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Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension, but all too often the only thing that eludes their grasp is love. So when two young lovers are kept apart by a centuries old decree, they'll be forced to learn that, in matters of the heart, not even immortals have total control - or do they?
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 6th 2011 by Atom (first published December 28th 2010)
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Kamela Mullins
I don't know why they haven't posted this but here's some product detail on the book just in case any one wants to see.

"Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But in matters of the heart, no one, not even the strikingly beautiful and outrageously wealthy Blue Bloods, has total control. In Bloody Valentine, bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz offers readers a new story about the lov...more
Heather
I thought of this book more as just a waster of time. Although I enjoyed knowing more about Allegra we were left with more unanswered questions. Why tell us she knew what would happen and chose a diffrent fate but not explain how she wound up on the same path. And as for Jack & Schyler's bonding I felt it lacked any feeling. I think that the simplness of it was great but I think the fact that it was such a huge moment for them that was summed up in a short story without anything leading up t...more
Heather
Feb 14, 2011 Heather rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, save yourselves!
True to my word, I did not purchase this book. However, I found it at the library and couldn't help myself. Screw the boycot. In spite of the suckage that was Misguided Angel, I really wanted to read about Jack and Schuyler's bonding. Why? Why can't I ever stand my ground?! It's like biting into what you think is a lovely cinnamon roll, only to discover its prune cake. I should have known that Cruz's writing is on a one way track to literary hell and that she would somehow muck this simple task...more
Heidi McLaughlin
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Parvathy
Oct 08, 2011 Parvathy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Blue Bloods series fans
Recommended to Parvathy by: goodreads
It was necessity that made me read this book. I am not much of a fan of book that are not the next in the series or a spin off but something in between. But this series is so complicated that it is very difficult to keep track of all the things that happened. Since I am planning on reading Lost in Time the next in the Blue Blood series soon and have no detailed recollection of the things that happened in the previous books I decided to give this one try hoping for a little memory jolt. Well th...more
Courtney Hawkins
Where to Begin.... I was deeply disappointed by this book. I feel like Melissa De La Cruz might be losing her touch with this series which saddens me because it's my favorite book series to date. This book (which isn't really a book) is just a collection of three short stories. All the short stories felt extremely rush and forced.

The first story follows Oliver and his life after Schuyler leaves. This felt out of character for Oliver, to me. I found myself actually laughing at how ridiculous the...more
Marija
Why do I like this book and for that matter this series? I can’t explain it. It’s against all sense and reason. It’s sort of like my feelings for Shakespeare’s character Falstaff. He’s a real rogue, an old dirty letch… fat and sweaty always up to some kind of scheme to make a fast buck. Yet I can’t help loving the bastard. It’s crazy.

This book is the same… lousy title, over the top and unnecessary melodrama, some cringeworthy scenes, and cheesy illustrations. Yet after finishing the three stori...more
PurplyCookie
”Bloody Valentine” is a novella in the Blue Bloods series. It consists of three beautifully written short stories each with a focus on matters of the heart--hence the title. While it is not necessary to have read all the books in this series before reading this novella, it is recommended, as two of the three stories relate to events that take place in the previous two books.

The first story is about Schuyler Van Alen's friend and familiar Oliver Hazard-Perry and Freya, a character who will be th...more
Jo
This book was only 160 pages long and cost me as much as a normal sized book would. There were 4 chapters in this book that were a extract from another book in the series that I had already read. The words were bigger than in any other book by the author. I am struggle to see the point of making this book at all. The majority of story was awful. This series was so great because of the originality and the concept of the fallen angels/vampires. But the story is now becoming a Twilight knock off wh...more
Stacey O'Neale
Review written by the YA Fantasy Guide staff reviewer, Camille Morales.

