Friday, January 28, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: January 2011
A fang-tastic novella set in the bestselling world of the Blue Bloods just in time for Valentine's Day.
They re Young, Fabulous and Fanged. . .
Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But all too often the only thing that eludes their grasp is love.
So when two young lovers are kept a part by a centuries old decree, they ll be forced to learn that, in matters of the heart, not even immortals have total control. . . or do they?
Bloody Valentine is set in the Blue Blood world created by Melissa de la Cruz, but not the next book in the series as such. This book contains a novella of three short stories that can be read as stand alone stories. This being said, there is back story and details that the long term reader will miss out on if they skip this book just because it isn’t strictly the next instalment in the series. Details covered include the story behind Van Alens and the history behind the angels who defied Lucifer.
The three stories are Oliver's tale, "Just Another Night in Suck City," which shows the reader a bit about Oliver’s thoughts and views, “Always Something There to Remind Me” (great, now I’ve got that song in my head again), which is about Schuyler’s mother Allegra Van Alen and the final story, “Ring of Fire”, about the events just after Misguided Angel.