3.5 stars to Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

Published February 6, 2014 by katheryn13

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.

They 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. 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 girl from her school is found dead… drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn’t know what to think.

Review:

For years I’d wanted to read this series after a friend recommended it to me. I managed to actually find the first book in store, as before I’d only ever seen the later books. It took me a while, but eventually I did read it and enjoyed it. It reminds me of Gossip Girl, with high socialites and elegant parties. Just with vampires.

Blue Bloods tells the story of Schuyler Van Alen, a 15 yr old who isn’t interested in fashion or being cool. She has her best friend Oliver and Dylan who is a mysterious, eluding and brooding young man with enough alluring charm to bring all the girls to his yard. Speaking of Charm, Jack Force. Holy…mother of hotness. Can I? Pretty please? lol

There are three pov’s throughout this book, including Bliss, the best friend of Mimi. She’s probably one of my favourite characters.

Jack and Mimi Force are twins not to be reckoned with. Being Blue Bloods themselves, they have a higher power over the Red Bloods, aka humans. The older generations – the parents, the grandparents, etc – are much older than they seem, although they don’t age in the sense we do. The vampires come to a time where they fall into a sleep and are reawakened as a new person ,so to speak, although still in the same body. Confusing? Yeah, so was I.

Blue Bloods can’t die, they are immortal, and indestructible beings. But there are murders happening and they’re all…yep, you guessed it. Blue Bloods. The basis of the story is Schuyler and Oliver, who turns out to be some sort of slave in a past life, aim to discover who is killing and put a stop to it. But when the monster is practically hidden in plain sight, things could get troublesome. Especially if it’s someone they know.

A not-particularly-fast-paced but full of drama book, with twists of romance and mystery, that will both have your head spinning and curiosity peaked for hours. The whole vampire set up is fascinating to me, and I can’t wait to read the second book. I know I’m many years behind in reading these, so I have lots of catching up to do. :)

-Kat

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