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Blue Bloods


Blue Bloods

BLUE BLOODS traces the history of some of New York's elite teens all the way back to the Mayflower. But their history isn't just about Plymouth Rock and maize. Their cultural depth and fabulous clothes aren't all that make these teens special. AU PAIRS author Melissa de la Cruz brings a twist to this tale of modern wealthy teens: they are also vampires.

Bliss moves from Texas to New York and can't figure out how to fit in. She wears white when others wear jeans to her famous school Duchesne. Mimi, the resident It Girl, takes a shine to her until Bliss starts falling for bad boy loner Dylan. And what's up with Mimi's extra close relationship with her twin Jack?

Schuyler Van Alen is also wondering about that, as Jack is a total hottie. Both girls are curious as to why they are craving red meat and spotting blue veins in their arms, until they get invited to a special Committee that shows them their vampire history. The fangs, the glowing skin, the need to feed --- it's all normal for the Blue Bloods.

They are just starting to deal with immortality and their new powers when ugly rumors about a teen from their class who supposedly died from a drug overdose emerge. She was a blue blood too --- so how did she die?

When Dylan is arrested and then disappears, the girls join forces with Schuyler's best friend Oliver to try to find clues in their history that would explain why vampires are targets now. But no one is talking. Jack, who shared some memorable kisses with Schuyler, decides to shut her out. Her mother, who has been in a coma all of Schuyler's life, starts getting a mysterious visitor. And her Grandmother isn't telling her what is going on now or what happened in their previous lives.

Secrets, intrigue and suspense --- it's all here in this first installment of Melissa de la Cruz's spine-tingling new series.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 18, 2011

Blue Bloods
by Melissa de la Cruz

  • Publication Date: April 25, 2006
  • Genres: Fantasy, Horror
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
  • ISBN-10: 0786838922
  • ISBN-13: 9780786838929