PDF FREE Blue Bloods ï Melissa de la Cruz

D 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 ike vomiting Intellectually reading this book is akin to flipping through a toddler s board book Not a whole ot going on De La Cruz attempted to weave in some historical references by tying the whole Roanoke settlement mystery into the angel vampires story but she apparently expects that none of her readers have ever heard of it before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 Roanoke or Croatoan Sure she tries to tie that up nicely by claiming The Committee head honcho angel vampires have altered the 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 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 ife of the angel vampires because of misbehavior they chose to go with them to help ead 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 ead them to the salvation they seek Okay so that means that Allegra Ms Pure of heart eader super angel vampire womanhas CHOSEN to stop feeding and slipped into a coma eaving behind a super powerful probably very important child who will need guidance Right Yes et 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 ooks a Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance lotike swiss cheese with all the holes riddled throughout This book really is the iterary euivalent of a socialite boring vapid shallow narcissistic and transparent I can put up with a ot 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 ike the book I m reviewing Book Review This pic is from deviantartcom btw I ve been wanting to read this series for a ong time now but unfortunately I was always got 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 ong ist 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 Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, 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 FilipinooveSo now will 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 Hot guys check5 Cool vampire ore check6 Fashion check7 Vampires and shool ife 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 in this one1 The idea that vampires came from fallen angels2 The bloods silver bloods and red bloods3 The repository thingy4 The stages of vampire ife 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 ots of common ike 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 group 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 overextraFavorite Scenemy favorite scene was the interrupted sacred kissand sex between Dylan and Bliss and I was ike this but then Bliss father came Yeah I ike 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 et 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 iving 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 Buried lit mysteries A young girl who dressesike 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 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 how great rich people have it I was so bored through the descriptions of avish hotels expensive gowns antiue furnitureI thought I was going to drown in the endless drivelMaybe if you re a really big fan of vampires and many are or you ike reading about the ives of millionaires you l be able to get by reading this without TOTAL disgust But if you re ike me you l "Hate It Just Walk "it Just walk This series is basically Gossip Girl meets Twilight Melissa de a Cruz is obviously a great authorHowever she does not follow through with this series She spends time talking about designer abels and what the elite are wearingthan she does building up the plot I felt completely et down because many people had suggested this series to meHaving said thatI still want to know I felt completely et down because many people had suggested this series to meHaving said thatI still want to know happens which means I will give Melissa de a Cruz a second chance by reading the second installment of this series Melissa de a Cruz writes well but this book is A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, lacking in the plot. Ilapated mansion Schuyler is aonerand 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 dange. ,
So I was reading a Cracked article a ittle while ago It told me that you 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 Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies look at thisLook at this photographEverytime I do it makes me How did our eyes get so redAnd what the hell is on Joey s And this is where I 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 just gave youNow despite the fact that that article is only 60% exaggerated bullshit you must agree that s fairly good for a Cracked article I strongly believe there IS something to that predictablility factor that makes things enjoyable to our brains w This book is so fucking stupid that Iost I points while reading it The only reason I didn t DNF it was for the joke material Beca 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 girl who is The ueen Bee everywhere and not just at EPS and Blair old money with a new money stepmother recent transplant to EPS from Texas who is absorbed into Mimi s social circle but feels an outsider We ve got the three different ends of the EPS social spectrum but really EPS is almost irrelevant to this story Yes they re all vampires Yes fifteen to twenty one is when they come into their vampirehood Yes being a vampire makes them fast strong beautiful etc etc etc and they re not allergic to sun Blah blah standard vampirecakes blah blah Here s where the mythology gets interesting Initially it s just that vampires are souls that exist beyond the mortal shell and the Turning Age is when the vampires first start remembering their past ives and incidentally needing to drink blood but what ever that is ike sooooo irrelevant So The Power Of A Choice like really Old Money The current crop of characters came over on the Mayflower That s all well enough certainly an interesting