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Blue Bloods

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Publisher: Hyperion

3.8
(58)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 302 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 0786838922 | Isbn-13: 9780786838929 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Also available as: Paperback , Others

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Book Description
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 foodand she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a girl from her school is found dead . . . drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesnt know what to think. Could those vampire legends really be true?Steeped in vampire lore and set against the heady backdrop of the rich, young, and powerful in the heart of New York City, Blue Bloods will be devoured by Melissa de la Cruzs legion fans.
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  • 4

    The book was a little confusing with the Blue Bloods family trees and marriages. But overall, this is a very satisfying book. Schylur's and Jack's forbidden relationship sort of reminded me of Bella and Edward from the Twilight Saga, but this series is as far away as possible.

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  • 4

    Young Adult Vampire Tale

    Blue Bloods offers a different take on the stale vampire theme and was interesting to read. I did not give it four stars because the writing was a little erratic for me. It almost seemed that she was working against a timeline to get everything in the first novel that needed to be there. I kno ...continue

    Blue Bloods offers a different take on the stale vampire theme and was interesting to read. I did not give it four stars because the writing was a little erratic for me. It almost seemed that she was working against a timeline to get everything in the first novel that needed to be there. I know that young adult writers feel the need sometimes to limit page numbers in the interest of preserving the attention of a young adult reader but I think that J. K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer have both proven that page numbers don't matter. Anyhoo, the character of Schuyler Van Alen is set to fight against the bad vampires that are out to suck the blood of the good vampires. I do plan to read the next book in the series Masquerade and see if practice makes the writing better. Again, it was worth reading just for the original vampire take.

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  • 2

    Vampiri griffati dall'Upper East Side (Twilight incontra Cruel Intentions)

    In una Manhattan adolescente, modaiola e scintillante di cocktail e discoteche si snoda la storia dell'ombrosa quindicenne Schuyler, i cui abiti oversized stonano con il panorama del suo prestigioso liceo privato, regno incontrastato dei rampolli dell'establishment newyorkese. Ma che cosa succede ...continue

    In una Manhattan adolescente, modaiola e scintillante di cocktail e discoteche si snoda la storia dell'ombrosa quindicenne Schuyler, i cui abiti oversized stonano con il panorama del suo prestigioso liceo privato, regno incontrastato dei rampolli dell'establishment newyorkese. Ma che cosa succede se si scopre che tutti i belli-ricchi-maledetti della scuola non sono soltanto dei privilegiati, ma anche dei vampiri?

    Romanzo deboluccio, con numerose pecche e qualche punto forte. Prima della svolta fantasy, le atmosfere ne richiamano immediatamente un clima alla Cruel Intentions, specie se confontiamo i due gemelli, Mimi e Jack Force, con i due fratellastri del film con Sarah Michelle Gellar e Ryan Philippe; probabilmente del romanzo è la parte più riuscita, perché fotografa in modo esemplare la perdizione dei rampolli newyorkesi, con accurate descrizioni, contornate da un sarcasmo spesso acceso, di luoghi e occasioni, che non mancheranno di interessare gli amanti di questa splendida e contraddittoria città. Un po' più debole il risvolto vampirico: il cliché del vampiro bello-ricco-potente-irresistibile-invulnerabile(ma anche no!) ha stufato.
    Quanto ai personaggi, confesso la mia predilezione per Mimi Force, l'unica che esula un po' dal luogo comune, che invece investe la protagonista, il suo bello e il suo gruppo di amici. Menzione d'onore anche per Bliss, la finta Barbie texana, in realtà personaggio molto interessante.
    Il punto in più rispetto al minimo è per la bellissima ambientazione e perchè, in fondo, si lascia leggere. E si fa esercizio d'inglese ;-)

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  • 2

    I quite like the plot but the development isn't satisfying. The first part is all about how hip and cool these kids are, and there's a lot of brand-name dropping. Then, when the juicy vampire stuff comes up, it's all explained and described quickly, events twist and turn in a matter of 2 lines an ...continue

    I quite like the plot but the development isn't satisfying. The first part is all about how hip and cool these kids are, and there's a lot of brand-name dropping. Then, when the juicy vampire stuff comes up, it's all explained and described quickly, events twist and turn in a matter of 2 lines and the book ends way too soon. Ok, it's only book 1 but I was left with the feeling that a lot more should've been outlined in detail.

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  • 3

    Blue Bloods

    An interesting premise that starts very strong but doesn't quite play out. Unfortunately, the end of the book is plagued by multiple plot holes.

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  • 3

    It's been said before...the constant designer name dropping is annoying, and it doesn't really pick up until the second half. I'll grab the next one just to see what happens though.

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  • 3

    This was sort of The Devil Wears Prada and Buffy's love child. As a sci-fi/fantasy fan, it was not the greatest. There are far better vampire novels out there. That said, there was something to the story that makes me want to find out more. To be honest, I was having a hard time stomaching the co ...continue

    This was sort of The Devil Wears Prada and Buffy's love child. As a sci-fi/fantasy fan, it was not the greatest. There are far better vampire novels out there. That said, there was something to the story that makes me want to find out more. To be honest, I was having a hard time stomaching the constant designer name drops. I get it... they are young, powerful, and dressed to kill. Do I need to know that she is wearing Chanel boots? Hell no. As for the history part, it was almost hard to take. I'll give De La Cruz some points for originality; however, to anyone who knows anything about history, its going to be difficult to read. I guess it is one way to get girls who like "chick lit" into fantasy. I really wouldn't recommend this book unless you are really a De La Cruz fan.

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