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Masquerade (Blue Bloods Series #2)

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Bliss, the Blue Blood who moved from Houston with her Senator fa

Bliss, the Blue Blood who moved from Houston with her Senator father, finds herself in strange locations. One time she wakes up at the bottom of a lake, and an unknown vampire helps her. She blacks out more and more frequently and doesn't know why. She still feels that ...
Bliss, the Blue Blood who moved from Houston with her Senator father, finds herself in strange locations. One time she wakes up at the bottom of a lake, and an unknown vampire helps her. She blacks out more and more frequently and doesn't know why. She still feels that Dylan, her boyfriend who disappeared in the first book, is alive. He must be the one helping her, she thinks. On a modeling gig with Schuyler, she feeds for the first time with a crew member, only to regret it as they then share a bond. Blue Bloods are the highest level of elite modern New York society. The teen Blue Bloods attend Duchesne School, enjoy the most fabulous parties and share a dark secret. Blue Bloods are vampires; they literally bleed blue blood and sprout fangs when hungry. But that doesn't stop them from partying in this second installment of Melissa de la Cruz's fantasy/horror series, which has even more mysterious secrets and action than its predecessor.  Schuyler Van Alen goes to Venice in search of her grandfather, Lawrence Van Alen whom she believes can help solve the mystery of the Silver Bloods, a deviant branch of vampires intent on destroying young Blue Bloods. Back in Manhattan, preparations are in full-swing for the Four Hundred Ball, the elite event for vampires only. We are re-introduced to familiar characters such as Jack and Mimi Force, the immortal twins, Bliss Llewellyn, Oliver Perry [Schuyler's conduit], and some new ones like Kingsley Martin, the new boy. I thought this was a better plotted novel than the first...there's more intrigue, and also a lot more elaboration on what makes the Blue Bloods tick, i.e. their abilities, the training that goes into the young Blue Bloods, their weaknesses and of course the partial unravelling of the mystery of the Sivler Bloods. Schuyler Van Alen's character is more well-defined here, and her relationships with Oliver and Jack are explored in more depth in this novel though with no real resolution. There is a lot more that needs to be explained, and I guess that's to be found in the third novel, Revelations.     

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Being pulled in...

The second one really pulled me into the series. The mysteries of the commity are nail bitting and Schuyler's search for her grandfather is new and interesting. And who doesn't love a Masquerade! But i will admit it was sometimes a little dragged out and could get borin...
The second one really pulled me into the series. The mysteries of the commity are nail bitting and Schuyler's search for her grandfather is new and interesting. And who doesn't love a Masquerade! But i will admit it was sometimes a little dragged out and could get boring at times. I would still recommend it to most!

posted by Tinkerbellv101 on November 13, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Duncan

    Can someone teach me how to be normak?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Vesper

    *he sighed again........and the wind echoed once more.....a never ending plea....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Not worth uncovering

    Awful. Just awful. Badly written, poorly edited with huge holes in the plot. The author focuses more on her characters fashion choices than the fact that theyre vampires and need to drink blood.

    Im done with this series.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2008

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    Put back on the shelf!

    This book was so hard to keep reading. It did nothing for the imagination! First of all, there is some legend...that doesn't really exist, then it does then it doesn't. Then you have the poor writing, I myself found NUMEROUS spelling and grammatical errors in the print! *pet peeve* Then there was nothing to move forward with. The story was totally forgettable, as were the characters. I honestly don't even remeber their names now. Also, the characters may be vampires that have souls that are generations old, but they are still only 15 in the story! But you find them drinking all the time and smoking, what are you trying to portray in this? Just garbage. And if you are going to try and make vampires more edgy, new and up beat do NOT make them 15, drinking smoking and worrying about designer clothing! It loses their realism and the reader. Overall, I would not recomend this book. Others have said its as good as Stephenie Meyers series, YA RIGHT! NOT EVEN CLOSE!

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