Friday, March 4, 2011

Me on Bloody Valentine

Title: Bloody Valentine
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Pages: 160 (Hardcover)

Note: a short review, but hey, why not? It's been a while since I reviewed something.

A short, sweet novella that fits into place right between last fall's Misguided Angel and the upcoming October release of Lost in Time. Split into three sections, Melissa de la Cruz shares with us the tale of Oliver getting over his broken heart, the beginning of Allegra's fall into love with a human, and the bonding of Jack and Schuyler.

All stories have something to do with love, whether it be overcoming a past relationship, the first brush of lust and affection with the forbidden, or committing in a ceremony to love someone forever. Sure, there wasn't a whole lot of moving forward in the whole plot of the series, except for the obvious bonding ceremony between Schuyler and Jack, but to me it felt more like a brief interlude, a break before, possibly, all hell breaks loose in Lost in Time when Schuyler heads for Alexandria and Jack returns to New York to face his former bondmate/sister/lover Mimi. Can you imagine how Mimi's going to react? I predict a mix of collected stiffness and total volcanic explosion. ;)

Think of this as similar to Keys to the Repository, the some guide book some and some short story small hardcover that came out last June. If you're a hardcore fan who loves Schuyler and Jack, then you'll pick this up and love it. If you're a hardcore fan who needs to watch how much she/he spends on books like me, you might want to borrow it from the library or a friend, then buy it either on sale or when it comes out in paperback (whenever that may be).

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