Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Title: Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods Series #1)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Acquired: Bought
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 83% or B-
Buy It: Amazon
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?
My Thoughts::
Yeah, okay. I know that I'm a few years late to the game with this series. My friend has been telling me to read them for awhile and I finally gave in. I invested in/received/stole the entire series so far. So I'm on the right track to catching up. One the bright side, by the time I finish the books out so far, the next and last one will be out. No waiting for me!

I have no clue why I waited this long to read this series! I mean, I'm reading the House of Night Series, and this is way better already! Unless of course it spirals out of control like that series did..but so far so good! This was only book one, so it focused a lot on character and world building and less on plot. Which is probably why nothing much happened until the end when the pieces are finally falling together. In my opinion it took way too long for the vampire stuff to be revealed. Everyone knows that it's coming, but we still have to wait for every single character to figure it out, which is the majority of the novel.

Besides that, the plot was great. It's always interesting to see what an author will do with vampires to make their book unique and different from others. I'm excited to learn more about the history, rules, and other things that belong to being a vampire in this world. By the end of the book my mind was swirling with theories and I was trying to figure out who is lying, and who to trust.

Our three main characters, Schuyler, Bliss, and Mimi were introduced. I'm calling these the main characters because they actually narrate and have their own chapters. Besides this we also get to know other characters. Weirdly, I only liked Schuyler when it was her chapter, but when anyone else was talking about her, I didn't. She just seemed different. Some characters, especially Jack, were really flip floppy and I couldn't pinpoint their personality. Hopefully everything levels out in the next book.

Overall Blue Bloods has officially captured my interest and I'm excited to read the next book. I'm hoping this series doesn't drag and we get some more action.

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