One minute you could be getting a smoke in the alley on the Lower East Side with your friends, having drinks and dancing on tables in a popular nightclub. And the next minute, you could be dead...
— Ain't it fun being a Blue Blood?

Blue Bloods is the first installment of Melissa de la Cruz' seven book series from the same name, first published in March 2007 by Hyperion. This book marks the beginning of the first cycle in the Blue Bloods series.
The story focuses on Schuyler Van Alen's discovery of her origins and the rising threat against the Blue Blood community after one of their member is found dead...


Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires. Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City 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. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her. Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?

About the storyEdit

Major eventsEdit

  • Schuyler meets Jack Force in front of the Bank.
  • Bliss Llewellyn meets Dylan Ward in an alley behind the club.
  • Aggie Carondolet is murdered. Traces of full consumption are found on her body.
  • Aggie's death is announced the following Monday at Duchesne.
  • Jack slips a note to Schuyler, saying Aggie's "overdose" was in fact a murder.
  • Bliss, Schuyler and other young Blue Bloods get invited to the Committee early, in order to protect them from the Silver Blood menace.
  • A funeral is held for Aggie at Duchesne.
    • Bliss and Dylan sneak out and go to the Met, where Bliss has another one of her episodes.
    • Cordelia Van Alen confronts Charles Force about the Silver Blood menace.
    • Jack asks Schuyler why she ignored his note, which she thought was a joke.
  • Both Schuyler and Bliss are sent to Dr. Pat.


"Dylan guaranteed a cakewalk. Besides, we can always point to the plague over there. Your family built this place, remember?"
— Oliver, recalling Schuyler of the club's origins.

Schuyler: "You're not even looking at me."
Oliver: "I look at you every day."
— Oliver before blushing.

She'd never given Jack Force more than a fleeting thought - he was a junior, from the planet Popular; they might go to the same school, but they hardly breathed the same air. And after all, his twin sister was the indomitable Mimi Force, whose one goal in life was to make everyone else's miserable. "On your way to a funeral?" or "Who died and made you homeless?" were some of Mimi's unimaginative insults directed her way.
— Schuyler's thought on her unconvenient growing attraction for Jack Force.

Mimi was popularity personified. She had the golden-girl good looks and tanned, Pilates-toned limbs that came with the Queen Bee position — but she transcended the stereotype while embodying the essence of it.
— A part of Mimi's description.



  • This is the first fantastic novel that Melissa wrote and published.
  • The town featured on the cover is New York.
  • A graphic novel was released in January 2013, along the final novel from the Blue Bloods series.
  • Charles Force is said to be sixty in the second chapter of the book. However, he is not even fourty at that time, since his birth date is listed as August 24, 1969.[1] Surely, the fact that his bond has been broken by Allegra must have played a major role in this premature ageing.
  • Mimi's thoughts about the Committee in the second chapter serve as the opening to the Blue Bloods companion book, Keys to the Repository.

v - e - t Blue Bloods Universe: Novels
Blue Bloods series
Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen Legacy
Misguided AngelLost in TimeWolf Pact (#1, #2, #3, #4) • Gates of Paradise
Vampires of ManhattanWhite Nights
Short stories
"Mr. Darcy Requests" • "The Last Meeting" • "Shelter Island" • "The Venator's Tale"
"Just Another Night in Suck-City" • "Always Something There to Remind Me" • "Ring of Fire"
Keys to the RepositoryBloody ValentineBlue Bloods (Graphic novel)
Beauchamp Family series
Witches of East EndSerpent's KissWinds of Salem
Triple MoonDouble Eclipse
Diary of the White Witch (prequel) • Witches of East End (TV series) (S1, S2)


  1. As witnessed in Keys to the Repository.