Bloody Valentine: A Blue Bloods Novella by Melissa de la Cruz

A Blue Bloods Novella

a review by Nalini Haynes

Bloody Valentine is essentially three short stories that are linked together by dint of having the same characters or family of those characters. In the first story Oliver has been deserted by the love of his life, Schulyer, who is a vampire. He is trying to cope. In the second story, Gabrielle and Michael, two centuries’ old vampires with a romantic attachment to each other keep being reincarnated, and are now 20th century teenage twins at school together. The third story tells of the impending bonding of Schulyer and a dark angel.

As the seventh in this series, this book is definitely not a stand-alone read. References are made to the history that has, presumably, been set out in previous books but little or no explanation or update is given to the new reader. This is also a very short novella, coming in at 147 pages for the 3 stories.

If you read the previous books in the series and enjoyed them, then this book is for you. If you love paranormal romance and think you might enjoy this series, then go back to the first book, do not start with this one.

 

This article was previously published in Dark Matter issue 3, April 2011, and predated on this website to reflect the original publication date.