Updated: Sep 26
Times Read: 1+
Excerpt: "When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.
The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society.
The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closely guarded secret. And they kept that secret for centuries. But now, in New York City, the secret is seeping out. Schuyler Van Alen is a sophomore at a prestigious private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapated mansion. Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead... drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn't know what to think, but she wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?"
My Rambles: I do not care about fashion in any sense and found it highly annoying to be told designers repeatedly. It did not help me see what they were wearing. I get that they are rich but oh well. I think I just don't care for that "I must shop" life style anyways and get annoyed when it's treated like its the only thing that brings them joy. So I'm a big fan of the Netflix series Midnight Mass, which I watched before reading this, and am amused. Not quite the YA version of it but I do like the similarities. Hate the incestual part of it. Why is this a thing? Why do people like it? Especially in twins. I greatly enjoyed the way Melissa writes, even though I haven't been to half the places, I felt like I was in NYC. The Conspiracy's way of giving out false info seems kind of stupid though. "Here be afraid of this fake version of us." But like...as stated, you're out numbered? And you planted that hatred against you. Idk, just makes no sense to me. The pacing was a bit fast and I was confused by how much we follow Bliss because the excerpt gave no indication of anyone other than Schuyler being of importance (in terms of POV) I'm curious to see how the rest of it goes though.