Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
They're Young, Fabulous and Fanged...And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques. Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fit in at her exclusive prep school ? she's more of a vintage than a Versace girl ? but all that's about to change...Because Schuyler has just found out she's a Blue Blood. The Blue Bloods are the city's glamorous ? and secret ? vampire elite. They're young, beautiful and powerful. But now they're being murdered. And Schuyler must find out who ? or what ? is behind it before she's next.
OK so here we go *gush,gush,gush*. I was not expecting this book to be this fabulous. I have read a few reviews and thought, yep lets read it, it will just be another vampire story. Boy, how wrong I was.
The whole take on vampire mythology was unique. I would never have associated vampires with fallen angels. Not only that, there are good and evil vampires. Ones that adhere to the vampire code and ones that want to rule the world, for want of better terminology.
The story encompasses the rebirth/reincarnation of vampires (aka blue bloods) from a single drop of blood containing all their memories and DNA. Science versus myth with the use of IVF. The formation of true friendships and allegiances. The soul-mate principle (or is it?), the 'ick' factor with the idea that twins are bound by blood (you need to read it, I am not giving away spoilers). With a bit of murder/mystery thrown in to keep you on your toes :0)
The female protagonist, Schyler, was so easy to relate to, on the surface an outsider that has the strength of character to deal with whatever is thrown her way. Luckily she has the perfect friend in Oliver, that covers her back and protects her when ever he can (but is that all there is too it?!!!!) I adored the addition of Bliss and Dylan to their group and could completely understand their friendship and alliegance.
Unbelievably clever plot twists and turns that leave you reeling, the teasers are there for you to pick up on if you can ;)
For someone that thought this was just going to be another vampire book, I absolutely loved it. As soon as I finished it, I had to order the rest of the series and pre-order the other books :) I am now sitting by my mailbox waiting to continue this thrilling series.