Sneak Peek Saturday: The Van Alen Legacy

The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Boods, #4)
By: Melissa De la Cruz

Pub date: October 6th, 2009

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged. Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.


There had been little time to mourn. Upon returning to New York after Lawrence’s murder in Rio (covered up by the Committee with a proper obituary in the Times), Schuyler Van Alen had been on the run. No rest. No respite. A year of constant motion, barely one step ahead of the venators hunting her. A flight to Buenos Aires followed by one to Dubai. A sleepless night in a youth hostel in Amsterdam followed by another in a bunk-bed in an auditorium in Bruges. 

She had marked her sixteenth birthday aboard the trans-Siberian railway—celebrating with a cup of watery Nescafe coffee and several crumbly Russian tea cookies. Somehow, her best friend Oliver Hazard-Perry had found a candle to light in one of the suharkies. He took his job as human conduit pretty seriously. It was thanks to Oliver’s careful accounting that they had been able to stretch their money so far. The Conclave had frozen his access to the well-funded Hazard-Perry accounts as soon as they had left New York...


I know a lot of you are eagerly awaiting the release of this book so I thought I'd share my findings. You can read chapter one in its entirety here. Visit Melissa's website here.


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I love the cover art! I am not familiar with this series, but it sounds wonderful! With all the Vampire theme books out there I am surprised I haven't spotted this author, but so glad I know now!

  2. Anonymous9/06/2009

    No problem Suzanne! It's a pretty interesting series. I've actually only read the first book so far but it was entertaining and different. :)




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