Monday, 10 October 2011

Blue Bloods (#1) Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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?

I actually read this a couple months ago and am just now getting around to doing a review. One of my good friends had actually lent it to me and made me read it. At first I didn't really want to read it, cause it looked a lot like just another version of Twilight. Man was I wrong! This series is SSSOOO much better than any other vampire series I've read! Right away I had to read the next 2 of course. Then I had to wait for the fourth one to come out and I almost died waiting! Haha.  When I first started this book it was so confusing because it jumped from one character to the next, but probably close to halfway through it started making sense and I got the hang of it. I think this is one of the fastest books I've ever read, it was so good. The characters live in New York, actually this series reminds me a lot of Gossip Girl, only they're vampires. You've got the rich bitch, and her minions, and the loner..well, you know how it goes! If I remember correctly, some of them know they are vampires and there are some (at least one) that has no idea. This is a must read, if your not into vampires, you probably will be by the end of this book!


Just Released!

Devoted (Elixir #2) By Hilary Duff
Since Sage was kidnapped, Clea has no way of knowing if he is alive or dead. And even though she has only just discovered they were soulmates, she feels like a part of her is lost forever. What’s worse, she can’t even turn to her best friend Ben—because every time she looks at him, all she sees is his betrayal.
But waiting for something to happen is not an option, so Clea is ready for action. Suffering through dreams of seeing Sage with another woman, she makes an uneasy alliance with Sage’s enemies and sets out to be reunited with this life or the next.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!! I just celebrated the last 2 days with family and lots of food, so today I thought I'd celebrate on The Day Of by going out and buying Hilary Duff's new book which was released TODAY! (I thought it was kind of a funny coincidence lol). I can't wait to read Devoted, even though Elixir was a little dry...BUT I've heard this one is supposed to be a little more in-depth, so let's just hope it's true! I really wish they would have stuck with the flower theme though! Have it blue with a similar flower as Elixir or something. Oh well.. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving! And make sure to eat lots of pumpkin pie, the best part of this holiday!! Cheers!

Want to save $7 on this book? Visit the Book Depository! It's free shipping worldwide (It's where I'm buying my copy! That's $7 toward another book!). Enjoy!

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