twist but what Iike about it even is that de a Cruz takes it one step further the vampires original souls Angels Cast down to the mortal sphere not hell when they followed Lucifer So ayer on all sorts of Biblically inspired angeldemon stuff too So vampires Blue Bloods iterally hur hur drink Red Blood and absorb some of the Red Blood s soul The Uber Bad Guys are Silver Bloods who drink Blue Bloods blood and absorb all of that vampire s previous ives in addition to the individual The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right lives of the Red Bloods the Blue Blood has drunk making them v powerful and v crazy Lucifer of course is the ultimate Silver Blood See Intriguing More than your normal teen vampire book What make it even deliciously awesome is the bonds and relationships that dea Cruz has set up among the angelsvampiresteens all inhabiting one body Mimi is soul bonded to Jack who in this Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling lifetime is her twin brother You start to realize something hinky is up when Mimi starts having memories of Jack as her groom at various weddings throughout the ages And the way it s played I think you re kind of supposed to root for Mimi and Jack to get together Yes Jack is also drawn to Schuyler our ostensible heroine and it turns out that he s been drawn to other women notably Schuyler s mother throughout the ages but he keeps coming back to Mimi He is Mimi s one I was going to say humanizing point but that s not uite right saving grace and the only times Mimi is not being almost entirely repulsive is when she s thinking about how much sheoves Jack Schuyler s mother is soul bonded to Jack and Mimi s father who in this instance is her brother and the reason there has been this great schism between them is because Schuyler s mom eft Charles for a human and had the affront to not only marry a human but get knocked up by one ie Schuyler And then In the closing pages of Masuerade somewhere in all that she may have had time to get knocked up by Blair s dad producing Blair Because see Schuyler s mom is Gabrielle and Jack and Mimi s dad is Michael and they are the only two Untainted or whatever angels who voluntarily fell in order to stay with their parents an angel I m not Familiar With And The Metatron Now I with and the Metatron Now I Schuyler s grandfather as Alan Rickman This is not a bad thing And then of course there s the Red BloodBlue Blood relationship thing The metaphor of drinking blood sex is a ittle heavy handed Mimi is precocious starts drinking early and drinks around a ot but the mythology is set up so that it s a meaningful thing that Blue Bloods are bonded to those from whom they drink and it is forbidden not to mention in extremely poor taste to drain one dry to the point of death Then there are the I can t remember what they re called but essentially they re Watchers Families trained to serve as eft hand men I m not sure if that was a deliberate fumble on de a Cruz s part or not of the Blue Bloods and of course Schuyler has a male Red Blood Watcher who has been trained since birth to serve her who s been her best friend forever and who she s now noticing is pretty cute as well as tasty ooking Naturally Oliver her Watcher comes from a filthily rich family You re not supposed to drink from your Watcher but exigent circumstances sort of demand that Schuyler drink from Oliver which completely changes their relationship as well as being kind of forbidden and naughty Are you getting the bloodsex thing yet Are you Because if not Blair drinks from some guy on a photo shoot in the Caribbean and tells Schuyler not to share the insert random Latin term here for bloodsuckin much ike anguisement in the Jacueline Carey books really just means blowjob with any random person because it really does mean something and she shouldn t do it Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. lightlyWhat photo shoot Ah yes the slightly ridiculous subplot of Schuyler and Blair getting chosen to be models for this one fashion company owned by a fellow Blue Blood cause they re all rich and gorgeous see and wildly successful which makes Mimi violently jealous because she s the It Girl and the only one allowed to have a semi naked billboard in Times Suare gosh Yes It is that ridiculous Mimioves nothing better than to deny people pleasure to et them know that they are excluded from something to which she is included She ikes it that people hate her So there s the Mimi Jack Schuyler Oliver overhombus going on plus you add in the fact that Schuyler has some of her mother in her who previously tempted in the fact that Schuyler has some of her mother in her who previously tempted and is Jack s father s sistersoul bond and many of these kids are older souls than their parents and they re just starting to remember this and there s uestions of divinity and all sorts of delicious juicy mythology to delve into and it s an addictive combination For those reasons I highly recommend these books It s this ornate gothic world with hits of shiny modernity wrapped up in this whole divine trapping and I ove that I want to know about the savior who has been prophecized I want to know about the horribly messy relationships that are swirling around I want to know who Schuyler s human father was I want to know about this sprawling baroue society with all its rules and history and social strictures than bind this community of four hundred souls being reborn over and over and over I just really really wish we d stop getting a brand ist of every single outfit and room for every single character The Gossip Girl y bits the constant harping on everyone s wealth the constant heavy handed classicism which is interesting and would be even so if it weren t constantly played as merely a vehicle for th. 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 evels of enormous power wealth and influence they were the celeb. .
