- Pub. Date: June 2010
- Publisher: Walker & Company
- Format: Paperback , 272pp
- Sales Rank: 28,428
- Age Range: Young Adult
It’s been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she’s made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That’s if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.
The clans are gathering for Helena’s royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha’s reign have started to heal. But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.
This second adventure in the Drake Chronicles—told from both Logan’s and Isabeau’s perspectives—has all the same butt-kicking action, heart-pounding romances and snarky humor that readers loved in Hearts at Stake, as well as exciting new revelations about the vampire dynasties to keep readers coming back for more.
I really don’t have a whole lot to say about this book. It was an okay read, but not something that I would pick up to read again. It was difficult both bounce back and forth between two different points of view, as well as, present to flashbacks. While I understand the history is important to the story I think that it made it a more difficult read that it had to be.
Overall, the story has a decent plot but was very predictable. I knew very early on where the story was going and what I could expect from the different characters. For a simple just sit down and red book it is good for that but not for really getting vested with characters and wanting to know more.
I was most interested in the flash backs to the eighteenth century and what Istabeau had to do to stay alive in this troubled time in France.
I would rate this book 3/5 stars