Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review: Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)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? - from Goodreads

So, this was the first audio book that I have listened to, and I must say that it wasn't all that terrible. I loved how the person reading it portrayed the characters.
I will say this, too, about the book. I tried to read it years ago and I couldn't get into it. So, I tried to listen to it, and it helped a little. I made sure to keep my hands from the little listening device, and the further I got into the book I could see the reason most people love this book.
The mystery.
Its a winding, twisting book that gets confusing at time, but the history and the way the vampires are portrayed is pretty brilliant. Cruz "pointed" out very interesting facts about the vampires in her story, and I could honestly say that it was a very good series beginner. It left us with more questions, not a since that it was completed. Most books seem that way, if you read my past reviews you will note I have mentioned this, and seem like they are completed. Sequels ruin them. Very few books can get away with a beginner book like that and continue on the series.
I was disappointed in the fact that, even though the synopsis was all about Sky, it was mostly about other characters. It went back and forth between three girls ( Sky included) and it frustrated me when I wanted to get into the head of another character other than the three "main" girls. I'm hoping that will change further into the series, and I will read the rest of the books just to appease my curiosity.
If your into confusing and twisting books, chock full of mystery, than this book should be on your TBR list.

I rate this book:
(4 out of 5)
Any further questions about my opinion that I did not put down, please comment.


Carole Rae said...

Everytime I see this book or hear someone talking about it I want to read it. Buuut, I don't. Maybe I'm just tired of vampires...but I'm not 100% sure why. Great review! Sounds like my type of book though.