra Harvey deliveries two head strong fierce and courageous gals that are easy to love and be extremely proud ofThey reminded me a lot of Lissa and Rose form Vampire Academy but the only difference is Solange and Lucy can both kick some serious assI loved the fact that Solange has 7 overbearing Vampire brothers who want nothing then to protect there little sis and keep her save It was really uite cuteI adore Nickolas He's stubborn protective charmingly sexy and oh so very delicious I found myself re reading a lot of his and Lucy'smoments which left a goofy smile on my face Heart at Stake has it all A precious romance to swoon over a wonderful cast of characters that are instantly loved An adventurous spunky as hell plot that is action packed and fast paced Never a dull moment and extremely addictive The writing was brilliant with humorous dialog It was witty funny sexy and feisty I had so much fun reading this uniue worldThe Drake Chronicles is a welcoming addiction to this much love paranormal universe I can't wait for Blood Feud to come out I already know it's going to be one of my favorite will be seriesAn Absolute Blast


  2. says:

    There's this thing called the White Pine award Every year ten young adult books written by Canadian authors are chosen and then we can vote through our highschools and the winning author gets the award Normally the books are pretty good The only reason that I read Hearts at Stake is because of White Pine; you're supposed to read all of the books in order to vote First of all shall we discuss the title Hearts at Stake really? Did they think that it was a clever play on words because of the whole vampire stake thing? Was it meant to be a humourous pun? It just annoyed me Especially since I was determined that I wouldn't read any young adult paranormal romances especially not young adult vampire romances And that was exactly what this book was It was an extraordinarly weak plotline including I kid you not a prophecy Are authors really still doing the whole prohpacy thing? The gist and the nub of it all was that I knew exactly what was going to happen from about the third chapter Everytime that a new 'twist' was introduced I just kind of sat there like huh she really couldn't think of something even remotely original to put in there? Because a romance between the best friend and the brother who acts like a jerk is not original A person that flips sides is not original Someone being betrayed by someone O gasp O that they thought they could trust is not original especially not in the context that it happened in this book And if you're going to introduce someone with seven brothers you might want to give them personalities other than protective brother number 1 protective brother who wears stylish clothes protective brother that likes computers protective brother number 4 etc Can you tell that I'm getting frustrated? You should be able to I just really don't understand how some things are getting published It's the same story being recycled over and over again Granted this story tried really hard to go in a different path; there was an attempt to set up an aristocratic society and political intrigue but there was no depth no subtlety and no multi dimensional characters The 'romance' was too sudden There was no build up or slow development of feelings It was like hey wanna make out because we find each other attractive? ; SureIn a nut shell I will not be voting for this book for White Pine If this book ranks in the top three I will have lost my faith in teen readers everywhere And if I ever succumb to curiosity and read the next book of the series I want somebody to shoot me because I can just tell that it won't be getting any better than this Update I was talking with my friend about the decline in YA novels and I used this book as an example When I told him what the title was he said Please tell me that it is a romance about chefs as in Hearts at Steak We then went on to describe it They know all about cooking the perfect steak but have yet to find the recipe for love There was and we found it hysterically funny but I forget it Maybe it was one of those heat of the moments funny type things The point is we all agreed that that would have been a much better and original story Perhaps we shall write it one day Be on the lookout


  3. says:

