A Killer First Date by Alyxandra Harvey
(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Series: Drake Chronicles #3.5
Published by Walker's Children on February 14, 2012
Genres: paranormal, Young Adult
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Nicholas and Lucy have known each other for most of their lives, but now that they've finally admitted their feelings for each other, Nicholas wants to take her on their official first date-away from all the life-and-death drama that has surrounded them lately. Is it too much to ask for just a fun double date at the local carnival with his older brother, Quinn, and Quinn's new girlfriend, Hunter?
If you’ve read any of my reviews of Alyxandra Harvey’s book, you know it’s impossible for me not to say something about the Drake Chronicles. Seriously, once you read about the Drakes, you’ll be hooked on this smoldering group of brothers. I first read Hearts at Stake in middle school, and finished the series last year. Six books later, and they will forever hold a special place in my heart. (I’ve even started rereading the books.)
While I’ve read all of the full-length books, I haven’t actually downloaded any of the e-novellas until recently. I had forgotten just how wonderful Nicholas Drake was and how much I enjoyed reading about his tumultuous relationship with Lucy. Killer First Date is after the events of the first three books have taken place. It alternates between Lucy’s and Hunter’s points of view as they try to go on a double-ish date with their own personal Drake brother. But, as usual, nothing with this family is ever easy, and they’re in for a ride—and I’m not talking about the Ferris wheel.
I loved this addition to The Drake Chronicles. Not only a quick read, but it also took me back to the exciting things that were always happening in Violet Hill. Nicholas and Lucy were by far my favorite couple and having a peek at their first date was exciting. Even though forty pages wasn’t enough to satiate me, I still savored this quick trip back into the vampire mayhem.
The Drake Chronicles is a series I would recommend to any vampire or vampire hunter lover who’s searching for an excellent escape into a world of mystery and supernatural beings—that doesn’t bite.