Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Warning if you haven't read the Blue Blood series you might feel lost because so much has happened in the previous books, but trust me this is an amazing series.
No one can tell a short story like Melisa de la Cruz. For five books in the Blue Blood Series we have known practically nothing about Schuyler’s dad. We know that he’s not in her life and that Allegra broke the rules by falling in love and marrying her human familiar. She also did the unthinkable and had a child by him which had never been possible before by any blue blood. Well we finally find out how they met! We also get to see the story from Allegra’s point of view which is really interesting because in the current books she is either in a coma or gone. Allegra knew she was destined to be with Charles but she wasn’t happy about it as the the cycles went on. She wanted to be carefree not Gabrielle Queen of all the Blue Bloods. In the current books Charles Force is dignified and handsome but when he was a teen he was geeky and uptight.
In Oliver’s story we follow him after Misguided Angel and he has discovered the blood houses. He’s so heartbroken by loosing Schuyler. In his story he has to hit rock bottom before he can come back to life as he knew it. Also it’s very cool that Oliver gets help from one of the witches from Witches of East End which is a new adult series Melissa is writing that will be released this summer.
Jack and Schyler’s bonding is by far my favorite story. They have been through hell so they deserved to finally be bonded which is sort of like a wedding, but only for vampires. Of course nothing comes easy for them so before doing so they had to fight Venators (police), save their friends from danger, deal with the hectic nature of finding a dress, oh and yes possibly betray each other. There are also illustrations in Jack and Schyler’s story which make me wonder if they will tie into the graphic novel which is coming out later this year.
The cover is stunning and the stories are ones that no Blue Blood fan should miss! I hope Melissa continues to write short stories! I loved it!