Monday, July 4, 2011

Gabrielle's Review on Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods
Author: Melissa de la Cruz (@MelissadelaCruz)
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: March 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Source: Bought
Rating: Escapable
Series: Blue Bloods #1
The Other Books: Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Misguided Angel, Lost in Time, The Gates of Paradise
Extras: Trailer, Series Website
Seek: Amazon, Goodreads
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 a sudden 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.
This review was updated on May 11, 2012
All the books in the series show representation of what the story is about. The first book, Schuyler has been bitten and a silhouette of New York City where the Committee is located.
Schuyler ran across the street, fully expecting to see a dead body, but the boy was standing right in front of her, counting the change in his wallet. He slammed the door shut and sent his taxi on its way. He was whole and unhurt.

"You should be dead," she whispered.
I had bought these books after hearing so much about them. I found the first three books on sell so, I hurried up and picked them up. It took me so long to read them and now, I regret that I didn't pick them up sooner. Great series!

This book introduce us to the Committee which is a society for Blue Bloods. Schuyler and Bliss are new members of this un-human society. They are becoming vampires but not the kind of vampires you may be thinking. They do live forever, but they are reborn into new shells once their old shells have died off. Around sixteen, they begin to experience the thirst and transformation. I really love this new change to normal vampires.

Throughout the series, you get three main points of view, Schuyler’s, Bliss’s, and Mimi’s, but also with little bit of others along the way.

In the first book, Schuyler is attracted to Jack Force and trying to figure out who is causing the deaths of young Blue Bloods. She also discovers more information about her new life as a Blue Blood and who her friends and classmates really are. She was also a victim to this new prey. Bliss is fighting her feelings for Schuyler’s friend Dylan, who Mimi dislikes. Mimi is trying to convince her brother, Jack, to stay away from Schuyler.

There is little bit of action but there is more high school drama, and romance that are set in the first book.

Schuyler Van Alen was an alright character. She stands out from the crowd and doesn’t care about fancy things like the others do. At first view, she is normal outcast, but now she has a very complicated life.

I did not like or care for Mimi Force. She has this attitude that annoys me so much throughout this book. I usually speed through her parts because her point of view bugged me.

Can't wait to continue on to the sequel.
Melissa de la Cruz has the sixth installment of the Blue Blood saga coming out in this October. It is titled Lost in Time and will pick up where Misguided Angel left off.

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