Bloody valentine is a Blue Bloods novella. I am a huge fan of the series, so I was thrilled to finally read this book. I’d been waiting a long time to get it. It was totally worth it.
This book will not be your normal Blue Bloods book, because it is divided in three parts, and each part tells a different story. The parts tell: what happens to Oliver after Schuyler leaves with Jack, how Allegra and Schuyler’s father met, and Sc...more
Gabrielle
I decided to read Bloody Valentine by Melissa De La Cruze since it was right before Valentine’s Day. Immediately I was drawn to the story, which is divided into three mini stories. In the first story introduces Oliver, a young man who had just been dumped by his vampire girl-friend, Schuyler. He meets a beautiful angel in a bar and he is lead back to her apartment; where they sleep together and he forgets his feelings for the vampire. The second story goes back in time and is about Schuyler’s pa...more
stephanie
this was three short stories combined to make a book. i mean, i guess they were slightly longer than short stories, but the whole book is novella length.

and it didn't really answer any questions. or move the story forward at all.

GIVE ME A WHOLE BOOK, DARN IT! I WANT A WHOLE STINKING BOOK ABOUT SCHUYLER AND JACK AND MIMI AND OLIVER.

two books have been released in this series, and neither has been fulfilling at all. i would rather wait a long time and eat the whole cake, as it were. but no, now...more
Kristy
This was a little all over the place for me. It jumped from Allegra to Oliver to Schuyler and Jack getting married. It was visions Allegra had as a child. It was Oliver taking away his bond with Sky. It was Sky wedding dress shopping. Sky getting attacked. Jack and Sky getting bonded.
It was weird.

3 words
waste.of.time.

2 stars

to me it just feels like De la cruz just put a mini book out to make more money. blah. over it.

Do not reccomend this to anyone unless you are a die-hard Blue Bloods fan.

Wesley
Well I was disappointed in this. I probably one of the few males that's a blue bloods fan. Given that I guess in the time of need this book would suffice but it was like giving someone just enough water to live for 2 years and having it be the crappiest water known to man. I think this is a hit and a miss depending on whom you are and your fan-dom, so love it others hate it. It got 2 stars because it was short, otherwise it would have gotten 1 (just for making it to print).
Debbie
If you are a fan of the Blue Bloods series then you will definitely enjoy this one. It's a short and quick read and is made up of three short stories. It was somewhat of a surprise to me that I enjoyed all three as I'm usually not a short story fan and in a book like I rarely find myself liking all the stories. I suppose I shouldn't have been too surprised since I am a huge fan of Melissa de la Cruz's writing.

One story follows Oliver as he struggles to deal with his love for Schuyler and the co...more
Grace
Ok, well that took about an hour to read, if that. I don't know about this series. As it goes on, I'm getting increasingly disinterested in it. The character development was very nicely done in the first few books...but now the characters fall flat on the pages. I use to really like Schuyler's character because she was independent and did her own thing. Now she's so dependent on Jack it's nauseating.

I also don't understand this whole half book between the actual book thing (the keys to the repo...more
PurplyCookie
”Bloody Valentine” is a novella in the Blue Bloods series. It consists of three beautifully written short stories each with a focus on matters of the heart--hence the title. While it is not necessary to have read all the books in this series before reading this novella, it is recommended, as two of the three stories relate to events that take place in the previous two books.

The first story is about Schuyler Van Alen's friend and familiar Oliver Hazard-Perry and Freya, a character who will be th...more
Vicki
I must say that I was really disappointed in this book, which is comprised of three short stories. Oliver is dealing with life after Schuyler. When she leaves him, he tries to find a way to forget her and he ends up having a one night stand with a witch. If you've read any of the Blue Blood series you'll know that seems out of character for him. I don't know if it was just me, but I felt like the plot was just not well developed...another major disappointment. I felt completely disconnected with...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I love the Blue Blood series! I have been following this series from the very beginning. And I adored the stories in the book.

The first story was about Schulyer's best friend Oliver and his uh,... one night stand. Well mostly he is trying to get over Schulyer and is doing everything he can to avoid her. I think this story gave a great detail of his heart breaking and him trying to mend it. I truly felt sorry for this guy. I hope that he can one day find the one.

