Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review- Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

 I had bought this book last summer for my stepdaughter to read. I had heard good things about it and figured her Twilight loving heart would enjoy it. I had no plans to read it myself, but I've been without an ereader for about 3 months now. I've been practically clawing at the walls I've missed having one so much. So I broke down and decided to grab one of the paperbacks we have lying around. Blue Bloods was the first one to make its way into my hands.

Blue Bloods is about a secret wealthy society made up of vampires. It is set in New York. I had very mixed feelings when I read this book. There were parts I really enjoyed that made moving forward in the book easy. But then there were parts I couldn't stand that dragged me down. Among the parts I couldn't stand is the uber rich uber spoiled stuck up society. Not only that but I had to sit through overly detailed descriptions of the clothing they were wearing. The $5000 shirt over the $800 bra etc by names and in fabrics that I'm sure are well known to those in the fashion world. But to the average person and every day teenager it is all well above our heads. There were the cliches of YA of insanely rich kids, emo-ish main character, vampires, no true adults in site, the disturbing incest trend, and more. That being said I couldn't stop what does that say about me?

 In the end I give the book 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. If you love cliche YA and can't get enough of it this is the book for you. If you are sick of YA then I would avoid it. I do plan on reading the next book in the series.