Book review: Masquerade
Secrets, masked balls and hidden agendas are all some of the exciting things that can be expected in the glamorous world of the Blue Bloods vamps.
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A lot has happened since Schuyler Van Alen first found out that she's a Blue Blood vamp. Between learning to be comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, losing her stern grandmother to attacks that the elite Blue Blood Committee members turn a blind eye to, and pining after a boy who burns both hot and cold for her, Schuyler certainly has her hands full.

For the vamps, coming into their cycle and learning about their true heritage couldn't have come at a worse or a more vulnerable time in their lives. Something is out there attacking and preying on Young Blue Bloods and Schuyler is convinced that she knows what it is.

Unfortunately for her, The Committee, who she suspects knows more than they let on, refuse to acknowledge (for the sake of deceiving everyone and themselves) that what she has to say holds any merit.

With the help of Oliver, her human friend and constant companion, Schuyler takes matters into her own hands and fulfils a promise she made to her gran by journeying to Venice in search of her grandfather, Lawrence Van Alen, whom she's convinced holds the answers to just what has been attacking the vamps.

In the meantime, the Committee are preparing for the ball of century and no one is looking more forward to the event than the cunning and devious Mimi Force - whose selective and extremely exclusive after party plans include hosting a Masquerade ball like no one has ever seen before. 

Let me start off by saying that I thought I was tired of the vampire genre (Yes, even us vamp fanatics do get tired of this genre every once in a while).  But then I started reading Blue Bloods and fell in love with the genre all over again. Melissa de la Cruz brings such a refreshing twist to the genre that I couldn't help but find myself wanting more. 

And it's no different with the second instalment in this series.  It's a surprisingly easy, quick and fast-paced read and I often found myself deliberately putting the book down because I wanted to prolong the book for as long as I could.

Read the review of Book 1 in the Blue Bloods series here.

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