Dec 18, 09
Recommended to Tatiana by:
teen girls who like reading about clothes, parties, hot guys and hooking up
Read in December, 2009
This second "Blue Bloods" book has one major improvement - the number of pages dedicated to describing various pieces of clothing is reduced from about 150 pages in the first book to about 50. The rest of the book is of the same quality - same flat characters, same obsession with parties, expensive things and good looks, same absence of noticeable climax, and, sadly, same plot (or lack of it).
What goes for these books however is a very intriguing new take on vampire lore. It is obvious this lore comes to de la Cruz easily. Her mythology is elaborate and inventive, skillfully mixed with theology. Unfortunately it is wasted on the stories which are nothing more than fluff. Because seriously, how many centuries will it take these millenia-old fallen angels to redeem themselves in the eyes of God if all they seem to care about are: clothes, modeling, parties, and hooking up? My guess is: very many centuries (and books).
In spite of the obvious low quality of the books, I am still moving on to book 3. Mainly because they are entertaining albeit mindless page turners. However these books will never be something that I re-read, spend my money on or recommend to my friends.