Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz
US Release Date: October 26th 2010
Series: Blue Bloods #5
Hardcover, 265 pages
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.
Summary from Goodreads
Schulyer and Jack have been kept like prisoners by the Countess Isabelle of Orleans for over a month on a boat near the coast of Italy and now they plan to escape. Mimi is being promoted by the Conclave and is now accomplishing her duties as Regent. We meet new important characters like Deming Chen, a venator from Shangai sent to help New York’s conclave elucidate a confusing case involving kidnapped Blue Bloods. We also meet with Ghedi from the Petruvian Order. New secrets are uncovered and new alliances are created.
Melissa de la Cruz changes the format of her book in this one: the book is now divided in parts and each part is about one character. So there is no more rotating between point of views. Deming Chen also takes Bliss’ place which I love because she’s an interesting character!
I didn’t like this book as much as the others. There’s absolutely nothing going on. At least, Misguided Angel wasn’t as long as the others. I liked the little investigation though, it was different from the previous books and Mimi is still my favourite character! She’s doing everything she can to save the Conclave and she’s not scared to take decisions. I hope the next book in the series will be better!
Schulyer Van Alen walked as quickly as she could up the polished brass spiral stairs leading to the upper deck.”
Blue Bloods Series
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) [no review]
Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) [no review]
Revelations (Blue Bloods #3) [my review]
The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) [my review]
Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods #4.5) [no review]
Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5)
Bloody Valentine (Blue Bloods #5.5) [no review]
Lost in Time (Blue Bloods #6) [no review]
Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) [no review]
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).
She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl!and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her family. From the author’s website.