Book Review: Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

Schuyler Van Alen is starting to get more comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, but she still has many unanswered questions. A trip to Italy in search of her grandfather only serves to make things more confusing. What secrets are the leaders of The Committee hiding? Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the famous Four Hundred Ball. In true Blue Blood fashion, the ball is totally fab, complete with masks, and hidden behind this masquerade is a revelation that will change the course of a young vampire's destiny.

Masquerade was even better than Blue Bloods.  The characters are better developed, the plot is more intense, and we get more of the Blue Bloods' history.  The addition of the knowledge of the Silver Bloods adds another layer of intrigue.  I really enjoyed Schuyler dressing up for the dance, and the intrigue surrounding her relationships with Oliver and Jack. 

Just One Gripe:
All of the focus on the rich blue bloods gets a little shallow at times.

The Best Thing About This Book:
The character development.

Appropriate for a younger audience:

Characters:  4/5
Plot: 4/5
Setting/Imagery:  4/5
Originality:  4/5
Ending:  4/5
Total Score:  20/25

1 comment:

  1. Blue bloods series are great books reveiling unveiling the Van Allen legacy. These books are great vampire series that will keep the reader wanting for more. Schuyler van Allen is a great leading character especially in this book. She has to deal and make major decisionsin her life.In Masquerade, theirs so many turns that kept me hook. Van Allen is very determined to find the silver bloods. She also learns more about what kind of powers she has as a half human, half vampire. The book has a lot of good parts since theirs so many secrets reveiled that as a reader one would've never guessed. Melissa de le Cruz creates many situations in the book where the reader has to predict who are the silver bloods, She provides the reader with great clues of who is the silver bloods. This book is also a love story. In this book the reader gets to read how Schuyler and Jack's feelings for each other grows. Jack's true feelings for Schuyler are revealed in this book. Not to mention the end of the book many secrets are reveiled about Schuyler and other characters.I really liked the end of the book for many reasons. The end grabbed my attention so much.


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