Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Masquerade (Book 2 , Blue Bloods)

"Schuyler Van Alen is starting to get more comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, but she still has many unanswered questions. A trip to Italy in search of her grandfather only serves to make things more confusing. What secrets are the leaders of The Committee hiding? Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the famous Four Hundred Ball. In true Blue Blood fashion, the ball is totally fab, complete with masks—and hidden behind this masquerade is a revelation that will change the course of a young vampire’s destiny."
Plot: And the plot just keeps getting better and better! De La Cruz has an awesome way of transitioning thoughts and characters, while staying on the original dialogue. It is genius! The whole plot line is getting better, with twist and turns and plenty of progression.

Characters: There was a lot more focus of the development of the adult characters. Which I did like. And the development of Oliver's role, which in book one he was just kind of there and whiny and annoying, he has grown on me since.

Final Thoughts: I am ignoring the Pros and Cons, cause I feel the Pros come off quite well and that there aren't any cons to the book. I am SO in love with this book, SO much that I bought a box set of the 1st 3 books and the fourth book seperately cause I am THAT sure that I will LOVE this series. I have had a few books that I have enjoyed reading and cannot wait for the next book, but rarely (if the series is available already) have I finished a book and couldn't even wait until I got the next book. Even though, I can go and get them at the library (which is where I got the 1st 2) I wanted to OWN them. That is how sucked into this series I am and it is only book 2. I think for me, it is definitely the historical factor. I am a sucker for any book that can creatively add history. But not only do they have history but De La Cruz made it Paranormal. Then she add the forbidden love and this very modern take on the whole scenario. It is just book GOLD!


  1. Well I must say I'm pretty intrigued by your review! I haven't read the first one, but I do have the first five books on my shelf. Also, super duper love your reviewing style, because honestly I cannot read all of those huge block paragraph reviews. Yours is short, sweet, and concise. I DIG IT.

  2. Thank you Jen! I used to blog in the long block paragraph format and I just wasn't getting a good response, so I switched to this and it really worked. Plus it was easier for me to just break my thoughts down.

    As far as reading the series goes, move some books over and DO IT! Finish reading Harry Potter first though.. (if you haven't already)

  3. I love you're reviews, and you're blog in general. You, and a few other book blogs, have inspired me to attempt my own. I hope you don't mind if I use some of you're formatting. I will give you credit of course. But I love the way you have it set up it to categories, it makes it much easier to read than a bunch of paragraphs.

  4. Why Thank you and yes, that is fine = ) Good Luck on your blog!!