chelee33, March 12, 2008 (view all comments by chelee33)
At first I was a little frustrated with this book. It seemed like it was going to be a snooty teenage girl book. Towards the middle I really started to get into it, and began to really enjoy the main character. By the end of the book I was really into it, and I found I was sad when the book was over.
Other books I recommend: Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter, Uglies series, and the Marked series by P.C. Cast.
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mickey7, November 29, 2007 (view all comments by mickey7)
blue blood is a very good book threw the whole thing your thinking "what's going to happen next" i enjoied every bit of it and i hope the next book masquerade is as good as the first one
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amcourte, June 24, 2007 (view all comments by amcourte)
This book was very well written and like most series, the author has a good way of leaving you wanting the next book to hurry up and come out. The author did a fantastic job of twisting the story around so you're enthralled completely. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that she tried to make the main character the complete opposite of everyone else which I find a little cliche'. But a very good series so far and I can't wait to see what's next to come!
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"De la Cruz combines American history, vampires and a crew of rich New York City kids, delivering a page-turning debut to her new series, sure to appeal to fans of her Au Pairs titles. When 15-year-olds Schuyler and Bliss find out that they are vampires, as are many of the city's elite, they learn what's behind some of their weird symptoms (such as Schuyler's blue veins, which form 'an intricate pattern, visible under the skin's surface,' or Bliss's cravings for raw meat), and that 'nothing could kill vampires.' But something is hunting them, even killing some, and Schuyler grows more determined to stop it, even as the Conclave, the vampire leaders, attempts to cover it up. Readers will recognize the character types here: Schuyler the outcast, Bliss the pretty new girl and Mimi the popular queen bee (who nurses a somewhat incestuous relationship with her equally gorgeous brother). Not many question are answered along the way, even for the start of a series. Still, it's hard to resist a book that combines expensive clothes, modeling jobs, blood-sucking and even diary entries from a Mayflower vampire. De la Cruz plants enough seeds (e.g., What does it mean that Schuyler's father is human? Will her mother come out of her coma? Who are the Silver Bloods, and is one of them hiding amongst the vampires?) to give readers a stake in what happens next. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Schuyler Van Alen begins to wonder if the legends of vampires are really true. When she turns 15, she starts to crave raw food and is having flashbacks to ancient times. After a classmate is found dead--and bloodless--Schuyler doesn't know what to think. Hyperion Books for Children
From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End
After they cause a terrible accident at their old high school, twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are sent to live with their Aunt” Ingrid Beauchamp in North Hampton, on Long Islands mist-shrouded East End. Unable to control their powers, their father begs Ingrid to tame them over the summer, before the White Council exiles the girls to Limbo.
Trouble continues to bubble and boil when the girls meet the younger Gardiner boys, who are just as handsome and sexy as their older kin. But all is not as it seems. As Ingrid helps the girls learn to control their magical impulses, Mardi and Molly have just this summer to figure out how to grow up, how to love, and how to be a family.
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? Melissa de la Cruz's vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.
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