Masquerade: A Blue Bloods Novel Themes

Melissa de la Cruz
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Betrayal

Betrayal is a major theme in the novel "Masquerade" by Melissa De La Cruz. It appears everywhere throughout the book, pertaining to the mystery of the return of the Silver Bloods.

Betrayal first appears in a familial form, when Schuyler goes to seek out her grandfather Lawrence, in Venice, Italy. In Venice, Lawrence refuses to return to New York with Schuyler, and insists he is not the one to defeat the Silver Bloods. It is an apparent betrayal to his own kind, for refusing to help. But it is not a true betrayal as Lawrence later returns in triumph to assist his granddaughter.

Betrayal also appears more directly as well. In order for a Silver Blood to have survived centuries of supposed extinction, a Blue Blood individual or family has to be harboring the Silver Blood. This is a betrayal to the other Blue Bloods, in terms of...

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