November 13, 2009

The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz

Van AlenWARNING: This review might contain spoilers of the first three books in the Blue Bloods series.

Schuyler Van Alen has been on the run for over a year, ever since what happened in Rio - when Leviathan was released and her grandfather, Lawrence, was killed - she has known no peace. Desperate, she and friend Oliver try to seek the protection of the head of the European Vampire Coven but once there everything goes wrong.

Elsewhere, Mimi Force - Schuyler's nemesis - is working with a group of Venators (think Vampire investigators) lead by Kingsley Martin, trying to track down The Watcher. Even though part of her can't stand Kingsley, being around him is the happiest she has been in a long while, surprising since her Venator job is keeping her away from her twin and soulmate Jack.

Back in New York, Bliss - friends with both Schuyler and Mimi at different times - fears she's going mad, there are voices in her head and she seems irrevocably linked to the darkest, most dangerous being of creation.

What will happen to these three young vampire ladies?

The Blue Bloods Vampires are pretty much the only vampires I currently like and The Van Alen Legacy is probably the best book in the series so far. I was amazed in the way Schuyler, Bliss and Mimi carried the blunt of the book. At first I thought I would lose interest and get bored with the Bliss-parts since I never thought much of her before, and I thought I wouldn't like the Mimi-parts since I didn't like her but as I found myself racing through the book, all three girls became important to me.

The book is action packed and lots of stuff happen, many things come to a full circle, closing some points of this first narrative arch and setting the stage for the next one (as well as giving an opening for the upcoming spin off, which will be werewolf centric).

The only part I didn't like so much was that we didn't get much on the boys - Jack and Kingsley, mostly - and I sort of missed them. Can't wait for the next book, Misguided Angel, to see where the Blue Bloods take us.

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1 comment:

  1. I think that this is the second or third time today that I'm seeing a review of this book. It sounds interesting, but I'm right now on Vampire Diaries, and I don't think I'll start another vampire series for sometime.


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