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱Not a bad re read⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ Re read 02042018 I have no idea why I suddenly found the need to re read a YA book I read years ago As you all know me and YA doesn't really work any It has to be a extremly mature YA for me to like it yet this re read wasn't a bust At all I totally liked visiting the bestfriends Lucky ‘Lucy’ Hamilton 16 and Solange ‘Sol’ Rosamund Drage 15 turns 16 story again It was fun nice light and filled with family love I still love the strong friendship between the two and I kinda dig that Lucy is kickass than delicate smart and smart Solange They balance each other out It's great friendship Vampires are rarely born except in certain ancient families Exhibit A me and my seven obnoxious older brothersBut I’m the only girlIn about nine hundred years The love interested for the girls; Solange's brother Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Drake 17? and the Helios Ra agenta vampire slayer Kieran Black 18 are cool Though Nicholas and Lucy holds my heart I remember not being all that interested in Kieran and Solange's story only Nicholas and Lucy and I found myself feeling just the same now There's just something adorable about the two of them NL Overall I was surprised that I still liked it Sure it's a bit too YA for me; I would've L O V E D reading a adult or a new adult version of this series Seriously that would've been awesome The rating is a little lower though but that was to be expected Still NL was worth it “I only just found your note I didn’t even get a chance to tell Nicholas He just stumbled out of his room all freaked out”We both turned to look at him I thought he might be blushing— if vampires could blush that was“The house smelled wrong” he muttered He glared at us “Shut up” Then he went up the stairs I raised my eyebrows“He’s getting weirder”Solange snorted pulled out a handful of nose plugs air freshener sprays and a bowie knife from my plastic bags“So are you” Other characters↦ Solange's brothers Every single one of my traitor brothers smirked They look enough alike that people usually assume they’re all sets of twins Only uinn and Connor are actually twins uinn keeps his hair long and Connor like Sebastian prefers to fade uietly into the background Logan is the flamboyant one and Nicholas spends most of his free time worrying about me Marcus and Duncan just came home from a road trip They’re all gorgeous; it’s like living with a bunch of male models And it makes girls stupid around them ↦ Helena Drage and Liam Drage Solange's parents Badass people↦ Aunt Hyacinth technically Solange's great great great aunt She doesn't look much over forty ↦ Uncle Geoffrey Solange's uncle and a experimenter of sorts Has his own lab and all↦ Lady Natasha the villain of sorts and desperate for the throne and in fear that Solange because of prophecies wants it She also wants Leander Montmartre who is evil and careless; creating creatures not even he can control Montmartre is also trying to court Solange “You”I swallowed stunned “Me?”“Yeah” He stood up and went to the door where he paused for the barest second “You got me through” The family Drake tree Liam Drake born 1901 changed 1917 Helena Drake born 1966 changed 1994 Sebastian born 1986 changed 2002 Marcus born 1987 changed 2003 Duncan born 1988 changed 2004 uinn born 1990 changed 2006 Conner born 1990 changed 2006 Logan born 1991 changed 2007 Nicholas born 1992 changed 2008 Solange born 1993 changed 2009 Aunt Hyacinth Drake born 1857 changed 1887 Uncle Geoffrey Drake born 1910 changed 1926uick basic factsGenre Young Adult Paranormal RomanceSeries Series Book OneLove triangle? view spoilerNo hide spoiler


  4. says:

    Another half star rating35 starsI was looking for a nice and fluffy YA vampire story with likeable characters some good laughs a swoon worthy male character an interesting plot but nothing too complicated basically just a uick read to take my mind off things and that’s exactly what I got Is the story deep and meaningful? No definitely not Is it original? Nope Is it fun? Hell yesReally there’s nothing extraordinary about this book and the plot is pretty predictable but still I enjoyed it a lotThe story’s told from two POVs Lucy’s and Solange’s and just like everybody else I enjoyed Lucy’s story You just got to love Lucy She’s funny strong and fiercely protective of her best friend I liked Solange too but Lucy was clearly my favoriteI also liked the whole Drake clan and I loved how they treated Lucy like part of their familyThe romance part was also nicely done Well you know me I’m a sucker for guys like Nicholas Yeah yeah before any of you says something I want to point out that I am wearing my cougar t shirt here so shut it winksThere’s not much to say I liked this I just ordered the other two books in the series and even if the story wasn’t very original it did have a high fun factor Oh and one thing Can someone explain to me how to cross one's eyes smugly? ‘Cause I tried it and believe me it looked dumb and definitely not smug


  5. says:

    So good It was action packed fast paced and funny I read this book within 24 hours it was just too good to put down I liked Alyxandra Harvey's take on vampires The history was interesting and uniue although at the beginning it was a little bit confusing to remember what was what with The Host Hounds and Hel BarThis story is told from both Solange's and Lucy's points of view I found myself enjoying Lucy's story She was funny brave outspoken loyal and I loved her moments with Nicholas The had great chemistry and Nicholas is HOT I did like Solange too and thought all the characters were great but Lucy and Nicholas were standouts for me I just couldn't get enough of their story and I hope we see on them in the seriesOverall a really good start to an exciting new vampire series I can't wait to read Blood Feud


