Looking For Your Vampire Fix? Try Blue Bloods

“One minute you could be getting a smoke in the alley on the Lower East Side with your friends, having drinks and dancing on tables in a popular nightclub.  And the next minute, you could be dead.”

I know, I know. There’s a bit of Vampire Overload in the media these days. Between the sparkling vampires of Twilight, the availability of blood in a bottle on True Blood and the fanged brothers from The Vampire Diaries, it can seem to be a bit much. And that’s just scratching the surface.

For myself, what sets apart a book in a heavily-populated subject category is how the author makes the subject unique or different in their book. Melissa de la Cruz redefined vampireThe cover for Blue Bloodss in her series in such a unique way, I couldn’t help but tear through this ever-growing set of vampire books.

Blue Bloods (juv D3327b) gives vampires the high society treatment; from living on the Upper East Side to running numerous charity balls, the vampires are the toast of the town. The Blue Bloods are determined to keep their vampire side a secret, but when a popular girl at a private school has all the blood sucked from her body, long-kept secrets start to come to light and the Blue Bloods might not be as immortal as they thought.

The book, which follows sophomore Schuyler Van Alen as she investigates the secrets of her classmates and her family, is the first in the Blue Bloods series. There are some surprising twists and turns in the plot and, as I mentioned before, how de la Cruz explains the existence of vampires is intriguing and different.

Blue Bloods is a great, fun read for over break and you can currently find our copy on display in the Curriculum Resource Center!

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