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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...more

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Average rating: 3.83 · 394,692 ratings · 17,637 reviews · 75 distinct works · Similar authors
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 94,648 ratings — published 2006 — 43 editions
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Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 63,469 ratings — published 2007 — 35 editions
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Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3)
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 51,695 ratings — published 2008 — 28 editions
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The Van Alen Legacy (Blue B...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 48,542 ratings — published 2009 — 31 editions
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Misguided Angel (Blue Blood...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 26,756 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6)
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 18,357 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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Bloody Valentine (Blue Bloo...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 16,479 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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Witches of East End (The Be...
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Keys to the Repository (Blu...
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Gates of Paradise (Blue Blo...
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Blue Bloods Masquerade Revelations The Van Alen Legacy Misguided Angel Lost in Time Gates of Paradise
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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
" This book was so unique and interesting. I haven't ever read anything quite like it. The world building in this book was superb. Nat and Wes live in a world covered in ice. Their world is damaged and full of trash and refuse. Humanity has destroye... " Read more of this review »
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
" Having never read any of Melissa da la Cruz's books before, I really enjoyed this one.
Yes its technically another dystopian but the writing is really easy, the characters are likeable but not too much and the storyline flows really nicely.
Can't... " Read more of this review »
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
" good old distopian-fantasy-romance "
Melissa Cruz voted for The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2) as Best Middle Grade & Children's in the Final Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
"Diyana wrote: "Hi Melissa and Michael!

I'm so stoked that I finally get to interact with authors! I've read the Blue Blood series and I loved them so m
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“Black is the color of night. White is the true color of death”
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“You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about.”
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“we laughed until we had to cry, we loved until we said goodbye.”
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If you had to reread a young adult series, which one would it be?

Vampire Acedemy by Richelle Mead
  25 votes, 27.5%

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  22 votes, 24.2%

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  14 votes, 15.4%

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  9 votes, 9.9%

The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
  8 votes, 8.8%

Matched by Ally Condie
  7 votes, 7.7%

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
  6 votes, 6.6%


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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?

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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 03:46PM)

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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