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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 an ancient place of power is threatened in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high, the battle is bloody; and through it all Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom.

Romance, glamour, and vampire lore collide in the highly anticipated third book in best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series.

264 pages, Hardcover

First published October 31, 2008

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Melissa de la Cruz

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Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.

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Profile Image for Tatiana.
1,401 reviews11.7k followers
February 9, 2010
Another YA series bites the dust...

I was never too much into "Blue Bloods" series, but at least first two books were easy to read. This third one took a lot of effort to finish. It probably had a lot to do with the fact that the only thing I was attracted to in Cruz's books was the vampire lore. If in the beginning the lore seemed fresh and original to me, I am now fairly certain Cruz makes stuff up as she goes, without big picture of her world in mind, and this is why I am constantly confused.

There are supposedly 400 Blue Bloods in the entire world, but some of them I understand were destroyed and consumed by Silver Bloods in Rome centuries ago, so how many are actually left? Enough to populate half of the Duchesne school (and those are only kids), have whole families of them in Texas, Italy, Japan, Brazil, NYC, etc., then there are Venators and their teams, Blue Bloods who refuse to reincarnate (like Lawrence) and lets don't forget, 90% of the models are Blue Bloods too. Where does it end? What are the limits of this world?

The lore gets invented along the way just to explain some random events without ever being mentioned later on: apparently now vamps can morph into animals and even fog, but then why does Mimi have to follow her brother/bondmate in her black Bentley; vamps can cross states in minutes, then why do Schyler and Jack have their meetings in Manhattan where everybody knows them and they don't even bother to fog themselves up or something; vampires live on blood, but spend thousands of dollars on meals they apparently don't have any taste for; vampires can devour books within seconds and yet they fret over passing their school exams.

I know, I must be nitpicking and there is some kind of convoluted explanation for each and every question of mine, but I guess I simply don't care about the books any more and not inspired to dig any deeper into the lore. There is only so much interest I can have for fallen angels whose aspirations in their immortal lives are limited to parties, pilates, cellulite treatments and modeling.
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244 reviews143 followers
September 15, 2021
Ενώ γενικά όλο το βιβλίο ήταν μέτριο, ήρθε το τέλος να μας αποζημιώσει. Τι αποκαλύψεις ήταν αυτές;

271 reviews4 followers
October 29, 2008

Ok, what can I say? I love this book :D Seriously. Melissa isn't afraid to put twists in her writing and kill her main characters. And I wasn't that surprised when Lawrence basically said that it'll come down to a fight between Bliss and Schuyler. And I was really sad when Schuyler broke it off with Jack, I read that chapter on bluebloodsbooks.com and it made me soo sad because Jack really does L-O-V-E her. And I hope that her and Jack find a way to make it work in other books. Because Ollie won't last forever and Schuyler might.
After reading this, I feel sorry for the people who stopped reading it after the first book because they stupidly compared it to Twilight, because now they've missed the chance to read a very excellent book...
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Profile Image for Μaria Vrisanaki .
189 reviews135 followers
September 17, 2021

Δεν θέλω να γίνει αυτό που φοβάμαι. Δεν θέλω, δεν θέλω, δεν θέλω 😭

Ενώ είχε μερικές ωραίες αποκαλύψεις, κάποιες φορές με κούρασε λίγο η ανάγνωσή του. Βέβαια οι εξελίξεις συνεχίζονται δυναμικά 😍😍
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908 reviews164 followers
January 27, 2019

Okay so Bliss just gained so much more interest from me! It will be awesome to read more about her story and see where this crazy world is taking readers! Jack “alter” behavior was disturbing but pretty entertaining to read in that last chapter. I am excited to go ahead and move on to book four now!

My quick and simple overall: really getting into this series and this one really moves fast!
Profile Image for Angela.
756 reviews96 followers
November 3, 2008
Okay, I just have to say that I was really bugged to find out that this is NOT the last book in the Blue Bloods series! Apparently there are 9 books planned in total that was supposed to have been divided into 3 triologies. But this first "triology" is actually going to have 4 books. The next one (and hopefully the end of this particular story) is called "The Van Alen Legacy" and who knows when it's going to be released. Grrrr.

