Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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.

The third book of the Blue Blood series, Revelations (the two first ones were Blue Bloods and Masquerade), is much better than the second one, even if the characters annoy me more and more. Finally, the plot is actually starting to unravel. The vampire business is finally coming back.

As the Silver Blood seem to grow in power, Mimi’s jealousy of Jack and Schuyler’s relationship is still at the same heights than at the end of the previous book. She therefore plans her bonding (wedding, in vampire terms) with her beloved brother. The conclave travels to Rio, for they fear the strongest of the Silver Bloods is back to haunt them. Conspiracies are played behind Lawrence’s back, even if he is the Regis, the vampire leader. More and more, we perceive the true nature of the vampires, and the long story behind them.

The characters are still the same, and still as bland. Hardly any character development and way too much love obsession for me to feel comfortable. No one the age of Schuyler and Jack actually obsesses over someone to the point of renting an apartment for the sake of meeting up with a secret lover. Their love downright annoyed me, since they had never had any interest in each other before the first book of the series.

Apart from all the lovey-dovey stuff with Schuyler and Jack, this is actually quite action packed, compared to the two previous novels. What happens in Rio is entertaining and captivating for the few pages it happens on. I wish this scene had been longer, or that more emphasis had been put on it. A couple of other scenes with similar action could’ve been fun, but I guess this’ll have to do.

This is probably my favourite book yet in this series, but that isn’t saying much. It is, all in all similar in quality to the two previous ones, and I really do hope it will get better in the next book.


Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
Rating : 7,3/10

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