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Blue Bloods (Blue Blood Novels) [Paperback]

Melissa de La Cruz
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April 2007 Blue Blood Novels (Book 1)
Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she’s starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it.

Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz’s vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142310126X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423101260
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.1 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 805,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Melissa de la Cruz is the author of many best-selling novels, including the Blue Bloods series; the Au Pairs series; the Ashleys series; and Angels on Sunset Boulevard. She is also a frequent contributor to Glamour, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, and is hard at work on the next book in the Blue Bloods saga. While Melissa is not a Blue Blood, she knows people who are...

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Fanged and fabulous (Booklist (starred review) 'A juicy voyeuristic peek into the lives of rich Manhattanites - who happen to be vampires')

Kirkus --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The young, the fabulous and the fanged rule the upper echelons of Manhattan society in this fantastically addictive series from bestselling YA author Melissa de la Cruz. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Vapid Vamps 1 May 2010
By Jen @ Reading Lark VINE VOICE
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I really wasn't impressed with this book at all. It started out OK, and the plot had promise. Young, rich and high status teens find out on their fifteenth birthdays that they're actually vampires and they'll live forever in theory... but about midway through I found myself skimming through parts of it. Maybe I just found the central character, Schuyler, to be too generic. She's really pretty but wears bad clothes... they've even made films taking the mickey out of those kinds of characters!!

There's a lot of description about clothes, hair, possessions... if you don't aspire to be rich and have nice things, you'll get bored of that fairly quickly. There's also quite a bit of partying & drinking going on... I'd shy away from giving this to literature hungry teenage Twilight fans - they'll probably think it's really cool but it won't do you any favors as a parent and it certainly won't provoke thoughts!!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 1 Jun 2007
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
It's the invasion of the vampires!

Recently, the world of the undead has been sweeping its way into young adult novels, making sure that the vampires are prominently featured. Melissa de la Cruz, author of the popular series THE AU PAIRS, makes sure that she adds her own twist on vampires in her new series, BLUE BLOODS.

Schuyler Van Alen believed that she was just a normal teenager, living a normal life, and just didn't seem to fit in. Attending a private school isn't the world that Schuyler wanted to enter, what with all of the high fashion when she would rather wear her "unfashionable" clothes. But she never thought she would enter the world of the vampires, either.

When she turns 15, Schuyler discovers some major changes in herself, like the veins in her arms that are distinctly blue. And the blue veins can only mean that she is part of the Blue Bloods, a group of vampires whose ancestors go as far back as the Mayflower. Being a Blue Blood isn't so bad, right?

Well, when a murder takes place and a popular guy starts to notice you, Schuyler knows that there is something strange going on, and it's up to her to crack all of the society's secrets and to keep herself out of danger while doing it.

Melissa de la Cruz does not disappoint with BLUE BLOODS. The world that Ms. de la Cruz has created is not only unique but also very intriguing. Fans of the vampire world will definitely want to add this to their collection, and will be looking forward to MASQUERADE, the next novel in the series.

Reviewed by: Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fantasy, young-adult 21 Aug 2010
By Rebecca
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 knows that she really has been queen of the world.
It's a fun, light read. It took me all of 4 or 5 hours, after which I promptly bought the next two books, which also took that long to read. Not as deep or detailed as they could have been, as I really, really wanted them to be. My Robert Jordan-primed brain wanted the two-page scenes to stretch out for chapters. Unfortunately, this is teen fiction, not overdrawn adult fantasy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars qiute good 3 Aug 2010
you will like this book if you have followed the program 'Gossip Girl' as the book is in the same style and even based in Manhatten, the same as the tv program , with one exception- most of the young ones are vampires, in this case bluebloods.You have the Queen Bee and her followers, her handsome brother, the shy girl and her best friend(a boy). You will see that they all interlink through the book , with the main character being the shy girl.
Its quite good , and leaves some questions answered and some not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disposable and forgettable 16 Jun 2010
Blue Bloods is the first book in a series by Melissa De La Cruz about the upper-class students at a prestigious school in New York who enjoy fashion and gossip, and just happen to be turning into vampires. We follow Schuyler Van Alen, a 15 year old girl who has never fit in with the other students at Duchesne -- preferring to wear charity shop vintage clothes and hanging out with Oliver Hazard-Perry. Little does she realise that her life is about to change forever, as she is initiated into the exclusive Blue Bloods society and finds out that she is one of the `Fallen Angels' -- immortals striving to regain the grace of God.

For some reason, I found myself compulsively turning the pages and read Blue Bloods in two brief sittings, but it was rather akin to reading a trashy gossip magazine or eating a meal from MacDonald's rather than a three course meal. I enjoyed it well enough as a piece of disposable entertainment and would likely read the sequels as well, but I certainly won't be rushing out to pick them up.

I think the reason it felt so quick and disposable is because I didn't manage to really identify with any of the characters or to start rooting for them. Schuyler is rather the best of a poor bunch, but even her character does not follow consistent behaviour -- oh, and what gives with the name? Upper-class children are sometimes given rather unusual names, but I was jarred out of the prose every single time I encountered her name because I was unsure how to pronounce it.

Schuyler is an outcast with little interest in fashion or of being popular, yet she still ends up falling for the most popular guy in school and taking on a modeling contract! The other characters were barely two-dimensional, let alone three, and I struggled to remember who was who at times.
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I must say that most of the times I can't resist a good vampire story. Lately I was on the mood to read some amazing fanged plot that would fulfil my need and would... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Fableofdreams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
If you love vampires you'll love this. Am hooked and racing through the follow up books. Would recommend giving it a go.
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it took me a few trys at reading this book but i have just tryed to read it again and realy enjoyed it.i will be getting the others in the seies now. Read more
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Published on 17 Feb 2012 by Molly :)
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i found this book hard to get into at first. then when i finally did i couldnt put it down. asi huge fan of vamp books this is one of my faves it follows life of a young vamp in a... Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2012 by abzy
3.0 out of 5 stars Manhattan-elite View of Vampires
I liked the Manhattan-elite take on vampires this offers and some of the scenes were interesting. Overall, the characters and story didn't absolutely wow me and so I'll not be... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Reading Experiences I Have Ever Had
It was in junior year of high school that I was telling my friend about the True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse) novels when she corrected me and said "I think you mean Blue Bloods". Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2012 by S.O
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get in to it at all!!!
I love vampire books such as Vampire Diaries and the Twilight Saga but this just did not compare one bit! Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2011 by C.Ridgway
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As a massive fan of vampires and paranormal stories I was really looking forward to reading Blue Bloods but having finished reading it I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. Read more
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