Okay, rant over. Aside from that annoyance, I really liked the story. There is still a lot that I know I don't know (and most likely more that I don't know I don't know) but there was also some really good and interesting new info that revealed. I am intrigued by this author's interpretation of who vampires are (fallen angels of Lucifer) and why they are here (to redeem themselves from fighting on the wrong side). I am very interested to see how this story plays out. There are still definitely lots of balls up in the air, so to speak, with this story!
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310 reviews75 followers
July 8, 2017
I’m having a really difficult time reviewing the third instalment to the Blue Bloods series.

Basically the shit hits the fucking fan in this book??? I honestly don’t know what else to say. There are a LOT of things revealed about who was in league with the silver bloods, more that I was anticipating because while one thing is heavily hinted at it was still WILD to see how it was revealed and the others who were also included/to what degree. We get some more info on the blue bloods and things that are important to them (ie twin thing, bond, the whole angel aspect of them continues to be explored). This book was also just still a lot of fun because there was tons of relationship drama and I am trash for that.

My ONLY issue is that while the most important thing was revealed to ONE character and the reader, it wasn't exposed to the rest of the characters yet so it was a bit disappointing because there is still SO much that the characters need to realize and get together!!! It is definitely done to help create suspense with the next book which I understand BUT it falls kind of flat...I want things to start getting taken care of but now I have to wait for all the characters to catch up on what I already know....sad.

It was a nice balance of drama and plot, but it’s hard to discuss without ruining anything because honestly the things that happen in this one are really important to the entire series, so I guess I’ll just leave it at that. *shrugs*
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5 reviews4 followers
January 13, 2009
This book was utterly confusing to me. Sometimes i didn't even know how or why someone was doing something. I loved the first two in the series which i was suggested to read by my cousin. It felt like gossip girl met vampires and I was slightly put down over various facts about how things were written which is a horrid side-effect after reading Twilight because you get that notion that all vampire books are like that, eek. I know. During the time i spent reading this book i grew more and more frustrated and complacent. Often times I had to re-read parts of the book to make sense of what was happening. of course I feel the need to read the next in the series, but only because i feel like I owe it to myself to give de la cruiz the benefit of the doubt and hope the next won't make my brain explode.
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128 reviews42 followers
June 2, 2016
So the first two books were okayish, and I was really looking forward to this one, because I noticed that the writing was improving.
And then it just went downhill. Like, REALLY down the hill. All the way to the bottom.
The reason for that? I HATE Jack. All I could think while reading this book was

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And I couldn't have laughed harder
Profile Image for Janelle.
1,932 reviews63 followers
August 1, 2009
Best in the series by FAR. I loved the previous two books, but Revelations really puts Masquerade and Blue Bloods to shame. The action finally starts happening in this book, and they really make way with the Silver Blood war and finding out who's harbouring them.

I totally guessed that Bliss was Lucifer or being possessed by him :D And her sister Jordan was the Watcher! For a while I didn't know where all of Forsyth Llewellyn's lies were heading, and what the hell was up with Dylan. But it culminated in an amazingly epic battle, and the release of Leviathan from his prison was AMAZING.

I dont even know how to express my excitement about this book and the next edition that should be released soon ^_^ if you read Blue Bloods and/or Masquerade and weren't too fussed, do yourself a favour and read Revelations before making up your mind. It's a completely different entity from books 1 and 2, and all the speculation on certain plot points really gets kicked into gear in this book.

That being said, there are a lot of great emotions explored in this book, with heartbreak and angst being a major theme. Before reading about Trinity Force losing her vampire twin to a Silver Blood, it had never occurred to me that some people had lost their soulmates to the war, and therefore would never be bonded ever again =/ I applaud the author on being able to make me empathise with the character, despite the series being so heavily grounded in fantasy.

I was really quite saddened about the Jack/Schuyler/Oliver love triangle in this book (whereas before it had just annoyed me), although the situation was made significantly less depressing when Oliver's Repository file revealed him to not be as deeply in love with Schuyler as we'd predicted. Now Im at a point where I dont want Schuyler to end up with Jack, but also not really with Oliver - he came across as a total dick on that file.

