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Revelations: A Blue Bloods Novel


Revelations: A Blue Bloods Novel

The Blue Bloods are dealing with darker forces in this third volume of Melissa de la Cruz’s series. Most have completed their change into vampires, but they continue to train to hone their skills with The Committee. Some are even preparing for their Bonding. Still, the danger of the Silver Bloods lurks, and plenty of secrets are uncovered in REVELATIONS.

Schuyler Van Alen now has to live with Charles Force, and twins Jack and Mimi. No one knows that Schuyler is secretly meeting Jack at one of the Force apartments, even as he plans his Bonding with Mimi. Mimi knows something is up, so she follows Jack and discovers his secret. She continues to try to make life difficult for Schuyler, when she has time in between Bonding dress fittings. 

But Jack and Schuyler contemplate what would happen if they defied the sacred traditions and continued seeing each other. Schuyler has made Oliver her Familiar in addition to being her Conduit, and now he can never love another. She knows that whichever love she chooses will have serious consequences.

Bliss has told no one about seeing Dylan, because she’s torn between fear and love for him. She is forced to act when he attacks Schuyler and helps turn him over to a therapy center for Blue Bloods. It’s unclear if he’d been taken over by Silver Bloods, or if he’s actually the one who has committed murder. In the meantime, her sister Jordan is acting very strangely. Jordan has always been ignored by Bliss’s father and stepmother; now family secrets come to a head, leaving the family shattered.

As the youngest member of the Conclave, Mimi is also busy trying to figure out what is happening with the Blue Bloods worldwide, as danger seems pressing from the Silver Bloods. She learns that suspicious Kingsley is now a member and knows that Schuyler’s grandfather, Lawrence, is keeping things from the group.

Lawrence must go to Rio de Janeiro to find out who is responsible, and Schuyler has never felt so alone. She gets messages in her mind from him at times, but has no idea what is happening. When many in the Conclave decide to travel to Rio, Schuyler and Oliver sneak down as well.

Violence erupts, and the Blue Bloods find several traitors in their midst. Schuyler, Lawrence and Oliver are forced to battle in a final showdown to protect themselves and their eternal futures.

The Blue Bloods series combines delicious New York designer details with vampire fantasy and suspense. The plot is definitely getting darker and more twisted with the strong undertones of fear and distrust. Fans will continue to devour these books, even when it’s unclear who the heroes are. de la Cruz does a great job of providing layers to the characters, so that no one is completely likable or evil. Those new to the series will need to read THE BLUE BLOODS and MASQUERADE first in order to fully understand and appreciate what transpires in REVELATIONS.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 28, 2008

Revelations: A Blue Bloods Novel
by Melissa de la Cruz

  • Publication Date: July 21, 2009
  • Genres: Fantasy, Horror
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
  • ISBN-10: 1423102290
  • ISBN-13: 9781423102298