Published in: 2010
Edition read: E-book
Series: Blue Blood series book 4.5
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. Ina 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.
Well this was a pointless filler book. For the ‘fans’, the author has given us pages of descriptions of the main characters (which one could easily have gleamed from reading the series, so pointless filler); and a couple of short stories that didn’t make it into the books due to the raunchy nature of them. We see the first time Schooler and Jack met up in their love nest, the last time they met up and how Schooler broke it off, where Dylan when during that time he was missing, the scene between Mimi and Kingsley in the pub where Kingsley outlines why Charles tried to get Mimi to summon a silverblood, and finally, we also read a bit about Bliss and her efforts searching for the werewolves, which was mildly interesting. It sounds like a lot, but in reality, these are all short scenes that last a few pages tops.
Overall, I had been expecting more and was very underwhelmed. I guess reading the above description, I expected a bit more bang for my buck, instead of character lists and descriptions, a dictionary of terms used in the series that was mostly self-explanatory or explained during the books, three stories, and a letter from the author. I’d be really annoyed if I’d gone out to buy this, as all the information was available in prior books or on the author’s website, bar one short-story.
Keys to the repository rating: 1/10
Would I re-read it? NOOOOOOOO
Who would I recommend it to? Hardcore fans of this series only.