Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blue Bloods

I have just finished my third
book for the R.I.P. Challenge!

Blue Bloods
by Melisa De La Cruz
Young Adult-Adult

Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at her prestigious New York City private school. Her class mates dress in only the latest fashions, vacation in the Hamptons, ski in the Alps and go clubbing at the hottest night spots. Schuyler prefers baggy thrift store finds and hanging out with her best friend Ollie playing video games.
That all changes after she turns fifteen. A strange pattern of blood veins appear on her arms, she has vivid memories of a long ago past and she craves raw meat.
Schuyler suddenly discovers that she is part of an ancient secret society of vampires that date back to the Mayflower. Their members are wealthy and powerful and happen to be part of the most elite families in New York City. They are called the Blue Bloods and now Schuyler herself has become one of them.
But in this society there are many secrets, that many members are determined to keep. If Schuyler has any chance of unraveling her complicated past she must find the answers.

This book is the first in a series of the Blue Bloods. I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I'm excited to see where she takes them and the changes that will happen as the story progresses. I admit I already bought the second one on amazon yesterday and plan to read it as soon as it gets here. I loved how she combined the history with the now. The old journal pages by Catherine Carver added a spooky element to the story.
I would recommend this book for ages 16 and up for sexual situations and violence.