Masquerade is the second book in the seven book Blue Bloods fantasy series by Melissa de la Cruz. This series is quite old and predates all of the Twilight and subsequent vampire fantasy hype. I think of it as one of the original series – and best, although seriously under-rated – of this sub genre. An interesting thing to note: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare has some disturbingly similar scenes in its last book that mirror those in the last book of the Blue Bloods series, which was of course written long before. I enjoyed The Mortal Instruments, but the last book really let me down with this, let’s just call it, ‘coincidental’ plot. Sadly, for Melissa de la Cruz, The Mortal Instruments has probably sold a lot more and likely remains more well known. It’s a dog eat dog world at times, particularly in the vampire/angel fantasy series universe.
Have you read this series? Did you love it or hate it – or somewhere in between? I’ll happily own up to loving it. I don’t read this genre nowadays, but six years ago I relished it.