Melissa De La Cruz (Photo Credit: Denise Bovee)
Melissa de la Cruz is a Filipino-American author of young adult fantasy and YA chick lit novels, in addition to several non-fiction books. She writes the Beach Lane/Au Pairs, Blue Bloods, The Ashleys, Beauchamp Family and other series. In the past, Melissa has written for several top publications as a fashion and beauty editor, including the New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, the San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, with frequent trips to New York City.

Melissa de la Cruz became a published novelist with the chick lit novel The Girl Can’t Help It!, published in 2001. Below is a list of Melissa de la Cruz’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Beach Lane Books

The Au Pairs / Beach Lane (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Skinny-Dipping (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sun-Kissed (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crazy Hot (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Blue Bloods Books

Publication Order of Blue Bloods Collections

Keys to the Repository (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Blue Bloods Graphic Novels

Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ashleys Books

The Ashleys / The Ashley Project (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jealous? / Social Order (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Birthday Vicious (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lip Gloss Jungle / Popularity Takeover (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Angels On Sunset Boulevard Books

Angels on Sunset Boulevard (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels Lie (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Girl Books

Girl Stays in the Picture (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Beauchamp Family Books

Witches 101 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Witches of East End / Witches of the East (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Serpent's Kiss (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diary of the White Witch (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Winds of Salem (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Beauchamp Family Books

Diary of the White Witch is a prequel novella to the Beauchamp Family series.

Publication Order of Heart Of Dread Books

(with Michael Johnston)

Publication Order of Ring and The Crown Books

The Ring and the Crown (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lily and the Cross (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of New Blue Bloods Coven Books

Vampires of Manhattan (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
White Nights (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Descendants Books

The Isle of the Lost (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Return to the Isle of the Lost (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rise of the Isle of the Lost (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Escape from the Isle of the Lost (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond the Isle of the Lost (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Descendants Graphic Novels

(with Robert Venditti)

The Isle of the Lost (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Return to the Isle of the Lost (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Summer On East End Books

Publication Order of Alex & Eliza Books

Publication Order of 29 Books

Publication Order of Chronicles Of Never After Books

The Thirteenth Fairy (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Stolen Slippers (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Broken Mirror (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Missing Sword (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Queen's Secret Books

The Queen's Assassin (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen's Secret (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of High School Musical Books

High School Musical: The Musical (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The S.Q.U.A.D. Books

Publication Order of Cinder & Glass Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Girl Can't Help It! (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fresh Off the Boat (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cat's Meow (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Surviving High School (With: Lele Pons) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Something in Between (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Someone to Love (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Birthday Girl (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jo & Laurie (With: Margaret Stohl) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Secret Princess (With: Margaret Stohl) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
33 Unplayed Voicemails (With: Eric Yves Garcia,Stephanie Einstein,Greg Tremblay,Anna Caputo,Corey Allen,Daniel Henning) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Going Dark (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Headmaster's List (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Five Stages of Courting Dalisay Ramos (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rings of Fate (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Publication Order of Picture Books

Doña Esmeralda, Who Ate Everything (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fashionista Files (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Because I Was a Girl (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Octagon Valley Society Books

TheOctagon Valley Society (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Five-Year Hitch (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Liz Sansborough Books

Masquerade (By: Gayle Lynds) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Coil (By: Gayle Lynds) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hunt for Dmitri (By: Gayle Lynds) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Encanto's Daughter Books

The Encanto's Daughter (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mistletoe(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Who Done It?(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Snow in Love(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Life: Growing Up Asian in America(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eternally Yours(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The novel The Au Pairs is also known as Beach Lane. Angels on Sunset Boulevard is also known as Angels on Sunset Strip. Witches of East End was also published as Witches of East. The Heart of Dread series is co-authored with Michael Johnston. Mistletoe also contains stories by Hailey Abbott, Aimee Friedman and Nina Malkin. Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel was adapted into graphic novel format by with Robert Venditti, based on de la Cruz’s writing. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys is co-edited by Tom Dolby. The Ashleys was re-issued as The Ashley Project. Jealous? was re-issued under the title Social Order. Surviving High School was written with Lele Pons. Jo & Laurie was written with Margaret Stohl.

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