Saturday, August 13, 2011

Book review: Hearts At Stake/My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey

Lucy fights for her best friend Solange's right to lead a normal life, but Solange's life is anything but normal. If Solange is lucky she'll wake up dead on her sixteenth birthday.

There are quite a few problems in Solange's life with seven overprotective brothers, a vampire queen afraid of her power being threatened and an anti-vampire league trying to stake Solange's entire family.

My thoughts:
Hearts At Stake was one of the very first books I read this year. I recommend this young adult novel for those of you looking for a fun and fast paced read about vampires.
The story is alternating from being told between Lucy and Solange. My favorite was Lucy, I loved Lucky's character, she was feisty and fab best friend. I liked the way Nicholas, one of Solange's older brothers, acted like some very real teenage boys do when they're in love, by trying to pushing the girl away. 

Harvey threw in a real surprise for me at the end of this book which I loved. A series I definitely want to continue with. 

Book trailer: 

The cover:
I'm not getting the feeling of the story when I'm looking at it.

My rating of this book:

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Hearts At Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
Published: 2009
Pages(paperback): 248
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9780802720
Full disclosure: 
Purchased from Audible

This book can be purchased from a number of local retailers and on-line book stores such as Amazon or The Book Depository (I'm not an affiliate of either). The latter store does by the way have free shipping to about 100 countries.



  1. Sounds good enough, but then YA and PNR never works for me :/

  2. That's a shame! But if you're going to try one out then try one with a five star rating ;)

    I think you might like Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, or at least I would love to see if you did :)

  3. I haven't read this one but I've heard really good things about her Drake Chronicles books, I think this is an author I need to try!

  4. I am sure I will like this one :)

  5. Jenny:I would say it's well worth a try :)

    Veens:Yes, I think you might like it :)

  6. Vampires haven't been my thing for a while but this definitely sounds like a good read. I think I'd prefer fun and fast as opposed to super-dramatic. nice review :)

  7. I thought this one was a fun read too and I plan to continue with the series but just havent found the time :)

  8. Audrey (holes In My brain):It was a good and fun read, at least I thought so.

    Teddyree:I'm going to continue with it as well, but I don't know when.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts =)