They're Young, Fabulous and Fanged...And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques. Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fit in at her exclusive prep school - she's more of a vintage than a Versace girl - but all that's about to change...Because Schuyler has just found out she's a Blue Blood. The Blue ...Read MoreThey're Young, Fabulous and Fanged...And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques. Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fit in at her exclusive prep school - she's more of a vintage than a Versace girl - but all that's about to change...Because Schuyler has just found out she's a Blue Blood. The Blue Bloods are the city's glamorous - and secret - vampire elite. They're young, beautiful and powerful. But now they're being murdered. And Schuyler must find out who - or what - is behind it before she's next.Read Less
it wasnt very original in the base line of the story . i really didnt like the way melissa de la cruz wrote the book . i hated it .
Feb 15, 2010
This book is definitely a ?meet the players? and a set up for a sequel because not much is resolved. It?s bit risqué for a young adult novel. Not my favorite ever but it was enjoyable. I?ll probably read the next book.
Having almost too much brand name dropping was distracting, but I get why the author did that. It?s like a supernatural Gossip Girl. I was also slowed down by the name Schuyler. How do you pronounce that? Shue-ler? Shoi-ler? Is it German? Later one of her friends calls her Sky and if that?s an alternate spelling of the name Skyler it?s a stupid one. The author?s attempt at a Texas accent did not hit the mark.
Jan 28, 2010
A New View of Vampire Lore.
These aren't your normal teenage vampires. They're rich, beautiful, spoiled, are family to the rich and powerful of New York City, and belong to an ancient society of vampires called Blue Bloods. Schulyer Van Alen finds out that she is a vampire at the age of 15 and the history of the elite society to which she was born. But, she has some big secrets in her family tree that makes here different from the rest. Even fitting in at her high society private school is hard, now she must find out who and what she is about the become. To top things off the most popular and gorgeous boy in school suddenly knows she exists and seems to even like her. So many new questions and how does it all seem to be connected? Schuyler searches for the secrets the Blue Bloods keep and what these new changes have to do with her.
This is a nice twist on vampire lore, a New York City building tour, a history lesson, a little mystery, and a love story all in one. This is the first in the series and it pulls you in and keeps you till the last page. A must read for vampire lovers!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-04-23 Combining "American history, vampires and a crew of rich New York City kids," de la Cruz delivers "a page-turning debut to her new series," highlighting both the perks and pitfalls of being an upper-crust creature of the night. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2006-06-05 De la Cruz combines American history, vampires and a crew of rich New York City kids, delivering a page-turning debut to her new series, sure to appeal to fans of her Au Pairs titles. When 15-year-olds Schuyler and Bliss find out that they are vampires, as are many of the city's elite, they learn what's behind some of their weird symptoms (such as Schuyler's blue veins, which form "an intricate pattern, visible under the skin's surface," or Bliss's cravings for raw meat), and that "nothing could kill vampires." But something is hunting them, even killing some, and Schuyler grows more determined to stop it, even as the Conclave, the vampire leaders, attempts to cover it up. Readers will recognize the character types here: Schuyler the outcast, Bliss the pretty new girl and Mimi the popular queen bee (who nurses a somewhat incestuous relationship with her equally gorgeous brother). Not many question are answered along the way, even for the start of a series. Still, it's hard to resist a book that combines expensive clothes, modeling jobs, blood-sucking and even diary entries from a Mayflower vampire. De la Cruz plants enough seeds (e.g., What does it mean that Schuyler's father is human? Will her mother come out of her coma? Who are the Silver Bloods, and is one of them hiding amongst the vampires?) to give readers a stake in what happens next. Ages 12-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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