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    Free Unlimited eBook 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 BurnedHow can an immortal sentenced to die fight back He has to find the killer and the answers lie deep in vampire lore."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 225 pages
  • Vampires of Manhattan
  • Melissa de la Cruz
  • English
  • 05 May 2017
  • 1401324711

10 thoughts on “Vampires of Manhattan

  1. B B says:

    I refuse to read this solely for the fact that it s labelled hipster horror.


  2. Sh3lly Sh3lly says:

    DNF at 19% with no rating I love vampires and wanted to like this, but I guess it just isn t my thing I can t get into the politics and superficial attitudes of the main characters There s nothing drawing me into the story however, I do admit that I don t have any experience with the origin series, Blue Bloods, and maybe that has hindered my reading experience However, I now have a feeling I wouldn t like that series either based on how the main characters think I likegrit and less c DNF at 19% with no rating I love vampires and wanted to like this, but I guess it just isn t my thing I can t get into the politics and superficial attitudes of the main characters There s nothing drawing me into the story however, I do admit that I don t have any experience with the origin series, Blue Bloods, and maybe that has hindered my reading experience However, I now have a feeling I wouldn t like that series either based on how the main characters think I likegrit and less concern with fashion and fretting over physical appearances and social status Oh well It s probably just me Thank you Netgalley and Hachette Books for giving me a copy of this to try out I truly appreciate it.


  3. Luce Luce says:

    I m so excited doesn t anyone understand this means it will still be jack and mimi and all them minus bliss though technically it will be azreal and abbadon and all those people AREN T YOU EXCITED


  4. Mogsy (MMOGC) Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum accepted The Vampires of Manhattan for review before I found out the book was actually the first of a sequel series to Melissa de la Cruz s Young Adult Blue Bloods fortunately, not having read those books did not seem to have a negative impact on my experience Of course, there were a few moments where I sensed gaping holes in my knowledge of the background of the world, but on the whole my enjoyment of the storyline wa 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum accepted The Vampires of Manhattan for review before I found out the book was actually the first of a sequel series to Melissa de la Cruz s Young Adult Blue Bloods fortunately, not having read those books did not seem to have a negative impact on my experience Of course, there were a few moments where I sensed gaping holes in my knowledge of the background of the world, but on the whole my enjoyment of the storyline was unaffected So if you re unfamiliar with Blue Bloods and are uncertain as to whether or not you should check out this book, fear not It s perfectly fine to jump right in.This might have something to do with the amount of time that has passed since the Blue Bloods series Apparently, ten years have gone by, and the teenage protagonists are now all grown up, and while Blue Bloods may have been intended audience, The Vampires of Manhattan definitely feelsgeared towards adults Many of the characters have brand new lives, including Araminta Scott formerly Minty but now known as Ara who is now a Venator, an enforcer of sorts, specializing in paranormal activities and crimes Mimi and Kingsley Martin, a married couple whose history is fraught with intense emotions have returned to New York following a particularly heated fight, after seven years of living in the Underworld Oliver Hazard Perry is now a vampire and has risen quickly in the Coven, preparing to take his place as its leader With the help of his lover and human conduit Finn, they re making sure the upcoming Four Hundred Ball will go off without a hitch.But then pentagrams start appearing all over the place, and the discovery of a dead teenage girl who appears to have been murdered by a vampire leads to unease in the community, putting the Blue Bloods and Venators on alert.The Vampires of Manhattan is touted as hipster horror right there in the description, though after reading it I think it saccurate to call it yuppie mystery on account of the ultra sophisticated, extremely wealthy lifestyles that some of the characters flaunt The Four Hundred Ball is the lavish, no expense spared affair that is at the center of this novel, the point where all the plot threads will culminate in a startling, dramatic climax However, the story is also balanced with an investigation into a murder, with Ara and her new wolfish partner Edon Marrok hard at work to find the killer.Told through many points of view, the novel will capture your attention no matter who you are, though if you have an inclination towards mystery like I do, then Ara s perspective will probably interest you the most I liked it best when she and Edon were following up on clues, especially when the investigation leads them to the hoity toity prep schools of the city Oliver s perspective provides us with a glimpse into the life of a high powered elite And those who enjoy the ups and downs of a tumultuous romance will eat up Mimi and Kingsley s chapters.The plot itself is not terribly complicated, but that probably works in the novel s favor Being a follow up series that will likely serve as a jumping on point for a lot of new readers, a twisty, heavy and convoluted story would not have gone over too well with me, personally I thought the book was pretty perfect in its simplicity, and at the same time I also grew to connect with many of the characters who I had previously no knowledge about, which is a rather impressive feat for an author I imagine those who have read Blue Bloods will be eventhrilled to catch up with these characters.I m glad I discovered this urban fantasy, which was a fast read and thoroughly entertaining for the genre Despite not knowing a lot of the background behind the vampires, it worked for me and feeling lost when it comes to a book s world usually drives me nuts It s my first book by Melissa de la Cruz, and this has actually made me very interested in going back to check out Blue Bloods, or her other YA work I would expect that readers who are already fans of Blue Bloods to enjoy this, but I was certainly a bit surprised but in a good way that I did too


