Saturday, October 27, 2012

Month 4 Mini Challenge: Katrina's Review of Keys to the Repository

Book Review: Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz

Published: June 29, 2010

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Own

Goodreads Blurb: Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about the vampire elite that dates back before the Mayflower. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and never-before-seen letters, New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz gives her hungry fans the keys to the Repository and an even more in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods. Won't you come inside?
This novella read like a text book.  I know it's a kind of who's who among Blue Bloods, but it was kind of dry.  I did enjoy Kingsley's remarks in some areas. ;)  I was stoked about the short stories in here.  I know I've read the one with Dylan before, but it was great seeing the emotion of Jack on their last night at Perry Street.  I recommend this for those that want to know more about the characters.  Also, if you have a hard time with what the words in the Sacred Language mean, this book has a nifty little appendix with the definitions.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Katrina's Review of The Van Alen Legacy


Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Own

Goodreads Blurb: With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in the fourth installment of the best-selling Blue Bloods series.

I forgot just how much comes to light in this book.  My heart actually aches for Mimi. She allows some of her walls to come down. And poor Bliss. She has to try so hard to be present in her own body. This is now my favorite so far. We have so many questions answered, even as we have more that have now come up. Oliver also proves how great of a friend he is to Schuyler, and how much he loves her. I'm anxious to see what happens in Misguided Angel. I don't really remember that book very well so it'll be a nice refresher.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Month 4 Mini Challenge

This month's mini challenge will be to read and review Keys to the Repository.  It's the novella that comes between The Van Alen Legacy and Misguided Angel.

All you have to do is post a review on your blog, goodreads, or email us to post it on this blog. :D Doing this will provide you an extra entry for the grand prize!!!

Link up below to participate!

Monday, October 1, 2012

BBRAL Month 4 Reviews: The Van Alen Legacy

Today begins the read-a-long of the fourth book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz, The Van Alen Legacy.  Join us as we enter Schuyler's world.  Liz and I will both post are reviews as we finish our read.  We can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts as we make our way through the series.

Don't forget to post your review to be eligible for the monthly drawing.  Also, if you do not have a blog, feel free to post the link for your review from goodreads.  You can also email either one of us to have your review posted on the site if you do not have a blog or goodreads account.

All reviews should be posted by midnight on August 31st.  Thank you all so much for reading along and sharing in the love we have for this series.

To post your reviews: simply add your information to the linky list below. :D