Masquerade (A Blue Bloods Novel): A Blue Bloods Novel

Paperback | July 1, 2008

byMelissa De la Cruz, Melissa De

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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, andunhuman-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.

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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, andunhuman-a true Blue Blood affair. But it'...

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the best-selling Au Pairs novels for teens and the co-author of the popular adult titleThe Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-Inch Heels and Faux Pas. Melissa has appeared as an expert on style, trends, and celebrity for CNN and the E! Entertainment network and is a frequent contributor to popular magazines likeGlamour, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, andCosmopolitan. She lives in Los...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423101278

ISBN - 13:9781423101277

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great action-packed sequel! With a new mission on her hands, Schuyler and her best friend Oliver travel to Venice in search of the grandfather that hasn’t been seen in years, and who Schuyler believes will hold the answers to her questions about her Blue Bloods heritage. Back in New York City, plans are underway for the annual Four Hundred Ball – a gala both celebrating all things Blue Bloods. Mimi’s bond with her twin brother Jack runs deeper than just mere siblings and she becomes increasingly envious at Schuyler’s crush on him. When some actions borne out of jealousy send the vampire world into disarray, the centuries-formed alliances are put to the test and the Blue Bloods must decide who they can trust. While I do love books set in Manhattan, this was a nice twist with adding Venice to the mix. The level of detail and insider knowledge to the local fare was worked really well into the story. My only gripe would be that there wasn’t enough of the book set there. I adored the descriptive extravagance of the masquerade ball, with all the mysterious possibilities of flirtations that entails. This book also begins to set up the bigger story arc, where the focus shifts from Upper East Side glamour to jetsetting vampires hunting down a larger evil. Even so, de la Cruz’s fashion background still comes out in her books with the fabulous way she works in the details to outfits – even when it’s not for a fashion show or gala scene. Great second installment with an action-packed second half of the book. This, and other reviews can be found on JustALilLost.com
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sequel This time, Schuler has no doubts that something is huning her and her friends, but the Commitee just won't listen. She has now become friends with Bliss, one of mimi's best friends, but find Bliss is nothing like mimi. But after one of their classmate's gets attacked and murdered, Jack and Schuler decide to take matters into their own hands. However, as word of the vampire coming out party stars to arise, Jack doesn't want anything to do with to find out what is hunting them. So its up to schuler, and her best friend oliver to find out. They are off to Italy in hopes to get some answers.
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome Blue Blood Masquerade This book had me on my toes from beginning to end. It was filled with action throughout the whole book. There wasn't a dull moment. Each chapter captivated you and told you something new about Shuyler and the people around her. This one is a keeper. There is lots of details in this book that I loved.
Date published: 2010-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much better than the first one!!!!! I thought that this was going to be a pretty good sequel after reading the first one, but I was so wrong!!! This was a great sequel, it exceeded my expectations. It was really exciting, the mystery definantly picked up and more in this one, the characters developed more in this book, making it that much better. There was some more romance in this one, which made it really good as well. In this sequel, Schuyler has to kind her grandfather in Venice, meanwhile, Mimi plans the Masquerade, where only Blue Bloods are invited to got to the after party where the masks are worn. A mystery guy approaches Bliss, she has no idea who it is, but the mystery reveals him more than just a guy hiding his identity. Soon the plot picks up, and Mimi does something dangerous, making this book an exciting sequel that makes this series even better. The first book is a little bit dissapointing, but once you read the secound one, you won't regret reading this Vampire filled trilogy.
Date published: 2009-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book! You learn a lot of new things about Schuyler...very interesting...I wish it had a little more action but if you liked the first book then you have to read this one.
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masquerade I love it!! A very good sequel, as good as the first!
Date published: 2009-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great even better than the First This book was also one of my favourites that led me to read on. I was good with the love affairs going on with each character well developed as we learn more about them in every book. I read the first three books in the series in a matter of at least 3 days because they were that good to read.
Date published: 2009-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first! I thought the first book to this series was pretty good but this one was even better. It had many twists and just kept me guessing through the entire book.
Date published: 2009-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! i love the different idea that De La Cruz puts into the story of vampires and there history. its a good read from cover to cover!
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely great I liked this book but I liked the first and third book alot better. A nice filler book.
Date published: 2009-03-10