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(Blue Bloods #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  75,688 ratings  ·  1,683 reviews
Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.

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Hardcover, 1st Edition, 264 pages
Published October 31st 2008 by Hyperion Books for Children
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Dec 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
Another YA series bites the dust...

I was never too much into "Blue Bloods" series, but at least first two books were easy to read. This third one took a lot of effort to finish. It probably had a lot to do with the fact that the only thing I was attracted to in Cruz's books was the vampire lore. If in the beginning the lore seemed fresh and original to me, I am now fairly certain Cruz makes stuff up as she goes, without big picture of her world in mind, and this is why I am constantly confused.
Courtney Evans
Sep 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Okay so Bliss just gained so much more interest from me! It will be awesome to read more about her story and see where this crazy world is taking readers! Jack “alter” behavior was disturbing but pretty entertaining to read in that last chapter. I am excited to go ahead and move on to book four now!

My quick and simple overall: really getting into this series and this one really moves fast!
Sep 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Okay, I just have to say that I was really bugged to find out that this is NOT the last book in the Blue Bloods series! Apparently there are 9 books planned in total that was supposed to have been divided into 3 triologies. But this first "triology" is actually going to have 4 books. The next one (and hopefully the end of this particular story) is called "The Van Alen Legacy" and who knows when it's going to be released. Grrrr.

Okay, rant over. Aside from that annoyance, I really liked the story.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, pre-goodreads
I’m having a really difficult time reviewing the third instalment to the Blue Bloods series.

Basically the shit hits the fucking fan in this book??? I honestly don’t know what else to say. There are a LOT of things revealed about who was in league with the silver bloods, more that I was anticipating because while one thing is heavily hinted at it was still WILD to see how it was revealed and the others who were also included/to what degree. We get some more info on the blue bloods and things tha
May 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
So the first two books were okayish, and I was really looking forward to this one, because I noticed that the writing was improving.
And then it just went downhill. Like, REALLY down the hill. All the way to the bottom.
The reason for that? I HATE Jack. All I could think while reading this book was

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And I couldn't have laughed harder
Jan 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
This book was utterly confusing to me. Sometimes i didn't even know how or why someone was doing something. I loved the first two in the series which i was suggested to read by my cousin. It felt like gossip girl met vampires and I was slightly put down over various facts about how things were written which is a horrid side-effect after reading Twilight because you get that notion that all vampire books are like that, eek. I know. During the time i spent reading this book i grew more and more fr ...more
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it


After finishing the first two books I couldn’t wait for the public library to buy the rest of the books so I bought the four Blue Bloods books and read them in one go. The series is just so catching. Even though it’s a bit puzzling to see having a luxurious life seemingly being the only thing that most of the Blue Blood vampires care about in book 1 and 2, but things improve a lot in book 3 when things heat up and the evil doers rush in for the kil
Janelle Dazzlepants
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I seriously have no idea why I keep on reading this series. There is NOTHING, literally NOTHING good about it. The first book was okay, but then the series went downhill.

In THIS installment, Schuyler (I still have no idea to pronounce her name. Is it like Skyler? Schooler? ?!?!?!!?!?!?!) is off doing more stupid stuff. The other characters are doing stuff, and as the title says, there are REVELATIONS. To be honest, that huge one at the end caught me off guard, and also was a nice twist, but the
Dec 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
True love is meant to be, but not if your brother is falling in love with a newborn. Blue Bloods: Revelations is by Melissa De La Cruz. Schuyler has moved in with her uncle, Charles Force and her “cousins” Jack and Mimi. The only problem with that is Mimi is Sky’s enemy and Sky has fallen for Jack and he returns to feelings. However, Mimi and Jack are suppose to be together and Mimi is trying her best to persuade Sky to stop, but Sky and Jack won’t listen to her at all. Meanwhile, Bliss has fina ...more
Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-novels
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Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm glad that I read this book again. I thought I remembered this one but I was wrong about so much in it. Some of the things happened sooner rather than later like I thought. Other things I just forgot about.

I still HATE Mimi but then again I'm not sure we really are supposed to like her. At least not at first. She is very selfish and it drives me nuts. Plus she is just a nasty person who looks down on anyone that's not in her immediate family.

There were some relationships in this book. One ha
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is literally a godly clusterfrick. I really hope that Bliss can resist from going completely dark & that Schuyler and Jack will get their happily ever after soon.
Moony (The Burglar Baggins) MeowPoff
The third book was meh at best? it had some interesting moments - Dylan was an interesting character too. But it did not make me wanna continue the series.
Amena Khan
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
I honestly don't know what to think about this series. About this book. About life as a whole. Because it was never meant to be. As tears began forming in her eyes as she looked into his cold ones.

Right now, you're probably thinking, 'WHAT?!? o_O' Well, now you know how I felt about the book. One minute, you know what's happening, then you don't. So, in order to save you from having to go through what I went through, here is an ORDERLY account of what I didn't like, sort of liked, and was downr
Feb 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
For those who don't know, the Blue Bloods series is essentially gossip girl meets twilight; Vampires (the Blue Bloods) pretty much compose all of the artistocracy in the world. Their souls are continually stored (through their blood) to be reincarnated life after life. Vampires are descended from the great battle for heaven and on earth serve to keep the balance between the light and the dark- especially those Blue Bloods who are corrupted to the side of the fallen Lucifer. All the while being s ...more
Mar 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Schuyler Van Alen feels trapped. Although her grandfather Lawrence is back, Schuyler has been forced by the court system to live with her uncle Charles Force and forbidden by her uncle to see or talk with Lawrence or her best friend Oliver. Living in the imposing Force household is nothing if uncomfortable despite its many luxuries; Mimi constantly targets her to satisfy her petty spite and Jack, her forbidden crush, won't even as much as look at her. The only things that can comfort Schuyler ar ...more
Jun 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
Eh. Boring. Zzzzz.

