#TBT What I was reading this time six years ago…

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.


2 thoughts on “#TBT What I was reading this time six years ago…

  1. I didn’t know you were reading fantasy! Although, I love Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and a few other series, I don’t read much in this genre. All the hype around Twilight almost had the opposite effect on me, didn’t tempt me at all.

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    • Only very occasionally nowadays, and almost never vampire stuff anymore. But from time to time something grabs me, such as the Verity Fassbinder series by Australian author Angela Slatter. I’m a bit into magical realism now, I like to dabble in a bit of that. Loved Harry Potter of course, and the Game of Thrones books. I’ve never read Lord of the Rings!

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