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Melissa de la Cruz

Author of Blue Bloods

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About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publishers Weekly and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of novels for readers of all ages, including The Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost. Her books have topped the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestseller show more lists and have been published in more than twenty countries. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods (2006) 4,776 copies
Masquerade (2007) 3,416 copies
Revelations (2008) 2,783 copies
The Van Alen Legacy (2009) 2,119 copies
The Isle of the Lost (2015) 1,622 copies
Misguided Angel (2010) 1,377 copies
Witches of East End (2011) 1,188 copies
Alex and Eliza (2017) 898 copies
Lost in Time (2011) 814 copies
Bloody Valentine (2010) 764 copies
Keys to the Repository (2010) 701 copies
The Queen's Assassin (2020) 688 copies
Rise of the Isle of the Lost (2017) 671 copies
Gates of Paradise (2013) 558 copies
Frozen (2013) 551 copies
The Ring and the Crown (2014) 425 copies
The Au Pairs (2004) 376 copies
Love & War (2018) 367 copies
Serpent's Kiss (2012) 335 copies
The Thirteenth Fairy (2020) 321 copies
The Queen's Secret (2021) 266 copies
Skinny-Dipping (2005) 259 copies
Winds of Salem (2013) 254 copies
Jo & Laurie (2020) — Author — 249 copies
Something in Between (2016) 235 copies
All for One (2019) 234 copies
Sun-Kissed (2006) 230 copies
The Ashleys (2008) 191 copies
Stolen (2014) 189 copies
Cinder & Glass (2022) 170 copies
Vampires of Manhattan (2014) 159 copies
The Birthday Girl: A Novel (2019) 154 copies
Crazy Hot (2008) 145 copies
Angels on Sunset Boulevard (2007) 132 copies
Triple Moon (2015) 116 copies
Fresh Off the Boat (2005) 113 copies
Golden (Heart of Dread) (2016) 105 copies
Wolf Pact (2012) 104 copies
Snow in Love: Four Stories (2018) 94 copies
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages (2017) — Editor; Contributor — 93 copies
Gotham High (2020) 89 copies
The Headmaster's List (2023) 87 copies
Jealous? (2008) 82 copies
29 Dates (2018) 81 copies
The Stolen Slippers (2022) 78 copies
Going Dark (2023) 76 copies
Diary of the White Witch (2012) 68 copies
Someone to Love (2018) 68 copies
Girl Stays in the Picture (2009) 65 copies
Birthday Vicious (2008) 60 copies
Snow & Poison (2023) 58 copies
Cat's Meow (2001) 55 copies
Lipgloss Jungle (2008) 44 copies
Beach Lane (2013) 40 copies
Blue Bloods After Life (2022) 30 copies
Wolf Pact, Part IV (2012) 18 copies
White Nights (2017) 16 copies
Wolf Pact, Part III (2012) 15 copies
Wolf Pact, Part II (2012) 15 copies
Wolf Pact, Part I (2012) 13 copies
The Encanto's Daughter (2024) 11 copies
Witches of East End: Season 2 (2015) — Writer — 10 copies
Blue Bloods After Death (2023) 8 copies
Angels Lie (2009) 7 copies
The headmaster's list (2023) 7 copies
Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe [2018 TV movie] (2018) — Author — 5 copies
SNOW AND POISON (2023) 5 copies
Cinder & Glass (2022) 5 copies
Snow & Poison (2023) 4 copies
Snow & Poison (2024) 3 copies
The Strip (2008) 3 copies
The Headmaster's List (2024) 2 copies

Associated Works

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (2018) — Contributor — 519 copies
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (2009) — Contributor — 423 copies
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Contributor — 368 copies
21 Proms (2007) — Contributor — 302 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 136 copies
666: Number of the Beast (2007) — Contributor — 118 copies


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Common Knowledge



I received an ARC of this book for free from the author for promotional purposes.

I’ve been a reader and fan of Melissa de la Cruz since middle school. Her books are always so fun and engaging, and this one was no exception.

First off, there’s so much Filipino representation in this book. I loved it. The book captures so much of Filipino culture and family life. As a Filipino American, I found it very relatable (especially in regards to how stubborn Filipino mothers can be). I’m so happy Melissa de la Cruz has started incorporating more of her Filipino heritage into her books. Representation does matter!

The story was well done. The Filipino stages of courtship was an entertaining premise. I liked how the story came full circle (sorry if this is vague, I’m trying to remain spoiler free). It was so cute and just made for an adorable love story.

Since this is a romance, there’s naturally some sex/sexy scenes. I loved how sex was handled. The main character, Dalisay, is a virgin, but everything was so sex positive.

Lastly, the characters were all so lovable. I particularly loved Dalisay’s lola (grandmother). I also had no complaints with the love interest, Evan.

Overall, this was such a joy to read! If you’re looking for a feel-good contemporary romance, check this one out.
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oddandbookish | Apr 9, 2024 |
2.5 cute and fast read. Not a fan of short stories. Some felt a little to young for my reading and some felt like it was written for an older audience but in the ya genre.
mybookloveobsession | 8 other reviews | Mar 12, 2024 |
Slow start, seeming like way to much being stuffed in at once; however, once you get into the story - the plot and characters draw you in.

You get to a point where you want to know what is coming next and don't want to stop reading. While the story is not my favorite from this author, I find myself rooting for some characters and hating others.

I like that while it is a historical romance of sorts, the women aren't weak and make their choices based on their wants. I like that the women have their smarts about them.

4 stars because itnwas well written and kept me interested. Great storyline and fun read.
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mybookloveobsession | 24 other reviews | Mar 12, 2024 |
This is a fairly magic-less version of Snow White, Lady Sophie, with a stepmother that is actually not really a bad guy and a lot of the tension in the story is more about grief and complex period politics. there's also the teen angst of a girl whose mother she misses and has been replaced by a younger woman who seems to be hogging the spotlight. so there's some jealousy there.
The orphans and the story of her learning the real life of peasants felt somewhat tacked in and just felt a little lacking.
its not a bad read but nothing stood out for me. probably a little too mundane for my tastes.
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wyvernfriend | Mar 4, 2024 |



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