Melissa de la Cruz: Bloody Valentine
Melissa de la Cruz
Just as we thought
we’d had enough of vampire novels after the last few years of the Twilight pandemonium and its literary
copycats, another blue-blooded vampire series has hit bookstore shelves.
This time though, Bloody Valentine isn’t likely to cause the same amount
of fuss as Twilight.
includes three related short stories, each focusing on one or a couple of the
characters. The stories are as old as the immortal lives that they recount.
Vampire falls in love with human; vampire can’t be with human. Now where have
we seen that before?
meet Oliver, a man struggling to escape his vampire ex-girlfriend
Schuyler’s hold on his heart. Meanwhile, she is in Italy, defying truth-seekers
and magic spells in order to be reunited with her lover, while the remaining
story takes us back to another generation, introducing the readers to Schuyler’s
about reading this type of fiction beats the film versions of vampire tales,
even if it’s the same story, perhaps because the book version is often less
cheesy than watching the film and you don’t have to suffer poor acting. The
writing style of this novella is admittedly interesting and flows easily, and although
the plots are simple enough to follow, one ending may leave many questions
stories aren’t particularly compelling, the author manages to maintain the
reader’s attention by building suspense and including a few well-written fight
scenes. Still, that doesn’t seem to provide a good enough read when the handful
of main characters lack depth and don’t develop much throughout the short
you may enjoy Bloody Valentine if you’re a fan of other
vampire-themed books or films. It makes a convenient read due to its small size
and easy language. That being said, non-vampire fans should be warned.