But enough fangirling, I fucking LOVED this book and cant wait for the Van Alen Legacy!
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2,973 reviews1,177 followers
March 14, 2016

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After finishing the first two books I couldn’t wait for the public library to buy the rest of the books so I bought the four Blue Bloods books and read them in one go. The series is just so catching. Even though it’s a bit puzzling to see having a luxurious life seemingly being the only thing that most of the Blue Blood vampires care about in book 1 and 2, but things improve a lot in book 3 when things heat up and the evil doers rush in for the kill, and the struggle for survival begins! Even the supposedly vain, mean-spirited girl Mimi Force shows her true strength as she let out her war cry and slays her foes, you just know that the game really does get started!
Profile Image for Faye.
266 reviews56 followers
August 28, 2014
I seriously have no idea why I keep on reading this series. There is NOTHING, literally NOTHING good about it. The first book was okay, but then the series went downhill.

In THIS installment, Schuyler (I still have no idea to pronounce her name. Is it like Skyler? Schooler? ?!?!?!!?!?!?!) is off doing more stupid stuff. The other characters are doing stuff, and as the title says, there are REVELATIONS. To be honest, that huge one at the end caught me off guard, and also was a nice twist, but the book just sucks (oh look how funny I am).

I actually read this on the airplane, on a flight from Seattle to California. The book is short enough, and I managed to finish it. I wasn't even reading this whole time.

Umm, just ignore that digression of mine up there.

The book isn't fresh in my mind, but I just remember feeling so BAD for the characters. Not because I was sympathizing with them, but because they were just acting sooo stupid. Half of the book involves the upper class society getting drunk, doing photoshoots, and name dropping. The other half is stupidness.

I can't pinpoint anything in particular that I couldn't stand, since I flew through this book (hahahaha I was reading this on an airplane), and it was a couple days ago. I couldn't bring myself to care about these angsty problems these teenagers go through. I couldn't bring myself to care about anything.

I guess that was my main problem. I didn't care about anything. It's kind of like watching a boring show from afar. You just can't bring yourself to care.

So I guess that's it. Hopefully the next book will have this "revelation" in play more. I just can't stand this book which is more about rich people problems than the actual problem, with silver bloods and stuff. And I am still nowhere closer in finding out what's up with Schuyler. This kind of felt like a filler book. Just like the last book.

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22 reviews
January 26, 2009
True love is meant to be, but not if your brother is falling in love with a newborn. Blue Bloods: Revelations is by Melissa De La Cruz. Schuyler has moved in with her uncle, Charles Force and her “cousins” Jack and Mimi. The only problem with that is Mimi is Sky’s enemy and Sky has fallen for Jack and he returns to feelings. However, Mimi and Jack are suppose to be together and Mimi is trying her best to persuade Sky to stop, but Sky and Jack won’t listen to her at all. Meanwhile, Bliss has finally found Dylan and turns him so he can have rehab, but Bliss is starting to have blackouts during the day. Everything changes when Lawrence, Sky’s grandfather, is called to go to Rio; he suddenly stops sending Sky messages and the whole Committee is called there as well, but when Sky finds Lawrence and he tells her nothing is wrong, they begin to wonder. Mimi finds the truth when the Committee is slain during a dinner and she escapes along with Bliss’s father. Bliss uncovers more after her sister Jordan is taken away and she learns she is none other than Luicifer’s daughter to bring evil. Everyone is thrown into chaos when Luicifer is finally set free and the teens are left to face him with barely any Elders left alive.

I really enjoyed reading this book with the different plot twist. So many secrets were uncovered but yet it left even more for readers to think about. I can’t wait to read the next book that follows it and hope if those secrets are revealed. I wonder about what Lawrence saying something about Sky’s sister, could that sister possibly be Bliss? I sure hope Melissa De La Cruz will include this in her next and after reading the past other books, I’m sure she will.
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263 reviews4 followers
July 25, 2010
It's usually a mistake for a silly but fun YA serious to breach the boundaries of frivolity and delve into proper drama. Occasionally it works, as in Richelle Mead's awesome Blood Promise, which was spooky and sad and took the Vampire Academy series into properly solemn territory.

As it turns out, Melissa de la Cruz is no Richelle Mead.

