The Compulsive Reader: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Monday, January 5, 2009

Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Disclaimer: Despite my somewhat "negative" review, this book was shockingly readable. I was surprised at how hard it was to put down. Never underestimate the power of a good secret to keep readers interested...

Life has been busy for the Blue Bloods: Schuyler Van Allen has been condemned to live in the Force household where she is highly unwelcome, and even accused of being a Silver Blood. Mimi Force is planning her "wedding" to Jack, her true love and Schuyler's secret crush. Bliss has been struggling to find a solution to keep Dylan at her side, despite his erratic and threatening behavior. And in the midst of it all, something is happening in Rio de Janeiro: sinister powers are restless, and the Blue Bloods fear the worst. But even the most powerful among them are surprised at just how costly the battle between with the Silver Bloods is, and just how many of their own are among them...

Revelations, the third book in Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series, is enticing and shocking. Covered up secrets and many characters' quests for unanswered questions propel the otherwise slow moving plot. Revelations is mainly comprised of drama caused by the Mimi-Jack-Schuyler-Oliver love quadrangle, and Bliss's past, but the "revelations" towards the end speed the slow story up and make it all worth the reading. De la Cruz's closing is surprising, exciting, and maybe just a bit frustrating in the sense that it will leave readers chomping at the bit for more. Nonetheless, many will be able to overlook the uneven storytelling and the fact that all it consists of is the characters struggling to make decisions in light of the new plot twists and drama, and if anything, Revelations will only cause the Blue Bloods series to gain popularity and eagerly anticipate the fourth novel, The Van Allen Legacy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, complusive reader thanks for keeping the latest new book updates coming. I'm just like you and love all YA books and a few adult parnormal romances. Anyway keep it.