Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5) by Melissa de la Cruz

18 Jan
Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5)

Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5)

After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the five remaining gates that guard the earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods. Back in New York, Mimi has been elected Regent of a crumbling coven. Struggling with her heartache over the loss of Kingsley and with her overwhelming desire to destroy Jack, she must focus all of her energy on a perilous new threat. Vampires are being abducted and their captors are planning to burn them alive online…for all the world to see. Help arrives in the form of Deming Chen, a Venator from Shanghai, who must untangle the web of deceptions before the killers strike again. 

As the young vampires struggle for the survival of the coven, they uncover a deadly secret, a truth first discovered by Schuyler’s mother during the Renaissance but kept buried for centuries. And as the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler to a terrible choice that will ultimately map the destiny of her heart.

Melissa de la Cruz is my literary god. Her books are among my favorites—The Au Pairs; Girl Stays In The Picture; Blue Bloods—I’m never, ever disappointed with her writing. I fell in love with her books four years ago, when I was a sixth-grader! It was Christmas break when I came across BLUE BLOODS, and I was amazed by how I could get so caught up in a book. So, Mel is definitely the one that instilled my passion for YA lit. :] The year-long wait for the latest in the BLUE BLOODS series is one that always kills me. I mean, for real dawg, that’s a whole twelve months. That’s longer than pregnancy! You’re damn right that when October comes, I am ready to devote 12 hours of my night to reading the latest in the series. (Though, for the record, I read MISGUIDED ANGEL in 2.5 hours.) 

MISGUIDED ANGEL opens right where THE VAN ALEN LEGACY leaves off. Schuyler, who inherited the Van Alen Legacy, trying to locate and protect the five gates that guard the world from Lucifer with her totally-forbidden uber-hot lover, Jack. And then there’s Mimi, in New York, trying to rule over a crumbling coven. And then there’s Super-Cool-Super-Mysterious-New-Character, trying to solve one damn intriguing mystery. 

MISGUIDED ANGEL was more of action-y book. Yeah, all of the BLUE BLOODS book are action-filled, but MISGUIDED ANGEL especially. In THE VAN ALEN LEGACY, a lot of questions about Schuyler’s—and the Blue Bloods’—past was revealed, and it was quite a lot of info. to take in. The fact that we get a break from all that with MISGUIDED ANGEL was very nice. We can only handle so much plot-reveal, right? 
One of my favorite things about this one—we’re introduced to a new character! In THE VAN ALEN LEGACY, we said goodbye to Bliss. Bliss was one of my characters, and I’m glad she’s getting her own series (April 2012, by the way). But the BLUE BLOODS series has always told the story of three characters, and it wouldn’t have seem right to only get Mimi’s and Schuyler’s side this go-around. 
Anyway, about this new character. Don’t wanna give too much away, but her name’s Deming Chen, and she’s a venator from Shanghai (I totally killt that spelling). I really, really liked her, and can’t wait to read more about her in the future books. 

Overall, I loved MISGUIDED ANGEL. I mean, duh, right? I’ve never been disappointed with a BLUE BLOODS novel.


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