Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

Masquerade Masquerade
by Melissa De La Cruz

Supplied for review by Hachette New Zealand

Reviewed By: Jan Butterworth

Continuing the story on from the first book, the main heroine, Schuyler, is in Venice searching for her grandfather. She is accompanied by her best friend/human Conduit, Oliver, and they need to find gramps as he is the only one that knows how to defeat Silver Bloods.

The story is told from the views of the three main characters, Schuyler, Bliss, and Mimi, as they throw fabulous parties, get discovered by modelling agencies, learn how to use their powers effectively, and keep hunting the forces of evil. A new character is introduced, Kingsley, and more is revealed about Roanoke and how they checked if a Blue Blood had been corrupted and turned into a Silver Blood. The mysterious disappearance in the 1800s of a Blue Blood, Maggie Sanford, is told in excerpts from newspapers, that are scattered throughout the book.

This is another enjoyable read and felt compelled to keep turning pages to find out what happens next. It is a book suitable for teenage girls to read as it doesn’t have any raunchy scenes.

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