Ese characters to be able to advance the plot Il morto di Maigret like fly to Venice on short notice or as a way to show off the author s knowledge of what s hot and What The Rich People Like these are the parts that grate Mostly it feelsike a writer s weakness an inability to manage the different parts of her story to blend them into a seamless whole Isn t the point of Old Money that you don t actually talk about Money It feels ike the author trying to show off what she knows about Rich AndOr Famous People rather than develop the characters in any meaningful way A ittle name dropping or a ittle coy ack of name dropping would have gone a Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition long way towards sketching the characters but instead it comes off aittle self aggrandizing and trying too hard Not unlike Blair s tacky stepmotherThere is a strong weakness of telling and not showing a Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom lot of action happens offscreen or is so impenetrable that it really does take Captain Exposition showing up two scenesater to Sexual Secrets let you know what it is that just happened This is a much stronger failing in Blue Bloods than in Masuerade and I have even higher hopes for the next book The characters start out as pure caricature and maybe I m projecting too much onto them but I really think they grow by Masuerade into something much believable and muchess pastiche There are some kickass world building and relationships set up here accompanied by weak storytelling and often shoddy character development It wants to be so much than it is and I believe that de a Cruz has the raw creativity to make it happen but she keeps getting held back by ack of craft which I think could be remedied by practice and a really hand holdy editor and the tendency to rely on tropes of all the teen books about rich bitchy girls and their fabulous empty ives etc that have taken over the teen aisle at Target These characters are interesting because they re not empty that they have a arger purpose and a arger ife beyond who s carrying what handbag so when de Purely Sexual la Cruz resorts to the style of character development through accessories it s a hugeetdown This book had the potential to be amazing affluent teens The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization, Vol 1, to 1715 learn in their fifteenth year that they are reincarnated vampires who will never really die only come back to reenter another cycle ofife unfortunately it was terrible One gets 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 ike when they found out they were blue bloods and if I hear one designer clothing reference I m going to punch somethingAlso it s not a good thing if the name Schuyler is the most normal in the entire book Bliss Perfection really If your going to have your book set in a mdern realistic set OkayI have to drag my soap box outer sckrrrkk keep 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 anguage Well I have had to stop reading highly entertaining young adult books because of the sex and anguage 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 anguage 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 got to be dirty write for a sleazy paperback company instead of slipping your oose 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 a good 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 ong 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 ong but I had a hard time getting through it For one thing that characters aren t ikableAT ALL The vampires are an ancient group of rich snobby elitists who care about fashion money and society than they should for a group of powerful beings that s been around for hundreds of years They re completely superficial interested in the most ridiculous trivial aspects of ife like silly pop culture tidbits current trends fashion abels and designer clothing The name dropping in silly pop culture tidbits current trends fashion abels and designer clothing The name dropping in book is truly horrendous These are NOT the kind of vampires I fell in ove with at a young age and I doubt anyone could find themselves falling in Pookie-Pie love with these vampires either People think the Twilight books are bad This is worse Where to begin I ve been devouring aot of YA fiction ately 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 ittle gem up from the Calling Home library It passed a few hours worth of my time Was it worth it Well I got someaughsThe book opens with a massive cliche Which I suppose should have warned me and put me off reading the rest of it but I ike to finish what I begin and ike I said I was bored Our main protagonist is Schuyler Van Alan Tiny black hair blue eyes absolutely gorgeous but of course completely unaware of it She dresses ike a bag ady Well The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents like a veryucky bag ady 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 ove 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 gorgeous Jack force he flirts with her and she s He flirts with her and she s confused by his sudden attention to her So you would think this eventually goes somewhere Not really Jack and Schuyler DO share a couple of scenes together but nothing all that great They kiss once but even that has a very strange vibe ike it just shouldn t be happening Probably because there isn t a whole ot of build up They don t manage to kiss for Date Me long either because they re interrupted by Jack s twin sister Mimi The Jack and Mimi storyline is where things started to get creepy and makeess and Comfort And Joy 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 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 I got 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 grandmother 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 heriterary 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 the food they eat etc But I got to the good stuff Wait for it The Blue Bloods are nothing than a group of 400 fallen angels whose punishment for betraying God was being condemned to ive their immortal ives on earth until they ve reached a zen Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health like state of contrition Ateast that s their mission to be allowed back into the 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 bloo. Rated 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 sopho at a prestigious private school She prefers baggy vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates and she ives with her reclusive grandmother in a

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