Release Date: 03/10/11
Lucy's cousin Christabel has come to live in Violet Hill, and adjusting to the difference between life in a small mountain town and her home in the city is difficult. The strict curfew that Lucy's parents enforce is hard to respect. Surely something really dangerous couldn't possibly happen in this tiny town. But Christabel starts to notice some mysterious happenings, and it seems like Lucy, her boyfriend Nicholas and his brother Connor are all in on a secret that Christabel doesn't understand - one that seems deadly serious. Although she won't admit it, Christabel would love to be in on any secret with Connor Drake. When Christabel is kidnapped by the ruthless Hel-Blar vampires, Lucy and Connor finally fill her in on all the undead drama. Together, they must find a way to stamp out the Hel-Blar for good.
The Drake Chronicles has long been a series that I’ve enjoyed since I read the original title, My Love Lies Bleeding. As usual with this series the characters are the driving force and when you add the vampiric touch to the mix, it’s one that is not only hard to put down but nigh impossible.
It’s clever, it has some cracking twists and the prose really helps this title move at quite a pace. The only downside to this book in the series is the cliff-hanger ending that it leaves you with that will have you screaming to the skies for the next part to land sooner rather than later. Great stuff.