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19. The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz...

February 12, 2010
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the van alen legacyAbout the book:
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? Schuyler has made her choice. She has forsaken Jack for Oliver, choosing human over vampire. But old loves die hard... And even coldhearted Mimi seems to suffer from the ties that bind.

Young vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series.

drey's thoughts:
So what do people do after an apocalyptic battle? Why, batten down the hatches and hide out, of course. Hoping that the baddies will just go back where they came from. Which is what the Conclave--what's left of it anyway--decides to do. Well, ok. That, and hunt down Schuyler. Because she killed Lawrence, she is a Silver Blood, and she must be tracked down. Ok, so how delusional can people (ok, even blue bloods) be? Seriously?

In this installment, I really enjoyed Bliss' storyline. How she figures out what's happening, how she tries to keep a shred of herself alive, and how she tries to find her sister. Schuyler's story was just ok, for me. Mimi's was slightly better than I expected--she does some growing up. The boys mostly stayed in the background, making this a girl-power book, lol.

My overall opinion? I expected more out of this one. After the ending in Revelations, I thought there'd be more bombshells dropped here, more lines either tied off or expanded. But it felt like an in-between-er book, one to fill space in between two big storylines. So, that gives me hope for the next one. If you've read the previous Blue Bloods books, you will want to pick this one up, just to read what happens.

drey's rating: 2.5/5 Better than OK

Title: The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN-13: 9781423102267
Hardcover: 369 pages
Publisher: Hyperion, 2009
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bermudaonion said...

I don't think this is the book for me. Thanks for the review.

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