Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5) by Melissa de la Cruz
256 Pages (Hardcover)
October 26, 2010
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
Book five in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz was a great addition to the previous four books (read my recap of books 1-4 HERE). This installment switches from point of view of Schuyler Van Alen, Mimi Force and a newbie – Deming Chen. Most of the old characters are back, however some of them are not. I was a tad bit disappointed at that, but Deming was a wonderful new addition and she made up for it all.
The book takes place where The Van Alen Legacy took off, with Jack and Schuyler fleeing the country and the wrath of Mimi. I was very excited to see where their relationship went, but it seems that every kink in it was worked out before this book takes place. When we meet Jack and Schuyler again, their relationship is rock solid. Sure, I would have liked to see the development, but the concreteness of their relationship allows for much more to happen. This plot has much more to it than just, Jack! Schuyler! Oliver! Schuyler! Mimi! Jack! (That was supposed to be characters going back and forth. Like in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or Shrek 2). There is a lot of suspense in this novel, which was amazing! Each chapter made you think that you were that much closer to figuring everything out, then all of a sudden you are exactly right where you started. The novel ends with just as many questions as you started with, probably even more.
I absolutely loved Misguided Angel. Any one who started reading the Blue Bloods series should definitely finish, and if you haven’t started, I suggest you do that (like, now).