November 17, 2010

Misguided Angel (Melissa de la Cruz) Review


If you have not read the previous books in the Blue Bloods series there may be spoilers ahead

Publisher Disney Hyperion (October 26, 2010)
Kindle Edition: 272 pages

From Goodreads. 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.

MISGUIDED ANGEL, by Melissa de la Cruz, is the fifth novel in the Blue Bloods series. This book is much shorter than the rest but still contains the same action and romance that makes this series one of my favorites.

The setup of this book was three different sections (equaling three different point of views). The point of views highlighted were Schuyler, Mimi, and a new Venator vampire Deming. My favorite part of the story was Mimi. In The Van Alen Legacy I was beginning to warm up to Mimi after Kingsley and her started canoodling. In this book, an unlikely friendship starts between Mimi and the heart-broken Oliver. It was nice to still read about Oliver even though Schuyler was not present.

An aspect of these books that I enjoy each time I read a new one is the different point of views. I really like getting into the heads of these dynamic characters and Melissa's writing always keeps me coming back for more.

The only thing I disliked about this book was the length. The other books are usually upwards of 400 pages where this one did not reach 300. I wished it was longer! I sped through the pages and was left wanting more. But fans of this series will definitely like the continuation of their favorite characters lives in the midst of a war against the Silver Bloods.

I am excited to read the next installment of the series, Lost in Time. And in February the novella, Bloody Valentine, is released for more (hot) Blue Bloods romance.

My Reviews of other books in this series:

For more info, check out Melissa de la Cruz's website

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