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Melissa de la Cruz

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Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and 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.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

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 Chron

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Average rating: 3.83 · 457,670 ratings · 20,257 reviews · 76 distinct works · Similar authors
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 106,862 ratings — published 2006 — 45 editions
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Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 71,348 ratings — published 2007 — 36 editions
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Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3)
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 58,588 ratings — published 2008 — 30 editions
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The Van Alen Legacy (Blue B...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 54,050 ratings — published 2009 — 32 editions
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Misguided Angel (Blue Blood...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 30,371 ratings — published 2010 — 23 editions
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Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6)
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 21,254 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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Bloody Valentine (Blue Bloo...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 18,734 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Witches of East End (The Be...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 13,423 ratings — published 2011 — 27 editions
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Keys to the Repository (Blu...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 10,852 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Gates of Paradise (Blue Blo...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9,380 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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Blue Bloods Masquerade Revelations The Van Alen Legacy Misguided Angel Lost in Time Gates of Paradise
Blue Bloods (7 books)
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The Beauchamp Family (3 books)
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The Au Pairs Skinny-Dipping Sun-Kissed Crazy Hot
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Heart of Dread (3 books)
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The Ashleys Jealous? Birthday Vicious Lip Gloss Jungle
The Ashleys (4 books)
3.6055411255411256 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 5,775 ratings

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March 2014, Melissa de la Cruz
"She talks about the delicious mix of magic and court intrigue in her new book, The Ring and the Crown, plus answers your questions about writing stories that reflect her heritage, favorite books, and what it was like to see her work on the screen! " ...More

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Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
"Well told story.
One of my new favorite series.
I can't believe that #3 is not out yet.
#2 left the reader hanging."
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
"An amazing first book about what the world could come to if we continue on this path of destruction."
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Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz
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The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
" Diyana wrote: "Hi Melissa and Michael!

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“Black is the color of night. White is the true color of death”
Melissa de la Cruz, Blue Bloods

“You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about.”
Melissa de la Cruz, The Van Alen Legacy

“we laughed until we had to cry, we loved until we said goodbye.”
Melissa de la Cruz


If you had to reread a young adult series, which one would it be?

Vampire Acedemy by Richelle Mead
  23 votes, 26.1%

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  22 votes, 25.0%

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  14 votes, 15.9%

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  9 votes, 10.2%

The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
  8 votes, 9.1%

Matched by Ally Condie
  7 votes, 8.0%

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
  5 votes, 5.7%


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Deborah was wondering if you are going to continue the series for "The Ring and the Crown"? Iniside the book it says it is a series but here on your site it says 1 book?

message 3: by Noemi

Noemi Dear Melissa! First, let me say that I can't wait to read The Vampires of Manhattan! Second, I'm so excited about The Ring and The Crown! And finally, why I'm writing, is that I'd like to know if there will be a next graphic novel for Blue Bloods??? Thank you, N!

Sumney Melissa,
I really enjoyed The Ashleys series and the blue bloods series! Thanks for being my friend. =)
I'm looking for blog followers and I think you might like my blog. Check out my first post here!

message 1: by Bre (last edited Mar 25, 2013 07:46AM)

Bre Thank you so much for accepting my friend request Melissa, I'm going to be reading your Blue Blood series soon right after: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

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