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Keys to the Repository

(Blue Bloods #4.5)

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Lavish parties.Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens.Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about t

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Hardcover, 1st Edition, 227 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Hyperion
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Tina
Aug 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
It is what it is ... an informative guide to the world and characters of Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Blood series. This is not the next story in line but a recap/reference, and an accumulation of BB short stories released in anthologies, short stories from Cruz's website, as well as a new one I haven't yet read.

Do not read this book if you haven't read all the books released so far (last Van Alen Legacy), spoilers.

I found this informative and a good companion to the Blue Blood series. If your a f
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Julie
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: BB Fans
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Catherine Ford
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This companion book was very well put together. I enjoyed the letter from the author and the author notes. It made you feel closer to the world of the Bluebloods. The short stories were also good and enjoyable. I would love to see how this is written in paperback [I read the audio] because of the files and notes from the repository. A good book and you should read it after book 4, not like I'm doing and only reading it after book 6.
Samantha Oledan
It didn't really give new information about the Blue Bloods, it just simply restated or summarized what happened on all the books. There were some new facts, like Bliss's background and Dylan's untold story, but they were minimal compared to the things that most readers of this series already know.

I liked Bliss' story and her encounter with werewolves. It was a sneak peak for Ms. Dela Cruz's upcoming series.

There were so many terms and names that were not really necessary to mention. Some infor
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Allie rademacher
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
wasn't as good as I thought it was
☽ MaryJane ✨
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
I suppose that for what this is, it's decent, but this really wasn't what I was anticipating sooooooo 2 stars it is.

I went into this under the impression it was going to be strictly novellas in the BB universe but this was a lot more than that. It was basically a summary of what has happened already in the series, it provides lots of character descriptions for everyone from major characters to the tiniest secondary character (literally just lists the names of some people). It is definitions of
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Mandy
Aug 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: angel, vampire
3/08/10
I just began this book, and I must say I’m finding it hard to get through the first 15 pages. It basically recaps everything that has happened throughout the whole series. Pretty soon my interest was waning and I couldn't take it anymore. The first 3 books of this series were really good and the last one was a little boring to get through. It was not captivating enough, sometimes there is too much information and a little less action. I don't know why but I feel like there is something mi
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Debbie
Sep 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eyes
When I first read about this book I wasn't too excited since I'm not a big fan of companion books to series I enjoy. However, when I was offered the chance to review it I thought why not give it a try. I'm am glad that I did. It is filled with "files" on each of the main characters giving more background of which angel they are, their conduits and character observations. There are also short stories that fill in gaps from the rest of the books so we get to see more of Dylan's background, meeting ...more
Andrea
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, reread, own
Overall I really enjoyed the background and side stories from this. I think this could've been longer and contained more information, but that could probably give away things that have not yet happened in the series. Definitely a must read for people who put the series on hold as it has a great recap of the first four books. Excited to continue the series and find out more about the Van Alen Legacy!
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Είναι κλασσική περίπτωση βιβλίου που θα μπορούσαμε να ζήσουμε και χωρίς αυτό. Η σειρά μπορούσε να "σταθεί" και χωρίς το συγκεκριμένο novel, που ναι μεν είχε κάποια ενδιαφέροντα σημεία, αλλά ως εκεί.
Colleen Scidmore
Actual Stars 3.5

I love The Blue Blood series. This is one of my favorite series, it has 4 elements that I really like: Vampires, Romance, Young Adult and Paranormal! But this book was pretty much unnecessary. It gave a bit of a recap and some more details on characters thoughts and circumstances that added on to the first 4 books. If Melissa de la Cruz had concentrated on the characters back stories or add ons to the events that took place I would have loved it. But the recap was boring and then
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Laura Hartley
Jan 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I wasn't really sure what to expect of this book. I find that novellas are usually very hit and miss and as I find the first three of Melissa de la Cruz's books to be fairly average I was convinced that this was going to be a miss. Then, I read book four in the Blue Bloods series, The Van Allen Legacy (click here for review) and my hope was restored. Unfortunately, my high spirits were short lived as I found this novella to be a disappointment.

As with the previous four synopses, I felt that the
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Karen Betancourt
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Someone else should read this because it was a good book. it got a little confusing sometimes, but it made sense. I feel people who like to read about mythical creatures this book is for them, or if they want to learn more about the mythical creatures. I would also recommend this too people who are already reading this book series because they would want to keep reading all the books.
Gabby
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: blue bloods fanatics
Shelves: e-books, vampires
first things first i want the book to be named the boys of blue bloods:get to know them better haha!
this book is a companion to the blue bloods saga. it gives additional information about the characters of the book but what i appreciated the most of this book, is the author provided some short chapter about the perspetive of the
3 boys Jack(insert high loud squeal), Dylan and Kingsley

i did enjoy reading Jack's perspective *dreamy eyes* it's titled the lie that concealed the truth Or "the last
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Charlynn
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
Technically, this is not a novel. Rather, this is a guide for the Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz. In it, there are character biographies, a glossary of terms, and other useful information to keep the plotlines and characters in the series straight. Plus, there are a few short stories as well that are missing chapters or further insights into characters.

