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Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods #4.5)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  11,100 ratings  ·  506 reviews
Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about ...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 227 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Hyperion
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It is what it is ... an informative guide to the world and characters of Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Blood series. This is not the next story in line but a recap/reference, and an accumulation of BB short stories released in anthologies, short stories from Cruz's website, as well as a new one I haven't yet read.

Do not read this book if you haven't read all the books released so far (last Van Alen Legacy), spoilers.

I found this informative and a good companion to the Blue Blood series. If your a f
Jan 08, 2011 Julie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: BB Fans
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Samantha Oledan
It didn't really give new information about the Blue Bloods, it just simply restated or summarized what happened on all the books. There were some new facts, like Bliss's background and Dylan's untold story, but they were minimal compared to the things that most readers of this series already know.

I liked Bliss' story and her encounter with werewolves. It was a sneak peak for Ms. Dela Cruz's upcoming series.

There were so many terms and names that were not really necessary to mention. Some infor
Sep 06, 2010 Debbie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: eyes
When I first read about this book I wasn't too excited since I'm not a big fan of companion books to series I enjoy. However, when I was offered the chance to review it I thought why not give it a try. I'm am glad that I did. It is filled with "files" on each of the main characters giving more background of which angel they are, their conduits and character observations. There are also short stories that fill in gaps from the rest of the books so we get to see more of Dylan's background, meeting ...more
I just began this book, and I must say I’m finding it hard to get through the first 15 pages. It basically recaps everything that has happened throughout the whole series. Pretty soon my interest was waning and I couldn't take it anymore. The first 3 books of this series were really good and the last one was a little boring to get through. It was not captivating enough, sometimes there is too much information and a little less action. I don't know why but I feel like there is something mi
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Είναι κλασσική περίπτωση βιβλίου που θα μπορούσαμε να ζήσουμε και χωρίς αυτό. Η σειρά μπορούσε να "σταθεί" και χωρίς το συγκεκριμένο novel, που ναι μεν είχε κάποια ενδιαφέροντα σημεία, αλλά ως εκεί.
Laura Hartley
I wasn't really sure what to expect of this book. I find that novellas are usually very hit and miss and as I find the first three of Melissa de la Cruz's books to be fairly average I was convinced that this was going to be a miss. Then, I read book four in the Blue Bloods series, The Van Allen Legacy (click here for review) and my hope was restored. Unfortunately, my high spirits were short lived as I found this novella to be a disappointment.

As with the previous four synopses, I felt that the
Technically, this is not a novel. Rather, this is a guide for the Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz. In it, there are character biographies, a glossary of terms, and other useful information to keep the plotlines and characters in the series straight. Plus, there are a few short stories as well that are missing chapters or further insights into characters.

Unlike some readers, I went into this book knowing full well exactly what it was, so I wasn't disappointed. However, like some readers,
Jan 01, 2011 Gabby rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: blue bloods fanatics
Shelves: vampires, e-books
first things first i want the book to be named the boys of blue bloods:get to know them better haha!
this book is a companion to the blue bloods saga. it gives additional information about the characters of the book but what i appreciated the most of this book, is the author provided some short chapter about the perspetive of the
3 boys Jack(insert high loud squeal), Dylan and Kingsley

i did enjoy reading Jack's perspective *dreamy eyes* it's titled the lie that concealed the truth Or "the last
All I can say is MISGUIDED ANGEL better get her soon. In many ways this reference book is kind of dry: stories of all the families and characters from the other books, histories of the vampires...all are told in a very dry fashion. But it's supposed to be reference material, compiled, censored, and stored by the librarians.

The treats are hidden chapters. For each of the four previous books, there was a hidden chapter...I only discovered them with the last book. They're all we learn mor
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
The perfect companion to the Blue Bloods series. Because of all the different names and terms in the books, this volume can really help straighten things out and help to explain. I enjoyed the snapshot stories, and the sneak peek into the newest Blue Blood novel. I didn't read all of the background information on the characters, but I loved that it was there. There's not much to say about this book because it's a companion book, and is therefore not plot based. I would recommend it to anyone who ...more
Jade Nichole
"Keys To The Repository" is part of a series called Blue Bloods.They are books about vampires, filled with mysteries,action and forbidden romance. This book individually talks a lot about the Blue Blood and Silver Blood Covens. The vampires that belong to each side and their story of their mysterious life. I recommend this book to any teen that enjoyed the Twilight series, it has so much in common but also is so different. I do not recommend this book, or series to any young children mainly beca ...more
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I really enjoyed this book being different and a side book of the series. I also enjoyed the authors notes. Most of this book is information that the reader already knows, however it is written as a summary from a different point if view. There is also new info though. Stuff that took place in the previous books with other characters that reader didn't get to see ands those were my favorite parts if this book. That being said the last pages of the book is very boring because it its a list if cha ...more
I mostly liked this because it was a good way to recap. Often when reading a new book from this series I forget who is who and what happened last time. This book has loads of information in. It lost a star for me because there wasn't enough new stuff. There were two samples from books that are/were unreleased when she wrote it and that was nice, but a lot of it I already knew. But if you haven't yet read Misguided Angel, then I suggest reading this first so you can have it all fresh in your mind ...more
Blue Bloods- Keys To The Repository. Publisher: Hyperion Pg. 227 Price:$14.99

