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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: 3.81 · 633,322 ratings · 35,720 reviews · 101 distinct worksSimilar authors
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)

3.69 avg rating — 129,397 ratings — published 2006 — 51 editions
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Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)

3.92 avg rating — 84,011 ratings — published 2007 — 40 editions
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Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3)

3.90 avg rating — 73,613 ratings — published 2008 — 35 editions
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The Van Alen Legacy (Blue B...

3.95 avg rating — 63,854 ratings — published 2009 — 35 editions
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Misguided Angel (Blue Blood...

3.93 avg rating — 37,446 ratings — published 2010 — 27 editions
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Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6)

4.04 avg rating — 25,882 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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Bloody Valentine (Blue Bloo...

3.98 avg rating — 22,161 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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3.85 avg rating — 20,120 ratings — published 2015 — 49 editions
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3.52 avg rating — 18,719 ratings — published 2011 — 34 editions
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Melissa Cruz and 5 other people liked Amanda's review of Jo & Laurie:
Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl
"Wonderful and heart-warming novel that takes place immediately following the end of Little Women. It re-imagines some of the events of Little Women and gives the reader a chance to revisit the characters. It's labeled a YA book but I would recommend " Read more of this review »
Melissa Cruz and 2 other people liked Aubrey's review of Jo & Laurie:
Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl
"First Impressions Review from BookishFirst


Jo & Laurie takes place in between the two parts that make up the entire Little Women story while also adding this huge original twist to it.

We get to step back and meet Jo March, the real Jo March, who wrot" Read more of this review »
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Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
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Melissa Cruz and 1 other person liked Tabrizia's review of Gotham High:
Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
"I enjoyed this one. I liked how the writer and the artists kept up with the dynamic between the three classic DC characters: Bruce, Selina and Jack. It was highly enjoyable to see how the story would turn out. The low key mystery will keep young read" Read more of this review »
Melissa Cruz and 2 other people liked Shreya's review of Gotham High:
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"Thank you to DC for sending me a copy!!! I loved the novel and my review will be up on April 8 on The Baroness of Books."
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Melissa Cruz answered a question about Love & War:
Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz
It's a trilogy there will be one more book! :)
Melissa Cruz asked a question about The Ring and the Crown:
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
This is the sequel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077DP15FW Hope you guys like it! Let Mel know OK?
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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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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
2014, 432 pages, 4.03 stars
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2012, 352 pages, 3.64 stars
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Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey
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2004, 299 pages, 3.54 stars
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2005, 336 pages, 3.2 stars
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Eruption by Adrienne Quintana
2015, 288 pages, 4.22 stars
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Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
2013, 320 pages, 3.6 stars
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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?


Sumney Melissa,
I really enjoyed The Ashleys series and the blue bloods series! Thanks for being my friend. =)
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