Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods They re young fabulous and fanged And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques year old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fitted in at her exclusive prep school

  • Title: Blue Bloods
  • Author: Melissa de la Cruz
  • ISBN: 9781905654741
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • They re young, fabulous and fanged And they rule Manhattan, from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques 15 year old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fitted in at her exclusive prep school she s of a vintage than a Versace girl but all that s about to change because Schuyler has just found out she s a Blue Blood.

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    1. This book had the potential to be amazing: affluent teens learn in their fifteenth year that they are reincarnated vampires who will never really die, only come back to reenter another 'cycle' of life. unfortunately, it was terrible. One gets the impression that La Cruz either rushed through this, or had a constant bout of writers block. The writing is forced and trite, and things that should have been ommitted (why do we need a description of every single item of food throughout the book?)and s [...]

    2. So I was reading a Cracked article a little while ago. It told me that you get addicted to pop music because it sets off the pleasure centre of your brain. Cracked also told me that your brain derives pleasure from particularly predictable music because your brain enjoys predicting things and enjoys being right even more.Finally, humanity's explanation for NickelbackNo seriously, look at this:Look at this photographEverytime I do it makes me _________How did our eyes get so redAnd what the hell [...]

    3. Book Review(This pic is from deviantart btw) I've been wanting to read this series for a long time now but unfortunately I was always got sidetracked by other vampire series (e.g. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Vampire Academy, House of Night, Evernight Series, Morganville Vampires, Sookie Stackhouse series, The Mortal Instruments Trilogy, Night Huntress). Whoa that was a long list, should I just say I'm a vampire addict? (blame this on Meyer's Twilight).Okay so yeah I picked it up due to [...]

    4. Okay.I have to drag my soap box out sckrrrkk (keep in mind this is my opinion and I don't wish to offend anyone). Alright, I began to read junior fiction and young adult books to cut out the undesirable sex scenes and vulgar language. Well, I have had to stop reading highly entertaining young adult books because of the sex and language. I am highly disappointed in the trend now-a-days. Is it any wonder teen pregnancy is a problem, as well as substance abuse and vulgar language, if this kind of c [...]

    5. This book was a massive mental battle for me, between the decent parts of the plot (notice I say PLOT, not book) and the horrendousness of the rest of the book. Okay, let me put this bluntly: "Blue Bloods" stunk.First of all, the story was not believable. Not because it included a pack of civilized vampires that were conveniently all wealthy and living in New York City. Because the characters' reactions were so obviously fabricated that I rolled my eyes more than once while reading. Schuyler, fo [...]

    6. I absolutely hated this book. HATED it. I'm not sure I've ever been able to say that about a novel before, but I can honestly say that about this one. Being a long-time fan of vampires, I picked this up at Barnes & Noble thinking that it might be a quick, easy, interesting read. The book itself is not terribly long, but I had a hard time getting through it. For one thing, that characters aren't likableAT ALL. The vampires are an ancient group of rich, snobby elitists who care more about fash [...]

    7. This book is so fucking stupid that I lost IQ points while reading it. The only reason I didn't DNF it was for the joke material. Because, seriously, this book has to be a joke, right?The premise had some potential - vampires who came over on the Mayflower, come into their vampireyness at age 15, and are reincarnated over and over again. (?) There are exactly 400 of them, and our special snowflake is a new one! Oh no! Not a New Soul!? (again) So, of course the powers that be are suspicious of sn [...]

    8. I am painfully, painfully addicted. Not entirely in spite of the trashiness (because a small part of me finds the constant detailed descriptions of everyone's outfit deeply entertaining - hi, Laurell K Hamilton for the Gossip Girl set!), but if you dig beyond the uneven pacing, the telling instead of showing, and the constant! references! to everyone's! extreme! wealth!, there is some very, very interesting mythology being crafted here, with some deeply twisted and intriguing relationships as a [...]

    9. This series is basically Gossip Girl meets Twilight. Melissa de la Cruz is obviously a great authorHowever, she does not follow through with this series. She spends more time talking about designer labels, and what the elite are wearingan she does building up the plot. I felt completely let down, because many people had suggested this series to me.Having said thatI still want to know what happens, which means I will give Melissa de la Cruz a second chance by reading the second installment of thi [...]

