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Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  108,384 ratings  ·  4,323 reviews
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enor ...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 302 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Hyperion (first published March 27th 2006)
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Kat Kennedy
So I was reading a Cracked article a little while ago. It told me that you get addicted to pop music because it sets off the pleasure centre of your brain. Cracked also told me that your brain derives pleasure from particularly predictable music because your brain enjoys predicting things and enjoys being right even more.

Nickelback are crapity, crap, crap!
Finally, humanity's explanation for Nickelback

No... seriously, look at this:

Look at this photograph
Everytime I do it makes me _________
How did our eyes get so red
And what the he
This book had the potential to be amazing: affluent teens learn in their fifteenth year that they are reincarnated vampires who will never really die, only come back to reenter another 'cycle' of life.

unfortunately, it was terrible. One gets the impression that La Cruz either rushed through this, or had a constant bout of writers block. The writing is forced and trite, and things that should have been ommitted (why do we need a description of every single item of food throughout the book?)and s
Jan 03, 2011 Joyzi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vampire fans, peeps who don't mind ripoffs
Recommended to Joyzi by: Julie and Szam
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I've been wanting to read this series for a long time now but unfortunately I was always got sidetracked by other vampire series (e.g. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Vampire Academy, House of Night, Evernight Series, Morganville Vampires, Sookie Stackhouse series, The Mortal Instruments Trilogy, Night Huntress). Whoa that was a long list, should I just say I'm a vampire addict? (blame this on Meyer's Twilight).

Okay so yeah I picked it up du
Okay....I have to drag my soap box sckrrrkk (keep in mind this is my opinion and I don't wish to offend anyone). Alright, I began to read junior fiction and young adult books to cut out the undesirable sex scenes and vulgar language. Well, I have had to stop reading highly entertaining young adult books because of the sex and language. I am highly disappointed in the trend now-a-days. Is it any wonder teen pregnancy is a problem, as well as substance abuse and vulgar language, if this k ...more
Feb 13, 2009 Katy rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Katy by: (Borrowed from Erin R.)
This book was a massive mental battle for me, between the decent parts of the plot (notice I say PLOT, not book) and the horrendousness of the rest of the book. Okay, let me put this bluntly: "Blue Bloods" stunk.

First of all, the story was not believable. Not because it included a pack of civilized vampires that were conveniently all wealthy and living in New York City. Because the characters' reactions were so obviously fabricated that I rolled my eyes more than once while reading. Schuyler, fo
Sep 04, 2008 Crystal rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who don't like books with substance
I absolutely hated this book. HATED it. I'm not sure I've ever been able to say that about a novel before, but I can honestly say that about this one. Being a long-time fan of vampires, I picked this up at Barnes & Noble thinking that it might be a quick, easy, interesting read. The book itself is not terribly long, but I had a hard time getting through it.

For one thing, that characters aren't likable...AT ALL. The vampires are an ancient group of rich, snobby elitists who care more about f
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J.D. Stroube
This series is basically Gossip Girl meets Twilight. Melissa de la Cruz is obviously a great author...However, she does not follow through with this series. She spends more time talking about designer labels, and what the elite are wearing...than she does building up the plot.

I felt completely let down, because many people had suggested this series to me.

Having said that...
I still want to know what happens, which means I will give Melissa de la Cruz a second chance by reading the second install
Dec 30, 2010 Annalisa rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Annalisa by: Annie
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
De la Cruz does an impressive job of creating a world of high society New York vampires that date all the way back to Plymouth, to the beginning of time, really, but the book focuses on Plymouth. I loved that she ties her story into a bit of real historical mystery, the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a group of early pilgrim settlers that disappeared without a trace. Family lines and real estate and designer clothes are all important to setting the stage for the New York it crowd, but the name-dropping ...more
May 30, 2015 Kiki marked it as to-read

What is that? What's it mean? How do you say it?


It's like that time I tried desperately to move my mouth around "Aglionby" and ended up globbing cake crumbs all down my shirt.
Dec 12, 2009 Tatiana rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls obsessed with opulent NYC lifestyle, name brands, and vampires
Recommended to Tatiana by: Heather, Crystal
Shelves: 2009, ya, romancelandia
This is the first book in another paranormal YA series. I've been disappointed with quite a few lately, but "Blue Bloods" seems a little bit better than some.

First of all, it's not based solely on romance. For a change, this book is written in 3rd person, so you don't have to endure hundreds of pages in a mind of some boy-obsessed teenage girl. Cruz also develops a rather interesting vampire lore which even has some well-known historical events weaved into it.

I am not going to pretend however th
Katrina Passick Lumsden
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Mar 06, 2009 Eileen rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
I read all three of these books in a day apiece. They're badly written, ludicrous candy. Seriously, rich NYC socialite vampires? Who are also ANGELS? And models, apparently? And are almost 100% undeveloped as characters?

Don't get me started on how "Croatan" actually refers to one of the native American tribes in the barrier islands of NC, and was probably meant to serve as a direction for the rest of the Roanaoke colonists when they came back from England. I mean, yes, the whole subject of the R
Kristen Bongard
Oh, my silly love of teen vampire books. Melissa de la Cruz makes a fun world, easy to read, with characters that you love and hate. Full of all the angst and envy of a proper high school novel, but with the added bite of the supernatural.

I'm charmed by Schuyler, the accidentally beautiful protagonist. She is endearing in her inability to fit in, which is something I'm sure many of us can relate to.

