Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz Book Review


Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1)
by Melissa De La Cruz
Published March 27, 2007 by Hyperion
302 pages

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 dilapidated 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?

Blue Bloods is about a society of the richest, and most popular people in New York City. They also happen to be Blue Bloods -- or vampires. Schuyler has just found out she's one of them -- whatever that means. She's basically alone in this except for her best friend Oliver. When al these things start happening and suddenly Jack Force -- the most popular guy at her private school -- has shown a sudden interest in her. But when fellow classmate Aggie is dies, the whole society is on edge.

I didn't like this book too much. It was okay. I really didn't connect with any of the characters and I didn't seem to really know any of them too intimately. I like connecting and knowing my characters that way I can understand their point of view and feel what they feel but I didn't get any of this from this book. The character development really lacked and it put me off a lot.

Also, for about the first half the book I was completely confused out of my mindI get mystery around the main point of a book but these hints weren't clear. It was like I should have already known about everything to understand what the characters were thinking and what was going on. It wasn't a pleasant mystery. I just didn't like it and with no character connection it was all confusing and all over the place. However, it was a quick vampire read but it was not my thing.

My rating: 2/5
Buy it:  Barnes & Noble  or  Amazon

Happy Reading!!

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