The second story is about Schulyer...more
Danylle DuPris
"Bloody Valentine" by Melissa de la Cruz was a fantastic book. Every event really came together. There are three different but intense parts in this book.
Oliver has met a new girl, Freya. As they were talking in the pub, Oliver told her he had to go. He was going to go to the Blood house for forgotten familiars. As he soon realized, he changed his mind at the last second finding himself back at the pub to thank Freya. She took him back home and preformed a witches spell on Oliver to stop his lov...more
Lauren
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I enjoyed the short look into Allegra & Ben's romance. Ive been curious for most of the series, wondering about Schuyler's parents & the story behind their love. Bloody Valentine offers us a look back at how it all began between Allegra Van Allen & Bendix Chase.

We also get a look into Schuyler & Jack's super secret bonding ceremony. So cute! I think this is the first book I actually enjoyed reading their story in a while. It was nice to finally see these two commit to one anoth...more
Terri
Why oh why would I take this entire series on a holiday?!! I feel trapped with this series with no way it. When I got to the even of this "novella" (and I use that term VERY loosely Melissa de la Cruz-don't think I didn't notice the pages being 2/3 the size of every other book in the series and the "artwork" in the last chapter stretching this books page count!)I wanted to throw this book at someone (preferably its author). This book is really three short stories slapped together to explain a fe...more
Claudia
It seems as if de la Cruz has become more interested in short fiction than truly long, involved, layered novels. I've enjoyed all her short stories, and I enjoyed these too...I laughed at the title of Oliver's episode: Another night in suck city. I've read the Flynn book and loved ti! I was interested in Allegra's story...when I quickly flipped through the book in the store, I thought Allegra had awakened, and her story was in present time, but no...we get to see her as a high school student, fa...more
Say
i bought this book today and i devoured it in one sitting (while i was on the bus going home). there are 3 short stories in this book.

first, is all about ollie, sky's best friend. how he coped up with the lost of schuyler with the help of the mysterious witch, freya. and boy! he has some sexy scenes in this one....yipee for ollie!!!

second, this one is about allegra van allen, sky's mother. it's about how allegra met sky's father, how they fell in love and what was charles' reaction to it. i just...more
Lostinshadow09
Bloody Valentine is the sixth installment of Melissa De La Cruz's Blue Bloods Series. Although this book is shorter then the rest in the series thus far,it is still filled with De La Cruz's creative take on vampires. While I felt that she may have took focus off Jack and Skyler's bonding and placed it into other characters stories. When it came time to focus on Jack and Skyler she allows the reader to reconnect to Skyler almost instantly while she is in the mist of her journey to become Jack's b...more
Jess (Gone with the Words)
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Lilly ~ Lihllith~
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Amee
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Alicia Samson
I thought this book was okay. It was not one of my favorites. This book has three different stories told in it. The first story, Oliver is alone in New York trying to come to terms with the loss of Schuyler from his life. He’s bonded to her and needs her to be around but she’s now away in Europe with Jack. The second story, tells how Schuyler’s mother, Allegra, first met her father. Allegra is young and rebellious and during the story she questions her centuries old bond with her twin brother Ch...more
Julia
How delightful! These three novellas reminded why I first got into the Blue Bloods series.

Cruz finally reveals Allegra's rebel past that led her to conceive a half breed, we learn Oliver's side of the story post break up, and finally, The Bonding.

With the ending of each short story I was left seriously wanting more. Also, the condensed versions left the stories a bit choppy and made certain events seem a bit abrupt.

Overall it was fun to read, almost like a "behind the scenes" Blue Bloods editi...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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“Jack Force was more than she had ever dared wish for, and he was better than a dream or a fantasy because he was real. He was far from perfect, moody and distant at times, and burdened with sharp temper and an impulsiveness that was part of his dark nature. But she felt more love for him than she thought possible. He wasn't perfect, but he was perfect for her. (Schuyler Van Alen)” 39 likes
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