  5. Nasty Lady MJ Nasty Lady MJ says:

    To see full review click hereDear Blue Bloods Series,I m sorry I can t do this any.I read all seven full length books, the half books, even those two rather hellish spinoffs that I m forced to read in order to understand you But I have to stop here with your hipster horror attempt at New Adult.Though, it s not adult Everyone is in their later twenties or early thirties and acts like they re about forty.So no.Not New Adult since there are no random hookups with the BMOC.I sort of wish there To see full review click hereDear Blue Bloods Series,I m sorry I can t do this any.I read all seven full length books, the half books, even those two rather hellish spinoffs that I m forced to read in order to understand you But I have to stop here with your hipster horror attempt at New Adult.Though, it s not adult Everyone is in their later twenties or early thirties and acts like they re about forty.So no.Not New Adult since there are no random hookups with the BMOC.I sort of wish there was though.Maybe it would ve made this booktolerable instead of hearing just how old thirty is.Really, most late twenty somethings don t act that old.I guess I actually have to talk about the actual book that did me in This one is broken up into three main viewpoints Though, we do sort of have a couple of interludes in a couple of other people s heads.I think the best way for me to fully explain to you why I m breaking up with you is to talk about each of the parts.A Ara Why is she even in here Seriously Change her coloring and she s basically Deming Chen Part II In a lot of ways, this really did remind me of a rehash of Misguided Angel, especially Ara s part.Though, Deming wasn t disgusting enough to like smelling like body odor Besides, she liked the way she smelled, like sweat and hard work, after spending the last seventy two hours sitting on her suspect 1 Is that suppose to make her endearing It doesn t.More or less her POV was used to do all the detective work Personally, I wish they would ve stuck us mainly with Kingsley who actually kicks butt Ara was just well, disgusting.And I really have to wonder how someone who was nicknamed Minty back in grade school can like smelling like sweat and perspiration.The romance or romances that Ara has our evenridiculous Both seem forced One for the pure sake of a lame plot point, and the other one because de la Cruz just can t couple anyone.I m sorry book, people who don t wear deodorant shouldn t be viewed as attractive.Sorry.B Oliver and Finn Snooze fest.Honestly, I wonder what happened to Ollie In the first series, he was probably the most decent character out of the lot of them Now though, he s an asshole just like the rest of them.It s sort of ridiculous how he s not the same character I literally groaned when he started inner monologuing it about how he was no longer the nerdy kid and he was now ripped Yeah, there was an actual quote that said that don t believe me He d been a skinny human teenager, but he was almost thirty years old now, and to put it bluntly, he was ripped 13 So, needless to say Ollie s head has grown about three times the size it normally was.I was almost gleeful when his bimbo girlfriend ruined his life.God, I hated Finn.She really is a sad excuse of a Schuyler replacement who just impulsively decides to do something stupid with little to no buildup And I can t help but saying she sort of deserved her fate


  6. Stacee Stacee says:

    1.5 stars I was definitely interested in this synopsis, but it just couldn t hold my attention I wasn t familiar with the characters in the previous series and even though it was implied that this was an entirely new series, it didn t feel like enough or any background was given to set up the story There are a lot of POVs and some of them were interesting, but there wasn t any character who I connected with and made me care about what was happening The plot was intriguing enough to get me t 1.5 stars I was definitely interested in this synopsis, but it just couldn t hold my attention I wasn t familiar with the characters in the previous series and even though it was implied that this was an entirely new series, it didn t feel like enough or any background was given to set up the story There are a lot of POVs and some of them were interesting, but there wasn t any character who I connected with and made me care about what was happening The plot was intriguing enough to get me to request it however, it wasn t enough to keep me captivated Huge thanks to Hachette Books and NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review


  7. Cheyenne Cheyenne says:

    I can t wait for the next book I am so excited for this book for multiple reasons one being that we find out if Jack and Schuyler can have children.


