(EBOOK/PDF) [Blue Bloods] ´ Melissa de la Cruz
Ish what I begin and like I said I was bored Our main protagonist is Schuyler Van Alan Tiny black hair blue eyes absolutely orgeous but of course completely unaware of it She dresses like a bag lady Well like a very lucky bag lady who ransacks the trash bins of wealthy socialites and has revolving credit at fancy consignment shops She has only one friend of course a boy named Oliver who is of course in love with her while she is of course completely unaware of how he feels about her Next cliche Everyone else at her prestigious private school ignores her Of course UNTILUntil one night when she s out with Oliver and she sees the ever popular and completely Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gorgeous Jack Force He flirts with her and she s completely confused by his sudden attention to her So you would think this eventuallyoes somewhere Not really Jack and Schuyler DO share a couple of scenes together but nothing all that Boy Soldiers of the Great War: Their Own Stories for the First Time great They kiss once but even that has a very strange vibe like it just shouldn t be happening Probably because there isn t a whole lot of build up They don t manage to kiss for long either because they re interrupted by Jack s twin sister Mimi The Jack and Mimi storyline is where things started toet creepy and make less and less senseJack s and Mimi s relationship is very uickly revealed to be than what the average brother and sister share Creep factor through the roof at this point I mean I Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders guessed right away that it was some kind of reincarnation thing but EWW Come on And Mimi s a total bitch but not even in a believable way Iot the feeling I was supposed to really hate her but I couldn t There just wasn t enough there Schuyler has no parents Her dad is dead her mom s been in a coma since she was a baby and she s been neglectfully supervised by her randmother Cordelia Cordelia is a throw away character She exists within the book merely for the sole purpose of providing a uick source of information for Schuyler then she s killed off Let s just call her Tissue from now on Schuyler blew her nose on her and her literary mission was accomplished So I trudged through the first half or so of this book wondering why in the hell I was still reading since all I kept hearing about was how rich these people are and the kinds of clothes they wear the hotels they stay in the food they eat etc But then I ot to the Gandhi Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age good stuff Wait for it The Blue Bloods are nothing than aroup of 400 fallen angels whose punishment for betraying God was being condemned to live their immortal lives on earth until they ve reached a zen like state of contrition At least that s their mission to be allowed back into the Les Innocents garden after paying penance for their misbehavior So they don t kill humans Not at all in fact they try to help us Did you know that all the beautiful and the humanitarian things in New York City are all thanks to rich angel space vampires Anyway they re reincarnated and at the age of 15 start undergoing their transformation to vampire Okay So yeah Jack and Mimi They re blood bound Apparently this is some freaky BS wherein two souls are born as twins but then through a transition one twin would assume the role of spouse This was to preserve the family s fortune A whole new twist on keepin it in the family Anyone else feel like vomiting Intellectually reading this book is akin to flipping through a toddler s board book Not a whole lotoing on De La Cruz attempted to weave in some historical references by tying the whole Roanoke settlement mystery into the angel vampires story but she apparently expects that none of her readers have ever heard of it before None of the teen characters in the book have We re supposed to believe that these kids are attending this super exclusive private school and NONE of them have ever heard of or Croatoan Sure she tries to tie that up nicely by claiming The Committee head honcho angel vampires have altered memories of their own so they don t remember Roanoke but these kids do not exist in a vacuum they would have heard the story
eventually and remembered it ESPECIALLY since they re HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD and remembered it ESPECIALLY since they re HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD GET THE SAME MEMORIES BACK WITH EVERY INCARNATION SighAnyway Schuyler is a vampire but she isn t part of the in crowd because she s half human She s the product of her mother an angel vampire mating with a human She s a new soul not a reincarnated one and she s super rare Okay Also her mother Allegra is the archangel Gabriel simple explanation but just don t ask GabrielGabrielleAllegra is supposedly the strongest of the angel vampires but she s in a coma because she swore off of human familiars blood bags after her husband Schuyler s father died Gabriel and the archangel Michael who turns out to be Charles Force Jack and Mimi s dad were not condemned to the life of the angel vampires because of misbehavior they chose to I Was A Stranger go with them to help lead them So they were both pure of heart Well we find out from the human Tissue that Schuyler is amazingly powerful because of who her mother is and then Schuyler is told again by the Tissue that according to angel vampire prophecies the daughter of Gabrielle will lead them to the salvation they seek Okay so that means that Allegra Ms Pure of heart leader super angel vampire womanhas CHOSEN to stop feeding and slipped into a coma leaving behind a super powerful probably very important child who will needuidance Right Yes let me try and untangle this Schuyler is important She s not a reincarnated angel trueBUT she s the BIOLOGICAL CHILD of an archangel powerful and IMPORTANT Annndshe s been abandoned by her mom and scorned by her angel vampire peers These angel vampires have about as much sense as a moldy sack of rusty hammers But what else would you expect from New York City s elite The characters are two dimensional and boring The plot On the surface it s just plain silly but when you dig deeper it s inconsistent and completely nonsensical and looks a lot like swiss cheese with all the holes riddled throughout This book really is the literary euivalent of a socialite boring vapid shallow narcissistic and transparent I can put up with a lot from supernatural YA because I don t ask much This book however asked me to suspend WAY too much of my intellect while not even having the common courtesy of providing any real entertainment I know this review is all over the place but I really don t have the energy to try and rearrange everything so it makes sense Kinda like the book I m reviewing. Ilapated mansion Schuyler is a lonerand 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 irl 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 dange. .
