Saturday, 12 March 2011

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Release Date: March 27 2007
Publisher: Atom Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 302
Buy the Book: Amazon

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?

Well, this was a very surprising and interesting read for me and I found that I liked it mostly. This book has a very interesting and new take on vampires.

The way Melissa writes will leave you breathless and will keep you wanting more until finally you will be so addicted. This applies to me mostly if not to you; I mean I read the book in about four hours and this is pretty fast for me to read a 300+ page novel. My copy was only 302 pages long but yes it took me four hours and you wanna know why? Well it is because I found this book to be so addictive.

I really enjoyed reading about Schuyler. I think she is such a great character and she seems different to the rest of the Blue Bloods; more...reserved? This is how I read and imagine Schuyler while reading this book. Schuyler as well as the rest of the characters are great and I am sure you would all enjoy reading about them.
One thing about this book that I did not like was the fact that some of the story was written from Bliss’s point of view. I guess it was okay and that Melissa needed to get some of the story told through other eyes.

Two great things about this book were: 1) The weaving of point of views and 2) The historical aspects. The way in which the author weaved and entered and exited from certain point of views was amazingly well done, I was able to read comfortably exiting and entering in to a new character’s point of view without being disturbed. Melissa de la Cruz just makes the story flow so well. The way in which the flashbacks and such about the Blue Blood’s history was really well done too, the information was not just dumped but rather done very tastefully.

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