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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz: Mini Book Review

Blue Bloods (Blue Blood's #1)
by Melissa De La Cruz
Hyperion Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-142310126-0
Suggested Age: 14+ (Due to sexuality and violence - not judging, just suggesting)
Buy from Indigo

Description: 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?

Could those vampire legends really be true? Steeped in vampire lore and set against the glittery backdrop of New York City, Blue Bloods will be devoured by Melissa de la Cruz's legion fan

Mini Book Review: This was a truly unique and fascinating take on the Vampire genre. Exciting and unusual storyline keeps you engrossed in the story and makes it hard to put down. A good strong female lead, who doesn't just sit back and believe everything she hears, and doesn't want to be like all the popular kids. My only real complaints are that it is a tad high schoolish at time, but you have to remember I am a 40 yr old Mom, these books aren't written for me. Also I was a tad irritated by all the name dropping of designer brands and all the skinny beautiful people -- again I am not a teen, this may interest them more.  I have already phoned my neighbors daughter to borrow the rest of the series though, so I am hoping the books get even better.  I am intrigued and need to know more about the back history of the Blue Bloods

3.75 Dewey's

I purchased this and had it signed at the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour at the Chapters in Brampton. This is another signed book that will be part of my Spina Bifida Raffle

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