Melissa de la Cruz’s new book, The Vampires of Manhattan, is a spin-off of her insanely gripping Blue Bloods series. It follows Oliver Hazard-Perry, who’s Schuyler van Alen’s best friend, and is New York’s first human-turned-vamp. But let’s introduce you to the book through the blurb instead:
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.
It sounds really interesting, and while I was so disappointed with Frozen, I have faith in Melissa, and I’m sure she can bring back the Blue Bloods magic in the new book. Also, is it going to be a series? Pretty please!
The Vampires of Manhattan is expected to release on September 9th, 2014.