|A story about vampires thats written for the teenage
market. Its not as angsty as Twilight, though theres still a bit of
the downtrodden heroine nobody understands. The teens live in high-society New
York and lead privileged existence, except the aforementioned downtrodden heroine whose
family lost the money years ago.
It follows the three main characters throughout finding
out they are vampires, and the rules that govern them. The author has created a very
different world of vampires than usual, and it is very interesting to read about their
life cycles and the fat they can go out in the sun (and not sparkle!). According to
the book false rumours about vampires have been circulated for years, a conspiracy to fool
humans they exist.
The heroine, Schuyler, finds out shes part of a long, illustrious line of
vampires, the Blue Bloods, though the only one to have a human father. Throughout the book
are pages from a fictional diary of one of the early settlers of a colony in America that
tells of another colony of settlers who vanished, leaving a single word carved in a tree.
The colony was composed of the Blue Bloods, and Schuyler and her friends are convinced
that the corrupted vampires (Silver Bloods) responsible for their disappearance have
This story took a real piece of history and concocted a what-if around it. It was an
interesting read, and I look forward to the next in the series to find out what happens
next. Teenage fans of the genre will probably enjoy this series.