Sunday, January 9, 2011

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

Genre: Young Adult

Paperback: 336 Pages

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

ISBN-13: 978-142310126-0

My rating: 5/5

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 don't even know where to start with this review....I guess I'll start by saying, I loved 'Blue Bloods.' I was kind of hoping that I wouldn't like it because I have SO many series on the go right now (Fallen, Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy) but I couldn't help it. I liked this book from the beginning! What a great read with a good plot and great characters. Some of the character can be a little irritating but, for the most part, it's all good!

The story is told from multiple viewpoints (Mimi Force, Bliss Llewellyn) but, for the most part, just through Schuyler Van Alen. Schuyler is a high school student. She lives with her Grandmother, Cordelia Van Alen, and her Bloodhound Beauty. She only has two friends, Oliver, who she has known her whole life, and Dylan, a new kid at school. She doesn't fit in with the "in-crowd" and she dresses in grungy clothing. She goes to an upper class predominant school called Duchesne. She soon learns that she is actually a vampire called a 'Blue Blood' along with almost every other student in her school and most of the "elite" people in New York City. Like I said, it's a great story. It definitely stands out as one of the better Vampire series amongst the hundreds.

One thing I particularly liked about 'Blue Bloods' is the fact that Schuyler doesn't know anything about her family, her school. her friends, the 'Blue Bloods' or anything else involving the vampire world. So, you get to learn everything in amazing detail, as Schuyler learns it. Most other books will just thrust you into the middle of everything that's going on and you just pick up bits and pieces as you go. Usually the character you're learning it through already knows so it's a quick one sentence description. But, Schuyler doesn't know anything so she is always asking questions and finding things out. It lets you get a really good in-depth look into the 'Blue Bloods' world. So, I know have another amazing series to read. I think I'm going to try and finish up the series I have started before I look into any new ones.

Has anyone else read the 'Blue Bloods' series? Which series is your favorite out of the YA genre? I'd love to get everyone's input! Thanks guys!! : )

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