Sunday, 17 April 2011

Book Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) Title: Blue Bloods
Series: #1 Blue Bloods
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Atom
Publication Date: May 2006
Pages: 302
Special Features: First chapter of sequel Masquerade
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.77

'They're Young, Fabulous and Fanged... And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to downtown boutiques. fifteen year old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fit in at her exclusive prep school- she's more of a vintage than a Versace girl- but all that's about to change...
Because Schuyler has just found out she's a Blue Blood. The Blue Bloods are the city's glamorous and secret vampire elite. They're young, beautiful and powerful. But now they're being murdered. And Schuyler must find out who- or what- is behind it, before she's next.
A year ago I bought 'Blue Bloods'. A year later I read Blue Bloods.
For a while now as you may of gathered Blue Bloods has been sitting on my shelf for a while calling out to me, but every time I picked up the book I always found a petty excuse not to read it, and man do I regret it.

Melissa creates a whole new kind of vampire books, which are aimed at girls but not completely evolved around romance. It's a cross between Gossip Girl and Twilight, both of which I and numerous YA reader's love.

The vampire's in the book are Melissa own unique version, vampires who are rich, fabulous and completely secretive. They are not just a type of creature, but a community of some of the most prestigious people in society, who have came from generations of Blue bloods.

As the story progresses we, the readers are given numerous subtle hints to the concluding on the book and smaller plots, but some of the outcomes were pretty obvious, these are all things which added intrigue and suspense to the book, aswell as an air of curiosity to seeing if my suspicions were in fact correct.

The book is set in glamorous Manhattan, NY and follows the story of three girls as they are introduce into their new lives of Blue Bloods. Each of the characters throughout the book leave their own impression and mark, giving somethign unique to the book and the plot line. All of the characters are 100% believeable and for most reader's they are relatable. But a downside some of the characters also had cliche aspects about them, which I guess to be honest didn't bother me, because it works on creating more realisitic characters.
The main protagonist in the book is social outcast Schuyler, who goes against everything in Manhattan and is an individual instead of a follow along.
Mimi Force, one half of the Force twins, is another protagonist within the book. She is the queen-bee of the school and the teenage generation of Manhattan, she is used to getting her own way and is a complete spoilt brat, something which Melissa de la Cruz creates so wonderfully throughout the book.
The third of final protagonist is Bliss, who starts out as Mimi's follower, but as the story goes on and the girls are introduced more into their futures, she becomes a whole new character, gaining a personality and opinion of her own.

I thought the book was an amazing and enjoyable read, definitely a series  I will carry on reading, and would recommend to anyone who has any interest in female aimed books or vampire books.

I give this book...

1 comment:

  1. You have got to read the whole series! The Van Alen Legacy is the best so far!

    My favourite character so far is Ollie.