Book Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted July 27, 2012 by Amber in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Masquerade

Masquerade

by Melissa de la Cruz

Series: Blue Bloods #2
Publisher: Hyperion on May 1, 2007
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Representation: Filipina-American Authors
Content Warnings: Blood, Violence

Rating: ★★★★

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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.

Setting

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Characters

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Pacing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Plot

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Writing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Personal Enjoyment

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Melissa de la Cruz has Written Books with Problematic Content.

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