Saturday, March 10, 2012

Book Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Title: Blue Bloods
Sequel? The first in the Blue Bloods series, followed by Masquerade.  
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Genres: Romance, paranormal/fantasy
Age Level: YA (13-18)
Page Count: 302
Summary: Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes to the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically. The death of a popular schoolmate haunts her in unexpected ways. And strangest of all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing an interest in her.
Once an outcast, Schuyler is thrust into Manhattan's most exclusive social circle. Its members are the powerful, the wealthy, and - as Schuyler soon discovers - the unhuman. They are Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires, and for centuries they've been invincible. Now something is preying on this elite group. and Schuyler wants to find out the truth. But is she the most vulnerable of them all?

Review: I've heard a lot about the Blue Bloods series, and all though it wasn't as amazing as I've heard, it wasn't all that bad, either.

 It had vampires written in a way I have never thought of before, and I was impressed with this idea. I don't want to put in to many spoilers, but it had them cast in a different light than I've read before, and I found that very interesting.

However, the characters left something to be desired. I've always thought that characters make the book; if they aren't lifelike and believable, I find it very hard to get into the story. The characters didn't seem like people, but like words on a page. And that bothered me.

Nevertheless, I know a lot of others liked it, and it is quite likely you will as well. Even though it wasn't perfect, I am planning on checking out the next book from my library.


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