Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz

Title: Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2)
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion
Published Date: May 1, 2007
Source: Library

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You like your paranormal with a little more of a historical twist
  • You read the first Blue Bloods book (those that haven't may have a hard time following the book)

What's the Story?:

From "Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help—her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman—a true Blue Blood affair.
But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.

Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more."

My Two Cents:

The second book of the Blue Bloods series starts with Schuyler and Oliver going to Venice to find her grandfather as he seems to be the only one that may be able to help Sky determine what's happening to all of the vampires in New York who seem to be being attacked by the mysterious Silver Bloods. I loved, loved, loved that they were in Venice. Venice is one of the most interesting cities that I've ever been to. You hear about there being no roads, only canals but it doesn't really hit you how strange and wonderful that is until you're actually there. Between the settings of Venice and New York City, this installation is heavy on place, which I absolutely love.

This book maps out a little more of the historical story of the Blue Bloods and the Silver Bloods. Luckily this book seems to still have a historical focus and hasn't left it behind for a straight vampire story. We gain more insight into who some of the vampires were in previous lives and also a little more of Sky's story and why her mother is in a coma that she may never wake up from.

Bottom line: This book is definitely for people that have read the first book but this series continues to be intriguing.

My Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. I am reading a Melissa De La Cruz book right now- Witches of East End. So far it is good. I ahve not read any in the Blue Bloods series yet, from your review I think I will add them to my TBR list.

  2. In case I haven't mentioned this before - I really like your review format with the "why you're reading this book" section.


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