Monday, September 6, 2010

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society.
The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closely guarded secret. And they kept that secret for centuries. But now, in New York City, the secret is seeping out. Schuyler Van Alen is a sophomore at a prestigious 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 dilapated mansion. Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead... drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn't know what to think, but she wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?

Could those vampire legends really be true? Steeped in vampire lore and set against the glittery backdrop of New York City, Blue Bloods will be devoured by Melissa de la Cruz's legion fans.

This book had its ups and downs for me. For one thing, it was definitely interesting. I've never read a book about vampires before where the vampires live forever by being reincarnated at the end of each life. Melissa de la Cruz definitely has the upper hand when it comes to her vampires being different.

The thing that I did not like about this book was that it reminded me of the show Gossip Girl in a bad way. All of the vampires are gorgeous with model thin bodies, so they are perfect when it comes to looks. Plus, they are all rich and they know it. I also did not like how Schuyler is described as dressing like a bum pretty much, and she had not washed her hair for two weeks, but she was still beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that a modeling agency had to have her. I thought it was just too ridiculous.

Even though I did not like some of this book, I will continue reading the series. The story was interesting enough that I am able to push through the not so great moments. This book was a quick read and had some fun parts. I liked that there was not a huge cliffhanger ending. The ending tied up everything nicely, but it still leaves it open for another chapter in the story.

Rating: 3/5

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  1. This one really was interesting, but I disliked some of the similar things.

  2. Man, that cover is so vivid, isn't it? That alone would get me to want to read it. Sounds like an interesting concept, for sure. But I could see how some of those things could be really frustrating. Thanks for your thoughtful review! I hadn't heard of this book before.