Ok, so the first two books were entertaining, the idea of Vampires as fallen angels pretty interesting.

But this book was so badly written. She jumped from one thing to the other without giving you a bridge between points. Is like she wanted to make her point in one seating without taking the reader into consideration. Most of the book is written with someone closing their eyes and then weeks have passed and you dont have a connection of what your character has been up to.

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At A Glance

Young Adult; Paranormal; Vampire
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: yes!!!!!
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 8
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 6
Writing: 7
Ending: 8


In Dept

Best Part:
So much plot development!
Worst Part: Still can't figure out what's going on!
Thoughts Had: Damn you Mimi!; Dylan is messed up!; What just happened?!?


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: Okay, still can't
Jul 30, 2009 added it
Recommends it for: anyone that likes vampire books
Recommended to Iluvbooks by: myself
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Stacey Kym
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reviews
'Revelations' was a "meh" book for me compared to the previous novels in the series. It was alright but I sincerely hoped for a better plot/story to got for it as it is the main reason I am enjoying the series thus far. I DID give the series a lower rating because it didn't continue with the epicness of book 2, and I am not ashamed to admit it. Characters were enchanting as always and I am still rooting for a couple to officially declare themselves in the following novel. To be honest I am getti ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, reread
I wonder what these Paths are that Lawrence was talking about at the end. I'm intrigued by the mystery of Bliss's parentage, and the other mysteries presented. However, this seemed a little too focused on Jack/Schuyler romance than the other plot lines. Still want to know what will happen next. ...more
bella farren
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, vampire, ya
4 / 5 stars

reread: 24/04/20

Okay. I now have a problem. This started as a bit of a joke, rereading my teen favourites but suddenly I'm three in and behind on all my uni work.
Stacia (the 2010 club)
The first few chapters of this one were strange. I almost forgot what series I was reading for a minute. Once I got over that little speedbump, the rest of the book was a lot of fun, especially the end battle scene. I knew what was coming with Bliss, but still managed to find a few things that surprised me, which is always a bonus.

Two (minor) complaints about the book :

1. It felt short. I was able to read it in less than an hour and a half, with only a tiny bit of skimming. Sometimes a short boo
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
With the third book in the series, we get more of the rich history that has transpired between the characters during their past cycles but all of that is overshadowed by a lot of ridiculous teenage drama.

I seriously felt like the whole series took a trip to the land of soap operas. Mimi is engaged to Jack even though she loves Kingsley - while Jack loves Schuyler & wants to be with her - but let's not forget Oliver also loves Schuyler & she loves him too - just not that way, because Schuyler ac
Jenny Palliveettil
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-and-have
It was a nice, luxurious break! I know which book I’ll turn to whenever I feel like needing a luxurious break.

There was too much information. Lot of angels, demons.. But every doubt in the past two books are cleared up in this third. The second Great War has begun.In short, this book started everything afresh.

From this book:
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Nov 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
This series just keeps getting better and better. I am so glad that one of my friends recommended this to me because if she hadn't I would have missed out on a wonderful series that is so imaginative. The history behind everything that happens throughout these books is so detailed and unique that I have to wonder why I don't hear more about these books. I have never come across a book that is like this one and it is refreshing to read something new. Revelations is part of the vampire craze but t ...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.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like

Other books in the series

Blue Bloods (7 books)
  • Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
  • Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)
  • The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, #4)
  • Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5)
  • Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6)
  • Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7)

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“Bet you can't even name one romantic movie you like," she teased.
She felt smug when a few minutes went by and Oliver was still unable to name one romantic movie he could profess to enjoy.
The Empire Strikes Back," Oliver finally declared, tapping his horn at a Prius that wandered over the line.
The Empire Strikes Back? The Star Wars movie? That's not romantic!" Schuyler huffed, fiddling with the air conditioner controls.
Au contraire, my dear, it's very romantic. The last scene, you know, when they're about to put Han in that freezing cryogenic chamber or whatever? Remember?"
Schuyler mmm-hmmmed.
And Leia leans over the ledge and says, 'I love you.'"
That's cheesy, not romatic," Schuyler argued, although she did like that part.
Let me explain. What's romantic is what Han says back. Remember what he says to her? After she says 'I love you'?"
Schuyler grinned. Maybe Oliver had a point. "Han says, 'I know.'"
Exactly," Oliver tapped the wheel. "He doesn't have to say anything so trite as 'I love you." Because that's already understood. And that's romantic.”
“Even if they end up together, which I highly doubt, given the strength of that particular bond-...-but even if Schuyler still loves him, or thinks she does, it doesn't matter.
Because Jack is going to leave her one day. i know he will. He's too much for Schuyler. They're wrong for each other. Anyone can see that.
And when he leaves her, I'll be there.
However long it takes, I'll still be there for her.
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