Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Revelations (Blue Bloods #3) by Melissa de la Cruz
Publication date: October 31st, 2008
Publisher: Hyperion
Number of pages: 264
Format: Hardcover
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Synopsis: 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.
Jen's review:

True love does not come easy, but that's all part of the journey of life... 

In the third installment to the Blue Bloods series, comes another thrilling story that sets Bliss, Schuyler and Mimi on the beginning of separate paths in their lives.
With Schuyler dealing with the fallout of having to live with the Forces, Mimi is planning her bonding, while Bliss on the other hand has had more of a difficult turn of events.

When things take a turn for the worse in Rio, the Elders and Blue Bloods alike, including Schuyler go to help. But things in Rio don't turn out as they expected. Expect death, betrayal, love, passion, jealousy and accusations.
Schuyler's relationship with Jack takes an interesting turn, but she will have to wonder whether or not they truly belong together. Is it possible for Jack to break his bond with Mimi? Will they truly be able to get together and not having to hide their feelings for one another? It's a battle of the hearts, and one is bound to get broken.

Mimi and Bliss each have their own share of problems. With Mimi, its knowing that Jack doesn't love her like he does with Schuyler and trying to make him see that everything with her would never work out, and  how he and Mimi are the ones that belong together.
Bliss, on the other hand is battling a demon inside her, she tries to help Dylan, who has been taken to a place to help him after being abused by the Silver Bloods, and when everything Rio hits the fan, Bliss will have nowhere to run. She might be running out of options, and if she can't stop what is destroying her on the inside, it might be too late for them all..

This book was action packed, especially during the stuff that happened at Rio. Turn of events that nobody will ever be able to forget. You can tell that the story is taking a new direction, not a bad one, but a different one. But that's the thing with stories, they don't always follow the same path that you might think they would. Things surprise you. Shock you. But in the end, its all about the journey that life takes these characters on.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

April's review:

Just when Schuyler's life seems to be looking up, everything comes crashing down on her. Charles has gotten custody of her, and with being in the same household is making it easy for Mimi to torture her. Jack won't even acknowledge her, and she has been forbidden to even talk to her grandfather and Oliver.

The book has some great plot twisters. A couple of familiar faces are back, and keeps you on your toes on who is on what side. Even though Mimi is planning hers and Jack's bonding ceremony, he has been meeting with Sky in a secret apartment. It's not long before their secret is blown. On top of everything there as been some activity in Rio,and Lawrence has flown over to check everything out. When the whole Conclave is called to Rio because Lawrence is in trouble, Sky refuses to stay behind.

If you enjoyed the first two books, you will sure love this one. Who doesn't love a little forbidden romance? We finally learn who is the Silver Blood traitor, and looking back I think the clues were kind of obvious. One of my favorite books of the series.

Rating: 4/5 

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