Solange Drake is soon going to become a vampire on her 16th birthday; this causes problems as she has been prophesied to become the next queen. With help from her best friend Lucy her Brother Nick and her potential enemy Kieran Black, they have to help fight against those who want to either harm or use her.
I really love this book as it has a great mix of romance, humour, action and while it is a light and fluffy read, it is a perfect holiday book or if you want to feel like you did as a child listening to a fairy tale.
It is told from the points of view of both Solange and Lucy, but while this can sometimes cause confusion, Solange and Lucy are totally different characters and tell their story differently. While both girls are strong and loyal they do it in totally different ways, with Solange being quiet and introvert, while Lucy is louder and would do anything to defend those she loves (especially breaking people’s noses).
The Drake brothers are amazing and you feel they all have a different personality and you can distinguish between them. I especially like Nick, who does not love a bad boy with a heart of gold, and Connor, but that because we are both geeks. What I really like about this series so far is that there is not a love triangle, which it seems almost every other YA paranormal book has, so thank you Harvey.
I only noticed this after reading it a few times but I think Alyxandra Harvey has been influenced by Snow White with this book because Solange attracts not birds and wildlife creatures but blood thirsty vampires, she has seven brothers and finally the “huntsman” Kieran gives a deer heart to the evil queen. I am not sure if it was intentional but it is a nice twist on the traditional fairy tale.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes light YA paranormal books, or just books which leave you feeling that all is right in the world.