Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2)
by Melissa De La Cruz
Suggested Ages: 13 + for mild sexuality and violence (And way too much underage drinking - sorry, I'm a Mom LOL)
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Description: 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.
Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.
Mini Review: Fantastic continuation of the series. I enjoyed this one even more than the first novel in the series. The history of the blue bloods is more fleshed out and there is a lot better character development in this installment of the series. There are tons of twists and turns in the plot and it keeps you guessing about what is going on. I like the heroine Schuyler as I find her rather sweet and real. I also enjoy her connection with her best friend Oliver as it really is an honest portrayal of what happens when friends start to grow up and the change in feelings that can occur. I am still irritated by all the mentions of designer clothes and beautiful people, but I do know that these books are not written for frumpy middle class moms like me. But it does affect my enjoyment of the story, hence why I give it 4, not 5 Dewey's. The intended audience for these books will probably enjoy this and give it a higher rating, but just wanted to be honest for those in the same category as me.
My neighbor's daughter Keira lent me this and the the next book in the series. I am not required to review this at all, just really enjoy the series and want you all to know about it too.
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