Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Blue Bloods

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (April 25, 2006
  • ISBN-10: 0786838922
  • Author: Melissa de la Cruz
  • Cover art: I like the city scape at the bottom and the necklace, on the hardcover, the bites are indented into the cover AWESOME!
  • Overall rating: ***** out of 5 
  • Obtained: This was a Random Act of Kindness.

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Reviewed by Moirae the fates books reviews.

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? (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I really liked this book. I think what I liked the most was Cruz's unusual spin on vampires. This book was published a few months before Twilight and why it never got the same status is insane! Not only is the story more involved but Cruz's writing style is much more detailed, she created a beautiful world that draws you in from the first page. The history she gave to her vampires unlike anything I've read before.
The characters are very dynamic and very different to one another. There were a few theories I had while reading this book, Cruz did a great job in "tricking" the reader, just when you think you have it all figured out, Cruz turns the tables on you and you find yourself in another world you find out you are so far off from being right. It's such an awesome book! I loved every page, and the best part? There are 5 more books to read! I have no idea why I waited so long to get this series! 

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