    10. De la Cruz does an impressive job of creating a world of high society New York vampires that date all the way back to Plymouth, to the beginning of time, really, but the book focuses on Plymouth. I loved that she ties her story into a bit of real historical mystery, the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a group of early pilgrim settlers that disappeared without a trace. Family lines and real estate and designer clothes are all important to setting the stage for the New York it crowd, but the name-dropping [...]

    11. This is the first book in another paranormal YA series. I've been disappointed with quite a few lately, but "Blue Bloods" seems a little bit better than some.First of all, it's not based solely on romance. For a change, this book is written in 3rd person, so you don't have to endure hundreds of pages in a mind of some boy-obsessed teenage girl. Cruz also develops a rather interesting vampire lore which even has some well-known historical events weaved into it.I am not going to pretend however th [...]

    12. Where to begin? I've been devouring a lot of YA fiction lately, especially that of the supernatural kind and, honestly, I'm running out of avenues. I'd been putting off the Blue Bloods novels because they just didn't interest me. Well, today I was bored so I picked this little gem up from the library. It passed a few hours' worth of my time. Was it worth it? Well, I got some laughs.The book opens with a massive cliche. Which I suppose should have warned me and put me off reading the rest of it, [...]

    13. I read all three of these books in a day apiece. They're badly written, ludicrous candy. Seriously, rich NYC socialite vampires? Who are also ANGELS? And models, apparently? And are almost 100% undeveloped as characters?Don't get me started on how "Croatan" actually refers to one of the native American tribes in the barrier islands of NC, and was probably meant to serve as a direction for the rest of the Roanaoke colonists when they came back from England. I mean, yes, the whole subject of the R [...]

    14. Oh, my silly love of teen vampire books. Melissa de la Cruz makes a fun world, easy to read, with characters that you love and hate. Full of all the angst and envy of a proper high school novel, but with the added bite of the supernatural.I'm charmed by Schuyler, the accidentally beautiful protagonist. She is endearing in her inability to fit in, which is something I'm sure many of us can relate to. The Force Twins. How can you help but love to hate Mimi Force? A girl who has everything, and kno [...]

    15. Read the full review here @A Perfection Called BooksThe Concept:Blue Bloods is a trio combination of Gossip Girl, angels, and vampires. The idea and premise of this series is original and great! Basically the angels who sided with Lucifer were cast down from heaven and now they are Blue Bloods, vampires, who live in 100 year long cycles, trying to achieve redemption. I like it! It's a cool concept :) Some parts of the concept are a bit hard to grasp. Cruz doesn't do a very good job of explaining [...]

    16. ACTUAL RATİNG:2.75 starsThe Ingredients:Add The Gossip Girl. Mix it with Beverly Hills. Add a bit of Twilight. And a little piece from every YA novel you can remember reading.The Final Taste/The Verdict:Doesnt leave a bad taste in your mouth but it definitely could have been better.The Story:The glamorous life of the Upper East Side citiziens -with a vampire twist.What Went Wrong:What the book focuses on is completely wrong. The author should have focused on the story than what the characters w [...]

    17. I've just started this book, and there are a number of things in which this book is disappointing. For one, Melissa de la Cruz keeps on nagging about what everybody is wearing. On and on. I couldn't care less. It also contributes to annoying fact #2. The books moves damn slowly. I'm on page 97 and nothing has happened so far. And the same plot-hints are being dropped over and over. I'm laying the book away now, perhaps I will finish it later And I picked it up anyway, like 3 hours later and fini [...]

    18. "Survival of the richest, the city's ours before the fallThey're Monaco and Hamptons bound, but we don't feel like outsiders at all."- Halsey, "New Americana"3.5 StarsBetter than I thought it would be, and my random book of the month, decided through a fair bit of weird numerology and enough "eeny meeny miney mo" the reference librarian probably thought I'd gone crazy.The Summary (that they don't give you): So there's this girl Schuyler (pronounced Skylar, I think) who doesn't fit in :( at her e [...]

    19. Oh dear. This is like the Twilight thing, isn't it? It's SO HORRIBLE and I can't stop reading.Okay, the good: Melissa de la Cruz, in Blue Bloods, has created a whole new sort of vampire. All the old Buffy rules are out. It involves a REALLY complicated bunch of lore, but by the end, I understood most of the rules. Oh, also good, I was surprised by mention of Roanoke, one of my pet fascinations. There is a little bit of a history lesson (not too serious, don't worry about thinking, other than the [...]

