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Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods #4.5)

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  11,702 Ratings  ·  523 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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Dec 07, 2010 Jo rated it really liked it
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
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jul 02, 2010 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 25, 2010 Melanie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2010, one-star
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.
Jul 16, 2010 Claudia rated it really liked it
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
Jul 25, 2010 Marie rated it liked it
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.
Aug 04, 2010 Mandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: angel, vampire
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
Jan 10, 2011 Tina rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
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
Aug 10, 2010 Audrey rated it it was ok
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.
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
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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
Sep 06, 2010 Debbie rated it really liked it
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
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Sep 12, 2010 Ashley - Book Labyrinth rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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
Janelle Dazzlepants
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Jan 01, 2011 Gabby rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 08, 2011 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: BB Fans
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Jun 07, 2011 Charlynn rated it it was ok
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,
Mar 30, 2012 Johanna rated it really liked it
Blue Bloods: Keys to the Repository
(Companion to The Van Alen Legacy)
by Melissa de la Cruz

Genre: Companion | Paranormal Romance | Young Adult

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 i
Jan 11, 2014 Lauren rated it it was ok
Sep 26, 2012 Brina rated it really liked it
"Keys to the Repository" ist ein Zusatzband zur bereits bekannten "Blue Bloods"- bzw. "The Immortals"-Reihe von Melissa de la Cruz. Das Buch spielt zum Teil zwischen dem vierten und fünften Band und sollte von daher unbedingt nach der Reihenfolge eingehalten werden, da es sonst zu möglichen Spoilern kommt.

Da ich bekanntermaßen sämtliche Bücher der "The Immortals"-Reihe bereits mehrfach verschlungen habe, musste nun auch noch der Zusatzband "Keys to the Repository" gelesen werden.
Ich muss gestehe
Hannah Haertl
Feb 13, 2013 Hannah Haertl rated it it was amazing
"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.
Laura Hartley
Jan 28, 2013 Laura Hartley rated it liked it
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
Jade Nichole
Mar 11, 2013 Jade Nichole rated it really liked it
"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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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.
Klara Woodson
Premetto che ho letto questo volume per una Gara di Lettura su questo sito, senza conoscere effettivamente la saga su cui è basato l'intero contenuto del libro. Può quindi sembrare scontato che abbia lasciato una recensione tanto magra, ma vorrei sottolineare che non è questo il motivo. A dire la verità, la trama mi è sembrata piuttosto chiara e i personaggi ben delineati, la premessa per la storia forse un poco scontata, ma comunque piuttosto buona se prendiamo in considerazione il fatto che st ...more
Stacey Kym
May 06, 2016 Stacey Kym rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ya-2016
'Keys to the Reposity': I absolutely ZOOOOOMED through the thing. It was mostly boring and included lots of background and history information about the main character of the series. There were lots of data-file like pages which gave lots of information about characters like Cordelia and Lawrence Van Alen. I loved some of the little short stories whilst found others a tad boring. I didn't exactly understand why the author wrote the novella except for the fact that it was supposed to bridge the g ...more
Rayna Gay
Sep 11, 2016 Rayna Gay rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I loved the explanation of characters. How it recapped everything up to this point. I loved the family lines/lineages. The definitions in it's appendix. I think this was a great little addition to this book series. Although, I couldn't wait to get through it so I could start reading, "Misguided Angel." I was thirsty for more, what can I say. HaHaHa!!! ;))
Sep 20, 2016 Cris rated it liked it
Great recap and informational guide into the world and characters of Melissa de la Cruz's blue blood series. + an accumulation of bb short stories which are basically repeated chapters from past books set in someone else's point of view.
Allie rademacher
Oct 09, 2016 Allie rademacher rated it liked it
wasn't as good as I thought it was
Catherine Ford
Oct 01, 2016 Catherine Ford rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This companion book was very well put together. I enjoyed the letter from the author and the author notes. It made you feel closer to the world of the Bluebloods. The short stories were also good and enjoyable. I would love to see how this is written in paperback [I read the audio] because of the files and notes from the repository. A good book and you should read it after book 4, not like I'm doing and only reading it after book 6.
Oct 17, 2016 tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read

This novel fills in all the gaps. Making each character more vibrant . If you are reading the series. This is a must read
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