Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
Published by Disney Hyperion on July 1st 2008
Series: Blue Bloods #2
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Young Adult
Length: 304 pages Source: Amazon
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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.
I still really enjoyed this book… while simultaneously finding myself very annoyed by it. I can’t attach to the characters at all, especially as I grow older and they feel young, and yet, I am completely drawn into their story. Just as I’m thinking I’ve got the whole story pegged, something changes, and I’m thrown way off track. I love that in books.
My occasional frustration with the superficiality of the characters is the only thing that keeps this from being five stars for me. I like the plot, I like representation of the vampires. Generally, I really like this series and I will be picking up the next book.