Sunday, June 13, 2010

: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz :

Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.

Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner—and happy that way.

But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.

Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?

Steeped in vampire lore and set against the glittery backdrop of New York City, Blue Bloods will be devoured by fans of Melissa de la Cruz.

I started reading this book with no expectations .. and I am glad that I did.

We have the typical girly 'in' crowd ... and those that are on the outside, the hot guy that won't even look in your direction until ...

I think that Melissa kept enough surprises popping up through the book, and just when you think that you have all the little secrets worked out - you don't!

The way the books ends, leaving everything still open - no concrete answers, is brilliant. Also, the excerpt from the next book in the series is a great way to keep the reader wanting more.

I liked this book - and reading Masquerade already.

RATING - 7/10


A Story Untold said...

It's seems a bit weird at first,but when you get to Revelations you'll love it!Also,there are a lot of names and family connections that you must remember.I suggest you write some stuff down,because it gets very confusing at points!

Denny said...

I think that I managed to keep all the family connections straight in my head while reading the book. I loved it ... and once I read Masquerade, alot of stuff seemed a lot clearer ...
Thanks xoxoxo