Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Bloody Valentine by Melissa De La Cuz

Bloody Valentine by Melissa De La Cruz

Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz is a novella in the Blue Bloods series. It consists of three beautifully written short stories each with a focus on matters of the heart - hence the title.

While it is not necessary to have read all the books in this series before reading this novella, it is recommended, as two of the three stories relate to events that take place in the previous two books.

The first story is about Schuyler Van Alen's friend and familiar Oliver Hazard-Perry and Freya, a character who will be the focus of a new series by the author entitled Witches of East End, due out in the summer of 2011. It is a wonderful story that fills in some of the missing pieces on what's going on with Oliver at the same
time as other things are occurring in Misguided Angel.

The second story brings us back to 1985 where we get to meet a young Allegra Van Alen and the human familiar she falls in love with, Bendix Chase. This is a great addition as it gives further insight into Schuyler's parents and just how she came to be.

The final story, and the longest, is about Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force and their bonding ceremony which occurs after the events in Misguided Angel. This is a great way to close this book as it gives readers another opportunity to see Jack and Schuyler and witness their love for one another. It bridges the long gap between the previous book and the next book in the series, Lost in Time, which won't be out until October 2011.

Sometimes I absolutely love her books and sometimes I feel like it is a filler. I was worried this was going to be that way and I was happy to find that it wasn't!
This novella consists of three stories about love.

First we see Ollie - which my heart has always broken for Ollie because he lovedSchuyle long before she bit him. I think this short story about him and Freya, gives people who have had their heart broken, hope. It talks about his desperation and leads to his eventual healing.

Second was the story of Allegra which I loved seeing who she was instead of a sleeping mother. I saw a teenager who loved Charles but also loved Bendix (Schuyle's dad). I saw a teenage girl not wanting to give in to what she was destined to do. I saw someone very relatable (the most out of the whole series!)

Third - I am not going to write about Jack and Schuyle because I dont want to ruin it for Diana from The Lovely Getaway! But I was happy! And now I need to know how it works out when Jack goes to find Mimi!


  1. hahahahaha!!! OMG! I'm seriously contemplating on driving dwn to B&N right now so I can get a copy of this book!! I had heard this novella was more of a filler, but I didn't know there would be separate stories...!? that's awesome! MUST GET HANDS ON THIS BOOK!

  2. it is kinda of a filler... but its a super quick read...and I REALLY LIKED THE ALLEGRA STORY!!!!!

  3. I just started this series and love it! Thanks for following and I'm definitely following back. I'm also a dog lover and former dancer! Go team! :)

  4.'s the start of a beautiful friendship!