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.

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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.