Author's Name: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
The Van Alen Legacy, Melissa De La Cruz's fourth book in the Blue Blood series, is filled with a fast-paced plot and lots of secrets and adventure.
The story revolves around Schuyler Van Alen, a sweet girl who has no idea how strong she is or how beautiful. She is on the run from the New York Coven. Lawrence Van Alen is dead and Schuyler, his grand-daughter, is blamed for his murder. She believes that Leviathan, a demon that Lawrence himself burned in stone a millennium ago has been released, and that that same demon killed him. They would rather believe Schuyler had deliberately killed Lawrence than that a demon stalked the earth once more. Now she has to discover The Van Alen Legacy on her own.
Oliver Hazard-Perry, the human boy with the wry sense of humor and flawless wardrobe, aides in helping Schuyler solve the mystery of The Van Alen Legacy. At the same time she tries to seek guidance from the European Coven.
Bliss is robbed of an entire year of life as the Visitor dwells within her. She is forced to remember who she is and all that has happened while dealing with Lucifer's presence.
Told in three different points of views, it makes for an interesting read on how Schuyler, Mimi, and Bliss perceive the story. An engaging and unpredictable read.
Along the way, a stunning twist is added and a unique bonding ceremony is introduced. A revelation of Allegra, Schuyler's mother is revealed. Allegra often comes to Schuyler in her dreams, without saying too much I'll let you read the whole book to find out the twist.
All the pieces of the puzzle fall into place as author Melissa De La Cruz reveals revelations and the true story behind The Van Alen Legacy. Not only will fans be spellbound with The Van Alen Legacy, but it will leave them anxiously waiting for the next installment in the Blue Blood series.
Author Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.She majored in art history and English at Columbia University.
She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney's, TeenVogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and Fox News.Melissa divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. She resides in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.
Click Here To Purchase The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, Book 4)
Reviwed by Martha Ramirez http://www.bookpleasures.com/