Ess at age 15 and are reincarnated over and over again There are exactly 400 of them and our special snowflake is a new one Oh no Not a New Soul again So of course the powers that be are suspicious of snowflake anyoneOur special snowflake s name is Schuyler That s right Schuyler I know right I m so sick of irls named Schuyler We had like 6 of them in my homeroom class in schoolSo of course Snowflake The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States goes to an exclusive school that only the richest of all rich kidso to And of course she is an outcast who is suddenly noticed by the hottest jock in school And of course she has a boy best friend who is secretly in love with her And of course there is a mean irl club that hates her And of course there is a modeling casting call at her school that all of the irls Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth go to but they pick Schuyler to be the next supermodel as she just happens to be walking by because she s soooooooo beautifulI mean come on those things are just aiven DuhBut the best part of this book The thing that will 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts give you mind numbing pain that only killing all of these asshole characters can alleviate The endless and I mean pages and pages of designer label names that are listed We know what every character is wearing at all times each piece underwear included and what designer made it And the ridiculous descriptions of opulence that we are supposed to believe that these vampire teens live in Really It doesn t matter that they are 15 you will serve them cocktails from the bar if they are rich Oh and don t forget the heated almonds Rich bitches love warm nuts Oh Mr Peanut you are so hotThe onlyood news about this book is that it s only a couple hundred pages long I am painfully painfully addicted Not entirely in spite of the trashiness because a small part of me finds the constant detailed descriptions of everyone s outfit deeply entertaining hi Laurell K Hamilton for the Gossip Girl set but if you dig beyond the uneven pacing the telling instead of showing and the constant references to everyone s extreme wealth there is some very very interesting mythology being crafted here with some deeply twisted and intriguing relationships as a result spoilers for both this book and Masuerade the seuelLet s see rotating 3rd person POV between three main female characters Schuyler our old money but now broke semi orphan outcast at Extremely Posh School Mimi our old money and new money and unbelievably rich popular Moonrise (Snowfall, girl who is The uee This book had the potential to be amazing affluent teens learn in their fifteenth year that they are reincarnated vampires who will never really die only come back to reenter another cycle of life unfortunately it was terrible Oneets the impression that La Cruz either rushed through this or had a constant bout of writers block The writing is forced and trite and things that should have been ommitted why do we need a description of every single item of food throughout the bookand some parts were montaged where they should have been described in detail like when they found out they were blue bloods and if I hear one designer clothing reference I m oing to punch somethingAlso it s not a ood thing if the name Schuyler is the most normal in the entire book Bliss Perfection really If your Hello, Snow! going to have your book set in a mdern realistic setting make it seem like it could possibly happen also the character of Schuyler is much too stereotypical for my tastes A beautifulothic orphan outcast becomes a vampire How original She had no character faults at all which makes for a very "Bland Boring Heroine It " boring heroine It took La Cruz 248 pages to A Little Dinner Before the Play get to the frickin point where the plot starts to well exist Until then the word vampire isn t even mentioned and though we all knew what wasoing on the fact was presented as though it were a huge surprise which insults my intelligence thankyouverymuchFortunately the last fifty pages were much better then the first 56 of the book and though no definate conclusion is reached I don t feel inclined to pick up
