By Brandie Moore, Courier Books Editor
Across the street, Schuyler saw a cab pull up to the curb, and a tall blond guy stepped out of it. Just as he emerged, another cab barreled down the street on the opposite side. It was swerving recklessly, and at first it looked like it would miss him, but at the last moment, the boy threw himself in its path and disappeared underneath its wheels. The taxicab never even stopped, just kept going as if nothing happened. "Oh my God!" Schuyler screamed. The guy had been hit - she was sure of it - he'd been run over - he was surely dead. "Did you see that?" she asked, frantically looking around for Oliver, who seemed to have disappeared. Schuyler ran across the street, fully expecting to see a dead body, but the boy was standing right in front of her, counting the change in his wallet. He slammed the door shut and sent his taxi on its way. He was whole and unhurt.
Book one in Melissa De La Cruz' Blue Bloods saga is another vampire book, but it has a different twist on how we all know and see vampires. Unlike most vampires we know, in Cruz' book, instead of being bitten and turning into a vampire you are either born a vampire or a human. Another difference is instead of living forever these vampires live a regular human life and their memories lives on through different human bodies.
The main character of this books name is Schuyler Van Alen. She is a fifteen year old girl who's seen as an outcast at her school of rich snobby kids. She has a best friend named Oliver who has been her friend for years and they joke around saying how they're one soul in two bodies because they're so in sync with each other.
There is also Dylan who is a part of their misfit posse. Dylan is a transfer student who has a bad boy reputation. He's kind of quiet and soft spoken but he enjoys hanging out with his friends. He's also falling for a girl at their school named Bliss who is one of the most popular people.
Bliss is a transfer student from Texas. She doesn't like her new school because she isn't the best like she was in Texas. In Texas she was one of the best cheerleaders there. She was more athletic than everyone else. When she moved to New York City she noticed how plain and awkward she was, especially next to her new best friend, Mimi Force.
Mimi Force is the most popular girl in school. She's super pretty and all the boys fall for her. She sees herself as queen bee in the school and everywhere else. She loves to party all the time and have many boyfriends. She also has a twin brother Jack Force and the both have an indescribable bond between them.
Jack Force is just as good looking as his sister, but he's more quiet and reserved. Jack is more curious about the vampire community and all the secrets that the committee maybe hiding. Jack also sees Schuyler in a different light then most people. Even though he has these feelings for her he is connected with Mimi and cannot leave her.
This book really made me open my eyes and think about all the possibilities that are out there. It's really interesting and has a whole world of difference takes on vampirism to explore. Once I started reading this I couldn't put it down. There was just so much to take in; it is truly amazing.
I think you'll really like this book if you're into books like Twilight, Vampire Academy, and Vampire Kisses. It's just really cute and super interesting.