Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz


Book Title: Blue Bloods

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Hyperion

Release Date: April 1, 2007

Summary (via IndieBound):

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.


Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at her prestigious New York private school. When all of a sudden the most popular guy in school starts to look her way she knows something is up. However, the school is soon rocked with the news of a death of one of its students – one of the popular girls. Shortly thereafter Schuyler begins to experience some interesting changes. Her veins slowly turn blue and she starts craving red meat like she never has before. She starts to wonder if this is the same thing that happened to the other girl shortly before she died. If so, does that mean she is next? What exactly is happening to her?  Most importantly, is the danger worth the risk to get the answers she so desperately wants?

While there are a lot of vampire novels circulating out there this is one of the few that took me completely by surprise. When a certain ‘gimmick’ becomes popular it can sometimes get old very fast and the more you read the less and less you are captivated by it. However, in this case, I was drawn in and kept on my toes throughout. There are a lot of different twists and turns that I did not see coming. The best part of this entire book, which turned into a full fledged series, is the fact that it has one of the best and most unique takes on the origin of the vampire mythology!

Rating: *****

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