The Next In The next in the OkayI have to drag "My Soap Box Outer Sckrrrkk "soap box outer sckrrrkk in mind this is my opinion and I don t wish to offend anyone Alright I began to read junior fiction and young adult books to cut out the undesirable sex scenes and vulgar language Well I have had to stop reading highly entertaining young adult books because of the sex and language I am highly disappointed in the trend now a days Is it any wonder teen pregnancy is a problem as well as substance abuse and vulgar language if this kind of crap is being placed in these books Shame on these authors for putting this kind of stuff in their young adult books if you ve Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies got to be dirty write for a sleazy paperback company instead of slipping your loose morals into books that are allegedly for young adults If you want a clean cut book about vampiresdon t read this book If you re 18 or younger don t read this book I ve stepped down from my box and wish you aood day I absolutely hated this book HATED it I m not sure I ve ever been able to say that about a novel before but I can honestly say that about this one Being a long time fan of vampires I picked this up at Barnes Noble thinking that it might be a uick easy interesting read The book itself is not terribly long but I had a hard time Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch getting through it For one thing that characters aren t likableAT ALL The vampires are an ancientroup of rich snobby elitists who care about fashion money and society than they should for a Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood group of powerful beings that s been around for hundreds of years They re completely superficial interested in the most ridiculous trivial aspects of life like silly pop culture tidbits current trends fashion labels and designer clothing The name dropping in this book is truly horrendous These are NOT the kind of vampires I fell in love with at a young age and I doubt anyone could find themselves falling in love with these vampires either People think the Twilight books are bad This is worse Where to begin I ve been devouring a lot of YA fiction lately especially that of the supernatural kind and honestly I m running out of avenues I d been putting off the Blue Bloods novels because they just didn t interest me Well today I was bored so I picked this littleem up from the library It passed a few hours worth of my time Was it worth it Well I Forbidden Reading got some laughsThe book opens with a massive cliche Which I suppose should have warned me and put me off reading the rest of it but I like to fin. Rated blue bloods of American society The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closelyuarded secret And they kept that secret for centuries But now in New York City the secret is seeping out Schuyler Van Alen is a sopho 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 randmother in a ,
Book Review This pic is from deviantartcom btw I ve been wanting to read this series for a long time now but unfortunately I was always ot sidetracked by other vampire series eg The Black Dagger Brotherhood series Vampire Academy House of Night Evernight Series Morganville Vampires Sookie Stackhouse series The Mortal Instruments Trilogy Night Huntress Whoa that was a long list should I just say I m a vampire addict blame this on Meyer s TwilightOkay so yeah I picked it up due to these reasons1 My friends Szam Julie Gabby and Isaml etc in case I forgot someone always talked about the series that I felt left out and out of place so might as well read this so that I can join in their bubble of conversation2 It has vampires in it nuff said3 It was actually authored by a Filipina American authorI m a Filipina too btw so yeah cool beans should definitely read this to show some Filipino loveSo now will Future Focus gonna have pros and consPros1 Vampires check2 Filipina Author check3 A heroine that is not whiny weak Mary Sue and stupid coughsshall I just put Bella Swan herecoughs check4 Hotuys check5 Cool vampire lore check6 Fashion check7 Vampires and shool life check8 Teen drama check9 Love triangle check10 A surprise that I didn t see coming check11 Writing is not crappy coughsHouse of Night Fallen Twilight and Sookie Stackhousecoughscheck12 Lovable and uirky characters my faves were Dylan and Bliss and I m Team Ollie btw check13 Sexy checkOkay what I found original in this one1 The idea that vampires came from fallen angels2 The blue bloods silver bloods and red bloods3 The repository thingy4 The stages of vampire life thingy5 The conduits6 The Sacred Kiss thingyCons1 Similarities euphemism for rip off with other booksHouse of Night also use the term vampyre the ueen bee thingy Zoey and Sky has lots of common like they have this prophecy thingy about saving the vampyres blah blah blah Bliss and Dylan s relationship reminds me of Rephaim and Stevie RaeGossip Girl mention of brands parties clubs smoking modeling etc Manhattan Elites even the place East Side the popular and non popular roup the sexCity of Bones Ollie reminds me of Simon Allegra reminds me of Clary s mom both were in coma and have the famous position on their race Incest Jack and MimiEvernight