Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #3)

Pages: 288
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Originally Released: 31/10/2008
Publisher: Atom
Bought this book online.

For the Young, Fabulous and Fanged. All is never what it seems. 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?

 The stakes are high, the battle is bloody; and through it all Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom. Romance, glamour and vampire lore collide in the highly anticipated third book in best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz s Blue Bloods series.

After really enjoying 'Masquerade' I decided to forget my reading list (sometimes I think I shouldn't even bother writing one) in exchange for some more 'Blue Bloods' drama. While I did really enjoy the book, I'm not sure that it was good enough for me to post-pone other reading plans.

This book seemed to be a whole lot less exciting than 'Masquerade' and I don't know why. I seemed to be reading at a much slower pace this time around. I did have a lot less time to be reading, but I figured that an exciting book would mean that was not a problem. I guess it didn't help that the story starts at a point where it feels like I missed something. Like the whole last book and a half were building up to this moment that the author decided to skip past, the characters act like it's no big deal (at first) and then Schuyler has a small flashback to help us understand. Talk about starting off on the wrong foot!

Some major stuff did happen this time. Like really major stuff. And, that was great because It did feel a little like the first two books were lacking in the action department. And, it's a whole lot of consequences-first-explanations-later which was awesome because I think a lot of readers will relate to situations where they make mistakes and learn the lessons after it's too late.

There was a bit of sugar-coating where social issues are concerned too. This novel gets you thinking about who you can trust and about whether people who do bad things are really at fault (is there a bigger problem like black-mail or mental illness that caused them to do something horrible?). This time Melissa de la Cruz got it right (In the first novel of the series, the sugar-coated issues were pretty laughable).

Overall, I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. Because, the book ends on sort-of a cliff-hanger I would love to delve into book four, but after it took me so long to get through the first two thirds of 'Revelations' I've decided to get back into my review books and give Schuyler and her friends a rest.

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