Book Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa dela Cruz

Title: Blue Bloods
Author: Melissa dela Cruz
Page count: 302 pages
Rating: 4 stars

Book synopsis:
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires. The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society. 

The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closely guarded secret. And they kept that secret for centuries. But now, in New York City, the secret is seeping out. Schuyler Van Alen is a sophomore at a prestigious private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapated mansion. Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead... drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn't know what to think, but she wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?

Book review:
The first time I saw this book, I was very excited to buy it since its a vampire novel. And to think that the author herself is a Filipino so I thought of giving it a try to read and observe her writing styles about paranormal stuff. In this book, I learned new things about vampires, different from what I already knew about them through other books so it's quite interesting that way.

I was expecting a lot of romance but this is more focused on family, friends, and history. Maybe it's because it's the first one and it's still introducing things to the readers. One thing I like in this book is that it has many twists especially on the story of Schuyler, her mother and Jack. I was shocked to find the truth about how they were related... (I'm not giving anymore spoilers! Sorry =D ) I'm looking forward to reading the next books in this series.



  1. Thanks for signing up for the YABBC! I have followed your blog :) Remember, you can comment on that post and throw out ideas for the book we are going to read in March! I will then gather the most popular suggestions and put them into a poll.

    I really like this book, it's one of my favorite vampire books. Your review makes me want to read it again!

  2. Also, can you email me you email so I can add you to the book club mailing list?

  3. Your welcome and thank you too! I'm glad you also like Blue Bloods :>

    I will just send you my email. :)

  4. I like your review. :)

    ps-new follower from GR
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  5. @Ankita Thanks! And oh, I'm an old follower of yours :)


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