Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz

Title: The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods Series #4)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Acquired: Bought
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 86% or B
Buy It: Amazon
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 Thoughts::
It took me a while to get to the fourth book in this series, but I got to it eventually! Though I was happier with book 3, I still wasn't about to grab this book up right away. I waited until I could fit it into my reading schedule and then I pretty much devoured it.

I am still however bothered about how some characters can still care so deeply about boyfriend troubles when there is literally evil afoot. This mostly means Schuyler. After the first book I've grown to like her less and less. Even Mimi is out kicking ass and focusing less on the drama, but the boy stuff is like half of Schuyler's storyline. But besides that I really like how the characters grew in this book. Bliss is probably in the worst position and I can't wait to see what happens with her next. Jack however is still topsy turvy and never matches up to the character we expect him to be.

The book started off a bit slow. It's been a while since the last book left off and the beginning is just us readers trying to catch up and get a grip with what is going on. It takes a bit to get into the book because of this, but I can see why they would want to skip ahead. Time has to pass and time would have passed, but it wouldn't really be interesting for us to read. The last two-thirds of the book are pretty darn exciting. I like that it is still part mystery and I'm trying to figure it all out.

The ending was pretty awesome and some things that happen near the end are pretty great as well. There was a lot of development in this book and is probably my favorite so far.

1 comment:

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

I just picked this up at a book sale after not reading the series for years, so I'm glad to hear it's your favorite so far! By the end of the third book, I was getting tired of the characters and plot. I think the ending disappointed me, and I didn't really like the romance between Schuyler and the...guy whose name I forgot.