Melissa De La Cruz
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?
There are many things I could say about this novel. It is something else that is for sure. I wont say that this is my favorite vampire novel or that it ranks with others that I have told you I love. This book is like the world of paranormal meets the world of the spoiled rotten. It is pretty much a book for the fashionista to join the world of the paranormal. Now don’t misunderstand what I am saying. It is a wonderfully written story the twist made on the vampires is unique and very enjoyable. The thing is it shows how they have cliques and everyone is rich. Then you have the girl from a predominate family that is broke. The whole time I was reading I thought at times if I wanted to read gossip girl I would. The thing that kept me reading was the fact that there was a kind of mystery in it wondering who is killing the vampires. If it wasn’t for that I think I would have given up on this book after chapter one. This isn’t a book for the vampire junkie if you ask me. Although it breaks my heart to say I would recommend this book unless you love the crazy drama style of gossip girl and you love the idea of vampires in that kind of world.
Yes I will be completing this series due to the fact I am curious to see if it will improve. Also because I wonder what will happen next i do love a good mystery.