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The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book Review: Revelations: A Blue Bloods Novel by Melissa De La Cruz

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City's wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead.
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 one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale

My Thoughts:  I honestly think this series is very entertaining!  I think these books are fun and easy to read.  This book was no exception.  This is the third book in the series.  It has been a few months since I read the second book so I was a little lost at first but quickly got caught back up to speed. 

I think my favorite character is Oliver.  He is now Schuyler's consort and familiar and you have to feel a little sorry for him.  He is so in love with Schuyler who is, in turn, in love with Jack, who has a bond with Mimi.  Slightly confusing but as long as you pay attention, not too hard to follow. 

I am still not sure I like the idea of Mimi and Jack being "siblings" in this life cycle yet not really siblings.  It is reinforced several times throughout the book that they aren't really brother and sister but just the fact that they are living as brother and sister and yet getting "bonded" a.k.a. "married"  reminds me more of a V.C. Andrews novel.

The other thing that bothers/annoys me is the model deal.  Bliss and Schuyler are beautiful and in high demand of the fashion world and then, poof...nothing else is mentioned about it.  Schuyler gets a "sending" during a huge fashion show as she is walking down the catwalk and jumps off the stage and running out the door and then nothing else is said about any of it.  It's just a little weird for me. 

The ending was totally unpredictable (to me anyways) and extremely tense and exciting!  It really left me wanting to read the fourth book, The Van Alen Legacy, right now!

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