Saturday, December 23, 2017

#8 of 2017: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published July 7th 2015 by Hyperion

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....

The Bitter Sweet One of 2017

The only thing I hate is that I waited so long to read it.

First, of course, I had to finish the original series (not that it was entirely necessary but it did help and I was already halfway through) that I enjoyed but did not love as much as I did this book.

I loved seeing characters I've been familiar with for so long in a new setting. Seeing them all grown up in their new lives ten years later. Had I been following them since the first book, Blue Bloods, came out I'd have been 16 and would have partially grown up along with them, (I didn't. I started the series when I was 21.) and I feel like this book is a love letter to those readers who stood by these characters for that long.

The story isn't as complex as in the previous series (where they're trying to stop Lucifer, so complex would be expected there) this is a home grown mystery. Which I'm sure would have led to more amazing complexity and another great adventure had this series been continued. There's something else to hate.

6 Months Later:

The last one is available on Amazon! Which I haven't gotten yet. Maybe I'll have to get it as a Christmas gift for myself; I might just get it when I'm through here. Of before, because now that I think of it I really want it.

Talk about the ultimate love letter to readers.

Quotable Quote:

“There was no such thing as a happy ending, only a happy present.” 

My 2nd Meeting With the Author
I'll admit it felt a little bit awkward, I was probably the only one showing up with "the forgotten book," plus I myself am awkward on my own; I believe I rambled on about the tote bag I was having everyone sign. But she seemed really happy when I told her I was loving the book and was a fan of the rest of the series.

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