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Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz

March 31st, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Borrowed from a friend

Publication date: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Hyperion Books CH

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

Description from Goodreads.com: 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 love lives of their favorite vamps – the passion and heartache, the hope and devastation, the lust and longing. Combined with all the glitz, glamour, and mystery fans have come to expect, this is sure to be another huge hit in the Blue Bloods series.

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 consequences of letting her go.  We also see the introduction of one of the characters, Freya, in Melissa’s new series the Witches of East End.  My heart ached for Oliver and I was glad when it ended the way it did.  Freya looks like she is going to be an interesting character in this new series and I can’t wait to read more about her and her sisters.

Another story follows Schuyler’s mother when she was a “teenager” and meets Schuyler’s father.  I enjoyed this one but it definitely left you wanting more and I couldn’t believe it ended where it did.  I really wanted to see more of Schuyler’s father and what happens between him and Allegra.

The third story follows Jack and Schuyler as they are on the run and we actually get to see their joining.  Schuyler showed some kick ass skills and the ending definitely leaves you hungering to find out what is going to happen with Jack when he confronts Mimi.

All three stories were phenomenal and will leave you anxiously waiting for the sixth Blue Bloods book, Lost in Time, due out in October and her new series The Witches of East End which has it’s first book due out June 2011.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Pam (@iwriteinbooks)

    Aside from Twilight (yeah, I know) I haven’t really hit the monster bandwagon. This looks interesting, though, maybe a read for summer…

  2. Debbie's World of Books

    If you haven’t read any other vampire series besides Twilight I highly suggest starting with Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and then the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz. VA was by far my favorite.

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