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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Revelations by Melissa De la Cruz


“Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question--is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.

When one of the place of power is treatened in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom. ”  -Book Cover

After Schuyler saved Mimi Force in Italy, it was almost as if nothing had happened. Mimi still despised her and Jack was ignoring her, but she was now forced to live with them. But nothing is what it seems and she and Jack meet secretly to share this impossible love they have, while Oliver, Schuyler’s best friend and newly-made familiar, is left out of the loop.

Life as the Blue Bloods knows it is now at stake with the dreaded return of the Silver Bloods and it’s hard to tell friends from foes.

I have to tell you right off the bat that I have a hot and cold relation with this series. First and foremost, what I don’t like about this series is the whole high-class snobbism and rich child attitude of the characters. Big hotels, designer clothes, hundreds of dollars meals, while it may appeal to some readers, it just doesn’t work for me.

Also I feel like the plot is stalling most of the book, characters spend their time doing elitist stuff and we all know someone is a traitor but no one does anything about it. De la Cruz don’t give many clues either so I kind of feel like a dog running after it’s tail.

Now you gonna tell me, but why do you keep reading this series if you don’t like it? Well first I like the lore. Blue Bloods vs Silver Bloods. I like how vampires are angels cast away from heaven and their original immortality. Reincarnation cycle after cycle and memories coming back at teenage hood, I love the whole concept!

Also, because the end is always good! No matter how unengaged in the story I feel most of the book, the end is always great. Curiosity gets the best out of me and I want to read the next one!


Now that I am done babbling, let’s talk about the book itself.

Schuyler is stuck between a rock and a hard place. She lives with the Forces and love Jack even though he is bond-to-be with his twin Mimi. She also likes Oliver very much and he is now her familiar on top of being in love with her. So she doesn’t really know what to do, and she won’t do much, let’s be honest.

Bliss was my favorite character in this book. Former Mimi’s friend and now Schuyler’s best friend. She is concerned for her pairs and she’s always trying to do what she thinks is right. But she’s also hunted by nightmares and has no one to turn to. Her character was really surprising.

There isn’t much to say about the plot itself. Everyone seems to be lying and hiding something so you don’t really know what’s going on.

The end was stunning tough. For obvious reasons I never saw the final blow coming. The last 50 pages or so were action-packed and even though I’m not a big fan of the series I can’t help but wonder what will the Blue Bloods community do next. So I will eventually read the forth book, I can’t help it. I just hope there will be more action and more content to hold onto, and less high-class events wouldn’t hurt. But I’m sure we’ll get to witness Mimi & Jack’s bonding, hopefully it will be full of drama lol.



Blue Bloods Series:

Blue Bloods
The Van Alen Legacy
Misguided Angel (Oct 2010)

Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; Reprint edition (July 28 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423102290
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423102298


    Book Source: Personal Shelf

  • Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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