Sunday, December 19, 2010

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

Book:  Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5)
Author:  Melissa de la Cruz
Published:  October 26, 2010 from Hyperion
My edition/number of pages:  HC/256

Age group:  Young adult
Source:  Publisher
Series?: Yes.  Fifth book.

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.

SPOILER ALERT:  If you haven’t read the first four books in the series, stop now.  Go read them.  =]

Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods series continues to amaze me.  I was skeptical that anything could be as good as the last book but Misguided Angel held up under my scrutiny.  It’s torture that the next book in the series doesn’t come out until October of next year.

Misguided Angel starts off a month after the ending of The Van Alen Legacy.  The writing style was a bit different than the previous books but I was not disappointed with it.  It was definitely the best way to show everything that needed to be shown.

The action in Misguided Angel started on the first page and continued non-stop.  I was on the edge of my seat for pretty much the whole book and I could not guess what was coming next.  There was also a ton of tension in this book.  It was hard to tell who was good and who was bad.

Overall, I loved Misguided Angel.  I don’t want to give anything away so if you want to know more about what happens, go read it!

Writing:  5

Characters:  5

Plot:  5

Ending: 5

Originality:  5

Overall:  25=A++

Cover:  5=A++

3 Comments

  1. Bere

    I’m so glad you loved this one, Katie! The Blue Blood Series is one of my favorite series out there. I loved Misguided Angel too. And the cover is so pretty =].

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