Happy New Year! I totally slacked off at the end of 2012, but I am refreshed and ready to jump back into blogging. And what better way to start off the new year than with a book review?
Blood Prophecy (The Drake Chronicles #6) by Alyxandra Harvey
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
January 8, 2013
Blood Prophecy, the final book in the Drake Chronicles series, picks up where Blood Moon left off. Solange has been crowned Queen of the Vampires, fulfilling an ancient vampire prophecy. It should be time to get back to vampire business as usual. Instead, Solange appears to be losing her mind. Her family has been banished from court, the Hel-Bar continue to plague the area around the Blood Moon court, and unsuspecting humans are falling victim to the “Dracula Killer.” What the other vampire clans do not know is that Solange is slowly being possessed by the spirit of one very angry vampire. The vampires are divided. Some want Solange to rule, some want her dead, and her own erratic behavior is not helping her case any. Can her best friend Lucy and her brothers help her before it’s too late? Is Solange strong enough to save herself from possession or is the evil Viola finally going to have the revenge she desperately seeks? You’ll find out in the thrilling conclusion to this amazing series.
Blood Prophecy is a solid, satisfying conclusion to one of my favorite vampire series. I will admit, things got a little dicey in book five and Solange was nearly unbearable. But, hey! Now we know why. I think vampire possession is a pretty valid excuse for being crazy. It took me a little while to warm up to this story line, but in the end I think it really works. Lucy continues to be the real star of the show, outshining even the hottest of the Drake brothers (and really, how can you pick just one?) She is fierce and sassy and has this magical ability to remain loyal to the Drakes while staying true to herself. There is plenty of mystery and intrigue as well as action-packed vampire hunting (and not just for the bad kind this time around). Swoony romance, witty banter, and heart-pumping action make this another win. Loose ends are tied up, questions are answered, and some beloved characters are in for a few surprises. I am sad to see the Drakes go, but I am pleased with where the author left them. Now, how about a Lucy/Helios-Ra spin-off?
This book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley.com for review.
You may also enjoy The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, or Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.