Title: The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods novel)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion 2009
Genre: Vampire; Young Adult
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Support Your Local Library; YA; Vampires
And the series takes a dark turn. You had to know it was coming. I mean, this is a series about vampires with references to them fighting Lucifer (their former master). Vampires and human have died in past books, even some central characters. This one has turned dark, and I must say, I like the change. Don't get me wrong, I liked the previous books. They held back, understandably so. We got to know the main characters. We connected to the main characters. And now we are really moving with the larger story. I love it.
I started the book yesterday. Read a bit at the coffeehouse, then put it away to do my errands and volunteer hour. I picked it up after the boys went to bed and couldn't put it down. I read, and read some more, and read a bit more. I kept telling myself, I will stop and finish the book tomorrow. But the chapter endings were so suspenseful, I just kept reading. And before i knew it, the book was over. I sat there and only one word came to mind "Wow!" That was a great book. And then "Do I have the next book?" I actually have the next two. Alas they are more background stories and side information. Interesting, but not finishing up the big storyline for me. For that I have to wait until the next book comes out, sometime this year.
Side note: I wonder why the cover art depicts Mimi. (Read the book, you'll get the connection). I can't stand Mimi, but have grown to understand her character. But putting her character on the cover is a little strange for the storyline. I would have preferred a sword (a much more important part of the story) or maybe a gate...