Thursday, July 9, 2009

Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz is the first in her "Blue Bloods" series. This young adult novel is basically shallow with lots of name dropping and product placements. The interesting thing about the book is its twist on vampire lore.

Schuyler is 15 and the last of a distinguished family line. Her father is dead, her mother is in a coma so she is raised by her cold and emotionally distant grandmother. Schuyler doesn't fit in amongst the "beautiful people" at her private prep school. She can't understand why she's being invited to join "The Committee" a charity group of prominent alumni.

She also can't figure out why the school's golden boy, Jack, has suddenly started taking an interest in her. Not that she minds, she's had a crush on him for a long time. She doesn't know that Jack's interest and her invitation to join The Committee" are part of the same secret that has been kept from her.

The book is rather simple. I'm sure it will keep young reader enthralled. Anyone who was an "outsider" in high school will empathize with Schuyler and her friends. The new twist on vampires (Blue Bloods) is interesting. Society's elite are all members of aristocratic family lines and also vampires. The book doesn't have an ending. You have to read the next book to find out what happened to one of Schuyler's friends.

Buy Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, Book 1)

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Thanks for the comment. I will read it as soon as I can. Sorry I have to say this but I've wasted a lot of time with SPAM lately. If you are posting a link to a site that is not related to books I will not publish it, I'll mark it as SPAM.