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Vampires and Vampire Hunters, welcome to the YA paranormal, Out For Blood, by Alyxandra Harvey.
The Story- Hunter Wild is the youngest in a prestigious line of vampire hunters. She trains at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she is at the top of her class. The world however is changing, and a treaty is signed between the hunters and the Drake family of vampires.
But not all hunters are happy about the treaty and Hunter is caught in the middle when she falls for the gorgeous vampire, Quinn Drake. Together, they attempt to figure out why students at the academy are becoming ill, some even dying.
My thoughts- I liked that the main arc of the book focused on the illness that is running rampant at the school. Vampires and hunters are the side plot, which is good because there are a lot of vampire books out there. The book takes a social stance against drugs and the havoc they wreak. The people that are hurt the most are the weaker students, desperate to fit in, just like many teenagers in the real world.
The romance between Quinn and Hunter is typical. The funny element is Hunter’s grandfather, who hates vampires, and doesn’t hide it.
Style wise, the book switches back and forth between Hunter and Quinn’s point of views, allowing the reader to feel more involved with the characters. The POV changes worked well and were not confusing. They also let you into each side’s hidden thoughts.
And I just have to say, the ending is great. I didn’t figure out who the bad guy was and that is always a pleasant surprise.