Blue Bloods by: Melissa De La Cruz

Book: Blue Bloods
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Hyperion
Date Published: April 15 2007

Summary:

Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she’s starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it.

Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz’s vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.

Why Did I read this Book:

On my radar for awhile.  Decided to pick it up in my YA frenzy of reading only the first book in a bunch of series to get a better feel for what I do like and what I don’t.

Reaction/Review:

First lest start with what I don’t like, because hey it seams that I am awfully hard on my YA books lately, and maybe I kind of am, but lets just get this out of the way like ripping off a Band-Aid.

POV shifts in third person are not as limited as I like. That said, it wasn’t too annoying.  Also not to keen on the hole how they are Vampires, for some reasons Angels just don’t turn my crank, and their blood apparently has lots of various powers to be implemented in the YA fantasy genre.

That said I actually really really like this book.  It was teen realistic.  It had the darkness and reality that Melissa Marr rights with. Not afraid to go there kind of attitude.  These kids were a pain in the ass and getting themselves into trouble and living older than their age and exposed, and I liked that.  Because teens are like that.

The death of the blue bloods and the murder mystery are definitely great plots to follow. And the characters are set up to have some great personal story archs and I am really excited to see those develop.

Final Thoughts:

Needless to say I have picked up these books for my e-reader. I truly loved the characters and the voice and despite the POV shifts it was forgivable, as it was a compelling read.

Rating: 7/10

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