Published: 22nd Dec 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal
The Blakes are rather different to your usual neighbours. They are vampires and some of the members of the family date back to the twelfth century. One of the children, Solange, is the only born female vampire known and, as such, she poses a direct threat to the vampire queen. Her best friend Lucy is human, and when Solange is kidnapped Lucy and Solange's brother, Nicholas, set out to save her. Lucy soon discovers that she would like to be more than just friends with Nicholas. But how does one go about dating a vampire? Meanwhile, Solange finds an unlikely ally in Kieran, a vampire slayer on the hunt for his father's killer.
My Love Lies Bleeding is one of those stories that just grab you from page one. I completely devoured this novel. I have read many many vampire novels but this one was fresh, fun and seriously funny.
The story follows the story of two best friends Solange a vampire and Lucy a human. Solange is the only female born vampire and because of this she is a threat to the vampire queen, Vampires are either trying to kill her or date her. Lucy is a strong willed young woman who cares alot for her best friend and her family and when Solange is kidnapped Lucy is distraught and is determind to save her best friend.
This is told from both Solange and Lucy point of view and I feel it gives the readers a better perspective into the relationships between our two main characters. They are both total opposites of each other yet they fit perfectly together. Solange is quite and shy where as Lucy is loud, out going and not afraid to tell people like it is. Even a vampire. Lol.
There is a whole cast of characters in this story and they bring something into the story to make is magical and exciting. However, my favourite aspect of this is the relationship between Lucy and Nicholas. Its just so comical. They are grown up together always arguing and getting on each others nerves until they actually start to realise they like each other and its just so cute. They try to fight it and deny it to themselves but it doesn't work.
My Love Lies Bleeding has a very fast paced storyline. There is always something happening so there is nevera dull moment. Alyxandra has created a tale that is really fresh and exciting that any vampire lover will enjoy. I recommend it to everyone love, action, suspence and really comical moments.
**My Love Lies Bleeding is title Hearts at Stake in America.