Thursday, December 29

Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz

Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) by Melissa De La Cruz
Release Date: July 1, 2008
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 336

Summary: 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 underway 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 at 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.

My Thoughts: We are back with Schuyler and her complicated life! In Masquerade, Schuyler and Oliver have traveled to Italy to find out more about her history and to find her grandfather. She doesn’t have much to go on so finding him was tough for her.

She does end up finding him and at first she doesn't  think he has much potential but he surprises her.

Oliver and Schuyler go back home to New York not really satisfied. Not only that, but Oliver has started to act strange.  Schuyler is trying to find out as much as possible about her family history and there just isn’t much to really go on.

Well, of course we switch back to Mimi and she’s worried about throwing her Masquerade party. Of course we are also introduced to a new character, Kingsley.

Than there is Bliss. She has a model job along with Schuyler. We also learn more about what is going on with her.

Basically, this book is about going to the party (even though it lasts like 3 pages) and Schuyler getting weaker faster than normal, being more drawn to Jack, and Oliver caught somewhere in the middle of this, while Schuyler finding more about her family history.

Overall: I’m still not totally sold on this series yet. I hate the way it bounces from three points of view. I dislike Jack’s relationship with his sister (kind of sister I guess). A little part of me dosen’t want him to end up with Schuyler because of this. She might get hurt! I want her with Oliver but I don’t see that happening either. Not in a romantic way!  Honestly, I hope I like the next few books more. This was another 3 cupcake book for me same as the first. I really wanted to love this series as I went in but still not in love! The ending was a major cliffhanger and the only real reason I want to read the next book is to find out more about Dylan and how Schuyler is going to like her new living arrangement.

Cover: Part of me really likes the mask, and the other part doesn’t. I have seen far better pretty masks than this. But it does bring a little mystery to the book as well.

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