Books by Melissa de la Cruz

Witches of East End may be a spinoff of Blue Bloods, the popular young adult series about vampires in New York, but longtime fans of Melissa de la Cruz likely can’t outgrow this lust-filled series about a coven of Hamptons witches trying to keep their magical powers under wraps.With her first foray into adult fantasy about to hit the shelves, de la Cruz talks about the new series, her fans and her own “cult obsession” in this interview. Photo credit: Denise Bovee


THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A paint-by-numbers effort to market a spinoff that's likely to be equally ephemeral. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a prequel to an upcoming Disney Channel film, the offspring of four familiar villains bond in an effort to impress their evil parents. Read full book review >
STOLEN by Melissa de la Cruz
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A sputtering start leads to an action-packed adventure for patient fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Drakonrydder Nat and her guy-for-hire Wes are at it again. Read full book review >
VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Over-the-top drama and a breezy pace leave more to look forward to in the series."
De la Cruz's new adult series based on her Blue Bloods books for teens (Gates of Paradise, 2013, etc.) starts off with a fang.Read full book review >
THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers captivated by the setting may enjoy this novel-length setup; they will hope for more plot in the next installment. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of five teens intersect in turn-of-the-20th-century London, the capital of the Franco-British Empire. Read full book review >
FROZEN by Melissa de la Cruz
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Lots of fun and tons better than the average dystopian romance. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
A high-stakes chase through a dystopian future in search of a hidden land called "the Blue." Read full book review >
WINDS OF SALEM by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Some readers may struggle to pay attention."
In the third installment of de la Cruz's Witches of East End series, the Beauchamp family must rescue one of their number from being hanged as a witch—again. Read full book review >
SERPENT'S KISS by Melissa de la Cruz
Released: June 12, 2012

"In contrast to the first installment, there is very little entertaining interaction between the immortal Beauchamps and their human neighbors, and the Norse arcana is about as exciting as a romp through Tolkien's Silmarillion. Readers can, nevertheless, look forward to Book III, which promises to place the Beauchamps back in the 17th century where all their troubles began."
Second in de la Cruz's increasingly convoluted mélange of witchcraft and Norse mythology, set in fictional North Hampton, Long Island. Read full book review >
WITCHES OF EAST END by Melissa de la Cruz
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Fantasy for well-read adults."
First in de la Cruz's debut adult series about the adventures of a family of Long Island witches. Read full book review >
GIRL STAYS IN THE PICTURE by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"Readers looking for a Gossip Girl with heart will be thrilled. (Fiction. YA)"
Better-than-average teen fluff from a reigning queen of the genre. Read full book review >
MASQUERADE by Melissa de la Cruz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Several unknown motivations are reserved for the next installment, and de la Cruz sometimes strains the plot, leaning soapwards near the end; but overall, a tasty and alluring sequel for the vampire-sex-and-fashion set. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sexy vampires in Coco Chanel glam up Manhattan in the continuing web of intrigue. Read full book review >
ANGELS ON SUNSET BOULEVARD by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"A Faustian morality tale and a certain hit. (Fiction. YA)"
Sex, drugs and rock-'n'-roll, combined with a popular internet cult, dominate this mystery about the dark side of finding fame in Los Angeles. Read full book review >
BLUE BLOODS by Melissa de la Cruz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Delightfully trashy. (Fantasy. YA)"
A juicy, voyeuristic peek into the lives of rich Manhattanites—who happen to be vampires. Read full book review >
FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Melissa de la Cruz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Timely. (Fiction. 12+)"
A lonely girl "fresh off the boat" tries to fit in with the cool crowd until she learns the importance of being herself in this witty, trendy, coming-of-age story. Read full book review >
THE AU PAIRS by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Trashy romance lit for the not-ready-for-Jackie-Collins set. (Fiction. YA)"
For three very different teen strangers, a live-in job in the Hamptons is a ticket to fun in the sun, all-night parties, and high society trolling for boys. Read full book review >
CAT’S MEOW by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Imagine the contents of an Entertainment Channel hostess's mind turned into print. Voilà this fiction debut! Read full book review >