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Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
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Jul 25, 10

bookshelves: ya-novels
Read in July, 2010

** spoiler alert ** It's usually a mistake for a silly but fun YA serious to breach the boundaries of frivolity and delve into proper drama. Occasionally it works, as in Richelle Mead's awesome Blood Promise, which was spooky and sad and took the Vampire Academy series into properly solemn territory.

As it turns out, Melissa de la Cruz is no Richelle Mead.

The drama in Revelations is forced. Deaths seem trivial, the character's reactions shallow. I kept guffawing during the grim scenes due to awful descriptions and dialog. I was unbelievably bored by the superficial affair between Jack Force and Schuyler (if true love is having nothing in common and sneaking around a bunch then I hope I never experience it). The theology mirrors Buffy after it jumped the shark. (What happened with that? The one thing Melissa de la Cruz really had going for her--besides some kind of psychic connection with Cecily von Ziegesar--was a decent grasp on the historical and theological underpinnings of the story. She could have deepened that, but no--let's go all Satan-and-Leviathan-returned on everyone's a**.)

Whatever. This book marks Blue Bloods as an entirely forgettable series. Melissa de la Cruz--learn to write decent dramatic scenes or perish.
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message 1: by Zainab (new)

Zainab you are so right when you say Melissa is no Richelle Mead


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