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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss’s true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once elgacy to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find alwn in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Legqcy.

Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver’s With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss’s true identity comes lboods growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged. Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz’s vampires unite in bliods fourth installment of the best-selling Blue Bloods series.

Hardcover1st Editionpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Van Alen Legacyplease sign up. How was Allegra and Lucifer able can have a child. Not from past lives? Esther During the Renaissance eraLucifer disguised himself as Michael and tricked Gabrielle into thinking that he was her twin, and then i guess somehow …more During the Renaissance eraLucifer disguised himself as Michael and tricked Gabrielle into thinking that he was her twin, and then i guess somehow Gabrielle became pregnant and gave birth to Azazel, who later reincarnated as Maggie Stanford and then Bliss Llewellyn less.

See all 5 questions about The Van Alen Legacy…. Lists with This Book. May 26, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Melissa thw la Cruz has been holding out on us! The Van Alen Legacy is by far the best in series. As a reader, I got bloods I wanted, plus many amazing things I never would have thought to ask for. This series is basically a vampire soap opera, but man, what a well done soap opera it is. It has been over a year since Rio and Schuyler and Oliver have been on the run nearly as long.

It would seem as though she has made her choice, but just as she makes a daring move to secure her and Oliver’s sa Melissa de la Cruz has been holding out on us! It would seem as though she has made her choice, but just as she makes a daring move to secure her and Oliver’s safety, she is thrown into the very thing she fears the most alne into the arms of the one she can hardly bare to live without. Being her mother’s unncorrupted daughter has made Schuyler the Blue Bloods last hope, but despite the fact that she has embraced her task, she lsgacy managed to run from the biggest similarity that she and her mother share, until now.


Is her mother right? Are there some loves worth dying for? Bliss has been in a lost state, struggling just to remember her name.

She can’t account for over a year of her life, and there is a Visitor living inside her, taking over whenever he pleases. As Bliss fights to regain control of her mind, body and future, she uncovers the truth glue who she is and in the process uncovers a scheme that could undo everyone and everything she has left, but how do you fight something that lives in you?

Will she be strong enough to stop the Visitor, before its too late? Mimi has trapsed acrossed the globe, searching for the watcher with her venator team, lead by the very one who nearly caused her death, Kingsley Martin. But everytime they think they’ve finally caught up, they are left wanting. Is bllue the year of adventure and near death experiences that has caused Mimi to reevaluate her life, or has she only just found someone that allows her to be as she truly is?

Is it just meaningless nothing, an impulse of this life, of this time, or has Kingsley been there, every cycle, pushing her and possibly loving her and worse, her loving him back? I’m not going to reveal anymore, it would spoil the fun. Once again I was swept away in this complex world, with it’s vibrant characters, spot on dialog, and nerve wracking plot. I can’t wait to for the next installment as I am vna Cruz will manage to shock me yet again, many times.

Allegra is a tart! View all 10 comments. Apr 27, Pepper rated it it was amazing. I want to know what’s gonna happen between Schuyler and Jack!!!!!! View all 5 comments. Oct 04, Nicole Goodwin rated it it was ok.

I wish there were 2. This was, in my opinion, better than the first 3 books, but probably not something I would mark as 3 whole stars. Now, having said that, I can’t lie, I have enjoyed reading this series. Why would I rate something as a 2 if I enjoyed reading it? Well, because its not great writing and the story isn’t wonderful, and I don’t like some of the events So, I have to give her points for keeping people intrigued and wanting to know more.

There are many elements to good writing – I think M. DeLaCruz is missing a lot of them, but she does have “keep ’em interested”. a,en

The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, #4) by Melissa de la Cruz

Legscy these books did wake me up though. I can’t keep up with my 11 year old’s reading. Reading this series was a reminder that we have no idea what our kids are reading. The best thing I can do is teach her what to put down uh, I guess that would be a do as I say, not as I do kind of thing.

The themes in this book are too mature for kids that are not yet encountering them in their lives and hopefully never will. I don’t want my daughter to imagine that secret meeting with boys is exciting, as it was portrayed in the book with Schyler, or that duplicity in relationships is not big deal.

As an adult, I get it. Teens don’t and this series shouldn’t be directed at them, although it clearly is. Oh, I did like the new depth in Mimi’s character in relation to Kingsley. She was just annoying before, this book made me like her. Jul 12, C. Probably the worst part and the main reason for a potential one star rating was the constant skipping around of point-of-views; I love hearing other character’s thoughts however, as soon as something would become even slightly juicy or even something would just simply start happening, we’d enter another character’s thoughts.


It was borderline headache worthy. Whilst I enjoyed the dimming down of Mimi’s vapidness in reference to her treatment of the children in Rio, I was once again reminded why I disliked her after the near-bonding. Also, I feel Jack may not survive the other book and that Bliss may become a werewolf. I’m sensing a possible Twilight crossover here.

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I’ve come to the conclusion that Allegra is totally Dumbledore in straight female form. I liked Kinglsey a lot; his personality would make me laugh and the fact that he was able to literally charm the pants off of the usually frigid Mimi was quite entertaining. His death, while justified and heroic, was depressing. Why must de la Cruz kill off somewhat decent characters?

See what I mean? Oct 21, Nan rated it liked it Recommends it for: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

rhe Typically, I borrow it and read it in hardcover, and if I liked the new one well enough, I’ll buy last year’s in paperback. Odd, I know, but my feelings about this series are so ambivalent, that I can’t even decide to buy a single book without more input.

Bllods think this will be my last Blue Bloods book. My reasons are below: As you can see from my rating, I did like it. Some fantastic things happened in Every time I finish a book in the Blue Bloods series, I can’t decide if I like it or not. Some fantastic things happened in this story. Mimi actually became more than a cardboard villain. Bliss learned to stand on her blooss feet. Everything else to me felt like so many pages of non action. While I didn’t mind the narrative switching each chapter has its own narrator, but they follow in order: Schuyler, Mimi, and BlissI was blus that there was not more difference in the narration.

The chapters are written in third person voice, and bluf narrative voice is roughly the same for each one. Occasionally, de la Cruz will delve into free indirect discourse where the third person narrator actually speaks in the voice of the character while maintaining a third person voicebut even these sounded the same.

Except for the events going on in each girl’s life, they’re practically the same girl. I’m irritated that the series is not over. These long-running series make me ache for the age of Draculawhere the monster dies and there are no sequels, where aen narrative ends with just one book.