Title: Bloody Valentine
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion 2010
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Support Your Local Library; Vampires; 2011 - Slim Pickings
Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But in matters of the heart, no one, not even the strikingly beautiful and outrageously wealthy Blue Bloods, has total control. In Bloody Valentine, bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz offers readers a new story about the love lives of their favorite vamps - the passion and heartache, the hope and devastation, the lust and longing. Combined with all the glitz, glamour, and mystery fans have come to expect, this is sure to be another huge hit in the Blue Bloods series.
Another companion novel to the Blue Blood saga. This time we get three love stories: Oliver and a mysterious stranger, Freya, Allegra (Gabrielle) and Bendix Chase, and Schuyler and Jack. The stories were a little more grown-up with sex scenes, albeit pretty PG-13 ones. I was concerned about Oliver being left when Schuyler went to Florence with Jack. Thankfully his heart has been healed. And we get the introduction of a new character; one that will probably figure into Cruz's new series, The Witches of East End. Then we get Allegra's story set in 1985. We see her a real person, not just a sleeping angel. I liked seeing the story of her and Bendix, but also the relationship between her and Charles. Interesting take on the eternal bond. Finally we get to see Schuyler and Jack. I won't give away the details, but it's a nice classic love story. Very enjoyable companion novel.
Blue Bloods (DNFed series)