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Bloody Valentine

(Blue Bloods #5.5)

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The Blue Bloods have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shape-shift, and more. But in matters of the heart, no one, not even those immortal vampires, has total control.

In Bloody Valentine, part of the best-selling Blue Bloods series, author Melissa de la Cruz offers three tantalizing stories
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Hardcover, 1st Edition, 147 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Hyperion
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Briar's Reviews
Bloody Valentine is a little book full of short stories relating to romance in the Blue Bloods universe.

I meant to read this years ago, but it disappeared into the depths of my book shelf. I finally found it the other day, and I decided I might as well read it. I'm sure, somewhere, I have the remaining books of the Blue Bloods I meant to years...half a decade ago...

The short stories were cute, but I don't remember half of what happened in the Blue Bloods universe. With that being said, I wouldn'
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Kamela Mullins
May 26, 2010 rated it liked it
I don't know why they haven't posted this but here's some product detail on the book just in case any one wants to see.

"Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But in matters of the heart, no one, not even the strikingly beautiful and outrageously wealthy Blue Bloods, has total control. In Bloody Valentine, bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz offers readers a new story about the lov
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Heather
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
I thought of this book more as just a waster of time. Although I enjoyed knowing more about Allegra we were left with more unanswered questions. Why tell us she knew what would happen and chose a diffrent fate but not explain how she wound up on the same path. And as for Jack & Schyler's bonding I felt it lacked any feeling. I think that the simplness of it was great but I think the fact that it was such a huge moment for them that was summed up in a short story without anything leading up to it ...more
Suzanne
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
First off: the mention of Freya and Ingrid seriously made me miss Witches of East End (my husband and I even got into the show)! This series of short stories is fun to read but I did not like the second one kind of cut off. It didn’t make it a bad story, just not as satisfying. The final story is Jack and Schuyler’s bonding story which was a good one for sure.

My quick and simple overall: good and fun but now I am ready to start Lost in Paradise!
Catherine Pratt
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! Melissa De La Cruze is one of my all time favorite author. This book was a fun read but I got a little confused. That means I need to read the Blue Blood series again just to understand it more clearly. It's a good book, I really could not put it down.
MaryJane
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
Bloody Valentine delivers where Keys to the Repository was lacking. Actual novellas about some of my faves!! Novellas to fill in the blanks and give me more of what I was missing from the stories!!! AND YET I WAS SO UNSATISFIED.

I’ll break it down by novellas for ya because each one was TRULY a disaster in it’s own way.
1. The Oliver centered novella explains how he will be able to move on from Schyler. To put it simply I think this could have been handled in a much better way. It was so OOC, ent
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Heidi McLaughlin
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Isabella
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Marija
Mar 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi, ya-mg
Why do I like this book and for that matter this series? I can’t explain it. It’s against all sense and reason. It’s sort of like my feelings for Shakespeare’s character Falstaff. He’s a real rogue, an old dirty letch… fat and sweaty always up to some kind of scheme to make a fast buck. Yet I can’t help loving the bastard. It’s crazy.

This book is the same… lousy title, over the top and unnecessary melodrama, some cringeworthy scenes, and cheesy illustrations. Yet after finishing the three stori
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Parvathy
Oct 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Blue Bloods series fans
Recommended to Parvathy by: goodreads
It was necessity that made me read this book. I am not much of a fan of book that are not the next in the series or a spin off but something in between. But this series is so complicated that it is very difficult to keep track of all the things that happened. Since I am planning on reading Lost in Time the next in the Blue Blood series soon and have no detailed recollection of the things that happened in the previous books I decided to give this one try hoping for a little memory jolt. Well th ...more
PurplyCookie
”Bloody Valentine” is a novella in the Blue Bloods series. It consists of three beautifully written short stories each with a focus on matters of the heart--hence the title. While it is not necessary to have read all the books in this series before reading this novella, it is recommended, as two of the three stories relate to events that take place in the previous two books.

The first story is about Schuyler Van Alen's friend and familiar Oliver Hazard-Perry and Freya, a character who will be th
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Courtney Hawkins
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Where to Begin.... I was deeply disappointed by this book. I feel like Melissa De La Cruz might be losing her touch with this series which saddens me because it's my favorite book series to date. This book (which isn't really a book) is just a collection of three short stories. All the short stories felt extremely rush and forced.

The first story follows Oliver and his life after Schuyler leaves. This felt out of character for Oliver, to me. I found myself actually laughing at how ridiculous the
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Jo
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: favourite-covers
This book was only 160 pages long and cost me as much as a normal sized book would. There were 4 chapters in this book that were a extract from another book in the series that I had already read. The words were bigger than in any other book by the author. I am struggle to see the point of making this book at all. The majority of story was awful. This series was so great because of the originality and the concept of the fallen angels/vampires. But the story is now becoming a Twilight knock off wh ...more
Kristy
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was a little all over the place for me. It jumped from Allegra to Oliver to Schuyler and Jack getting married. It was visions Allegra had as a child. It was Oliver taking away his bond with Sky. It was Sky wedding dress shopping. Sky getting attacked. Jack and Sky getting bonded.
It was weird.

3 words
waste.of.time.

2 stars

to me it just feels like De la cruz just put a mini book out to make more money. blah. over it.

Do not reccomend this to anyone unless you are a die-hard Blue Bloods fan.

