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This week I'm waiting on...
My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey
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 female born 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.
Recently I spotted a post about this one over at Wondrous Reads, and I had a revelation: I haven't read much vampire fiction lately.
No, really. Hard to believe, I know. I can hardly believe it myself. After gorging myself on every YA vampire novel I could find until last year, I've barely picked up one of the suckers in 2009. Which means my thirst is raging again over My Love Lies Bleeding. The best part? It sounds so completely different from any other vampire novel I've read.
ETA for this one is January 4th 2010 in the UK. Readers in the US will be able to pick this up as Hearts At Stake from December 22nd 2009, but I'm digging the UK title so I'm prepared to wait... impatiently.