|Author||Melissa de la Cruz|
|Publication date||May 1, 2007|
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|“|| "Stop it", she told herself.|
Why think of that now? The nightmare vision was gone. The beast — whatever it was — resided in her imagination only...
— Bliss, afraid of her visions of a beast with silver and crimson eyes.
Masquerade is the second installment of Melissa de la Cruz' seven book series Blue Bloods, published on May 2007 by Hyperion. This book is part of the seven-book first cycle in the Blue Bloods series of novels.
Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young Blue Bloods. Her search brings her to Venice, Italy, in the hopes of finding the one person who can help: her grandfather, Lawrence Van Alen. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the famous Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city’s wealthy, powerful, and unhuman—a true Blue Blood affair. But it is at the after-party masquerade that the true danger lurks... Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will change the course of a young vampire’s destiny.
About the storyEdit
- Main characters : Schuyler Van Alen • Oliver Hazard-Perry • Jack Force • Mimi Force • Bliss Llewellyn • Dylan Ward • Kingsley Martin
- Secondary characters : Charles Force • Allegra Van Alen• Lawrence Van Alen • Cordelia Van Alen • Forsyth Llewellyn • Jordan Llewellyn • ...
- Minor characters : ...
- Locations : Venice • New York • Duchesne Institute • ...
- Terms : Blue Bloods • Silver Bloods • Blood Trial ...
- Mimi knew now what she had to do. To save their bond, to save themselves. She had to destroy Schuyler Van Alen.
- — Mimi, intent on destroying Schuyler.
- This novel is Melissa de la Cruz's favourite, as it was the easiest to write and because she was pregnant with her daughter at the time.
- The town featured on the cover is Venice.
|Blue Bloods Universe: Novels|
Misguided Angel • Lost in Time • Wolf Pact (#1, #2, #3, #4) • Gates of Paradise
Vampires of Manhattan • White Nights
"Just Another Night in Suck-City" • "Always Something There to Remind Me" • "Ring of Fire"
Triple Moon • Double Eclipse