Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz (pp. 256)
The 3rd offering in the Blue Bloods series takes the elite, multi-generational vampire families into further political battles between the Silver Bloods and the Blue Bloods. Cruz does a great job adding myth and history to the story of the fallen angels and . The writing is solid and clear – for the intended audience and not overly saccrine for adult audiences. Some moments are surprisingly mature without being out of character.
Many of the questions and puzzles raised in the first novel still remain, but are developed with excitement, tension, and an appropriate level of information reveal. Lots of ground is covered, but like the previous books every question that the reader wants answered leads to 2-3 even more interesting questions.
Her development of both good and evil aspects of each of her main characters continues to be thought provoking and challenging. The expansion of the Blue Blood world beyond the New York city limits felt a bit jarring at first, but has opened up some heavy layers of mythology that should pay off well in future installments. Cruz continues to be an excellent storyteller.