  8. Shelley Shelley says:

    I received this book for free as part of a contest run by Hachette Hyperion Books This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Genre Paranormal Romance Rating 3.0 My Thoughts The Vampires of Manhattan is the adult version of The Blue Bloods series which ended with the Gates of Paradise The story begins 10 years after the Great War with Lucifer Some of the original series cast members like Oliver Hazard Perry, Mimi Martin Force, Kingsley Martin, Jack Force and I received this book for free as part of a contest run by Hachette Hyperion Books This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Genre Paranormal Romance Rating 3.0 My Thoughts The Vampires of Manhattan is the adult version of The Blue Bloods series which ended with the Gates of Paradise The story begins 10 years after the Great War with Lucifer Some of the original series cast members like Oliver Hazard Perry, Mimi Martin Force, Kingsley Martin, Jack Force and Schuyler Van Alen appear in this story as well The Vampires of Manhattan is told from the POV of 3 main characters Venator Araminta Ara Scott, Oliver, and Mimi Martin previously Mimi Force The story switches from the present, five weeks in the past, and ends in the present with a cliffhanger ending, and the first real appearance of Jack and Schuyler to this new series.Oliver is now the leader of the new blue blood coven and is an entirely different character from the original series I would say that power and loads of money went straight to his head as well as the fact that he was given immortality by God himself Although Oliver has nothing but good intentions when it comes to his new coven, he misses things right under his nose as well as friends who have his back without question His relationship with Finn, his mortal familiar, is one of desire, love, heart break, and shock I would hope that Oliver returns to his former self soon I m not too impressed with this new version or the fact that he was easily lead astray.While Oliver is failing to realize what is happening to his own coven, Venator Ara Scott is thrown deep into a disturbing murder investigation that could cause 10 years of fragile peace and tranquility to slowly deteriorate With a young girl and an artist dead, a new drug called Vitamin P on the streets, and Lucifer s minions plotting revenge against the Coven, Ara is thrown together with Edon Marrok, one of the legendary wolves, keeper of the passage of time, and a creature born of the underworld who fought alongside the vampires in the Great War I was definitely eager to follow Ara and Edon as they dug through the mystery, and tried to unravel who was responsible, as well as their new partnership put together by lies, and deceit I was muchpleased with Ara and Edon s story, than I was with Oliver and Finn s.One of my favorite sayings is, thethings change, thethey stay the same The relationship between Mimi and Kingsley has always been one of intense heat and high emotions They love other They can t stand each other They end up in huge fights They end up tearing each others clothes off Mimi returns to New York after 7 years in the Underworld, Kingsley follows because he can t stand to leave her alone Mimi and Kingsley are once again drawn into vampire politics, and once again they must take up former positions that they walked away from at the end of the Great War I d say that in order to better understand the world that de la Cruz has created, and to familiarize yourself with the cast of characters that are featured in this new series, it s probably a good idea to go back and read Gates of Paradise Blue Bloods 7 I ll parrot what another review said This series is clearly intended for the older Blue Bloods audience, and a way to keep this series alive In many ways, it is similar to what Cassandra Claire did with her series Just when you thought she was done with 3 books, she dragged readers back into her world with 3Expected publication September 9th 2014 by Hyperion Books


