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Vampires of Manhattan

(The New Blue Bloods Coven #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  1,511 ratings  ·  268 reviews
The Vampires of Manhattan is "hipster horror"--the memorable characters from her Blue Bloods series are older and cooler than before, trying to build "Millennial" lives in the bustle of Manhattan while battling forces of evil and, of course, each other.

Hero of this sexy, paranormal action tale is Oliver Hazard-Perry, former human conduit, and Manhattan's only human-turned-
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published September 9th 2014 by Hyperion Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Wendy you have to read the Blue Bloods first, before Vampires of Manhattan, it takes place 10 years after the final blue blood novel so you need to know…moreyou have to read the Blue Bloods first, before Vampires of Manhattan, it takes place 10 years after the final blue blood novel so you need to know everything. Have fun! I loved the blue bloods series, and read it several times.... I hope her new series is just as good and has as many books in it as well, that would be awesome!(less)

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Jan 09, 2014 marked it as will-not-read
I refuse to read this solely for the fact that it's labelled "hipster horror".
DNF at 19% with no rating. I love vampires and wanted to like this, but I guess it just isn't my thing. I can't get into the politics and superficial attitudes of the main characters. There's nothing drawing me into the story; however, I do admit that I don't have any experience with the origin series, Blue Bloods, and maybe that has hindered my reading experience. However, I now have a feeling I wouldn't like that series either based on how the main characters think. I like more grit and less c ...more
Feb 04, 2012 marked it as to-read
I'm so excited doesn't anyone understand this means it will still be jack and mimi and all them (minus bliss) though technically it will be azreal and abbadon and all those people. AREN'T YOU EXCITED!
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I accepted The Vampires of Manhattan for review before I found out the book was actually the first of a sequel series to Melissa de la Cruz’s Young Adult Blue Bloods; fortunately, not having read those books did not seem to have a negative impact on my experience. Of course, there were a few moments where I sensed gaping holes in my knowledge of the background of the world, but on the whole my enjoyment of the storyline wa
Nasty Lady MJ
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Patsies Like Myself (Unfortunately)
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Dear Blue Bloods Series,

I’m sorry I can’t do this anymore.

I read all seven full length books, the half books, even those two rather hellish spinoffs that I’m forced to read in order to understand you. But I have to stop here with your hipster horror attempt at New Adult.

Though, it’s not adult. Everyone is in their later twenties or early thirties and acts like they’re about forty.

So no.

Not New Adult since there are no random hookups with the BMOC.

I sort of wish there
Jun 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars?

I was definitely interested in this synopsis, but it just couldn't hold my attention. I wasn't familiar with the characters in the previous series and even though it was implied that this was an entirely new series, it didn't feel like enough {or any} background was given to set up the story.

There are a lot of POVs and some of them were interesting, but there wasn't any character who I connected with and made me care about what was happening. The plot was intriguing enough to get me t
May 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
I can't wait for the next book. I am so excited for this book for multiple reasons one being that we find out if Jack and Schuyler can have children.
**I received this book for free as part of a contest run by Hachette/Hyperion Books. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

The Vampires of Manhattan is the adult version of The Blue Bloods series which ended with the Gates of Paradise. The story begins 10 years after the Great War with Lucifer. Some of the original series cast members like Oliver Hazard-Perry, Mimi Martin-Force, Kingsley Martin, Jack Force and
Rating: 2/5
Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy from the publisher, Hachette Books, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
***Minor spoilers***

When I requested this title from Netgalley, I didn't realize that it would take place after whatever happened in the Blue Bloods series. I only discovered this after I started the book. I started reading Blue Bloods maybe 3 years ago and only got to book 4 or 5 before I lost interest. I didn't remember anything from the series, which made it hard t
I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
4.5 stars

I've been a long-time fan of the Blue Bloods series and I love the concept of The New Blue Bloods Coven. The Vampires of Manhattan features my favorite characters from the Blue Bloods series, ten years after the last book, The Gates of Paradise. Many things have changed, yet some remain the same.

It was so great "catching up" with mostly everyone, especially Mimi, Kingsley, and Oliver. Mimi, especially, had grown and changed so much. I really enjoyed her parts of the story, as well as D
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was strange starting Vampires of Manhattan. Reading Blue Bloods where all main characters were teenagers to now where they’re all grown up sophisticated urban elite in Vampires of Manhattan. Usually once the series ends that’s it, it’s finished and you don’t get re-visits. So that was a nice change to get a new series of them 10 years down the line. Though if you plan on reading the Blue Blood’s series I wouldn’t recommend reading this book first. It will spoil a lot of things (unless you don ...more
Andy Kornylo
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
See full review for The Vampires of Manhattan at: http://toomanybooksnotenoughshelves.w...

“Come to think of it, what was a happy ending after all? It wasn’t as if once the credits rolled and the lights came on or an author wrote, ‘The end,’ you stopped living, because there was so much more of life to live, wasn’t there?” pg. 110

So Melissa de la Cruz might have ended her Blue Bloods series back in 2013, but as the quote above states, life goes on for the characters she wrote about. In Vampires o
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
.............GAH! I didn't expect to love the book as much as I did! It brought back memories of how much I loved the first series. I was a little iffy at first about reading the book, as I had a bad experience with several different book series that had a continuing series. But what I like about this one is that it doesn't completely follow the old characters. We have new characters right off the back and it's nice to have. The only question I have: WHEN DOES THE NEXT BOOK COME OUT?!?!?!?! I'm ...more
I liked the Epilogue mainly because Jack and Sky was seen. :)

It was a good one albeit lame towards the end. I mean, the reason for all of this crap. Maybe it's something big for others but not for me. I did enjoy reading it, though.

