Title: Blue Bloods
Series: Blue Bloods, Book 1
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: March 27, 2007 by Hyperion
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.
Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City 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 dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner—and happy that way.
But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?
Steeped in vampire lore and set against the glittery backdrop of New York City, Blue Bloods will be devoured by fans of Melissa de la Cruz.
My first thought after having read Blue Bloods was WOW, I enjoyed it plenty. It’s not like all the other vampire stuff that is floating about these days (not that I won’t read them too!), it’s different. Different equals good! I loved how the vampires were actually angels that had fallen from heaven along side Lucifer. The ‘Blue Bloods’ were the ones to follow the code where as the ones who chose to break from the code (Lucifer’s & co) were named ‘Silver Bloods’ who are the baddies trying to take over.
Schuyler Van Alen is a misfit who goes to a high society school in NYC where she doesn’t fit in with the crowd. She prefers cast-offs to vintage and isn’t snobby like most of the other kids. She’s surprised when she finds herself in The Committee and shocked when she learns the truth about who and what she really is.
With a turn of unfortunate events Schuyler is left with a choice… Does she do nothing and let the authorities do their job or does she take charge and try to fix it herself?
I love a good romance and this didn’t disappoint, I am looking forward to seeing if and how this relationship between her and Jack Force develops. I’m eager to start book two ‘Masquerade’.