Title: Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) written by Melissa de la Cruz
Genre: YA Fiction, YA Horror
Published by Hyperion
Page Count: 219
Format: Ebook (read on B&N Nook)
Rating: 5/5, it was amazing! Couldn’t put it down! I want to shout it from the top of a mountain!
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #6
The story is given to us from a few different perspectives but the main character is Schuyler Van Alen. She is fifteen and attends a pretty prestigious private school in New York. The sons and daughters of senators, celebrities, mayors and just really wealthy families in New York attend this school. Schuyler’s family is of old money, although in recent years their financial state has taken a turn for the worse her family is still one of the oldest families in New York whose lines can be traced back to the Mayflower families. She is about to tumble headfirst into a secret that involves not only her family but also the history of the United States. A secret that also involves the men and women settlers who boarded the Mayflower and founded the first colonies in the new world but finds its roots in the the angel Lucifer being cast of out heaven.
Schuyler, and a few others we encounter the story from, start to undergo memory relapses and blackouts that can only be described as a certain sense of deja vu in which they feel as though they are reliving moments in past lives like dancing a waltz at a ball or standing in the desert in Egypt in front of a temple. Little do they know that they are REALLY reliving moments of their past lives that are stored within their blood. They receive invitations to join the Committee where they learn that they are blue bloods, or vampires. They are fallen angels that were cast of heaven with Lucifer and cursed to live their immortal lives on earth among the red bloods, or humans going through cycles of existence until they are worthy to go back to heaven with God again. But something strange starts happening and blue bloods are being found drained of blood…dead, not just merely sleeping until their next cycle of life. Someone, or something is killing them. Schuyler finds out about the existence of CROATAN which is a being that harassed that the original colonies as well and was the cause for the utter disappearance of the Roanoke colony.The Croatan is the term they use for the group of angels that rebelled against God with Lucifer and who feed off of other blue bloods in order to gain power through the life force and memories of the blue bloods. The Croatan are actually silver bloods. The difference between the blue bloods and the silver bloods so far is that the blue bloods feed off humans and undergo their cycles of existence in order to be one with God again but the silver bloods are the exact opposite and no longer strive to be one with God but want to rule over mankind. Blue bloods = Good…Silver bloods = Bad.
My reaction? Wow! I had no idea what to expect from this book and I went into it pretty blindly. I absolutely loved it. I think the story is fresh and original. I love the way it’s written and the story itself is super exciting. I am also really happy that this book is part of a series! I love series! Add this to the list of series I’m obsessed with! I can’t wait to see what happens next. We don’t get ANY resolution in this book regarding the silver bloods which is great because we have to read the next book and who knows possibly the next and the next which I have no qualms about doing. I loved loved loved the way that the author has worked in the Mayflower landing and the fall of the angels, I think it’s brilliant! I truly could not put this book down because it was just so interesting. I started yesterday afternoon and finished early this morning! I must say I am super excited to see what happens with Schuyler in the next book, she is my favorite and we find out in this book that she is pretty special and will be instrumental in the silver bloods’ demise and also that she is the daughter of Gabrielle (or the angel Gabriel!) It’s a pretty short read especially since you won’t be able to put it down. It’s definitely a treat and just really exciting as there is alot of conflict, mystery, some romance that will make your heart skip a beat and it’s really suspenseful. If you want a fun, fresh read about Vamps, this is for you!!