The drama in Revelations is forced. Deaths seem trivial, the character's reactions shallow. I kept guffawing during the grim scenes due to awful descriptions and dialog. I was unbelievably bored by the superficial affair between Jack Force and Schuyler (if true love is having nothing in common and sneaking around a bunch then I hope I never experience it). The theology mirrors Buffy after it jumped the shark. (What happened with that? The one thing Melissa de la Cruz really had going for her--besides some kind of psychic connection with Cecily von Ziegesar--was a decent grasp on the historical and theological underpinnings of the story. She could have deepened that, but no--let's go all Satan-and-Leviathan-returned on everyone's a**.)

Whatever. This book marks Blue Bloods as an entirely forgettable series. Melissa de la Cruz--learn to write decent dramatic scenes or perish.
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6,316 reviews215 followers
July 11, 2022
Revelations is the third installment within the Blue Bloods series. Yes, I'm still cringing over the whole jack and mimi thing. I just don't get it and don't see why everyone else is okay with it either. Then the whole adopting Schuyler was weirding me out too.

Besides all of that, I was basically confused for most of this book. Okay, for the entire thing. I have no idea what romantic shape I'm being shown anymore. Things just aren't adding up and I'm just not looking forward to next thing. Romantically that is. Unless it's about Bliss and Dylan conquering whatever the heck is going on within them.

Other than that, I have no idea what the next book will bring me. At this point, I'm just expecting to be even more confused about basically everything. Maybe I should make a drinking game out of it all?
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62 reviews49 followers
December 27, 2011
I honestly don't know what to think about this series. About this book. About life as a whole. Because it was never meant to be. As tears began forming in her eyes as she looked into his cold ones.

Right now, you're probably thinking, 'WHAT?!? o_O' Well, now you know how I felt about the book. One minute, you know what's happening, then you don't. So, in order to save you from having to go through what I went through, here is an ORDERLY account of what I didn't like, sort of liked, and was downright confused about.


There were WAY too many characters. Honestly, it's understandable that there had to be a large cast of characters to accommodate the concept of Four Hundred vampires, but still. There was Schuyler, then Bliss (who I actually liked, and was depressed to find out she's Lucifer's daughter; by the way, what's up with that? o_O), then Jack (who's an idiot, don't ask, you know why), then Mimi, then Charles, Allegra, Lawrence, Kingsley, Jordan, Forsyth, and an entire slew of conclave and committee members we don't really need to know about. With the exceptions of Nan Cutler and Priscilla Dupont and other such characters.

Then there was the unnecessary detail about the high fashion and designer names and brands and blah, blah, blah. We get it De La Cruz, you like fancy stuff. Who doesn't? Although needlessly adding tidbits like, "She looked devastating in the Roberto Cavalli gown, with a neckline that plunged past her bellybutton." Yeah. We REALLY needed to know that. 'Cause 'twas REAL important.

There was also the spontaneous fighting scenes in the last bit of the book. Which is, I honestly do understand, supposed to be how fight scenes are, spontaneous. Although I felt as if she didn't know how to properly put them into the book. As if she suddenly realized that the book was supposed to end soon and that she had yet to put in a couple of slashing of swords and deaths.

This last one may just be due to my own aversion to a ridiculous amount of romance, but the whole affair Schuyler had with Jack and that twisted love triangle they had going on was bogus. I know love isn't supposed to be logical, but if people actually thought about it more, then there might not be so much heartache and grief in the world. I felt SO bad for Oliver. Nice, kind-hearted Oliver. Who I wish would dump Schuyler already, but oh well. Speaking of the deluded little vampire, during the whole book she's madly in love with Jack, then, in the very last pages of the book, she realizes she's loved Oliver all along. Although she's still in love with Jack. Nice.

Whew. I feel better now. :)

I did, however, like the new mysterious concepts of the Watcher and Bliss being Lucifer's daughter. I always like new exciting twists to the story that DON'T include angsty romance.

Overall, I think that this series just isn't for me. I feel as if the mixture of high society with ancient wars and battles for good wasn't to my personal taste. Although the concept was very good, I now know that I either like things like Harry Potter, The Inheritance Cycle, Lord of the Rings (which I haven't read yet, but is obviously epic fantasy), or books by Meg Cabot. Just, separately.

I now realize this may not seem like the orderly review I promised, and I hope I haven't disrupted anyone's thinking process, but this is what I think of the book, and I honestly don't know if I will read any of the others.