the mix of vampires and humans in one academy the mention that they re vampires also happen in the middle of the plotFallen and Ever At first I thought that Jack and Sky s relationship was similar with Luce and Daniel and Ever and Damen relationships but I was wrong and I didn t see it coming that tuuuuuuut was what Jack old matecan I say mate idk maybe loverextraFavorite Scenemy favorite scene was the interrupted sacred kissand sex between Dylan and Bliss and I was like this but then Bliss father came Yeah I like it and will still read the next books I think it s time for me to read a Vampire story told by a Filipina author This book was a massive mental battle for me between the decent parts of the plot notice I say PLOT not book and the horrendousness of the rest of the book Okay let me put this bluntly Blue Bloods stunkFirst of all the story was not believable Not because it included a pack of civilized vampires that were conveniently all wealthy and living in New York City Because the characters reactions were so obviously fabricated that I rolled my eyes than once while reading Schuyler for one Her character is ridiculously predictable Introducing the average main character in these crappy chick lit mysteries A young irl who dresses like a street urchin but is still stunningly beautiful Uh huh Riiiiight Because you see those all over the place Her tragic situation parents dead and A Sting in the Tale gone That s only been done in EVERY FAIRY TALE EVER WRITTEN SINCE THE GRIMM BROTHERS I mean come ON people Oh and then there s the other main annoying factor the endless descriptions of clothes hair furniture nutsall bragging in a not so subtle way about howreat rich people have
It I Was So Bored I was so bored the descriptions of lavish hotels expensive owns antiue furnitureI thought I was oing to drown in the endless drivelMaybe if you re a really big fan of vampires and many are or you like reading about the lives of millionaires you ll be able to Devil's Red Nickel get by reading this without TOTAL disgust But if you re like me you ll hate it Just walk away This series is basically Gossip Girl meets Twilight Melissa de la Cruz is obviously areat authorHowever she does not follow through with this series She spends time talking about designer labels and what the elite are wearingthan she "does building So I was reading a Cracked article a little while ago It told me that " building So I was reading a Cracked article a little while ago It told me that Social Class in Contemporary Japan: Structures, Sorting and Strategies get addicted to pop music because it sets off the pleasure centre of your brain Cracked also told me that your brain derives pleasure from particularly predictable music because your brain enjoys predicting things and enjoys being right even Finally humanity s explanation for NickelbackNo seriously look at thisLook at this photographEverytime I do it makes me How did our eyeset so redAnd what the hell is on Joey s And this is where I Clubland UK: On the Door in the Rave Era grew upI think the present owner fixed it I never knew we d ever went withoutThe second floor is hard for sneaking Your welcome by the way for all that brain crack I justave youNow despite the fact that that article is only 60% exaggerated bullshit you must agree that s fairly John Flynn's Double Wedding Ring Step-by-Step Workbook good for a Cracked article I strongly believe there IS something to that predictablility factor that makes things enjoyable to our brains which explains about 90% of the YA ParanormalenreBlue Bloods is brain crack at it
s core Yet I ave it three stars Vampires CheckTeenagers CheckExclusive vampire school CheckDanger CheckVampire hotty Well core Yet I ave it three stars Vampires CheckTeenagers CheckExclusive vampire school CheckDanger CheckVampire hotty Well ets a merit check for the ATTEMPT at a vampire hottyLove triangle CheckThis book was painfully corny and the writing wasn t that reatIf you ve read one YA paranormal then you ve pretty much read them allThe only reason this one ot 3 stars1 Because it actually tried hard to have an original storylinemystery even if both ended up nonsensical2 The very end with Jack That was actually satisfyingOtherwise keep walking people Nothing to see here This book is so fucking stupid that I lost I points while reading it The only reason I didn t DNF it was for the joke material Because seriously this book has to be a joke rightThe premise had some potential vampires who came over on the Mayflower come into their vampireyn. 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 vampiresThe vampires assimilated uickly into the New World Rising to levels of enormous power wealth and influence they were the celeb.