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Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods #4.5)

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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  9,807 ratings  ·  477 reviews
Book by Melissa de La Cruz
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Hyperion Books
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Tina
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...more
Julie
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...more
Debbie
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
Mandy
3/08/10
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...more
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...more
Charlynn
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,...more
Gabby
Jan 01, 2011 Gabby rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: blue bloods fanatics
Shelves: e-books, vampires
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...more
Claudia
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 here...so we learn mor...more
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
Jo
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
Kristina Snyder
Keys to the Repository gives you insider information that wasn't in the other books. Some of the information may have been mentioned a little in the books, but this little companion novel went in a lot more detail. It was nice to be able to refresh myself with the series. Some of the information I completely forgot about. I loved the extra short stories in this book. They were awesome!!!! It was good to see behind the scenes of the Blue Blood World. This was a great companion novel!!!!
Audrey
Aug 10, 2010 Audrey rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.
Melanie
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.
Shannon
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...more
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.
Marie
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.
Zehra
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...more
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...more
Gaby
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
Milena
This book poses as a companion to De La Cruz's popular Blue Bloods series, which only hardcore and dedicated fans will truly enjoy. It's mostly a lot of trivia. It didn't really add anything much to what I already knew about the characters or the stories.

The book gives a little more information on the main characters (Schuyler, Jack, Mimi, Bliss) and their families. It also contains a list of secondary characters (during which I found myself going "When was this person ever mentioned?").

The firs...more
Elizabeth
Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz (pp. 227)

This book is weak sauce disguised as a series supplement with a few short stories thrown in. For any reader of the Blue Bloods series most of the material will be uninteresting, watered down, retread of material already read in the first five novels of the Blue Bloods series. Much of the book is spent describing character status in the series mythology while providing some very bland explanations of some major locations, artifacts, and motiva...more
Heather
I enjoy reading Melissa's blue blood series and am a fan of Shulyer and Jack, however this book is a side step off the pure story telling we are used to. Keys to the repository is an anthology of family history, maps and secret files compiled in the Blue Bloods library. Many of the files are dry reading and much of is is a repeat from the previous novels. It is a great book of reference if you are just reading the series for the first time and wan tot know who is who. Melissa is obviously a hist...more
Krys

So, I started reading Melissa de la Cruz’s Keys to the Repository but I quickly grew weary. So much of the book is rehashed details from the Blue Bloods books that I very recently read. In light of that the details were not particularly amazing or mind-blowing.

There are a few short stories in the book that make for an interesting read – most promising was There’s a First (or Fourth) Time for Everything, or “Mr Darcy Requests” and The Lie that Concealed the Truth, or “The Last Meeting”. Both stor...more
Janelle Dazzlepants
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inga
Thank god I skimmed read this companion novel, or I might never have learned that Blair McMillian's father owns the largest record label in the world.
"Who is Blair McMillian?" you might ask. To which the answer would be that it really doesn't matter because Blair shows up in this series only once, never to be mentioned again.
But thank God that the author decided to publish this companion novel--which adds absolutely nothing whatso-fucking-never to the table--to remind us of dear Blair. She sha...more
MissSusie
This is a great companion to the Blue Bloods Series! I loved the backstory on all the characters and cannot wait for Wolf Pact and Misguided Angels.

It was really interesting to get the little snippets of stories from a different point of view and the between the books insight.

The thing I like about this series is the premise, it is fresh and innovative and a great take on history. And this book gave us (fans of the Blue Bloods Series) even more to chew on while we wait for the next book and the...more
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Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

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