Saturday, June 13, 2009

Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City’s wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead.

Schuyler Van Alen’s blood legacy has just been called into question - is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.

When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire’s secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone.


REVELATIONS is a great way to continue the Blue Bloods series. It's just as great, if not better, as the two prequels.

A lot of life changing things for the Blue Bloods happen in REVELATIONS. Lives are lost, ties are broken, and loves are lied to, but most importantly: the Silver Bloods are uprising. REVELATIONS is probably the most important book in the series so far, and a lot of changes are in store for the Blue Bloods.

I was very satisfied with this one, for many reasons. The romance between the characters is one of them. In my review for MASQUERADE, I said that I was for Oliver and Schuyler...that has changed again. There are just so many reasons why I love Oliver for Schuyler and why I love Jack for Schuyler! Schuyler's decision, in the end, forces her to lie to one of these boys and because of this, she must stay with the other one. More difficulties are sure to come.

Another reason is that there are so many twists and turns! I wasn't expecting a lot of things to happen, and when they did I was shocked, my eyes were glued to the page. At the end of the book, I stopped for a second and asked myself Did that really happen? I was tempted to reread and make sure. I love it when books surprise me or catch me off guard, and REVELATIONS definitely did that.

If I didn't have THE VAN ALEN LEGACY, I don't know what I'd do till October. If you haven't read the series, I am urging you to do so. You won't be disappointed.

Ratings:

Writing: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Characters: 3/5
Cover: 3/5

31 comments:

XxamberxX said...

When is the 4th one coming out?

Danielle said...

It comes out in October.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Revelations is next on my list, I love this series. I can't wait for The Van Alen Legacy!

Dottie :)

Lianne said...

this series is so amazing!

debbiesworld said...

I'm torn between Oliver and Jack as well. I love this series and am glad I went back to it after not caring for book 1. I was totally bummed to be left hanging at the end of Revelations because for some reason I thought it was a trilogy. I can't wait for The Van Alen Legacy!

XxamberxX said...

Thanks Danielle :D

Omfg, I SO agree with the girl above me!
By the way- I love the book blogger [;

Fauxreal said...

Congrats on receiving an ARC of Van Alen Legacy! Unfortunately I'll most likely be waiting among the rest of us who are looking forward to the next installment. Please let us know how it is -- I'm curious to see your review. :)

austenfan said...

I'm a Jack/Sky fan, and oh, I so can't wait for The Van Alen Legacy!

Kate said...

This sounds like a great book. I want to read the Blue Bloods series sometime :)

Michele P. said...

sounds like my kind of book!

Carlene said...

I will have to put this one on my wishlist.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)Verizon.net

ann said...

I love that series. I recently found out about it and read all of them. Now, I can't wait for the 4th book to come out!

Eli said...

I can't wait for the next one!! Great review--!

Cassandra said...

I'm so excited to read this! It sounds wonderful!

Lily Benan said...

Can't wait to read it! I've already read the other ones and OMG I wanna read this one soooo bad! I would love to win this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tetewa said...

I've been hearing alot about this series, thanks for the review! tWarner419@aol.com

bridget3420 said...

Glad to hear this book was satisfying.

A Reader said...

Sounds like a good read.

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Heather M said...

Sounds like a great book!

fayeflame said...

I just finish masquerade obviously i HAVE the read Revelations. I love blue bloods. cant wait for the other book van alan legacy yay.

okibi_insanity said...

I just started reading the series. I owned the copy of Blue Bloods. I cannot wait to read the next book.

Sue

gcmyworld said...

I havent read revelations yet.
I can't afford the book right now.
I'm totally tempted to buy it. I love the series

Victoria said...

I've heard these are good....

Book Spot said...

I need to read the second book still so I didn't read all of this but I'm happy to hear it was possibly even better than the first two--that's always a great things to hear with book series :D

Marie said...

Great review! I was not familiar with this series but I am going to look for it now -- it sounds really good!

Dani said...

Lovelovelove the Blue Bloods series.

it is a gift from the heavens.


Revelations is a great book, and i like your review, and has me eagerly anticipating the release of "Van Alen Legacy" on
October 1st. whoop.whoop.

bookaholic13 said...

i love thiss series and bi need to get this book!!!

Lauren said...

I'm looking forward to reading this! Great review. :)

*Heather* said...

I haven't heard about this series before. I might have to check it out!

Alexa said...

I love this series!

Luvdaylilies said...

Good review! I haven't had the opportunity to read these books,I'll have to check the books out=)
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