Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Title: Blue Bloods
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: March 27th 2007
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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.The vampires 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. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapated mansion. Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. 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 popular girl from her school is found dead... drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn't know what to think, but she wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?
(Image and summary taken from Goodreads.)


Blue Bloods has a different perspective on vampires which I found was more appealing than Stephenie Meyer's sparkling vampires. But Blue Bloods was released at a time where vampires were all the rage, which urged me to read it. I'm not gong to lie and say I didn't enjoy it, I did, but I didn't like the incest part. The fact that they were siblings and they would marry each other unnerved me. But the whole concept of Blue Bloods is very... Interesting. I think that's all I have to say. I'm neutral, I don't love it, I don't hate it. I'm deciding whether to get the second book or not.



  1. I liked this book too! Did you continue the series? :)

    1. Unfortunately, I didn't. But I'm glad that you liked it! :)