|Blue Bloods series|
|Author||Melissa de la Cruz|
|Genre|| Young adult|
|Release Date||March 27, 2007|
The Blue Bloods series is a series of fantasy novels written by Melissa de la Cruz. It is composed of two story cycles, and a total of eight novels, one spin-off novel, one novella and a companion book. The first novel of the series was published for the first time in March 2007.
Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires. Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner—and happy that way. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her. Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?
The series is divided into two story cycles: "The Blue Bloods" (2007-2013) and "The Vampires of Manhattan" (2014-present). The second cycle takes place 10 years after the events of the finale of the first cycle.
- Blue Bloods (March 2007)
- Masquerade (May 2007)
- Revelations (October 2008)
- The Van Alen Legacy (October 2009)
- Keys to the Repository [Companion book] (June 2010)
- Misguided Angel (October 2010)
- Bloody Valentine [Novella] (December 2010)
- Lost in Time (September 2011)
- Wolf Pact [Spin-off novel] (September 2012)
- Gates of Paradise (January 2013)
- Vampires of Manhattan (September 2014)
- This book series is the first work of Melissa de la Cruz in the supernatural genre.
- The universe and mythology of the series is closely tied with the Witches of East End series, another series of Melissa de la Cruz, whose characters were first introduced in Bloody Valentine.
- Back in 2009, the CW, one of the main American networks, optioned the Blue Bloods series as a pilot, and rumors stated Mary-Kate Olsen would have been cast as Schuyler Van Alen. But in the end, the project was dumped in favor of The Vampire Diaries, an adaptation from L.J. Smith's novels of the same name.