Review: “Keys to the Repository” by Melissa de la Cruz

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Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz

Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there’s oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about the vampire elite that dates back before the Mayflower. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and never-before-seen letters, New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz gives her hungry fans the keys to the Repository and an even more in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods.

Won’t you come inside?

Synopsis Courtesy of Amazon.com

A companion book to the New York Times Bestselling Series, “Blue Bloods”, I received this book from Melissa De La Cruz’s office early in June but only recently had the privilege of reading it.

Serving as a guidebook to the series while midway in the story arc, Keys to the Repository has maps, snippets of character information like Jack Force’s hair and eye color (I always imagined him with dark hair, not platinum blonde) and the past lives of the Coven. There were a few short story in-between scenes throughout the book that weren’t covered in some of the novels, most notably Jack and Schuyler’s first private meeting in the dark apartment.

Even though that particular “extended scene” snippet fell a little short on the promised “goods”, I thoroughly enjoyed the extra scene featuring Dylan Ward and the house on Shelter Island. The mood was dark and gloomy, more so than anything else that Melissa has written in this series and the mood was reminiscent of “The Others” film starring Nicole Kidman. Creepy house, cold nights, fog, and a dark figure trying to get inside… What else could you ask for so close to Halloween?

Keys To the Repository would have been better placed after the series was finished, instead of awkwardly released in the middle, as a lot of information about the characters that should have been “revealed” was a bit ambiguous for my taste. I really liked the cover design, and is a cool book to add to my collection. I think a further in-depth guide in the future is needed to have a clearer picture of all of the characters and their past lives, but this was a great book full of hints of what is to come next for Schuyler, Jack, Mimi and Bliss in the Blue Bloods series.

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One thought on “Review: “Keys to the Repository” by Melissa de la Cruz

  1. I’ve heard a lot about the Blue Bloods series. Not sure if it’s something I would like though. Or maybe I’m projecting my dislike of True Blood (gag me) because of the name similarities.

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