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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, Angels on Sunset Boulevard, Girl Stays in the Picture, and the... show more



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, Angels on Sunset Boulevard, Girl Stays in the Picture, and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.Her 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 Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas, and the Witches of East End series.She 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 FoxNews.Melissa 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 shopping!).She lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter.

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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it 3 months ago
Alex and Eliza, Book 1 I Picked Up This Book Because: I’m obsessed with all things Hamilton. The Characters: Alexander Hamilton: Elizabeth Schuyler: Angelica Schuyler, Peggy Schuyler, The Story: Writing:Very good but I expect nothing less from Ms de la Cruz Forward Motion: This story moved well...
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop rated it 6 months ago
This installment of the trilogy was a let down. Coming off the cliffhanger that ended book two, I was expecting the action to continue. Instead I got life in Puritan Salem, MA for 85% of the book, interspersed with present day happenings that slowed down the plot, including a weird unrequited love o...
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop rated it 7 months ago
An addictive and fast read, but it does suffer from being the second book in the series. The first book had everyone pretty much happy at the end; in this book, the ending is a major cliff hanger-style which is a bit disappointing as the first part of this book was SLOW to get moving. As usual, t...
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop rated it 8 months ago
It was hard to put this book down, even to just fold laundry. However, it should be noted that de la Cruz has a particular writing style - very short chapters, heavy on plot, rotating third person POVs (in this case Freya, Ingrid, and Joanne), and for an adult book, very little sex on the page. I wa...
Watch - Eat - Read
Watch - Eat - Read rated it 10 months ago
This was a good read - simple, clear and well crafted,
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