The Force Twins. How can you help but love to hate Mimi Force? A girl who has everything, and kno
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Read the full review here @A Perfection Called Books

The Concept:

Blue Bloods is a trio combination of Gossip Girl, angels, and vampires. The idea and premise of this series is original and great! Basically the angels who sided with Lucifer were cast down from heaven and now they are Blue Bloods, vampires, who live in 100 year long cycles, trying to achieve redemption. I like it! It's a cool concept :) Some parts of the concept are a bit hard to grasp. Cruz doesn't do a very good job of explaining
Oh dear. This is like the Twilight thing, isn't it? It's SO HORRIBLE and I can't stop reading.

Okay, the good: Melissa de la Cruz, in Blue Bloods, has created a whole new sort of vampire. All the old Buffy rules are out. It involves a REALLY complicated bunch of lore, but by the end, I understood most of the rules. Oh, also good, I was surprised by mention of Roanoke, one of my pet fascinations. There is a little bit of a history lesson (not too serious, don't worry about thinking, other than the
I've just started this book, and there are a number of things in which this book is disappointing.

For one, Melissa de la Cruz keeps on nagging about what everybody is wearing. On and on. I couldn't care less. It also contributes to annoying fact #2. The books moves damn slowly. I'm on page 97 and nothing has happened so far. And the same plot-hints are being dropped over and over. I'm laying the book away now, perhaps I will finish it later...

... And I picked it up anyway, like 3 hours later..
Denys L.H.
Mar 08, 2009 Denys L.H. rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wealthy fucks
Starting with the positive points, they had really interesting vampires. The idea of older generations of vampires being reincarnated into future generations sounded pretty cool. They don't really die, they come back in the future generations as someone else with the same soul. I thought that was pretty well thought-out.

Now it's time for the negative points. And boy, did I have many. First, the writing. I was getting sick of all those detailed descriptions about clothing and what designer brand
ACTUAL RATİNG:2.75 stars

The Ingredients:Add The Gossip Girl. Mix it with Beverly Hills. Add a bit of Twilight. And a little piece from every YA novel you can remember reading.

The Final Taste/The Verdict:Doesnt leave a bad taste in your mouth but it definitely could have been better.

The Story:The glamorous life of the Upper East Side citiziens

-with a vampire twist.

What Went Wrong:What the book focuses on is completely wrong. The author should have focused on the story than what the characters we
What the actual hell did I just read?

Okay, I'll admit, I picked this up in the first place because it sounded vaguely like Gossip Girl, which is a guilty pleasure of mine. It also sounded vaguely like Twilight, which I wouldn't really call a guilty pleasure, but I will admit that there was a lot of entertainment value there.

I feel like I just went to a distant relative's house for dinner, and I'm not sure what exactly happened in the kitchen and I'm a little afraid to ask, but I have to be pol
I guess I got caught up with all of the vampire folklore because of the Twilight series, and I was looking for a substitute. Blue Bloods is a light and to a small degree entertaining read. It kept me interested barely enough to want to finish the book, but it definitely was not captivating.

I feel the author had an opportunity to develop her plot, which was extremely original. However, the entire novel lacked some sort of cohesive concept or stimulating event to give the storyline some needed sp
Petra (Safari Poet)
After reading the premise I thought this book had the potential to be really good, but it didn't really reach them for me. Like most vampire books, it has it's own unique take on them which was the only part of the story I loved.

Usually, I like to see a story being told from different perspectives, but here it was a little annoying. In some cases you would have the exact same sequence of events explained, the only difference being the perspective, which didn't add much to the storyline.

I like S
Colleen Houck
I almost felt like I was in NYC again while reading this book. Love the idea of the silver bloods and the connection to the pilgrims. Very creative!
Schuyler Van Alen leads a mixed-up life. She attends a prestigious NYC school, where she doesn't fit in with her peers, except her best friend Oliver, and though her family used to be one of the wealthiest in the city, their holdings are now few and money sparse. She doesn't know her father, her mother has been in a coma in the hospital for most of her life, and she lives with her foreboding grandmother.

When the uber-boy at school suddenly takes an interest in her, she doesn't know what to think
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The Mythology:-

It's different than the usual vampire-lore used in every other YA vampire novel.Something interesting.And that is one of the reasons why I will probably read the sequels.To see how the author develops this Gossip Girls meets Vampires story of rich and affluent vampires who are actually fallen angels ,all in the backdrop of high school .

The Name dropping:-

Paragraphs have been devoted to describe what the characters are wearing in tedious details.A little mention here and there does
My first book by this author--overall flimsy. Plot was a solid idea, but the characters are all wishy-washy. Some of them go back on previous descriptions. Some who are made to be vitally important to the storyline disappear after one scene.

Reading this book was like living a divine comedy, where the world shifted subtly every chapter or so--characters recreated, options juggled, and spotty performance.

It would have been an homage to fashion, except that it felt like the author took a hat full
I came late into the game of YA-PNR. So, while a good number of PNR fans have probably read Blue Bloods, I came to know of itthrough Dora (thanks btw.)

Who else loves the author's world building? Where blue blood vampires areactually fallen angels stuck in a neverending cycle of birth and rebirth toward a state of perfection? Where silver bloods are basically cannibals, dining on what they used to be? And who else was confused by the family dynamics of the blue bloods? Did anyone else feel as I f
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Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
My old review of this was really embarrassing so ... yeah. It's been like four or five years since I read this, so I can't say I remember much about it. I just remember feeling no sympathy for the characters, and thinking the plot was weird and confusing and whatnot. It was not my cup of tea.
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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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