  6. says:

    This book is like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Princess Diaries got married and had a beautiful beautiful babyNeed to love?How about a fresh new vampire mythology lush writing I wanted to eat all the food and wear all the clothes and totally engaging characters I loved that instead of being about a hot vampire princess and her stereotypical BFF sidekick you know the type slightly less pretty kinda slutty a staple of YA lit it was a dual narrative between two best friends one a vampire one a mortal girl with a realistic relationship and personality to spare Oh AND it's technically a retelling of Snow White only with seven hot older brothers instead of dwarvesOh and it's worth reading just for descriptions of Aunt Hyacinth lounging in Victorian splendor in her lacy boudoir with her pug Mrs Brown


  7. says:

    I got this book but didn't expect to like it the cover isn't so breathtaking but I LOVED it The vampire twist and the Drake family clan is so funny surprising and exciting I remember finishing the book in one sitting though I was so sleepy but the book was demanding my attention I loved that the story was told through different perspectives Lucy and Nicholas's relationship was so romantic I loved how much he longed for her how he teased her and how protective he was of her They are my favorite couple so far


  8. says:

    A great book for vampire fans looking for a fun fast and entertaining read I'd even recommend this for non vampire fans This was just a feel good make you laugh can't stop turning the pages awesome book Hearts as Stake is told in alternating perspectives Solange the vampire and Lucy her best friend Lucy is not a vampire but her parents are aware of and close friends with the vampire family which is something different then the norm Usually in vampire literature it's all about secrecy I really liked the alternating perspectives I have to admit I was interesting in reading about Lucy and her love interest than Solange The mythology was really interesting There are vampires that are born like Solange who change when the hit sixteen they can be made too And there is a variety of different clans even one that posses blue tinged skin Plus you can't forget the bad guys the Helios Ra that are trained to kill vampires Hearts at Stake had such an interesting family dynamic I loved Solange's mom and her kick ass attitude and just her overall kicking ass all the time The story was excellent The plot was fast paced and engaging and the characters were fun I can't wait to read the next book in this series


  9. says:

    To be completely honest if I were to read this book for the first time today it wouldn't have gotten than 4 stars Maybe even 3 But I didn't read this book for the first time today I read it almost a decade ago when I was eleven and even then I completely fell in love with Lucy and Nicholas But you don't know who Lucy and Nicholas are so let me backtrack a little➽ Plot Frankly the plot is nothing really special Lucy Hamilton real name Lucky Moon since her parents are major hippies is a normal 16 year old who loves hanging out with her best friend Solange Drake Solange is not a normal 15 year old She's about to turn into a vampire like everyone does in the Drake family when they reach their sixteenth birthday but she's even special than that she's one of the only by birth female vampires in existence All her six older brothers and everyone else are boys Her special lineage means there's a bunch of political intrigue going on around her impending conversion There are also a bunch of humans who want to kill her One of them is Kieron Black whose vendetta against vampires gets derailed when he meets Solange That's one of the romantic threads but the amazing one which completely overshadows it is the romance between Lucy and Solange's older brother Nicholas When they're left alone together because of the political machinations the antagonistic snark between them flares into passion And it is AWESOME➽ An Ode to Lucy and Nicholas The Drake Chronicles is structured a little unusually Books 2 and 3 focus solely on the romances of Nicholas's older brothers Logan and uinn but book 4 as well as featuring the romance of his brother Connor and Lucy's cousin Christabel has POV chapters from Lucy as well Book 5 and 6 doesn't bring in any new romances but returns to our original trio Lucy Nicholas and Solange for the perspectives I am SO GLAD that Harvey makes sure our favourite couple isn't just forgotten about when the book is overI'm also so glad that their relationship doesn't go through the usual angst that authors inject to liven things up There's no OW or OM Nicholas is completely besotted with Lucy in fact I've just made the 'besotted hero' shelf for him Can't believe I didn't have one before Lucy is like this adorable badass kitten while Nicholas is the shadow that watches over her I am so bloody here for it Pun totally intended Blog Bookstagram


  10. says:

    25 stars Meh


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