Monday, January 18, 2010

Masquerade - 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 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.

Title: Masquerade
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Genre: Young Adult, Vampire Fiction
Publisher: Hyperion
My Rating: 4/5

This book was infinitely better than the first one! The story grabbed me right from the get-go and it didn't let up. The masquerade after-party was only the beginning. We get to meet Schuyler's grandfather, Lawrence, and we get to meet another key player. I really like Bliss's character (as well as Oliver's and Schuyler's) and can't wait to see how she evolves. We are left with some mystery pertaining to her character. At the end of the book a bomb-shell is dropped and I can't wait to see what happens next in respect to the comment! I'm trying to keep my reviews spoiler-free, so it feels like I'm talking in code at times! I really enjoyed this book though, and think that though the first one was "meh" this one was definitely well worth the read.

This book counts toward the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge over at J. Kaye's book blog.

1 comment:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Looks and sounds fantastic. I am loving the cover too.