Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: Blood Moon (Drake Chronicles #5) Alyxandra Harvey

When the vampire tribes convene for the rare Blood Moon ceremonies, Solange’s fight with her feral nature, a mysterious stranger, family secrets and forbidden magic put all of the Drakes in danger.

The POVs are: Solange, Lucy and Nicholas.  Goodreads. 

Wow. When did my lighthearted Drake Dramas go all dark and creepy? I think I like it.  :)

This is by far the darkest of the Drake Chronicles. There is a mass gathering of less-than-nice vampires and their blood-slaves, Solange dumps Kieran and is shutting herself away from her whole family, and Lucy joins the Helios-Ra. And these aren't even the  strange parts of this book!

Unlike the other Drake books, there is no new romance, just lots of secrets and a major cliffhanger ending. It's almost impossible to say more without some major spoilers, so I will just say this. I loved this book. I didn't want it to end, and now that it has I am impatiently awaiting the next one. Alyxandra Harvey, if you're reading this, get off my blog and go write! I need to know what happened to a certain someone, like, now. Thanks.

Two minor complaints: There is a whole lot about the Blood Moon that goes unexplained. I'm pretty detail oriented, so that bugs me. But not as much as this cover bugs me. The Drake Chronicles are not steamy romances, and Blood Moon is even less romantic than the other books. There is a lot of sarcasm, knives, and blood. One kiss. So I don't get it. But I also know the author probably didn't get much say in the cover art, so I won't hold it against her. :)

Rating 4.5/5 stars
YA notes: mild language


  1. Interesting review. I wonder who chose the cover if there's no romance. It sure makes it appear to be a steamy story.

    1. The second edition cover is much more in line with the story. Just goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover! Thanks for commenting. :)