Here's the second offering in the Blue Bloods series. This one veers a bit (only a bit, mind you) from the formula of the first. There's slightly less brand-name dropping in this one, and a little more international intrigue. Schuyler's on the lookout for her grandfather, and she needs a human blood donor. She leans on her friend Oliver, who is (of course) secretly in love with her. Mimi is busy throwing the party of the century, and is eagerly looking forward to "bonding" with her twin brother Jack... who is secretly feeling really not so sure about the whole thing. Lots of confusing stuff about who's related to who... all the vampires are essentially avatars of saints, angels or gods and inter-related in various ways. Jack and Schuyler are kind of being established as a "better" couple than Jack and Mimi... yet, they are first cousins. Bliss is duped by Kingsley, an undercover agent, and is still pining for missing Dylan. Who are the real villains? Who are the Silver Bloods? It's still up in the air.
Who is the Silver Blood murderer??? That's the big question. After the loss of her grandmother, Schuyler Van Alen is forced to live with the Force family, all the while carrying on a secret affair with Jack Force, much to his twin sister Mimi's dismay. Mimi is planning on marrying her brother and then using her hypnotic powers to mind-trick people into thinking that she was always his wife. In the meantime, Schuler's best friend from childhood, Oliver, is head-over-heels for her and his blood bond pretty much makes him her heartbroken slave. I am rooting for Oliver, poor guy. It also turns out that Bliss is the daughter of Lucifer himself and while sleepwalking has committed many crimes! Interesting stuff.
Unfortunately, I haven't gotten the chance to read the fourth and most recently released book in the series, The Van Alen Legacy, but I'm confident that I'll get to it before the end of the year.
I borrowed all of these books from the public library.