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Monday, August 1, 2011

Review: Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz

Title: Revelations (Blue Bloods #3)
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion
Publish Date: October 28, 2008
Source: Library

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You've read the previous Blue Bloods books (you're going to be confused if you haven't read the first two books).
  • You're a vampire fan but like a little history with your vampire lore.

What's the Story?:

From "Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City's wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead. 

Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question--is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.

When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire's secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone."

My Two Cents:

The saga of the Blue Bloods continues in Revelations. This time the Blue Bloods find that the Silver Bloods are endangering vampire-kind more and more. This book takes a little bit of a departure from the historical lore of the previous two books into more of the straight vampire lore. I kind of found myself wishing that the author had stuck a little bit more to the historical lore of the Roanoke colony and the Croatan and also the bit of Roman history intertwined in the books. I'm hopeful that in the next books that De La Cruz will get more back to the historical lore. I definitely thought that was one of the drawing factors for me to this series initially.

This book seemed to also focus more on the physical fighting between the Blue Bloods and the Silver Bloods. You get a little more understanding about their feud. Out of this first three books, this book is also the darkest and dreariest. Without giving too much away, there was a bit of a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. I definitely look forward to reading the rest of the series to see what happens.

Bottom line, this book definitely has a different flavor than the first two books but it will keep you reading.

My Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. Great review! This one sounds like it should be interesting - but honestly I stopped reading the series two books ago. I've been thinking about picking it up again though. :)

  2. I really think I am going to have to find the Blue Blood books, they sound interesting.


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