Saturday, July 3, 2010
My Love Lies Bleeding Review
My Love Lies Bleeding
Price: AUD $14.99(NZ$17.99)
Format: Paperback - B format
Imprint: BLOOMSBURY CHILD
Number of pages: 248
Publication Date: January 2010
Publisher Web Site: http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=511&book=9781408803400
A compelling and irresistible vampire novel, taut with thrilling adventure and romance. Solange is no ordinary vampire. She is the only female vampire ever born. Rival vampire tribes and bounty hunters are on the hunt for her, but she is protected by her band of seven older brothers and her mortal best friend, not to mention her own formidable martial arts skills.
"They're close," she murmured. "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 elder brother, Nicholas, and her human 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?
About Alyxandra Harvey
Alyxandra Harvey studied creative writing and literature at York University and has had her poetry published in several magazines. When not writing, she is a belly dancer and jewellery maker. She lives in an old farmhouse in Mono, Ontario, with her husband, hawk, and two dogs.
There is something unique with the format of this book, in the sense that the book has two narrators; Solange and Lucy. Solange is a vampire that everyone seems to want to either kill, marry or make a queen. Lucy is Solange's best friend and a human.
Alyxandra has created and interesting and original world to set the scene in, making it not just another vampire novel.
The characters in this book were great, and the plot was moved along quickly and I read the book in only a few hours. There were quite a number of main characters to come to grips with in this story, but they are developed in a way that makes the reader familiar with all of them.