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Vampires of Manhattan: The New Blue Bloods Coven [NOOK Book]

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From the bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End comes a new novel that explores the battle between good and evil, in the city that never sleeps...VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN: The New Blue Bloods Coven

You'll devour Melissa de la Cruz's hot new adult novel, in which her Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new ...
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Overview

From the bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End comes a new novel that explores the battle between good and evil, in the city that never sleeps...VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN: The New Blue Bloods Coven

You'll devour Melissa de la Cruz's hot new adult novel, in which her Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new threats, and a haute, hot hipster lifestyle.

It is ten years after the great War with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a 400 Year Ball-and all Blue Blood society will be there.



And then, all hell breaks loose....

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
08/01/2014
Kicking off her new adult series, the author brings back the cast, now older, from her "Blue Bloods" series about rich teen vampires. It's been a decade since they defeated Lucifer (Gates of Paradise), and the coven has rebuilt with Oliver Hazard-Perry as its leader. To celebrate, vampire Oliver and his human familiar Finn are throwing a ball for vampire high society. Oliver will also use the occasion to perform the ritual that will make him king of the vampires and bind the coven to him. After a decade of peace and prosperity, though, a young mortal girl is murdered, and pentagrams begin appearing everywhere. Araminta, a venator, investigates with help from wolf Edon. Kingsley and Mimi make an appearance, too, as they leave hell for Manhattan and become embroiled in the situation. Tension mounts as the ball approaches, and the Blue Bloods begin to wonder if Lucifer is really dead or if there's a traitor in their midst. VERDICT Fans of the original series will be happy to read about the Blue Bloods again, but with minimal backstory, readers new to the series will be lost.—Melissa DeWild, Kent Dist. Lib., Comstock Park, MI
Publishers Weekly
07/14/2014
De la Cruz brings the characters from her Blue Bloods YA books into a new adult series with this bland opener, which combines a bare-bones plot with lots of sex. The characters and the core concept—that vampires are actually angels on earth, fighting against the forces of Lucifer—transition well and engage new readers easily enough, but the story and writing are still immature. Ten years after defeating Lucifer, Oliver is the leader of his vampire coven. With his human lover, Finn, he plans to reinstitute the tradition of the Four Hundred Year Ball. Ara, a vampiric police officer, is investigating a suspicious murder. And Mimi has left her cushy life in Hell with her husband, Kingsley, to work in an art gallery. As the threads converge, de la Cruz wastes all the tension on flashbacks that only highlight how obvious the betrayers and villains are. There’s nothing especially awful about this novel, but there’s nothing especially great either. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
"Fans ... will be plenty satisfied by the dishy, Gossip Girl-style story and eager for further installments."
Booklist

"It's like Gossip Girl and Twilight had a book baby...You'll be hooked from page one!"
Seventeen

"de la Cruz's latest gives a tantalizing glimpse into old characters living a new life. It's a bit darker, more mysterious and much hotter - a perfect way to continue the Blue Blood world."—RT Book Reviews

" Melissa de la Cruz's latest gives a tantalizing glimpse into old characters living a new life. It's a bit darker, more mysterious and much hotter - a perfect way to continue the Blue Bloods world."—RT Book Reviews, four stars

"The action is non-stop. The love scenes are hot...an exciting thriller and detective novel wrapped in vampire drama."—Lansing City Pulse

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401330811
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 9/9/2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 23,377
  • File size: 1,024 KB

Meet the Author

Melissa de la Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series and Witches of East End. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter, and continues to be a hitmaker for both adult readers and her core YA fans.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 30, 2014

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    A very fun continuation of the Blue Bloods series. The new chara

    A very fun continuation of the Blue Bloods series. The new characters were fun and interesting, as was catching up with the old characters all grown up. It was a delightful plot twisting book. It kept you guessing who was behind the murders.

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  • Posted September 25, 2014

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    3.5 Stars Vampires of Manhattan is my first book by Melissa De L

    3.5 Stars
    Vampires of Manhattan is my first book by Melissa De La Cruz and is new spin-off series from her previous Blue Blood series, where the characters have "grown-up."  I haven't read anything from the Blue Blood series, so the characters were all new to me and while it did take me a few chapters to get into the book, I still enjoyed it.  Thus, you don't have to have read the series to enjoy the book. but I imagine it will be even more memorable to those who knew the characters from years previously in their youth.  This first book sets the stage for the new series and while as the synopsis states, centers around Oliver, who is now the heat of the Blue Bloods Coven.  While the story focuses on Oliver and his love/familiar Finn, it also follows two other sets of characters simultaneously, Kingsley and Mimi, as well as Edon and Ara, with the chapters rotating between what was going on between the three sets of characters while simultaneously connecting everything that was happening together as a whole. 




    There has been 10 years of peace since the war, when a conspiracy that involves murder and betrayal is set in motion resulting in everything that has been achieved since the war crumbling.  While, as I said above, it did take me several chapters to figure out what was going on, once I did, I enjoyed seeing where the author was taking the characters and the story, as well as how she brought them all together in the end, setting the stage for the series to progress.  I would consider this an adult novel, as the characters seemed too old for this to be considered new adult.  Of the three sets of characters the book focused on, though there were other secondary characters that played important roles, I think my favorites were Edon and Ara, and I hope the author takes their relationship and what seems to be budding romance further in the subsequent novels.  Overall, this was an enjoyable book and a promising beginning to this series, though you do have to pay close attention to what is going on in order to understand it and do plan on reading and/or listening to subsequent installments in the series.   

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    loved this book 

    loved this book 

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