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Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, Book 1) Paperback – March 27, 2007
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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, and the Witches of East End series.
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 Chronicle, McSweeney's, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).
She lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter.
Top Customer Reviews
Quite frankly, if the whole vampire thing got chucked out, a good percentage would still be a solid story. I was a bit disappointed at first, due to the lack of vampirism, but it was still a good read. Do not read this if you're looking for an Anne Rice twist for teens, or something to that effect. If you are a fan of Ms. de la Cruz's previous novels, i.e, the Au Pairs, and other chick lit, you will find this book a very good one.
I am a writer. I am not published, and I'm only eighteen, but what I do a lot of in my free time is write. And when I'm not writing about made-up fantasy worlds, sometimes I actually have to do research about our own world for the book to make sense.
Ms. de la Cruz, and her editors, seem to not care about this at all. I realize that she grew up in the Phillippines and therefore the history of the Mayflower might not have been as ingrained into her childhood as it was into mine. But a bit of internet research could have prevented her from making the painful errors she made in writing this book. For example:
1. On page three, the first entry, the writer states: "it has been a difficult winter" as her opening comment. If you will notice the date on the top of the page, it is November 21st. November is not winter. Nor, as the narrator later states, have the settlers even docked yet. The difficult winter did not occur until the settlers had arrived in Plymouth.
2. About Plymouth. They spelled it `Plimoth' at the time.
3. On page 56, the second entry, the narrator writes: "... joyful news-- the people of this new land have welcomed us with open arms and many gifts. They brought us wild game, a large bird that could feed an army, a bunch of vegetables, and maize." This is supposedly the 25th of November, 1620.Read more ›
I will give the author one thing. She had an interesting concept going for her. The problem was that she really did not know what to do with it. The way she went about using her cool, interesting concept was completely wrong. She made it seem extremely cliche and boring, which ruined the entire book. My advice would be to cut down on the description of clothing and actually use the concept for what it is - not throw it into the realm of Gossip Girl and try to be a Twilight clone.
This book was dreadful in my opinion. Maybe for a young teenager/tween it would be amazing, and I have heard this from my friends in teaching/childcare, but for someone in their twenties it just dragged on and on about clothes and other mundane, vapid details that did not interest me in the least. 1/5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So i really like vampires and i was looking for a good read... and this was obviously a mistake. i think this book could be good if they actually talked about vampires. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shannon Shepard
I purchased this as a gift for my daughter. She loves the book series. I was very happy with the price and fast service.Published 3 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Schuyler Van Alen believed that she was just a normal teenager, living a normal life, and just didn't seem to fit in. Read morePublished 5 months ago by sweptinthepages
This is a different take on the vampire story than I've seen in a while, quite refreshing. I liked how, even though the "normal weapons" against them don't work, Melissa... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Samantha Thompson
I. Loved. It. Blue Bloods is totally awesome. Melissa weaves together a beautiful story with several different aspects. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
An interesting twist on vampireism i loved i cant waitnto buy the next book! I really just couldnt putbthis down!Published 6 months ago by Talia
I found the beginning of the book to drag a bit. I also was put off with all the designer names etc, but I do realize they were put there to help show us how rich the Blue Bloods... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stephanie @ Reading is Better With Cupcakes
CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!
When I first started this book I didn’t read the back of it. Read more