At slightly over 400 overwhelming pages, WHISPER THE DEAD took a few chapters for me to fully immerse myself. Once I did, however, I was rewarded with a mystery that managed to be consequential and yet a story that felt lighthearted, all at once.
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Starring witches and set in Regency London, A BREATH OF FROST is certainly a departure from Alyxandra Harvey’s modern day vampires in the Drake Chronicles. This shouldn’t concern you though, as Harvey took on historical fiction and magic wonderfully, kicking off a new series that I am certainly excited to follow.
*This title will be released on January 17, 2012* Title: Stolen Away Author: Alyxandra Harvey Series: N/A Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: No Source: Netgalley Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 12 and up Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Walker Childrens (January 17, 2012) ISBN-10: 0802721893 ISBN-13: 978-0802721891 Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description For seventeen years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was… Read more »
What has consistently been so fun about The Drake Chronicles is the smart and clever dialogue combined with the shifting romances between the various members of the Drake family.
*This title will be released on June 21, 2011* Title: Haunting Violet Author: Alyxandra Harvey Series: Standalone Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Walker Childrens; First Edition edition (June 21, 2011) ISBN-10: 080279839X ISBN-13: 978-0802798398 Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Violet Willoughby doesn’t believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother’s elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as… Read more »
Book Description Love is the best revenge. Between playing nice with the vampire court and keeping his sister safe from wannabe vampire kings, Logan Drake has his hands full. He has no time for complications from the most unlikely of vampires—a girl from a distant clan with scars on her arms and a haunted look in her eye. Isabeau St. Croix is a warrior with a purpose: to kill the man who turned her into a vampire and left her buried for 200 years. To her, Logan is a distraction. A charming, caring, very good-looking distraction… But some ties… Read more »
Book Description Being a vampire princess really bites. Everyone’s after Solange Drake, the soon-to-be undead sixteen-year-old who is prophesized to rule the vampire world. Not that she wants to rule. She’d rather be doing ceramics or talking to Kieran Black, the mysterious vampire hunter that keeps showing up. Luckily, her best friend Lucy is on her side, plus her seven vampire brothers. Together, they must take on a royal court, an anti-vamp league, and rival tribes of the undead, just to make sure Solange survives. By the stroke of midnight, her fate will be sealed, one way or another…. Read more »