Saturday, June 5, 2010
Book Review: Masquerade
Masquerade (Blue Bloods, book 2) by Melissa de la Cruz.
Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help--her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman--a true Blue Blood affair. But it's the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.
Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.
Hunger, beauty, mystery, deadly secrets, pain, and blood memories... Masquerade is the second book in the Blue Bloods vampire series by Melissa de la Cruz. (Click here for my review of Blue Bloods book one.) Masquerade takes us across continents and deeper into the world of Blue Blood vampires. Mimi Force is still being Mimi. Bliss is coping with the nightmares of her transformation and with the uncertainty of what really happened to Dylan. Schuyler Van Alen continues her search to discover the secrets of the Silver Bloods and to unlock the secrets within her own blood. Her unusual heritage, mixed feelings towards Jack Force and Oliver Hazard-Perry, as well as the sudden loss of a loved one leave Schuyler adrift and confused, sure of only one thing. She must find the secrets of the Silver Bloods. Before it's too late.
I enjoyed Masquerade and am looking forward to reading Revelations the third book in the Blue Bloods series.
I would recommend Masquerade to readers of paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, mysteries, and especially to fans of young adult vampire fiction.
My review of Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, book 1) is here. Visit my 300 Follower Giveaway and enter before June 16th for a chance to win a new copy of Blue Bloods, Vampire Academy, and Shadows of Myth and Legend!
Source: This book was purchased by me for review.
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E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.