However, I do realize that this was a very good concept, and applaud De La Cruz for making it work.
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394 reviews15 followers
May 3, 2016
'Revelations' was a "meh" book for me compared to the previous novels in the series. It was alright but I sincerely hoped for a better plot/story to got for it as it is the main reason I am enjoying the series thus far. I DID give the series a lower rating because it didn't continue with the epicness of book 2, and I am not ashamed to admit it. Characters were enchanting as always and I am still rooting for a couple to officially declare themselves in the following novel. To be honest I am getting a bit tired of the push and pull between Schuyler, Jack and Oliver. The passion and heat was as sexy as always and I sometimes had to suppress a knowing smirk. Still very much into the little excerpts in between the chapters.
Congratulations to Melissa de la Cruz on publishing her third novel in the series!
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114 reviews119 followers
October 25, 2016
This is literally a godly clusterfrick. I really hope that Bliss can resist from going completely dark & that Schuyler and Jack will get their happily ever after soon.
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2,619 reviews
July 6, 2022
I remember reading these when they came out and really shipping Schuyler and Jack. Now that I'm older, I think they actually aren't that great together. Jack is kind of cheating on Mimi with Schuyler (even though it's a weird dynamic) and Schuyler is hurting Oliver too. Also, at one point Jack wanted Allegra which is strange too. The fact that they aren't really related regardless of who the parents are is kind of hard to let go of.

Things definitely got crazy by the end of this one and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with Bliss. That poor girl has been through so much.
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1,502 reviews127 followers
December 1, 2020
The third book was meh at best? it had some interesting moments - Dylan was an interesting character too. But it did not make me wanna continue the series.
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81 reviews3 followers
February 20, 2009
For those who don't know, the Blue Bloods series is essentially gossip girl meets twilight; Vampires (the Blue Bloods) pretty much compose all of the artistocracy in the world. Their souls are continually stored (through their blood) to be reincarnated life after life. Vampires are descended from the great battle for heaven and on earth serve to keep the balance between the light and the dark- especially those Blue Bloods who are corrupted to the side of the fallen Lucifer. All the while being super rich, super snobby, and super fashionable, of course. The story primarily revolves around Schuyler van Alen, one of the few Blue Bloods that does not come from a previous life- this is due to her mother, Allegra (the human incarnation of Gabrielle, the uncorrupted archangel) breaking the bond she had with her vampire twin Charles Force (the archangel Michael) for a human (thus producing Schuyler, a half blood). The main plot throughout the series involved the Silver Bloods- those vampires corrupted to the side of Lucifer.

That being said, I was let down by this third installment. The first book set the world of the Blue Bloods up well and did a great job establishing the conflict amongst their community. The second book built suspense, added layers to the mystery of what was happening amongst them, and really developed the main characters. This third book... well, it spends so much time on a love triangle (well, square really) that violated vampire rules that by the time it gets to the main plot it has 75 pages to wrap it up... so it doesn't. Very little happens, save a set up for a fourth book which could be interesting if de la Cruz handles it properly.

Now, for the spoilers.

The concentration of this book is far, far too focused on the Schuyler/Oliver/Jack/Mimi conflict. And despite de la Cruz's attempt to remind us as often as possible that Jack and Mimi are not actually brother/sister, it does not lessen the weirdness that comes from their upcoming bonding, primarily because they still really act like brother and sister. I liked the inclusion of the official documents to let the reader draw their own conclusions about who was behind the Silver Blood attacks, but they made it far too obvious. I know we're supposed to get the vibe that Bliss is, at minimum, evil despite her lack of knowledge of it- but c'mon she was seeing literal visions of hell. It really took the impact out of her discovering that she was Lucifer in those last, what, 5 pages? Yeah, that rush at the end got to me. We spent well over a hundred pages talking about Mimi and Jack's lavish bonding plans and fashion shows; why is the plot crammed into the very end of the book?

I think my biggest complaint is that this book treats us as being dumber than the previous two did. I feel like Masquerade really developed the series well, but Revelations is nothing more than a bridge to the fourth book. I like where the plot ended up and think that it could make for a very interesting fourth installment, but I don't like how it got there. I'm seriously hoping that number 4 is better.
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63 reviews3 followers
March 31, 2010
Couldn't put it down until it was finished, and I have to admit, it's been awhile since I stayed up past my bedtime just to finish a book.

