Monday, May 9, 2011

Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods
Melissa De La Cruz
302 pages
Publisher: Hyperion

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Schuyler is a student at one of New York City's most prestigious schools, but she doesn't exactly fit in with her peers.  Then, when she discovers that she is a Blue Blood, a vampire that has been reincarnated over and over since the time of the Mayflower, she and her other classmates are suddenly in the same group.  And there's a problem: there's something out to get the young Blue Bloods.  It's already killed one of the classmates and now it's out for Schuyler.  Who or what is it and what does it want?

You would think a novel would be terrible when the premise is that everyone who came over on the Mayflower were vampires, but I thoroughly enjoyed this novel!  It was vampires done right for several reasons.  First, the plot line wasn't forced.  It didn't start out in a science class where the two main characters immediately fell in love.  There was ample build up before we even learn that everyone is a vampire.  Second, there are lots of characters to learn about, not just a focus on two main characters and third in the love triangle.  In fact, a love triangle was conspicuously absent for this novel.  There wasn't a lot of romance, either, though I'm sure we'll see some in future books.  Third, the characters had lives outside of their vampire-hood.  It wasn't like they learned they were vampires and that was all they thought about or did.  They still had parties and burgeoning modeling careers and family issues to deal with.

Naturally the book ended on a cliffhanger and I've already got the second book in the series on it's way. I'm delighted to learn there are five in the series, plus an extra novella.  What fun!

1 comment:

  1. OK I had no idea this too place during the time of the Mayflower! See I love having blog friends! I am soooo putting this on my TBR pile!


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