    20. Starting with the positive points, they had really interesting vampires. The idea of older generations of vampires being reincarnated into future generations sounded pretty cool. They don't really die, they come back in the future generations as someone else with the same soul. I thought that was pretty well thought-out.Now it's time for the negative points. And boy, did I have many. First, the writing. I was getting sick of all those detailed descriptions about clothing and what designer brand [...]

    21. estoy asustada de que no espero NADA , nada en estos dias y me esta sorprendiendo en buen plantes de la lecturahace años lei la antologia " noches de graduación del infierno ¨ o alguno de esa saga que terminaba con la palabra del infierno. Melissa de la Cruz habia escrito un cuento y me habia gustado muchisimo , luego pasaron otros años y me engaché con la serie las brujas de east end lamentablemente fue cancelada la serie . deseé leer los libros con el fin de continuar pero no los pude co [...]

    22. (3.5 stars)it was kinda superficial and filled with designer clothing descriptions, but some of the plot twists were quite good and i do like the overall vampire lore. i think i'll read the second one in the series, but only time will tell if i can make it to the last book, lol.

    23. I almost felt like I was in NYC again while reading this book. Love the idea of the silver bloods and the connection to the pilgrims. Very creative!

    24. The Shadowhunters meeting Gossip Girl.I must say, that I liked the main plot, the whole idea of vampires living in some kind of community and being reborn. But I didn't like the writing AT ALL. I felt like I was reading some crappy fanfiction. With all those pointless descriptions of looks, clothing, etc, and all these love stories. Also, the main character (well, actually, there are probably a few main characters) who is the embodiment of all the cliches - her parents are dead, she wears differ [...]

    25. Αν και έχω διαβάσει αρκετά παρόμοια βιβλία, αυτό πιστεύω πως θα μπορούσε, αν η συγγραφέας δεν το έχανε κάπου στο δρόμο, να γίνει καλύτερο. Πως κατάφερε και έμπλεξε τα βαμπίρ με τους αγγέλους και τον Εωσφόρο ακόμα προσπαθώ να καταλάβω!

    26. What the actual hell did I just read? Okay, I'll admit, I picked this up in the first place because it sounded vaguely like Gossip Girl, which is a guilty pleasure of mine. It also sounded vaguely like Twilight, which I wouldn't really call a guilty pleasure, but I will admit that there was a lot of entertainment value there. I feel like I just went to a distant relative's house for dinner, and I'm not sure what exactly happened in the kitchen and I'm a little afraid to ask, but I have to be pol [...]

    27. **Also published on my YA Book Blog**Okay, so the premise of this book is sort of interesting. I don't usually go for the angel demon explanation (because it seems so common these days), so that was slightly off putting, but I was willing to look past it. Having the stuff with the Roanoke colony was cool and I actually wish that had been more of the focus. The present day stuff was too much and over the top. All the glam, the brands, the rich jerk attitude. It was like half the book was just nam [...]

    28. Schuyler Van Alen leads a mixed-up life. She attends a prestigious NYC school, where she doesn't fit in with her peers, except her best friend Oliver, and though her family used to be one of the wealthiest in the city, their holdings are now few and money sparse. She doesn't know her father, her mother has been in a coma in the hospital for most of her life, and she lives with her foreboding grandmother.When the uber-boy at school suddenly takes an interest in her, she doesn't know what to think [...]

    29. In a word: Boring! I tried to get into this book several times, but each attempt was failed. I couldn't even make it all the way through the first chapter without skimming. By chapter eleven I still was not sucked into the world. The characters were very drab and lack-luster. Even the names in this book annoyed me. Kitty, Aggie, Mimi, Trinity, Jack Force, BLISS!! All seemed forced and too cutesy. WAY too much emphasis and description on the clothes the kids were wearing and the streets and archi [...]

    30. I guess I got caught up with all of the vampire folklore because of the Twilight series, and I was looking for a substitute. Blue Bloods is a light and to a small degree entertaining read. It kept me interested barely enough to want to finish the book, but it definitely was not captivating. I feel the author had an opportunity to develop her plot, which was extremely original. However, the entire novel lacked some sort of cohesive concept or stimulating event to give the storyline some needed sp [...]

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