Category: Angels

Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted June 8, 2015 by karenbaron in Angels, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Revelations by Melissa de la CruzRevelations by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Blue Bloods #3
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Hyperion on October 31st 2008
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback
five-stars

Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.
When an ancient place of power is threatened in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high, the battle is bloody; and through it all Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom.
Romance, glamour, and vampire lore collide in the highly anticipated third book in best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series.

My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!

The third book and certainly not the last in the Blue Bloods series is certainly a good book. I have been reading this book for about six days and that is the amount of days since my last review. I am hoping that I will be able to catch myself up with the many books that I read this year. This book though was soo good. Especially since when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it or dreaming about it. In my mind is always a good thing when you are trying to get readers to stay with you.

Some people might think that this is a weird way to turn what happened after the Angels fall from Heaven but I actually like it. It’s a different twist that I love very much. This book is pretty good and I love everything about it. Though the fact that Dylan and Bliss don’t get together makes me sad and that poor Jordan might get killed is like making me all sad since Jordan is just soo cute…or at least the way I have her pictured in my head. But also the whole thing that Schuyler and Jack might not be together either makes me sad but maybe that is a good thing that they aren’t together since Mimi seems to be a force not to be on the wrong side too.

I strongly would tell anyone to read this series even if they don’t believe in God, like I don’t, since it’s a pretty good read despite that. I mean Melissa de la Cruz has set up her own world with these vampires/angels that you just want to be a part of in every single book that you read. So I am giving this book a five stars and that everyone should read this series. I think that is it with this review. I hope this review helps you with deciding on reading this book series. And my other reviews, both before and after, this review helps you decide on reading it or not.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.


Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted June 8, 2015 by karenbaron in Angels, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Masquerade by Melissa de la CruzMasquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Blue Bloods #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Hyperion on May 1st 2007
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 307
Format: Paperback
five-stars

Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help - her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman - a true Blue Blood affair.
But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.
Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.

My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!

As you all know from my last review is that I love this series so far!!!! I mean it’s an awesome series that I have been collecting books for and never reading them. Anyways. Schulyer finds her grandpa and all seems well for her until…Charles Force, her uncle (le gasp), decides that he wants custody of her since apparently her grandpa doesn’t exist and hasn’t since the 1800s. Well isn’t that a stinker. This book is just full of twists and turns.

I feel sorry for Bliss, Dylan, Kingsley and must importantly Bliss’s younger half-sister Jordan. That poor young girl is a Blue Blood but her mom just makes her feel worthless compared to Bliss. I don’t know how that happened but it just did. Poor Jordan. I just feel though that Bliss and Dylan are meant for each other but something always happens for them. For like every single time they have met each other in these books something has happened for Bliss to get away from him.

Which is just plain sad. Anyways this book is awesome and I am giving it a five stars because it kept me entertained and interested in it whenever I put the book down. But yes awesome book.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.


Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted June 8, 2015 by karenbaron in Angels, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la CruzBlue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Blue Bloods #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Hyperion on March 27th 2007
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 302
Format: Paperback
five-stars

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?

My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!

When I first started this book I didn’t read the back of it. I just saw the cover and thought of maybe vampires are going after humans in Manhattan. But after I got a little bit further in it I stopped to read the back of it. I was shocked but I was also too far into the book to stop. I was really interested in it.

Melissa de la Cruz in my head is a really good author and I love this book series even though I just started it. I will give this book a five stars as this is a good book and one that I would recommend to anyone. This books is awesome and gives a good twist on vampires and something else that I won’t want to ruin for anyone else that wants to read this book.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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five-stars

About Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.