Mizuki
Jan 26, 2013 rated it liked it

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No actual review, I pimp my fanart instead.
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Kitkat
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved learning about Allegra and Ben. They're so cute together like Schuyler and Jack. Oh I'm so happy that Bliss and Oliver were at the bonding. Also how Oliver isn't bonded and is there for Schuyler.
Stacey O'Neale
Mar 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review written by the YA Fantasy Guide staff reviewer, Camille Morales.

Bloody valentine is a Blue Bloods novella. I am a huge fan of the series, so I was thrilled to finally read this book. I’d been waiting a long time to get it. It was totally worth it.
This book will not be your normal Blue Bloods book, because it is divided in three parts, and each part tells a different story. The parts tell: what happens to Oliver after Schuyler leaves with Jack, how Allegra and Schuyler’s father met, and Sc
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Gabrielle
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I decided to read Bloody Valentine by Melissa De La Cruze since it was right before Valentine’s Day. Immediately I was drawn to the story, which is divided into three mini stories. In the first story introduces Oliver, a young man who had just been dumped by his vampire girl-friend, Schuyler. He meets a beautiful angel in a bar and he is lead back to her apartment; where they sleep together and he forgets his feelings for the vampire. The second story goes back in time and is about Schuyler’s pa ...more
stephanie
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
this was three short stories combined to make a book. i mean, i guess they were slightly longer than short stories, but the whole book is novella length.

and it didn't really answer any questions. or move the story forward at all.

GIVE ME A WHOLE BOOK, DARN IT! I WANT A WHOLE STINKING BOOK ABOUT SCHUYLER AND JACK AND MIMI AND OLIVER.

two books have been released in this series, and neither has been fulfilling at all. i would rather wait a long time and eat the whole cake, as it were. but no, now
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LilyCat (Agent of SHIELD)-- on hiatus :(
A nice, light collection of novellas I read while sick in bed. I enjoyed the stories, and they were fairly romantic. The middle one about Allegra, Charles, and Ben definitely cleared up a bit of the backstory behind Schuyler's birth and stuff. I even didn't mind that much when she did the thing everyone accuses Cassandra Clare of doing-- introducing characters from spinoff series. (Seriously, Melissa de la Cruz perfected the Cassandra Clare business model.)
Andy
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, reread
I just love everything about these short stories. I wish there was a happier end for Allegra, but I think she'll be okay overall. This was what I needed. The rest of the series is all mysetry, kidnapping, murder etc. and this was a small paradise. Sure there were some challenges, but overall they were happy stories I like to think.
Colleen Scidmore
I was pleasantly surprised with this novella! I really was not looking forward to it because the last novella in this serious Keys to the Repository was a bit of a let down and really just summed up the series at that point. But Bloody Valentine was really kind of an extension to Misguided Angel and followed its format of three parts.

Part one was Olivers story. He's having a difficult time getting over Schuyler because he is marked, and there was nothing he could do about it. The never ending fe
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Alisha Brook
4.5 stars

Kathryn Ford
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This filled in a lot of gaps. It was good. :)
Danylle DuPris
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Bloody Valentine" by Melissa de la Cruz was a fantastic book. Every event really came together. There are three different but intense parts in this book.
Oliver has met a new girl, Freya. As they were talking in the pub, Oliver told her he had to go. He was going to go to the Blood house for forgotten familiars. As he soon realized, he changed his mind at the last second finding himself back at the pub to thank Freya. She took him back home and preformed a witches spell on Oliver to stop his lov
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Terri
Feb 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Why oh why would I take this entire series on a holiday?!! I feel trapped with this series with no way it. When I got to the even of this "novella" (and I use that term VERY loosely Melissa de la Cruz-don't think I didn't notice the pages being 2/3 the size of every other book in the series and the "artwork" in the last chapter stretching this books page count!)I wanted to throw this book at someone (preferably its author). This book is really three short stories slapped together to explain a fe ...more
Liz Patino
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bloody Valentine was actually a pretty good book. This book was also written in three parts like the last book. The first part was about Oliver, the second was about when Allgera met Schuyler's father, and the last part was about Jack's and Schuyler's bonding. The first part was about Oliver, just like any other night in Suck City. Oliver was alone in New York trying to do something because of his loss of Schuyler from his life. He’s part of her and needs her to be around, but she’s now away in ...more
PurplyCookie
”Bloody Valentine” is a novella in the Blue Bloods series. It consists of three beautifully written short stories each with a focus on matters of the heart--hence the title. While it is not necessary to have read all the books in this series before reading this novella, it is recommended, as two of the three stories relate to events that take place in the previous two books.

The first story is about Schuyler Van Alen's friend and familiar Oliver Hazard-Perry and Freya, a character who will be th
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Debbie
Jan 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: flowers
If you are a fan of the Blue Bloods series then you will definitely enjoy this one. It's a short and quick read and is made up of three short stories. It was somewhat of a surprise to me that I enjoyed all three as I'm usually not a short story fan and in a book like I rarely find myself liking all the stories. I suppose I shouldn't have been too surprised since I am a huge fan of Melissa de la Cruz's writing.

One story follows Oliver as he struggles to deal with his love for Schuyler and the co
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Grace
Aug 31, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, disliked
Ok, well that took about an hour to read, if that. I don't know about this series. As it goes on, I'm getting increasingly disinterested in it. The character development was very nicely done in the first few books...but now the characters fall flat on the pages. I use to really like Schuyler's character because she was independent and did her own thing. Now she's so dependent on Jack it's nauseating.

I also don't understand this whole half book between the actual book thing (the keys to the repo
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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
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Other books in the series

Blue Bloods (7 books)
  • Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
  • Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)
  • Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3)
  • 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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