Friday, February 29, 2008

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

In New York, the rich and famous have a secret. They're not only wealthy and influential, they're also vampires; immortal creatures cast out from heaven hoping to win their way back in. Schuyler Van Alen is invited to a meeting of the exclusive Committee only to find out that she herself is part of the Blue Bloods (what the vampires are known as). And then she discovers that something is preying on them. Vampires are supposed to be immortal but they are now individually being sought out and drained of all their blood; the one thing they depend on to keep them alive for eternity. Schuyler is now fully wrapped up in the world of the Blue Bloods and has to solve a mystery that all the other vampires are ignoring. She knows that something is wrong but the leaders of the Committee pretend not to notice. It is up to her alone to find out what is killing off the vampires and save their race from extermination.

This book was amazing. I haven't read a book this thrilling in a long time. Too long. Melissa De La Cruz did a great job weaving the story of the Blue Bloods into modern culture. I especially liked the character of Schuyler as she gradually grew into who she was meant to be. It was interesting to learn about her ancestors and the different influences her family had on the vampires. Seeing as this is only the first book in the series, there is quite a bit of suspense at the end and I really can't wait to read the next book Masquerade. I would definitely recommend this book because it is a light, easy read that you can devour in one sitting. Exactly my kind of book.


  1. I really love this series!! i'm glad you liked it! i think you will like masquerade even more!!

  2. I can't wait to read it! it looks really good.

  3. love this book! i have the second, but havent read it yet

  4. I liked this book, too. I hope you enjoy the sequel. :)


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