Title: Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods novel)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion 2010
Genre: Vampire; Young Adult
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Support Your Local Library; YA; Vampires; A to Z Titles: K
More of a companion to the Blue Blood series than an actual novel. De la Cruz states in her introduction that she always loved that Stephen King wrote a letter to his readers in the beginnings of books, so she wanted to write a letter to her "constant readers" giving them a glimpse of the world of the Blue Bloods.
I like the little tidbits of information. Mostly I remembered as I have read the first four books back-to-back. Still it was nice to see all the information in one place. I skimmed through the story recap to get to the family profiles. I still have trouble remembering all the past names of each of the characters. Thankfully the family profiles highlighted all the names, past lives. It was also nice to skim the glossary and list of characters (Blue and Red Bloods). Writing the Repository reports in the voice of various conduits and historians was a great touch. It was funny to notice their limited (obviously as they're characters also) knowledge. I especially loved the little side comments, especially in Kingsley Martin's profile.
Overall, a cute little companion book to the series. A nice afternoon reading. The library didn't have the next book, Misguided Angels, to check out, so I had to put it on hold. Hopefully I get it in the next few days. I'm dying to find out what happens to everybody...