Hearts at Stake: The Drake Chronicles
by Alyxandra Harvey
Cover Artist: Photo: Marina Filipovic Marinshe
Walker Books for Young Readers Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780802720740
Date: 22 December 2009 List Price $9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: On Solange's sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that's not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father's killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.
Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange's right to a normal life, whether she's being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange's eternal life—Lucy and Solange's brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover's heart.
(Source: Walker Books for Young Readers)