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The series started out so great The premise was extremely original considering all the other vampire works coming out reincarnation through life cycles, vampire angel crossovers, half bloods, conspiracies, murder, and prophecies but sadly that was all put to the side in favor of teenage angst, designer purses, and underage drinking And this book in particular seems to have had nothing really happen in it It s almost like it s filler I literally skimmed a majority of this book, reading only dialog and internal thoughts Frankly I just don t care about the charcters, Schlyer s fate, her s and Jack s romance, Mimi s getting her Mean Girls come up ings, the fall of the Silver Bloods none of it Who knows though, the 5th books blurb does sound a bit interesting, but I honestly hope it is the last installment in this series. POSSIBLE SPOILERS DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE BOOK 11I was torn between rating The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz one and five stars Certain scenes anything with Ollie Schuyler romance for example were incredibly cringe worthy whilst others, such as the self sacrificing Kinglsey, deserved a standing ovation Probably the worst part and the main reason for a potential one star rating was the constant skipping around of point of views I love hearing other character s thoughts however, as soon as something would become even slightly juicy or even something would just simply start happening, we d enter another character s thoughts It was borderline headache worthy Whilst I enjoyed the dimming down of Mimi s vapidness in reference to her treatment of the children in Rio, I was once again reminded why I disliked her after the near bonding Also, I feel Jack may not survive the other book and that Bliss may become a werewolf I m sensing a possible Twilight crossover here.Also, wtf Allegra I ve come to the conclusion that Allegra is totally Dumbledore in straight female form I liked Kinglsey a lot his personality would make me laugh and the fact that he was able to literally charm the pants off of the usually frigid Mimi was quite entertaining His death, while justified and heroic, was depressing Why must de la Cruz kill off somewhat decent characters The only other redeeming qualities of the novel was the little historical references to ancient Rome and the background on Jordan The Watcher Five stars.See what I mean Final rating three stars. 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 EngagedYoung, Fanged, And Fabulous, Melissa De La Cruz S Vampires Unite In The Fourth Installment Of The Best Selling Blue Bloods Series WARNING I AM VERY OPINIONATED, READ AT OUR OWN RISK I wish there were 2.5 stars This was, in my opinion, better than the first 3 books, but probably not something I would mark as 3 whole stars Now, having said that, I can t lie, I have enjoyed reading this series Why would I rate something as a 2 if I enjoyed reading it Well, because its not great writing and the story isn t wonderful, and I don t like some of the eventsbut, she has hooked me with the mystery So, I have to give her points for keeping people intrigued and wanting to know There are many elements to good writing I think M DeLaCruz is missing a lot of them, but she does have keep em interested Reading these books did wake me up though I can t keep up with my 11 year old s reading Reading this series was a reminder that we have no idea what our kids are reading The best thing I can do is teach her what to put down uh, I guess that would be a do as I say, not as I do kind of thing The themes in this book are too mature for kids that are not yet encountering them in their lives and hopefully never will An example I don t want my daughter to imagine that secret meeting with boys is exciting, as it was portrayed in the book with Schyler, or that duplicity in relationships is not big deal As an adult, I get it Teens don t and this series shouldn t be directed at them, although it clearly is Oh, I did like the new depth in Mimi s character in relation to Kingsley She was just annoying before, this book made me like her. Every time I finish a book in the Blue Bloods series, I can t decide if I like it or not Typically, I borrow it and read it in hardcover, and if I liked the new one well enough, I ll buy last year s in paperback Odd, I know, but my feelings about this series are so ambivalent, that I can t even decide to buy a single book without input I think this will be my last Blue Bloods book My reasons are below As you can see from my rating, I did like it Some fantastic things happened in this story Mimi actually became than a cardboard villain Bliss learned to stand on her own feet And that s it Everything else to me felt like so many pages of non action While I didn t mind the narrative switching each chapter has its own narrator, but they follow in order Schuyler, Mimi, and Bliss , I was annoyed that there was not difference in the narration The chapters are written in third person voice, and the narrative voice is roughly the same for each one Occasionally, de la Cruz will delve into free indirect