  9. Ashley Ashley says:

    Rating 2 5Disclaimer I received a free ecopy from the publisher, Hachette Books, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Minor spoilers When I requested this title from Netgalley, I didn t realize that it would take place after whatever happened in the Blue Bloods series I only discovered this after I started the book I started reading Blue Bloods maybe 3 years ago and only got to book 4 or 5 before I lost interest I didn t remember anything from the series, which made it hard t Rating 2 5Disclaimer I received a free ecopy from the publisher, Hachette Books, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Minor spoilers When I requested this title from Netgalley, I didn t realize that it would take place after whatever happened in the Blue Bloods series I only discovered this after I started the book I started reading Blue Bloods maybe 3 years ago and only got to book 4 or 5 before I lost interest I didn t remember anything from the series, which made it hard to understand what was happening in this book at first.Vampires of Manhattan follows the stories of a lot of different people Ara is a Venator who is attempting to uncover the person who is responsible for pentagrams being drawn all over the city and mortals who are being killed by a vampire Oliver is Regent Regis of the Coven but isn t very involved in the story until later Oliver s human familiar, Finn, is responsible for the Four Hundred Ball which is an important event in the story Lastly, Mimi Force Martin has left Hell and her husband, Kingsley, to return to New York because she realized that she cannot live her life out in Hell.If you re thinking that that sounds all over the place, so am I For the first portion of the book, I was very confused about what was happened Who are all these people and why is it important that they all got introduced at once It was pretty overwhelming and I didn t enjoy the wide range of perspectives very much I think if someone who read Blue Bloods read this novel it would be easier to recognize the characters right away, but for me it was pretty difficult at first.The main conflict in this story is discovering who is drawing the pentagrams and killing the mortals However, I feel that this wasn t even focussed on enough We get little tidbits of people trying to figure it out and then it s ignored for a long while I feel like there wasn t enough emphasis on this issue for me to care that much when it was revealed who was behind everything Fortunately, I didn t predict who was behind everything, so at least that was a surprise I did enjoy how everything came together at the end of the book Everybody didn t get a happy ending, but at least their stories or plotlines were resolved and we weren t left with questions I did find the epilogue pretty confusing since I had no idea what was going on I think that Blue Bloods fans would be able to understand it, though.Overall, I didn t enjoy the book as much as I could ve I know I wasn t the intended audience for this book I was very confused at some areas in the book because of vampire politics and whatnot If you re a fan of the Blue Bloods series it may be worth giving a try, but if you aren t or if you haven t read the Blue Bloods series, I wouldn t recommend picking this up


  10. I& I& says:

    4.5 starsI ve been a long time fan of the Blue Bloods series and I love the concept of The New Blue Bloods Coven The Vampires of Manhattan features my favorite characters from the Blue Bloods series, ten years after the last book, The Gates of Paradise Many things have changed, yet some remain the same It was so great catching up with mostly everyone, especially Mimi, Kingsley, and Oliver Mimi, especially, had grown and changed so much I really enjoyed her parts of the story, as well as D 4.5 starsI ve been a long time fan of the Blue Bloods series and I love the concept of The New Blue Bloods Coven The Vampires of Manhattan features my favorite characters from the Blue Bloods series, ten years after the last book, The Gates of Paradise Many things have changed, yet some remain the same It was so great catching up with mostly everyone, especially Mimi, Kingsley, and Oliver Mimi, especially, had grown and changed so much I really enjoyed her parts of the story, as well as Deming Chan s role I always liked Deming and especially like that she will play aprominent role in this series She s a complex character and I look forward to her journey.I have always loved the opulent, luxurious world of the Blue Bloods, and the fact that their entire existence is kept secret from humans just makes them all thealluring I liked that this series isadult than the Blue Bloods series, which is fitting since the characters are older now.Some of the things that were glossed over in the Blue Bloods series are really fleshed out in The Vampires of Manhattan I have always wanted to knowabout the Venators and enjoyed their inclusion in this book Ara and Deming were two of my favorite characters, and I look forward to getting to know them even better in later books.This book had a great, fast pace, which kept me reading long past the time I said I d stop I m not a huge fan of a third person narrative, yet de la Cruz uses it to perfection in her books, eliminating the need for superfluous dialogue and keeping the story moving quickly.The Vampires of Manhattan is a great start to a promising new series I can t wait to read book two


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Vampires of Manhattan[Reading] ➷ Vampires of Manhattan By Melissa de la Cruz – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 bat 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 otherHero 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 Vampires of Epub / 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 devastatedNow, 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 BurnedHow can an immortal sentenced to die fight back He has to find the killer and the answers lie deep in vampire lore.


About the Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of many critically acclaimed and award winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi autobiographical novel Fresh off the BoatHer 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 Vampires of Epub / Less and The Fashionista Files Adventures in Four inch heels and Faux PasShe 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 FoxNewsMelissa 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 shoppingShe now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.