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Recommend Me is a weekly event hosted by Kate at The Neverending Shelf. All you have to do to participate is share a book that you loved reading for whatever reason. It can be something you read yesterday or years ago. If you have a second try it and let me know! I’d love to hear what books you have to recommend.

My choice for this week:


The Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz

Published by Hyperion Books for Children

Publishers Summary for Blue Bloods: 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. 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 girl from her school is found dead . . . drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn’t know what to think. Could those vampire legends really be true?


“These books have been some of the most enjoyable vampire books I have read recently. They’re full of mystery, have a little bit of romance, a new take on the vampire legend and they are an incredibly quick read. The main character Schuyler Van Alen is one of my favorites. She’s tough, strong willed, has an amazing best guy friend and even goes after the wrong guy. There are so many reasons to love this series and I could go on forever, but I’ll just say…you should definitely read this series!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Age 14 and up. Anyone who loved Twilight, Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy or The House of Night series will love these books!

Other/Upcoming Titles in the Series You (meaning I’m dying for) may want to check out:


The Van Alen Legacy (currently out…and sitting in my TBR pile)

Misguided Angel (Due out October 5, 2010)


Keys to the Repository: A Collection of Short Stories (Due out June 29, 2010)

For the Comments: Is there another vampire/paranormal series out there you’d recommend? I’d love to hear about it!

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12 Responses to Recommend Me (6) – The Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz

  1. Shweta says:

    I have been hearing about these , more so as a discussion of US/UK covers recently. Though I didn’t love Twilight I did enjoy Douglas Rees Vampire High a lot and also House Of Night books are my guilty pleasures . I might try these at some point 🙂

  2. Cynthia says:

    I need to add these books to my TBR list! they sound awesome! and I love the covers!

  3. Gina says:

    Oh, I’ve heard wonderful things about this series…thanks for the recommend! ^_^
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Dessert: Your One Stop Fun Break Shop! (12) =-.

  4. Jennifer G. says:

    I haven’t read any of these, but I do keep seeing good reviews of them! I know I’ve read more vampire books, but the only ones I can think of right now are Twilight and the Anne Rice books.
    .-= Jennifer G.´s last blog ..Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher =-.

  5. You keep recommending series I’m iffy on, and then solidifying my decision to read them! Stop, please. My wallet begeth you. 🙂
    .-= Bri Meets Books´s last blog ..Blog Hop! =-.

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  7. Dinita says:

    I’ve recently baught the first and second book. I love it!!! Only read the 1st 1 so far.. Almost done cant wait to read the rest.. Just very expencive for a 17 year old to buy a book atm.. lolol but really it’s GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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