The best comparison I can make is that the Blue Bloods series is Harry Potter meets The Mortal Instruments. Vampirism seems to be the least important part of the novels - instead it's about status, history, and the battle between Heaven and Hell. Sometimes I feel like the vampirism angle was an afterthought - it could easily have been replaced with something else that allowed the teens to hold sway over their more human peers.

I have been struggling with Jack-and-Schuyler because of this "bonding" issue. I'm certainly not siding with Mimi Force, and I'm still not sure she's off my suspect list in terms of potential defectors to the Dark Side, but she knows her twin. Her insistence that they've been together for millenia and will always continue to be so brings to mind yet another series: Sara Douglass's Troy Game - and that didn't end well for anyone concerned with reincarnations and soul mates. Mimi and Jack have, by the end of this book, become dangerous for each other: Jack is certainly on the road to resentment, while Mimi continues to delude herself that he will always come back to her. I'm wondering when she will accept that Jack will always leave and someday he WON'T come back. But back to Schuyler, who is caught up in the whole fiasco as a "new soul" and thus does not have her soul twin like all the rest of them - she struggles with two suitors, and clearly she is going to do the Right Thing eventually, I'm just not sure which Right Thing.

Meanwhile the corruption in the ranks has left me floundering - I don't know who is what side anymore, and one of my favorite characters is, inadvertantly, the enemy. I don't want to give it away, but it becomes fairly obvious if you're paying attention. I wasn't, for the record, but soon as it was sort of revealed I went "oh DUH". Characters who have been suspect since the beginning, those who are new suspects from Masquerade, and those we haven't even guessed yet are at risk of changing their stripes. I am totally immersed and loving it, and I know that once I finish the next in the series, The Van Alen Legacy, I'm going to be crying for more. De la Cruz introduces new elements of her world piece by piece, revealing mystery after mystery, secret kept after secret kept, proving that this is more than just a supernatural rollercoaster ride: it's a well-crafted drama as well.
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385 reviews58 followers
June 2, 2010
Schuyler Van Alen feels trapped. Although her grandfather Lawrence is back, Schuyler has been forced by the court system to live with her uncle Charles Force and forbidden by her uncle to see or talk with Lawrence or her best friend Oliver. Living in the imposing Force household is nothing if uncomfortable despite its many luxuries; Mimi constantly targets her to satisfy her petty spite and Jack, her forbidden crush, won't even as much as look at her. The only things that can comfort Schuyler are her secret meetings with her forbidden acquaintances. As Schuyler's many secrets get tangle dup, she finds her love life isn't the only thing in trouble. An ancient source of power located in Rio de Janeiro is being threatened by the Silver Bloods. Lawrence and a small team of Venators fly south to investigate, but when the Conclave announces these Blue Bloods are in trouble and Schuyler loses contact with her grandfather, the worse is suspected. As the inevitable battle between the Blue Bloods and Silver Bloods looms even closer, Schuyler will have to determine who's friend and who's foe if she and the ones she loves are to survive.

Once again, de la Cruz has delivered a fast-paced story about an epic power struggle between good and evil, complicated by hidden double agents and judgments clouded by fear. I just adore the Blue Bloods series; it is one of my favorite vampire series because of how it combines an original interpretation of vampires, historical events, and angel versus demon struggles of biblical proportion with present day technology and culture. Revelations is the third installment in Schuyler's adventures, and the war between the Blue Bloods and Silver Bloods is going from bad to worse. The Blue Bloods always seem to be one step behind their cunning enemies. This leads to much strife among the Blue Bloods, many of which refuse to believe their way of life is falling apart. I commend de la Cruz for her skill at first creating an interesting plot and then surprising the reader with every shocking twist and turn. This story is not one the reader can easily predict the outcome of, and that makes reading it all the more exciting. In addition to a fantastic plot, I liked the complication of the characters' relationships and the struggle between who is meant to be and who wants to be. On a side note, I like the wording and vocabulary used in this story, because I don't feel stupid when indulging my appetite for glamorous vampire tales.

Fans of this novel's prequels, Blue Bloods and Masquerade, will not want to miss Revelations. Readers who liked Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare will also enjoy this series.
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12 reviews
June 17, 2009
Eh. Boring. Zzzzz.

