When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society.
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?
I really enjoyed this series as even though it is about vamps and we know there are lots of books about vamps, this one includes information on Angels which many authors haven’t travelled. We meet the Force Twins who are forces to be reckoned with. We also meet the last Van Alen child Schuyler who is as far from the image a vamp has. She spends her time with her best friend Oliver who turns out is her right hand man. When someone starts killing off vampires it’s up to Oliver, Schuyler (Sky) and Bliss to figure out what is going on with Manhattans elite. I found myself almost unable to put this book down, and glad I have the rest in the serious to read through. Definitely not your typical vampire book to say the least.