Hoping for more! Next book I'll see more of Jack and Sky! Yay!
Oct 24, 2011 marked it as continue-finish-series
Hmmm...I love Blue Bloods, but new characters? I'm not so sure.
A very good book. It was nice to see some of the characters from the old series again. Hope Oliver will be able to find Finn. Who's Scooby?
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
See this review and more on my blog, After Hours at Lilybloombooks

It's been years since I decided to call it quits, and walked away from the Blue Bloods series. When I started the series, I quite enjoyed them but after a while, I grew tired of it. There were many reasons for this; but that's not here nor there.

The reason I decided to snag this one at BEA was mainly due to the fact that it's a "spin-off" of those characters I read about years ago. I have always found it fun and fascinating when a
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pause-first
I freaking loved this book! If you're a fan of the Blue Bloods series, you should certainly read this!

The Blue Bloods are back. And it's 10 years after the last war where Lucifer was defeated. And now Oliver Hazard-Perry is the regent (head of the coven). Things are going smoothly until Nephilims are mysteriously increasing their numbers. And unusual pentagrams and killings/brutal murders are taking off in the city of lights. Can't help but wonder what this has to do with the upcoming Four Hund
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
The Blue Bloods series is one of my all-time favorites, so I was ecstatic when I found out that I had won a copy of Vampires of Manhattan through Goodreads First Reads! I have to say, this book did not disappoint, and I'm excited to read the rest of the series. Vampies of Manhattan is the first in a new adult series that takes place roughly ten years after the events of de la Cruz's YA Blue Bloods series, and follows popular characters from the Blue Bloods books as well as some all-new character ...more
Liza Wiemer
Thank you, Hachette Books, for the review copy and on my blog - readers have a chance to win a SIGNED COPY! through October 13, 2014, 11:59 PM CST.

The cover: Gorgeous! Perfect! Definitely does exactly what a cover should do: peak your interest and create a desire to find out more!

Never read the Blue Bloods Series? Don't worry! You can start with VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN and follow along beautifully. The novel is geared to New Adults/Adults. It's for anyone who appreciates grea
Jun 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book because I quite liked the original Blue Bloods series, but to be honest with you guys, I don't know how to feel about this spin-off book. I mean, apart of me wants to enjoy it but there is also another part that can't. I just feel like there has been too much time that has passed between the original and the new spin-off series and because of that I don't care much about the characters anymore. Plus the story didn't make sense to me and lost its way, which did not help ...more
3 stars

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Jul 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
This review was written for The Review Diaries
You can read the full review here

Thanks to Netgalley and Hachette Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

Who wrote this blurb? Where they drunk? Had they even read the book? Because when I re-read the blurb after reading the book I did a double take. This blurb has very little to do with the actual book, because the book this blurb is describing (apart from the use of the phrase ‘hipster horror’ which should never ever be used ag
Marisa Greene
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Read the full review here: http://notesfromthedarknet.wordpress....

Where I Got It: A friend of Atsiko’s managed to score a brace of YA and NA ARCs donated to a book fair by a distributor. I’ve been actively seeking New Adult titles to read, and a trade published series by a well-known author seemed like a great place to start, although I’ve never read the original YA series.


I picked this up because of a desire to read New Adult in general, not UF/PR or a Blue Bloods continuation particula
Aug 14, 2014 rated it liked it
This and other reviews on my blog My Friends Are Fiction

The Story:
I have never read the Blue Bloods series nor had I heard of Vampires of Manhattan prior to receiving a copy in the mail. It was pretty great timing since I’ve been rather stressed so a vampire book was what I needed.

De La Cruz’s writing was fast paced and simplistic though entertaining. I was drawn into the story though I had no knowledge of the world or characters. I know that I missed a lot because of being a newbie but it was
Anasheh Satoorian
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reading Slumps blow! Getting books for review is fun and exhilarating, but sometimes you end up reading not so great books that get you in a slump. That was what happened to me in August. I read only 4 books in August and only 1 of them was above a 3 star or above. Combine that to my new job where I work about 50-60 hours a week - leads to a very unmotivated reading nurse. So I decided to do something different. I swayed away from Review TBR and read a couple of books that I wanted to read. I en ...more
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

Vampires of Manhattan is sort of a spin off, but more of a continuation of the Blue Blood series and takes place about 10 years after Gates of Paradise. The main characters are now grown up. It’s been 10 years since Lucifer was defeated. A lot has changed. There is now a new leader of the coven. The time has come to show the world that they will no longer be living in the darkness, they are alive (well as alive as the undead can be ;)) and they’re not going anywhere. And
10+ stars! :)

So I am a huge fan of Melissa de la Cruz so when I got on the tour for this on Around the World ARC Tours I was so flipping excited! And let me say she did not disappoint ONE bit!

10 years after the last Blue Bloods we get to follow Oliver, Mimi and Ara in their life now and the world that has come to be after the BIG fight. Oliver now vampire has become the head of the Blue Bloods Coven but it has not been easy for him and with the Four Hundred Ball coming up and his human conduit
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Vampires Of Manhattan
Melissa De La Cruz

What it's all about...

Sort of a continuation of the Blue Bloods series...but there is peace among all the vampires...Lucifer is dead...supposedly...and everyone is all grown up

My thoughts after reading this book...

I loved the first series but I read it a while ago. However...once I started reading this book my memories of the characters returned. Plus the author does a really fabulous job of describing who they were and what they are now. Oliver and his
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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.

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