Thursday, June 11, 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. (Taken from Amazon)

If you've read my reviews of the first two books of this series (Blue Bloods and Masquerade), you'll know that I was unimpressed with the writing. I'm happy to say that Melissa de la Cruz did improve a little in this book. The dialogue was better (not as cheesy as before) and the overall writing has made some progress. So hopefully, the next book will be perfect!

The plot, as always, was fast-paced and filled with twists and turns. Those surprises throughout the books are pretty much the only reason why I read them. You think you know what's going on, and BAM, suddenly someone you thought was good is bad and vice versa. There were of ton of new (shall I say it?) revelations in this novel, which helped make up for the average writing. I can't wait for the release of The Van Alen Legacy, just so I can find out what happens.

7 out of 10.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have described exactly how I feel about the series. So-so writing, but twists and turns all around.