Thursday, 8 April 2010

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz


They're Young, Fabulous and Fanged...And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques. Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fit in at her exclusive prep school ? she's more 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. The Blue Bloods are the city's glamorous ? and secret ? vampire elite. They're young, beautiful and powerful. But now they're being murdered. And Schuyler must find out who ? or what ? is behind it before she's next.


With Vamps being all the rage it takes a brave soul to try to give the mythos a new spin but that’s exactly what Melissa has done within this offering as we get to meet the beautiful people of New York as one comes into her own. Whilst the mythos within is new and exciting, the major problem with this tale is the cast. They’re stuck up, they’re detestable but above all they’re spoilt, rich and without a conscience. There’s nothing identifiable with these “people” and as such means that the reader can’t get to grips with this offering no matter how good the rest is. I’m hoping that Melissa fixes this in additional outings but I really don’t know if the series is saveable as without a solid support base from the first offering its going to be nigh impossible for people to get behind her.

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