Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

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?

Book Overview:

Author: Melissa de la Cruz | Series: Blue Bloods | Format: Paperback | Length: 302 pages | Publish Date: April 1, 2007 | Genre: YA Paranormal | Rating: ★ ★ ★  | Recommend: Yes

“Black is the color of night. White is the true color of death” 

So this is actually a reread from many years ago, but I’m glad that I was able to find the book at my local library because I actually missed this series.

Like I’ve previously mentioned, I am a sucker for vampire books – no pun intended. I’m always looking for good ones, and with the popularity of vampire books lately, I know there are some that I will end up missing if they don’t get as much publicity as others. Blue Bloods was one of those that I didn’t hear much about in the public eye, but just so happened to come across it at my library many years ago. I’m so glad I did though because it is one of my favorite series about teenage vampires.

Well, okay maybe they seem to be teenage vampires, but that isn’t completely the case.

“One minute you could be getting a smoke in the alley on the Lower East Side with your friends, having drinks and dancing on tables in a popular nightclub. And the next minute, you could be dead.” 

I don’t want to spoil the twist on these vampires completely, but let’s just say that they were on the original Mayflower trip to Plymouth Rock, and that doesn’t even begin to describe what else they have been through. Rather than staying in one form their entire lives, these vampires are able to go through cycles, where they live out their lives as one person, “die”, and be raised again as another person. This at least takes cares of anyone being nosy and looking through many photos throughout history and finding a familiar face throughout the centuries. Am I right?

This was a good start to the series, and I’m glad I got to reread it and adjust my initial rating of the book. It could have been better, but I still love it. I can’t wait to actually finish the series this time!

Author Spotlight
Courtesy of Goodreads

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fiction, Fantasy
Goodreads Member Since: February 2012

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.

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