Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 74% or C
Buy It: Amazon
Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about the vampire elite that dates back before the Mayflower. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and never-before-seen letters, New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz gives her hungry fans the keys to the Repository and an even more in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods.My Thoughts::
I wasn't going to read this book, but since I don't want to miss anything in the series, I decided to pick it up figuring that it would be a fast read. And while it was a fast read, it was better and more fulfilling than I thought it would be.
We are given a little background info and story so far briefing for each character. It was a nice refresher but would have been better if we learned anything new from it. There were some things that were cleared up from inconsistencies in the books, which was nice. And since there have been a good amount of books so far, it was great to go back and review what happened and how each character was involved. It's really easy to forget details or even not realize exactly how something happened, so this was very helpful.
The best part about this book were the very short stories that were spread throughout. We got some added scenes that we haven't seen, as well as scenes that we have scene but told from another character's perspective. So even though we aren't told exactly NEW information I think we get a much better hold on the characters and the important things we are supposed to know so far in the series. I definitely feel better about what I know about the books after reading this.
Overall I think that Keys to the Repository was a good refresher but not worth buying. The little stories were great, but there weren't enough of them to warrant buying it since the book was short as it is. But it was a nice little guide so checking it out is a great idea.