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.
The Van Alen Legacy takes place a year after Revelations where Schuyler Van Allen and Oliver Hazard-Perry are on the run from the Conclave. A lot of things have changed within the year like Schuyler’s and Ollie’s relationship. Their friendship has grown into something more and I love how Ollie’s been there for Schuyler through the thick of it and he’s sacrificed so much for her and with that, he’s growing on me. It’s not all glamour for Mimi Force either, she’s joined the likes of Kingsley Martin (the Silver Blood who once tried to bring about her demise in Revelations) to uncover the truth behind the murders of the North America Conclave and the events surrounding the disappearance of Watcher, Jordan Llewellyn. We all got a shocker from Revelations that involved the one and only Miss Bliss Llewellyn and I enjoyed reading more about how deep the rabbit hole is with her and her Visitor.
Things take on interesting twists and turns in The Van Alen Legacy and I was so thrilled with the outcomes. I enjoyed reading from Schuyler’s, Mimi’s and Bliss’s viewpoints. But, I would have loved to read from Jack’s or Ollie’s viewpoint, but I guess that would have taken the mystery out of things. Melissa did a great job keeping me in suspense. I love reading about Schuyler’s growth and her abilities in this book and how she’s so much different now from the timid and unconfident girl that we were introduced to in Blue Bloods. Her powers are growing and she'll need all the help she can get if what the Legacy says holds true.
The Van Alen Legacy did not disappoint and I will be highly anticipating the next installment in this series. With the way this book ended, I see a lot of great things happening in the next installment. How can I not mention the uniqueness of this series? These vampires are so different from what I’m used to reading and I love the concept behind their origins. I can’t wait to see what De La Cruz has in store for us next.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars