Release Date: 4th January 2010
Other Titles in the Series: Blood Feud (UK 05/07/10)
“They’re close,” she murmered. “Watching.”
“Run?” I suggested. “Like right now?”
She shook her head. “If we act like prey, they’ll act like predators.”
Solange has always known she is a vampire. And as the only female vampire ever born, not initiated, she is surrounded by danger on all sides - from other vampire tribes who want to take her blood into their lineage, and from the bounty hunters who are set on destroying her and her family.
When she is kidnapped, it’s up to her older brother, Nicholas, and best friend, Lucy, to save her.
But can Lucy save herself from Nicholas, who tempts her with every look - what will be her own fate if she surrenders her heart to a vampire?
My Love Lies Bleeding is the addictive first book in what I’m sure is going to be a fantastic new vampire series.
For me, this book can be summed up in just two words: pure fun. I was giggling aloud to myself the entire way through; mostly at Lucy. She’s such a brilliant character! Equal parts mad, loyal, funny and caring. Whenever she said anything remotely serious, she added a funny line at the end and her comebacks to the Drake boys and Kieran were hilarious. The spilt narrative of My Love Lies Bleeding also allowed us to hear Solange’s side of the story. I didn’t connect with her as much as I did with Lucy as she was most definitely out-shouted by her and didn’t feel quite as alive (no pun intended!).
But as much as I loved the girls, the boys completely stole their crown. I’m a sucker for a vampire guy; it’s becoming a serious problem! All of Solange’s brothers are completely kickass and would do anything for their little sister. Nicholas, however, is by far my favourite. His seriousness, beauty and killer smile reminded me of a certain other vampire, which could explain why I like him so much! All of the boys provided many comic moments that just made me love My Love Lies Bleeding all the more.
When I began reading My Love Lies Bleeding I wasn’t too impressed with the vampire mythology; it seemed a little samey. As I read on, I realised just how different it actually is and soon came to love Solange’s, rather confusing, world. I loved all of the older Drake vamps wearing their period outfits and sitting in their parlours, having balls and eating blood-laced raspberry mousse.
I loved My Love Lies Bleeding and I’m excited to read the next instalment of the Drake Chronicles, Blood Feud, when it’s released in July.