Publication date: 20 December 2011 by Walker Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10/13: 0802722849 | 9780802722843
Category: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Vampires, Politics, Romance, Fiction
Format: ebook, Hardcover, Paperback
Well, hell. Another fantastic installment in the Drake Chronicles series. In this story, we follow young Christabel, Lucy's cousin that has come to live with her. Christabel is a girl after my own heart. She reads, reads, reads. She's fun, strong and mostly a loner. Don't get her wrong, she likes Connor Drake. He's nice, and sweet and an overall good guy. But she's not interested in him. She likes the bad boys, you know? And Connor isn't a bad boy. Is he?
Once she's kidnapped, accidentally mistaken for her cousin Lucy, she is thrown into the Drake vampire politics and find out why the mysterious Drake brothers are the way they are. And why her cousin Lucy acts so weird...
I loved how Christabel was thrown into this world. Circumstances beyond her control wheeled her in and now she's playing catch up! I really liked her sense of humor and fearlessness. I enjoyed her murmuring poetry when she was nervous. She's a wonderful character. And of course there's Connor who is the sweet boy with just the right edge. He hasn't liked anyone in quite a while so he's not sure why he's so captivated by Christabel.
Their love story was pushed a little bit to the side. There was so much action going on! We get to revisit Lucy, Solange and the rest of the Drake favorites. I'm a huge fan of Lucy and Nicholas, but there seems to be a little bit of trouble in paradise between Kieran and Solange. (Say it isn't so! What's going to happen?!) Solange is acting weird and pushing Lucy away. She and Nicholas are getting even closer, their relationship deepening. And of course, just who has kidnapped Christabel? What do they want? And why were they trying to get at Lucy?
The story was so much fun. I am dying for the next Drake book to come out during the summer. The cliffhanger ending left me surprised and very hungry for more. Until book five, I'll have to find solace in reading them over and over again.
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