Monday, February 16, 2009

Masquerade, by Melissa De La Cruz

Sequel to Blue Bloods

Let me just start by saying this book was so much better than the first book in the series. This book makes the series worth reading. Very enjoyable novel.

We begin exactly where "Blue Bloods" leaves you hanging. Schuyler Van Alen and her human conduit, Oliver Perry, traveled to Venice in search of Schuyler's grandfather, Lawrence Van Alen. She thinks he holds the key to unraveling the mystery of the Silver Bloods. Her and Oliver search everywhere but to no avail, then Schuyler spots her mother? Her mother is back in a NY hospital in a coma ever since Schuyler's birth. She chases the woman down discovering a hidden talent for super speed, one of her vampire powers.

Meanwhile back in NYC, Mimi Force is planning an after party to the Four Hundred Ball exclusively for blue bloods and by invitation only! A masquerade party, and in order to get in you have to be text messaged during the Four Hundred Ball with an invite relealing the secret location.

Bliss, Mimi's BFF, is still having blackouts. Waking up in a freezing lake is no picnic unless your rescued by Dylan? Dylan was attacked by a silver blood in the last novel and presumed dead, but Bliss still believes he is alive somehow.

There is also a mysterious handsome new student at Duchesne school, Kingsley Martin. Jack Force, Mimi's brother, is still drawn to Schuyler as she is to him. Mimi is green with jealousy.

At the Masquerade party it's hard to tell who is who with all the guys dressed in the same suit and with masks covering their faces. Makes for interesting conversations and kisses from who knows who?

Unlike the last book, this one actually has a climax so you feel satisfied after your done, but can't wait for the next book! It's interesting to see how these characters develop relationship wise as well as their new found vampire abilities. You will enjoy this one for sure!


Book 1 Blue Bloods
Book 3 Revelations
Book 4 The Van Alen Legacy
Book 5 Misguided Angel (releases Oct 26, 2010)


  1. I really do want to read the Blue Bloods series

    Wdebo :)

  2. The first book is frustrating but the second makes the first worth the trouble. Can't wait to read the third! You will enjoy it!

  3. i adored this book, but revalations was a real bummer!

  4. Revelations wasn't bad but it was so unfinished. As soon as it got good it ended. So in that respect I think it was worse than the first book in the series. At least I could forgive that one because it was the first. You know what I mean? Masquerade was awesome though! :)