Bleeding Hearts

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As vampires from all over the world descend on the Drake farm for the Blood Moon gathering, security is ramped up. Lucy has been temporarily banned, for her own safety?and to allow Solange some time to adjust to her new existence. But their enemies realize how much Lucy means to the family, and plan to abduct her to use her for leverage against the new royal family. Instead, Lucy?s cousin Christabel is kidnapped by mistake?and Connor Drake immediately heads off in pursuit, but isn?t in time to prevent ...

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As vampires from all over the world descend on the Drake farm for the Blood Moon gathering, security is ramped up. Lucy has been temporarily banned, for her own safety—and to allow Solange some time to adjust to her new existence. But their enemies realize how much Lucy means to the family, and plan to abduct her to use her for leverage against the new royal family. Instead, Lucy’s cousin Christabel is kidnapped by mistake—and Connor Drake immediately heads off in pursuit, but isn’t in time to prevent Christabel’s infection by the Hel Blar. He can’t save her human life, but he can still try to save her new vampire life, and is willing to put his own life on the line for the girl he has grown to care so much about. Can he save Christabel, the Blood Moon, and his mother’s newly forged Vampire Alliance?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802722843
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: Drake Chronicles Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 242,186
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Alyxandra Harvey

ALYXANDRA HARVEY is the author of Haunting Violet, Hearts at Stake, Blood Feud, and Out for Blood. She studied creative writing and literature at York University and has had her poetry published in several magazines. She lives in an old Victorian farmhouse with a few resident ghosts, her husband, hawk, and two dogs.

www.alyxandraharvey.com

www.thedrakechronicles.com

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    Favorite Series!

    I am a huge die hard fan of Alyxandra Harvey so I was super excited to get the netgalley version of this book to review! I love this series and I wasn't disappointed in this great addition to the Drake Chronicles.

    It is told with three POV's Lucy (my fav. character!), her cousin Christabel (what a name), and Conner Drake (the nerdy drake). If you have kept up with the series you know that the Drakes are royalty among the vampires and Solange is having a hard time with her blood change.

    Now its time for the Blood Moon and all the vampires from all around are coming to the Drakes and their are some Hel Blar that are wanting recognized during the Blood Moon, they are blue but not like the other Hel Blar.

    The Hel Blar are rampaging Violet Hill, but some of them are acting a little stranger and wearing weird collars, who is controlling them?

    Christabel has come to visit, but they are under strick curfews because of the resent events with the Hel Blar. Lucy's parents don't even really want her hanging out with the Drakes but her boyfriend is Nicholas one of the vampire princes and she won't stay away. Then Christabel is kidnapped because they thought they were grabbing Lucy and Conner Drake runs to the rescue.

    Conner Drake is the computer nerd of the Drakes, still hot and sexy like the others but has a love for computers, comics and Star Wars. Christabel always has her nose in a book, most of the books she has read so many times she has them memorized, and likes bad boys. Conner is not a bad boy at least she doesn't think he is until she gets to see a different side of him when he comes to her rescue. I think they make a interesting couple.

    Lucy is still my all time favorite character, because she is so mouthy, gutsy, and feisty. Because of this I really hate the way Solange has been acting towards her, and in general I don't like the turn of events regarding this character. I really hope the author redeems her and puts her back to being nice again. Right now I just want to ring her neck and it makes me mad.

    Over all I really liked this addition to the Drake Chronicles and I can't wait for the next installment, my only real complaint was the cliffhanger ending. I really hate them, and this one has ultimate hate, and nothing had better of happened to a certain person or I will really be upset. :(

    Recommend this series for all vampire fans!
    Gave it a 4.5 stars.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    New fave series!

    In less than 24 hours i have read the first 3 books in the drake series and omg LOVE!!!i can not wait to see what happens with lucy and her new life and now her cousin one yhing is for sure i love all the couples in the book nick and lucy being my favorite i am a little over sol hope her charater gets better in the next books! These books are so addicitve and well written!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Good!!!!!!

    I LOVED this book!!!! I' m obsessed with vampires though. The first book hearts at stake, and i loved it! The second one is blood feud. It was really good, too. Then, there is bleeding hearts and out for blood, but i don't know which one is first and second. I totally recomend these books!! I'm obsessed with vampire books though. My favprite book is the last one. It is so romantic! The ending of the last book shows there shoukd be a next one. I hope there is!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

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    I've loved the Drake Chronicles to this point. I like how it's a continuation of the same story, but a new character becomes a spotlight. It seems like before the character gets their own story, we don't seem to know much about them. I like how each character find their "perfect" match.

    What I liked about this story is the direction the storyline seems to be taking. It's getting a little bit darker the deeper in we get. The transition of power doesn't seem to be easy and it's interesting how it's effecting this family. I actually hope we might get a book from the parents point of view eventually. I think their story might be very interesting. There was a short story type of thing at the end, but I'm not sure if that was preview of the next book. All I can say is I want more. And I really want to know what the heck is going on with Solange.

    I also really liked how we get a little bit more of the characters we've seen in previous books. Nick and Lucy for example aren't just background characters in this book. I've missed them! I also really loved the way Lucy's character has grown. She's staking her mark on the vampire world. Even if she's only human.

    I did feel the main characters of Connor and Christabel were a bit of a let down. There was something missing from their story. Christabel didn't seem to get fired up over anything, which made it hard for me to understand was Connor saw in her. I did like Connor a little bit more. It does seem the story played him off as the "geek" enough that I had a hard time getting to know him.

