Saturday, September 17, 2011

Week 37 Reviews: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations

From Goodreads:
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?

From Goodreads:
Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help—her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman—a true Blue Blood affair.

But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.

From Goodreads:
Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City's wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead.

Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question--is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.

When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire's secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone.

My Review:
These are really amazing books! I lovedd how there was the twist on the vampire myth, and the whole past thing with NY and all that, really great! I loved it!

I really loved Schyuler as a character, she's different, doesn't let people tell her what to do, and doesn't really care what other people think. Plus she's not quite normal. She wasn't supposed to be born, and she's a new Blue Blood soul, instead of one coming back in the cycle.

I really liked the complexity of the plot, there was all these various parts from various characters, and they all came together, and they strecched over these books, and I really can't wait to read more!

These books were really great, so you guys just have to read them!

Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Series: Blue Bloods #1, 2, 3
Read: September 10th, 10th, 10th-11th, 2011
Source: Library, Bought
Reason Why: Sounded like a really great series! I had to read them!
Publisher: Hyperion
Published: April 25th 2006, May 1st 2007, October 28th 2008 

Blue Bloods:

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars


5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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