The world in your mind is as real as the world outside of it.
— Dive into the world of the Blue Bloods!

The Van Alen Legacy is the fourth installment of Melissa de la Cruz' seven book series Blue Bloods, published on October 6, 2009 by Hyperion. The book is part of the first cycle in the Blue Bloods story and relates the events following the opening of the Gate of Vengeance and Rio's slaughter, who made Schuyler run away, as well as Bliss' identity revelation and Mimi and Jack's future Binding plans.

Synopsis Edit

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss’s true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Schuyler has made her choice. She has forsaken Jack for Oliver, choosing human over vampire. But old loves die hard... And even coldhearted Mimi seems to suffer from the ties that bind.

About the storyEdit

Major eventsEdit

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She was a stranger in her own life, a tourist in her own body.
— Bliss, about being controlled by her father, Lucifer.

“The Code of the Vampires decreed that anyone who violated the Sacred Law was condemned to death, the blood burning. Charles had refused to subject Allegra to the sentence. But Mimi was a different matter. Mimi walked out of the church, knowing that if she ever saw Jack again, she would have to kill him.”
— about Mimi's final choice.

Schuyler pulled Oliver close and hugged him tightly. "Thank you," she whispered. Thank you for loving me enough to let me go.”
— Schuyler hugs Oliver before leaving with Jack Force for Florence.



  • The town featured on the cover is Paris.
  • An official trailer had been released on Melissa's official website site before its publication.
  • The UK and US covers are the most similar covers from the series, since they share the same photograph.

v - e - t Blue Bloods Universe: Novels
Blue Bloods series
Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen Legacy
Misguided AngelLost in TimeWolf Pact (#1, #2, #3, #4) • Gates of Paradise
Vampires of ManhattanWhite Nights
Short stories
"Mr. Darcy Requests" • "The Last Meeting" • "Shelter Island" • "The Venator's Tale"
"Just Another Night in Suck-City" • "Always Something There to Remind Me" • "Ring of Fire"
Keys to the RepositoryBloody ValentineBlue Bloods (Graphic novel)
Beauchamp Family series
Witches of East EndSerpent's KissWinds of Salem
Triple MoonDouble Eclipse
Diary of the White Witch (prequel) • Witches of East End (TV series) (S1, S2)