Unlike some readers, I went into this book knowing full well exactly what it was, so I wasn't disappointed. However, like some readers,
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Claudia
Jul 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
All I can say is MISGUIDED ANGEL better get her soon. In many ways this reference book is kind of dry: stories of all the families and characters from the other books, histories of the vampires...all are told in a very dry fashion. But it's supposed to be reference material, compiled, censored, and stored by the librarians.

The treats are hidden chapters. For each of the four previous books, there was a hidden chapter...I only discovered them with the last book. They're all here...so we learn mor
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Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Sep 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
The perfect companion to the Blue Bloods series. Because of all the different names and terms in the books, this volume can really help straighten things out and help to explain. I enjoyed the snapshot stories, and the sneak peek into the newest Blue Blood novel. I didn't read all of the background information on the characters, but I loved that it was there. There's not much to say about this book because it's a companion book, and is therefore not plot based. I would recommend it to anyone who ...more
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I really enjoyed this book being different and a side book of the series. I also enjoyed the authors notes. Most of this book is information that the reader already knows, however it is written as a summary from a different point if view. There is also new info though. Stuff that took place in the previous books with other characters that reader didn't get to see ands those were my favorite parts if this book. That being said the last pages of the book is very boring because it its a list if cha ...more
Stacey Kym
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reviews
'Keys to the Reposity': I absolutely ZOOOOOMED through the thing. It was mostly boring and included lots of background and history information about the main character of the series. There were lots of data-file like pages which gave lots of information about characters like Cordelia and Lawrence Van Alen. I loved some of the little short stories whilst found others a tad boring. I didn't exactly understand why the author wrote the novella except for the fact that it was supposed to bridge the g ...more
Jade Nichole
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Keys To The Repository" is part of a series called Blue Bloods.They are books about vampires, filled with mysteries,action and forbidden romance. This book individually talks a lot about the Blue Blood and Silver Blood Covens. The vampires that belong to each side and their story of their mysterious life. I recommend this book to any teen that enjoyed the Twilight series, it has so much in common but also is so different. I do not recommend this book, or series to any young children mainly beca ...more
Jo
Mar 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
I mostly liked this because it was a good way to recap. Often when reading a new book from this series I forget who is who and what happened last time. This book has loads of information in. It lost a star for me because there wasn't enough new stuff. There were two samples from books that are/were unreleased when she wrote it and that was nice, but a lot of it I already knew. But if you haven't yet read Misguided Angel, then I suggest reading this first so you can have it all fresh in your mind ...more
Lauren
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Melanie
Jul 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2010, one-star
I really enjoyed the other books in this series and when I saw this book was being released I pre-ordered without a thought and never checked the synopsis. I read the whole book in about two hours but it really doesn't have any story. It is a rehash of the previous books with some ret-con thrown in here and there. The last 33 pages are appendices in dictionary format. I really feel like it was a waste but I am looking forward to the next release this fall.
Hannah Haertl
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Keys to the Repository" is a .5 book of the blue bloods series. In this novel you'll get amazing descriptions of the characters and what families they belong to. You'll get reasons why some families are related in weird ways. Schulyer and Jack find ways to break the bond of him and Mimi, but what extents do you think they will go to? I recommend this book to anyone who loves the true romance novel, because that is all these books are filled of.
Audrey
Aug 10, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: avid fans
Been there, done that. Basically, a recap on what happened on the previous books and a snippet on what’s coming. I liked the short stories, especially the ones with Jack and Schuyler (I’m officially in love with the Angel of Destruction) but the rest is just blah. But I must admit, it helped me refresh my memory instead of rereading the previous four books. Yeah, it’s been a long time ago. And I’m still trying to convince myself that Keys to the Repository was worth reading.
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jun 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great insider. Inside it gives you different back rounds on all the characters, even some information you didn't know. It also gives you short stories of the beginning of blue bloods and how they came to be. If you have read and love the blue blood series, then you need this book. It will give you valuable insight into the Blue blood history.
Marie
Jul 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Tasty bits about the Blue Bloods. Short stories and biographical information about the characters. The last "story" is the first 2 chapters of the next book, Misguided Angel. Good background info for fans of the series, Blue Bloods.
Aina
Jan 26, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
1,5 stars. I understand that this is not 'a book' but sill it didn't deliever much. I only enjoyed 2 stories of the whole thing.
I read the first 3 parts of the 'book', until the lists and definitions.
The summaries from the repository files were boring. The character stories were more interesting.
Schuyler/Jack - I couldn't care less about their drama. I hate Jack, and in the story there's a good example of why:
'...and therefore choose the easier path: to not think of her at all. I am a coward.'
Dy
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Karen
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a companion book meant to be read between the fourth and fifth book in the series. I read it before reading the fourth book and some details were revealed about the fourth book. Thankfully, not in great detail but enough that I wish I had read the fourth book first. If you love this series, this book is great to have also. It gives you short stories that fill in gaps and helps give the many characters straight and terms that you might be unfamiliar with are explained. Stand alone book it ...more
Mae
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Fills in some blanks, gives you some back ground on characters, and an easy quick read. Not sure that it's a necessary read but will find out as I move through the series. May need to update review.
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