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[ARC Book Review] Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa dela Cruz

I received this book for free from Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

[ARC Book Review] Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa dela CruzVampires in Manhattan by Melissa dela Cruz
Series: The New Blue Bloods Coven#1
Published by Disney Hyperion on September 9, 2014
Genres: Adult, Angels, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampires
Pages: 240
Format: ARC
Source: Disney Hyperion
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The Vampires of Manhattan is "hipster horror"--the memorable characters from her Blue Bloods series are older and cooler than before, trying to build "Millennial" lives in the bustle of Manhattan while battling forces of evil and, of course, each other.

Hero of this sexy, paranormal action tale is Oliver Hazard-Perry, former human conduit, and Manhattan's only human-turned-vampire, now the head of the Blue Bloods Coven. When his all-too-human lover is found murdered on the eve of the coven's annual Four Hundred Ball--a celebration meant to usher in a new era in vampire society, and to mark the re-unification of the Coven after decades of unrest and decay--Oliver is devastated.

Now, not only is he trying to create a new world order for the immortal elite, he's the prime suspect and is stalked by the newly installed head of the vampire secret police. Because according to the new rules, vampires who take human life can now be executed. Burned.

How can an immortal sentenced to die fight back? He has to find the killer--and the answers lie deep in vampire lore.

my thoughts

I freaking loved this book! If you’re a fan of the Blue Bloods series, you should certainly read this! 

The Blue Bloods are back. And it’s 10 years after the last war where Lucifer was defeated. And now Oliver Hazard-Perry is the regent (head of the coven). Things are going smoothly until Nephilims are mysteriously increasing their numbers. And unusual pentagrams and killings/brutal murders are taking off in the city of lights. Can’t help but wonder what this has to do with the upcoming Four Hundred Ball the vampires are celebrating in honor of the 10th anniversary of the peace. But things are not so smooth after all.

My thoughts:

OMG! I was so excited to read this book months ago (since I got them from BEA), BUT life got in the way of me and my blue bloods love. BUT finally I got to read this baby and you guys it’s wonderful! It was such a fast read because it’s fast paced and detail-oriented yet doesn’t turn you around and around like a fool, it goes directly to the point of the story. We get to read from Oliver, Mimi and a new character, Ara’s POV’s. And for a bit from Kingsley and Finn (Oliver’s girlfriend) and the wolf guy, Edon. Okay, okay, I had to admit I wasn’t very fast to read at the beginning of the book.. BECAUSE! I read the last book two years ago? And my brain is not really a computer genius so I had to redownload every possible detail of memory I had of this! And when I was able to scrape of enough ones.. at least enough to continue (and not be lost like “who is this again” and “what happened again?” and “did this happen? this didn’t happen” and be all adamant and defensive LOL!). Anyway, at first I was a bit hesitant to read this because I was afraid the plot Melissa was going to bring them all back is not worth it? Because they’re all living happy ending lives.. HAHA. BUT who am I kidding, just to see Jack and Schuyler again will be a gem! BUT ALAS! They weren’t there!.. YET. AT least in this book, but they were at the ending (so HURRAY!). 

For this new series, I really didn’t enjoy Oliver’s POV, I didn’t like his character the way I liked him on the Blue Bloods. He is so stuckup here, I guess you’ll be when you’re regent.. BUT I loved reading Ara’s POV, I like her in short. Also Edon. I like their scenes and interactions together. She’s so badass like nobodies business. Oooh and Mimi and Kingsley. I love love Mimi here! At the last series, it took a long time for me to like that girl, but here she’s quickly likable. And Kingsley. Well, there was never a day I didn’t like him. ha! Finn, however, Oliver’s girlfriend. SKy’s half sister? Stephen Chase’s daughter too. Anyway, I really didn’t like her. Didn’t have any good vibes off of her, from the beginning. For some unexplainable reasons, I just don’t. And I turn out to be on the right track on that…

So overall, this book is pretty exciting! It lived up to it’s hype. Not much of fighting to the death scenes, but pretty much made a good foundation for the whole new series!!!

Note: I received a copy from the publishers (via BEA) in exchange for an honest review. 

4 Stars

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