Book Review

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

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Blue Bloods
Melissa de la Cruz
Hyperion Paperbacks
April 1st 2007

Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes to the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically. The death of a popular schoolmate haunts her in unexpected ways. And strangest of all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.

Once an outcast, Schuyler is thrust into Manhattan's most exclusive social circle. Its members are the powerful, the wealthy, and - as Schuyler soon discovers - the unhuman. They are Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires, and for centuries they've been invincible. Now something is preying on this elite group, and Schuyler wants to find out the truth. But is she the most vulnerable of them all?

I like this book overall but I felt it lacked something and I can’t quite figure out what that was.

This book felt vampires crossed with Gossip Girl and that kinda sucked but it was a good book but it just doesn’t deserve 5 stars.

The concept of vampires and the mythology behind them in this book was incredibly imaginative and I like how it wasn’t typical and predictable, that being said doesn’t mean the book wasn’t predictable in terms of the mean girls.

You have this typical mean girl which I actually like but I just don’t feel like she brought something to this story. It may possibly be that she has a bigger role in other books but this one she was annoying.

The role of designer things comes into play too much in this book. Like was it actually completely necessary. We all ready know its Upper East side we know that means money just don’t need it mentioned on every single page.

For its faults this book does have good points. Like I mentioned before the vampire mythology that is somewhere in this book is incredibly original and that is where this book gets its points. Its not your stereotypical vampire book. You have origins and I loved that.

This book is better then a few Vampire books I have read and that’s a good thing.

Here’s to hoping the next book is even better.

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