Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blue Bloods The Graphic Novel by Melisa De La Cruz, adapted by Robert Venditti, art by Alina Urusov

The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closely guarded secret. And they kept that secret for centuries. But now, in New York City, the secret is seeping out. Schuyler Van Alen is a sophomore at a prestigious private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead... drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn't know what to think, but she wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger? (from Goodreads)

As the title makes clear, this is the graphic novel adaptation of the popular Blue Bloods series.  I have not read the original book (it wasn't one of the vampire series I got too) so I can't really comment on the adaptation, unfortunately.  The story seemed to move along well, and it certainly was pretty to look at.

Schuyler is out main character and our outsider who just doesn't fit in in her exclusive and well-off high school.  Sky's mother is in a coma and she lives with her aunt.  When she learns she's a Blue Blood, her whole life is turned upside down and she's desperate to find answers.  Her love interest is Jack Force, the most popular boy in school and sister to the most popular girl in school, Mimi.  Jack and Sky, of course, feel some kind of deep connection to each other neither of them understands.

So, you know, nothing new.  It's a supernatural romance.  But it's certainly entertaining, and the art is beautiful.  Everyone in it is gorgeous - tall and thin and beautiful, men and woman.  It was a fast read, and takes you through the first book in the series. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...