    Obviously nothing that will keep me from reading the next book in the series. The story ended with a cliffhanger, that I have to know what happens next. Plus, I love enough of the characters that I want to see were the series takes them.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

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    Fantastic Sequel to Exciting Series

    This is another fabulous sequel following the Chronicles of the Drake Dynasty of Vampires. I couldn't be happier to have found this series, and I'm such an avid fan now, I don't know what I'll do until Alyxandra Harvey continues on to the next one! I understand it's called "Blood Moon" and will be released sometime in June 2012...not soon enough for me and her other fans, I'm sure.

    Alyxandra Harvey books are nothing short of addictive. I know you've heard about vampire books adnauseam, but you haven't heard it from me, because I'm maniacally selective. The books are such fun, such good stories, and have such great characters that you'll eat them up like M&M's and you'll find yourself craving just one more like I'm doing now. I'm throwing all my chips in for the Drake Family and Friends, I have to say, new favs.

    Harvey is a better writer than Meyer, in my opinion. Her characters are more complex and more exotic. She casts her spell with a gorgeous group of vampires, feisty friends, intriguing foes, and lots of unusual background information on monster-degenerate vamps to keep it lively. Gothic details are lush.

    In "Bleeding Hearts" what I found most enjoyable, aside from all I mention above, was Alyxandra Harvey's extensive reference to poetry in conjunction with the action around her new character, Christabel. So dark and gothic to hear Keats, Shelley, Coleridge and others quoted by the bookish cousin who is swept up in a vampire war without her understanding to begin with, of the dark forces in Violet Hill. It was simply to die for! And I so enjoyed Ms Harvey's exotic introduction of new forms of vampire spawn; as well as viral reactions to different vampire saliva. Gruesome! Utterly inventive work and well-written.

    Alyxandra Harvey is a very good writer. I highly recommend "Bleeding Hearts" to all who want to read an entertaining, well-devised vampire story about a family dynasty that will draw you in to their exotic story. I'm sure you'll be searching for more in this series. I bought the other books right away, although you don't have to have read them to enjoy this one. A great read! Captivating, creative and charming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2014

    Ok, I did not like this one as well as the others before it. I e

    Ok, I did not like this one as well as the others before it. I enjoyed Christabel and Connor's interactions and story although I felt it did not really develop as well as it could have. I am not sure about her purpose in the series.

    I am disappointed in the use of a gay guy friend to fulfill that check box and the over mention of condoms. This is a clean YA series and I do not believe we need to go there.

    I definitely do not like the person Solange has become and feel things are a bit disjointed all around.

    I do not like cliffhangers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey

    This book was amazing!! I love it! Great read!! You can feel what the characters are feeling! You feel like hmm not in it but like you can just picture EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING!!!!!! Definately a great book. Didn't even take a full day to read. You will NOT WANT to put it down.

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  • Posted March 10, 2013

    Excellent books. Great Author! I love them. 

    Excellent books. Great Author! I love them. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Love it.

    I can't put it down

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I absolutely love the Drake Chronicles! Nicholas and Lucy are m

    I absolutely love the Drake Chronicles! Nicholas and Lucy are my favorite characters in the series!

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    Very good! This series gets better as it goes on :)

    Very good! This series gets better as it goes on :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    What

    Love the books but too expensive

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Good book

    Excellent series. Definitely tracking Ms Harvey for future releases.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Better and better

    In this series, this book is my absolute favorite. Why? I suppose because I relate to one of the main characters introduced in this story: Christabel. Lucy's cousin, Christabel, comes to stay with Lucy's family while Christabel's mom is in rehab. Christabel's father died tragically which started her mother on her downward spiral into alcoholism. The author does a nice job of helping the reader understand the agony and loyalty of a teenager who's parent has a dependency problem/addiction. As a teen, my best friend's mom was an alcoholic and I remember my friend's quiet agony and her fierce loyalty to her mother. In each of these books, the characters all have realistic problems which are not easily solved. In my opinion, the realistic emotions of the characters makes this fantasy sci-fi more desirable than most other books in the same genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    This is a really good series, with really strong characters. I h

    This is a really good series, with really strong characters. I had the first copy from a conference I attended, and I enjoyed it. I took it into my classroom library for students to borrow and read. One of my kids picked it up, and within a day or so, asked about the rest of the series. She ordered them from Barnes & Noble and read them, then was kind enough to loan them to me when she was finished. I have truly enjoyed the saga, and am anxiously awaiting the next installation! I hope we find out what is up with Solange, and that she is redeemed somewhat in the next installment. I like the different perspectives the novels are told from, and I like that the characters are relateable, and especially the strong female role models. I don't think there is any objectionable content in the novels for parents--there is some violence and the occasional minor swear and some kissing, so I would say the series is appropriate for maybe a mature 8th grade to high school audience, all the way up to adult. If you get it, leave yourself a long reading time and make sure you have access to as many books as are available, because you will probably want to go straight to the next one.
    And hurry up, Blood Moon!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Read.

    Wonderful series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Love it

    Keeps getting better and better, i cant wait for the next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Cliffy, tantalizing, romantic, edged

    WHEN will the next book be out?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Buy it!!!

    I have the other books in the series and they are AMAZING! Bleeding Hearts is told in thLe P.o.V of Lucy (Solange's best friend), Christabel (Lucy's cousin), and some times in Conner's P.o.V (Quinn's twin). Great storyline, you wont be able to stop reading!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    loved it

    no text written

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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