Melissa De La Cruz 2010 ISBN: 978-5-4231-3454-1

Reviewer: Hailee Mayfield November 18 , 2015

Suspense, Mystery

Blue Bloods- Key To The Repository is scattered like Donald Trump on a windy day.The main conflict that Melissa De La Cruz put into the story was trying to figure out what happened to the silver bloods, another group of vampires separate from the blue bloods. The silver bloods were thought to be extinguished a
Aug 10, 2010 Audrey rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: avid fans
Been there, done that. Basically, a recap on what happened on the previous books and a snippet on what’s coming. I liked the short stories, especially the ones with Jack and Schuyler (I’m officially in love with the Angel of Destruction) but the rest is just blah. But I must admit, it helped me refresh my memory instead of rereading the previous four books. Yeah, it’s been a long time ago. And I’m still trying to convince myself that Keys to the Repository was worth reading.
I really enjoyed the other books in this series and when I saw this book was being released I pre-ordered without a thought and never checked the synopsis. I read the whole book in about two hours but it really doesn't have any story. It is a rehash of the previous books with some ret-con thrown in here and there. The last 33 pages are appendices in dictionary format. I really feel like it was a waste but I am looking forward to the next release this fall.
Hannah Haertl
"Keys to the Repository" is a .5 book of the blue bloods series. In this novel you'll get amazing descriptions of the characters and what families they belong to. You'll get reasons why some families are related in weird ways. Schulyer and Jack find ways to break the bond of him and Mimi, but what extents do you think they will go to? I recommend this book to anyone who loves the true romance novel, because that is all these books are filled of.
Liz Patino
This book was really good. I gave it a 5 star because I Actually enjoyed it told me things I didn't know didn't remember or something. Finally told me the story of Kinglsey and the side of the story of Jack and Dylan. I finally knew what happened to Dylan and where he was. Also knew what Jack felt about Schuyler and what he felt when he saw her.

I would recommend this book to anyone that has read the first four books of the series, because if you read this without reading the first four books yo
Savannah (Books With Bite)
This book is a great insider. Inside it gives you different back rounds on all the characters, even some information you didn't know. It also gives you short stories of the beginning of blue bloods and how they came to be. If you have read and love the blue blood series, then you need this book. It will give you valuable insight into the Blue blood history.
Tasty bits about the Blue Bloods. Short stories and biographical information about the characters. The last "story" is the first 2 chapters of the next book, Misguided Angel. Good background info for fans of the series, Blue Bloods.
The only reason I give this 3 stars is because it's a reference book. I love knowing if I get confused I can look somebody up. I still love this, though.
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A huge disappointment if you're an avid fan of the blue blood series and looking for additional juicy details about your favourite characters.

I think it deserved 1.5 stars and since that isn't an option, I had to grudgingly give it 2. In a nutshell half this book is a summary of the series so far and extremely redundant- descriptions and conversations have quite literally been "copy pasted". The other half of the book is a rather bland blend of unnecessary details, hidden promotions for other se
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Je suis plutôt étonnée que ce guide de la série n’ait jamais vu le jour en France. On y apprend pas mal de choses que l’on a pu oublier ou zapper. Et en plus, on a des petits bonus comme des cartes, des photos et des chapitres en plus et/ou du point d’une personne différente. Il y a vraiment beaucoup d’informations, parfois inédites qui valent la peine de lire ce petit guide, bien qu’en anglais se lit très vite et simplement.

La grande majorité du livre est mise en page sous forme de fiches tenue
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)

See I told you I will be back today..or tomorrow for the people on the East Coast or anywhere else. Anyways. This little novella is soo cute and it gives us an insight on what goes on inbetween some things. Along with knowing a little bit more about some people. Like with what happened to poor Dylan when he was being hunted down. Or with what that first night for Sky and Jack was like. Or
I really liked this book it had a lot of unknown information and it had stories told from perspectives that weren't told in the books.

Can I also mention the fact of how creep it is to have all the teens followed and the fact that the followers somehow were never around when their subject was in trouble....Shady.

I loved the information about Allegra and her husband because in the books we get some information but not a lot of detail so this is cool. I don't even remember Melissa ever mentioning
I usually don't read books like this, with a summary of every character and stuff like that. Honestly I felt like I was reading a textbook. I have to admit it though; the first few pages helped me a lot. It was like a summary of what happened in the previous 4 books, 4 books I had read 4 years ago. I do that, I'm all excited about a series and read everything that's out and then I set it aside and don't finish it. Well this year I decided that I wanted to finish those series that I read while I ...more
I really liked this book to start with. The idea that vampires come from the fallen angels was a very interesting concept to me. However, as I made my way through the series I found myself liking the characters and the storyline less and less.

I liked the idea of the series, I don't think I really liked the execution.

I loved the secret society and the mystery behind everyone's existence. I also liked how the author brought in stories of the angels to explain certain parts. I found the separate
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Blue Bloods (7 books)
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