Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Review: Blood Prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey

Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles, #6)
Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles #6)
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Walker Childrens 
Paperback: 496 pgs

Solange Drake has been officially crowned Queen of the Vampires, fulfilling the centuries old prophecy that foretold the rise to power of a daughter born to an ancient vampire line. Except Solange's thoughts and actions are no longer her own-she's been slowly being possessed by the spirit of Viola, the first daughter born into the Drake line, since her bloodchange. And instead of uniting the vampire tribes under the rule of an ancient daughter as the prophecy predicted, Viola would rather destroy them all and enslave humans in a personal vendetta for the devastation both wrought to her life centuries ago. Can Solange break her hold in time to save everyone she loves from a vampire civil war, hunter attack, and each other? Not everyone will survive the prophecy . . . perhaps not even her.(Goodreads)
     Blood Prophecy is the last book in the Drake Chronicles, I've been dying to see how this series concludes but sad that the series would be over. This book is told mostly from Lucy and Solange's POV with a few other POV's thrown in.
     I've mentioned before that in the last couple of books I was completely annoyed by Solange. But I have to say knowing she is possessed alleviated my feelings, especially when we are able to see the real Solange again. Through Solange we see why she was possessed as she fights to get her body and mind back under her control. I loved that even though Lucy and Solange haven't been close lately Lucy is sill determined to figure out what is going on with her best friend. Lucy refuses to believe that her best friend could be so evil. Since most of the books are told from Lucy and Solange's POV we get to find out what is going on with the other Drakes including my favorite Drake, Quinn.
     There were a few moments where I was a little confused as to whose POV I was reading. The two voices were a little too similar at times which was a little annoying. This book also seemed to be in two parts; the fight to save Solange and the fight to save the vampires from an attack by the Hunter's. One thing I loved about this book was all the twists and turns that had me going, WHAT!! I couldn't believe some of the things that happened, as I never saw certain things coming.
     I was completely satisfied with how this series ended. Though I am super sad that I won't get to read any more new adventures about the Drakes. I'm just glad that the final book was so good and I wasn't at all disappointed as I have been with other series ending books. I don't feel like I was left with a ton of unanswered questions.
I like this cover though I do think this couple has been on too many covers so I don't think it's highly original. But it's not horrible.

1 comment:

  1. I briefly skimmed your review because I am so super excited about this book and want to read other people's opinions on it, but at the same time I want to go in without any expectations. I'm really glad that this final book was good though. And I know about the cover! I was a little upset when I saw Pepe and Sztella were on it. They're literally on everything! I mean they're pretty to look at but not on every book! Especially not this series because I feel like they don't fit the characters at all!