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Publisher's Summary

The first book in the New York Times best-selling series Blue Bloods introduces Schuyler Van Alen to the ancient world of the undead. Schuyler is an outcast at her prestigious private high school filled with fashionable upper-class socialites. But this off-limits world opens up to her when Schuyler turns 15 and discovers that her peers, like her, are budding vampires. Then vampires start getting killed, and Schuyler realizes something else - they are being hunted.
©2006 Melissa de la Cruz (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"De la Cruz introduces ... vampires far different from ... traditional horror fiction, coupling sly humor with ... being fanged and fabulous." ( Booklist)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Beccaboo on 10-04-10

Spoiled rich kids are vampires... no wait, angels

You need to be prepared for several things before listening to this book. One, all the kids are skinting rich, even the "poor" ones. Like how Lizzy Bennet is not rich, yet she is compared to others below her. Two, there's barely any vamp stuff and what there is is confusing when mixed with the idea of reincarnated fallen angels. Three, as in City of Bones there's a bit of incest going on that the author is trying to pull off as normal. Like how the pharoahs took sisters as wives normal. Cept it's modern day. No one has a problem with it. Mkay.

That said, it's an okay tale. You can tell the author put some effort in it, well, partially, but I was left wondering why she didn't complete the story. It could have been so much more. Like researching only 70% of your material and leaving it at that. But then, listening to spoiled rich kids get picked to be models isn't all that interesting to me, though it may be to others. And I work in the modeling industry.

The narrator is okay, she's just a bit too old for the reading. We're talking about teenagers and she sounds like she's in her late late 30s. Which doesn't matter, since I know people in their 50s who do voice-overs for teens. Wrong choice.

There's a lot of semi-adventure without the customary wrap-up of certain details. I feel if a reader is presented with a girl named Bliss, we should at least be given a reason for the name. Nickname? Real name? Why name your kid that? Nothing. We're just meant to accept that all girls born in Texas have a chance at being called Bliss. There's other questions too but you'll prolly ask them yourself so I won't ruin it.

It's my firm belief that a first book should stand on it's own. It was clear this author believed she would write a series. She did, but still, if the first book is okay instead of great, what makes readers want to move on? Fortunately for this subject everyone is craving teen vampire love so it'll probably do well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marina on 06-05-10

Love love love the Series

I have read all of the blue blood books from the series that have been released so far...I only actually bought the 1st audio book for a friend and I must say I do not like the narrator's voice...that is not how imagined the character's voice in my head. They should have chosen a younger sounding narrator's was just torture to listen too. I give the series 5 stars and 1 star for the narrator.

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