Review: Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) by Melissa de la Cruz


Title: Masquerade
Series: Blue Bloods, Book 2
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: May 1, 2007 by Hyperion
Source: Purchased
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young Blue Bloods. Her search brings her to Venice, Italy, in the hopes of finding the one person who can help. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the famous Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city’s wealthy, powerful, and unhuman—a true Blue Blood affair. But it’s at the after-party masquerade that the true danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will change the course of a young vampire’s destiny.

Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsty for more.



I enjoyed this book more than the first one. It definitely lived up to my expectations.

The book starts off with Schuyler and Oliver in Venice trying to track down her grandfather in hope that he can help them understand the Silver Bloods (corrupted blue bloods). It wasn’t what they were expecting. Whilst they are in Venice the rest of the Committee is putting together the Four Hundred Ball where the vampires coming into themselves are announced by their true names.

If anything, Schuyler’s feelings for Jack have only intensified and her relationship with Oliver takes a new turn which only complicates matters further.

Mimi decides to take action with dire consequences and in the end the person she despises could be her only salvation!

Bliss also pops up more frequently which is good as I liked her character in ‘Blue Bloods’.

Some new characters are introduced in this book. Lawrence Van Alen (Schuyler’s grandfather) and Kingsley Martin, both have a big impact on the story.

I loved the twists in this story and I’m looking forward to reading the next installment ‘Revelations’.

4 Rating



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