BLUE BLOODS gives us Schuyler Van Alen, a sophomore at a prestigious private school in NYC. As she turns fifteen, Schuyler begins to notice changes in her body and her behavior. Schuyler learns that she is one of the blue bloods, a group of vampires who ancestry goes back to the original settlers from the Mayflower who came to America to escape those who would hunt them down and kill them. Schuyler, who before her coming of age, was one of the outcasts of the school, now finds herself in the midst of a very elite group indeed.
There is plenty to like here and this book is sure to delight those who search for books about vampires. It blends the lore and gore of vampires with the outcast vs. popular cliques theme rampant in series such as GG. It was the perfect way to begin the long flight to England. It even made the turbulence over Greenland seem part of the mood of the story.