Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Never trust a shiny surface. They hide a multitude of flaws."

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help- her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city’s wealthy, powerful, and unhuman- a true Blue Blood Affair.
But it’s at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire’s destiny.
Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.
I actually really enjoyed this book. It took a little while to get back into the story. I think the beginning could have been a little better, but everything else I believe fell into place nicely. 
I really started getting into the book at the Masquerade Ball. I really enjoy reading about Schuyler and Bliss and I find myself getting angry when i read about Mimi. I just think she is such a spoiled brat and she needs to get taken off of the pedestal, badly. The problem is, Mimi Force is centuries old, so being taken off the pedestal is basically impossible. I think Melissa de la Cruz did a great job with her characters. I mean, Mimi Force is beautiful and popular, and she knows it. I hate that, I have always hated people like that, thinking they are better than everyone else. Melissa de la Cruz did a great job portraying the spoiled brat who knows she is great. 
The best part is the ending. It really does leave you wanting more. Unfortunately I have about 5 more books on my nightstand before I can go to the library and pick up the 3rd book. 
Cover: 10/10
Beginning:   3/5
Ending:        5/5
Plot: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Satisfaction: 10/10
Grade:      Publish Post   48/50 = A

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