Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, Book 1)
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Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she's starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it.
Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz's vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.
polishing off a hot dog at Katz’s Deli. He was looking for a venue to showcase the new music his DJs were spinning—a dark, haunted sound they were calling “Trance.” The pulsing music spilled out to the sidewalk, where Schuyler Van Alen, a small, dark-haired fifteen-year-old girl, whose bright blue eyes were ringed with dark kohl eye shadow, stood nervously at the back of the line in front of the club. She picked at her chipping black nail polish. “Do you really think we’ll get in?” she asked.
her family in front of the Capitol steps when her father was sworn in to the Senate. She wiped her eyes and patted down her curls, which, from experience, she knew were sticking out frantically in all directions. Hungry. It was a dark, abiding ache. A physical pain. This was new. Dr. Pat didn’t say anything about this. She clutched her stomach, feeling nauseous. She walked outside her bedroom to the darkened hallway, following the low lights to the kitchen. Their stainless-steel kitchen
disappeared. —From Death and Life in the Plymouth Colonies, 1620–1641 by Professor Lawrence Winslow Van Alen THIRTEEN The next day, the whole upper school was called into the chapel again, but for a less somber reason. It was a Career Talk. Even the unfortunate demise of one of their students couldn’t change the rigid schedule of lectures that the school had planned for the year. Part of the Duchesne philosophy was to expose their students to a sampling of the many career opportunities
had put up with it. “C’mon, what’s happened? Why did you want to meet here?” Schuyler asked. “He’s here.” “Who?” Oliver asked. “Who else? Dylan.” Bliss replied. She told them what she found out from her father—that Dylan had been released— but he wasn’t exactly as free as Charles Force had told them. Instead, he had been put into protective custody in a suite at the Carlyle Hotel. The judge had allowed Charles Force to bail him out, on the condition that Dylan be released only to his care.
banished from the Conclave, we agreed it was safer to separate . . . We did not trust the Wardens . . . We believed one of them harbored the Croatan . . . Teddy has been missing for centuries . . . You must search the Repository for his last known whereabouts . . . He can help you. Try Venice, I think. He was fond of Italy. He might have gone there. Only he knows how to defeat the Silver Bloods. You must find him and tell him what’s happened.” “How will I know him?” Cordelia smiled wanly. “He’s