discourse where the third person narrator actually speaks in the voice of the character while maintaining a third person voice , but even these sounded the same Except for the events going on in each girl s life, they re practically the same girl I m irritated that the series is not over These long running series make me ache for the age of Dracula, where the monster dies and there are no sequels, where the narrative ends with just one book No matter how many people have tried to write a sequel, they just don t work The worst part, for me, was the end Oliver gives Schuyler to Jack and tells her I know you would never leave me I know that I know you would never be able to make a decision, so I decided for you You have to go with him You cannot choose between us So I chose for you OK Where to start In the context of the story, Schuyler still loves Jack but pledged herself to Oliver When he gives her to Jack, Oliver is acknowledging Schuyler s feelings However, she d already made her choice preventing Oliver s pain was important than her own happiness, so she had decided to stay with Oliver He knows that Jack can protect her in ways that he cannot, so Oliver gives her away Keeping her safe is important to him than his own happiness Gah All this self sacrificing angst gags me I hate that Oliver can t respect Schuyler s right to decide her own fate, and I hate even that when he relinquishes his claim on her heart, Schuyler is happy. Having been given to Jack, she feels like Oliver has given her a gift once again, gag me.I m too much of a feminist to enjoy either the tortured gender roles or angst in this series I m done. Bleh First of all, I was sure I d read somewhere that this was the last Blue Bloods book, but this barely wrapped anything up, so I guess I m in for at least one volume.This book just felt scattered all over the place There is so much going on, with so many people, and so many sub plots, and so much backstory it just gets confusing I also realize how unattached I am to this series, because I page one of this book alerted me to the fact that I d completely forgotten 9 10 of what happened at the end of book 3.People pop in and out of life death so much, and so many people are partially corrupted, that I lose track pretty easily I guess when it comes down to it, I just don t care that much I like Schuyler okay, and Oliver, and Bliss, and even Mimi grew on me in this volume, but overall this type of time encompassing, complex story was done much better in the City of Bones series by Cassandra Clare I understood the complexities better, and the story itself was memorable.Like I said, I m sure I ll read other Blue Bloods volumes if when they arrive, but I m not that thrilled about it. I am once again impressed by Melissa s skills THE VAN ALEN LEGACY just might be my favorite of the series Since there is no synopsis up on the web, I ll just explain a couple of things After the death of Sky s grandfather, the Committee is lost With Jack and Mimi Force s father gone, they have no one to lead And when Bliss father steps forward, everyone is happy with the decision, but when a note from an anonymous sender pops up, regretful thinking prevents him from landing the position.I like to think of THE VAN ALEN LEGACY as the turning point in the series, even though the next book in the series hasn t been released yet So many things change and happen that it s hard not the think of it as the turning point Ties are broken, friendships are put first, and shockers are sure to surprise.Romance is one of my favorite things about this series I ve given up on choosing sides Jack or Oliver I love them both I was hoping that this book would confirm who Schuyler chooses, and thankfully it does The decision she made isn t disappointing, but will surely cause trouble in the future I m anxious to see what will happen next.THE VAN ALEN LEGACY is full of twists and turns, unexpected romances, and unbelievable details I can t wait at all for MISGUIDED ANGEL,the next in the series.Ratings Writing 3 5Plot 3 5Characters 3 5Cover 5 5Overall 3.5 5http theyabookblogger.blogspot.com I got super lucky and was able to read the latest Blue Bloods book out on Oct 6th and okay, The Van Alen Legacy So good I actually COULDN T stop reading it For real I had work to do, but I kept saying, I ll just read one page Okay, one chapter Okay, just this little bit The Van Alen Legacy is a non stop ride of twists and turns and OMG I didn t see that coming and OMG over other things I won t mention for fear of spoilers but let s just say that if you are a Blue Bloods fan and who isn t you are going to love, love, LOVE this book I know I sure did I want to know what s gonna happen between Schuyler and Jack This series is like a supernatural soap opera with a touch of political thriller dashed in for your entertainment This one, so far, has been my favorite because of the pace and the revaluations that finally came to be, along with Allegra no longer in her role as what was basically Sleeping Beauty as a Vampire Angel Now time to start Misguided Angel which I must say has one of the prettiest covers My quick and simple overall adventurous and engrossing