Search Results: "Melissa de la Cruz"


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TRIPLE MOON by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A stormy beach read that is more soap than opera. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Terrible teen witches seek and sabotage safe haven in this spinoff's spinoff. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SOMEONE TO LOVE by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Readers will root for Olivia. Well done. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A high school junior struggles with disordered eating and a life in the spotlight in de la Cruz's latest. Read full book review >

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FROZEN by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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STOLEN by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An inspiring collection and an encouragement to young girls from all walks of life. (Collective memoir. 12-16)"
A collection of minimemoirs of successful women whose enduring spirits have enabled them to follow their passions, achieve their dreams, and overcome obstacles and naysayers. Read full book review >