Ok, so the first two books were entertaining, the idea of Vampires as fallen angels pretty interesting.

But this book was so badly written. She jumped from one thing to the other without giving you a bridge between points. Is like she wanted to make her point in one seating without taking the reader into consideration. Most of the book is written with someone closing their eyes and then weeks have passed and you dont have a connection of what your character has been up to.

The relationship between Schuyler and Jack instead of having a sexy hint of the forbidden is has a big dollop of skanky, dirty and sleazy.


I do not condone books were the heroine is supposed to be considered brave for stealing someone else's man. Is it supposed to make us feel like love is the reason they are together? Like love is why Schuyler has forgotten her principles, her sense of honor and self-respect and be treated like a tramp that gets fucked in a hotel room? I think Mimi's character is evil but dude I was so on her side when she put Schuyler in her place. Jack is a sad excuse of a man if he cannot even face things and do them the right way. He continues to play with Mimi's emotion and use Schuyler. SO he pretty much gets away with having them both in their life.

I didnt like the "twist" and I use that word freely because I knew right away who the "other sister" was going to be and that she was going to be evil.

And all of the sudden she is inlove with both Olliver AND Jack? Please! Plagiarism! I dont know who stole the idea first but that is soooo Twilight.

Anyway, didnt enjoy it, pretty much skimed through it and not sure I will read the next ones. And 10 books! Come on. I dont have that type of attention span.
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1,042 reviews90 followers
November 3, 2015
At A Glance

Young Adult; Paranormal; Vampire
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: yes!!!!!
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 8
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 6
Writing: 7
Ending: 8


In Dept

Best Part:
So much plot development!
Worst Part: Still can't figure out what's going on!
Thoughts Had: Damn you Mimi!; Dylan is messed up!; What just happened?!?


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: Okay, still can't figure out what is going on with Mimi nor Bliss. I get them confused so badly... The end was awesome, but it was hard to follow. I know who died, but the action was so hard to follow. I would have freaked out when i found out what they did to Dylan, totally BS there. The plot moved greatly in this book, not a whole lot of side action which was nice. This reminds me of Gossip Girl, just vampire style

Review in GIF Form:

3 reviews14 followers
July 31, 2009
ok i loved this book!!!! I mean she actually showed how much Schuyler and Jack love each other but she also showed that Jack didnt want to hurt Mimi. Its not his fault that hes in love with someone else but because of the stupid blue blood laws they cant be together. I also cant believe that Lawrence died, thats probably why the silver bloods keep killing her family so that she'll feel lonely and have no one to turn to, but in order to do that they'd have to kill Oliver and Jack. OH NO do you think Melissa will kill Oliver? I just kind of have a feeling that she wouldnt kill Jack. If you look in the back of the paperback version of this book it shows the WHOLE first chapter of the Van Allen Legacy. And come on we all know that Bliss is Schuylers sister even though they sound like they look nothing alike and oh sorry for my rambling I just wanted to say that everyone should read this book its way different that any other vampire book and dont try to compare it to twilight theyre barely alike besides the whole torn between her best friend and someone shes not supposed to be with. Oh im rambling again SORRY!!!!!!
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2,978 reviews38 followers
November 14, 2017
I'm glad that I read this book again. I thought I remembered this one but I was wrong about so much in it. Some of the things happened sooner rather than later like I thought. Other things I just forgot about.

I still HATE Mimi but then again I'm not sure we really are supposed to like her. At least not at first. She is very selfish and it drives me nuts. Plus she is just a nasty person who looks down on anyone that's not in her immediate family.

There were some relationships in this book. One hat I forgot happened sooner than I remembered. I won't say anymore. Some people get mad if too much is talked about. I'm just glad to know that things won't stay the way they ended in this.

I'm still glad that I'm enjoying this series. When I started re-reading it I remembered that the farther into the series it went the better it got. Although, I will admit the beginning has been just as good this second time around.
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2,412 reviews193 followers
July 3, 2017
I wonder what these Paths are that Lawrence was talking about at the end. I'm intrigued by the mystery of Bliss's parentage, and the other mysteries presented. However, this seemed a little too focused on Jack/Schuyler romance than the other plot lines. Still want to know what will happen next.
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