Friday, August 26, 2011

Review: The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz

Title: The Van Alen Legacy
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publish Date: October 1, 2009
Source: Library

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You've read the first three books in the Blue Bloods series.
  • You like vampire lore.
  • You like mysteries.
What's the Story?:

From "With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged."

 My Two Cents:

This is the fourth installment of the Blue Blood series. This is definitely a book that if you haven't read the first three books in the series, you are probably going to be very lost. In this installation, we find more out about the backgrounds of the various characters. The most compelling is Bliss' story. She seems like one of the nicest vampires but she has something inside her that may not be that nice. When the story opens, she's been out of her mind (literally) for about a year. Since the vampire conclave is in chaos, she has no one to really confide in or even to figure out what might be wrong with her. She's terrified.
This series has stepped away again from the history ties that drew me to it in the first place but now I feel really caught up in the mystery and the story. I'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series.

My Two Cents:
3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. aaah the widget for gfc wsn't showing but i refreshed the page & it appeared - so now i'm in!
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  2. @Arianne Cruz I know; I can't wait to get back to the library and get the next one!


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