Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
Title: Blue Bloods
Series: Blue Bloods
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Published: 25th April, 2006
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.
The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society. The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closely guarded secret. And they kept that secret for centuries.
But now, in New York City, the secret is seeping out. Schuyler Van Alen is a sophomore at a prestigious private school. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a girl from her school is found dead… drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn’t know what to think.
Dun, dun, dun! Another vampire series!
This one had a very interesting history for vampires. Definitely not the usual history. I liked that.
However, I didn’t like how it was written in the points of view of so many people. That made the story drag on. It didn’t feel like there was much of a story because you just kept reading the different points of view of the same situation. Kind of.
I felt like I couldn’t connect with any of the characters because there were so many and because you kept switching to the different points of view so often so you didn’t really have a chance. I wish it had been in the point of view of Schuyler only, it wouldn’t have been so confusing and you would have gotten into the story a lot more. Plus you would have taken way more of a liking to her.
The story was very slow to start off. It doesn’t really start to till the middle of the book. Which kind of sucked because I didn’t enjoy it as much as other vampire stories. The whole first half is setting up the story and that was just boring to read.
The end half was better and more entertaining, although I felt like the relationships between the characters suddenly started and stopped unrealistically. The reveal was a little confusing, especially with the history of vampires. Then because there were so many characters’ points of views you didn’t really feel for any character in particular, not even Schuyler which was disappointing.
I liked it enough to want to read the second book in the series though!