Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Misguided Angel

Title: Misguided Angel
Series: Blue Bloods
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Published: 2010
Genre: Supernatural (vampires)
Rating: 3.5 out of 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.
From Goodreads.com

I didn't find The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) exciting in comparison to the first three, so I had my doubts about Misguided Angel (#5). However, the pace was kept fast enough. This novel is actually divided into parts, with the plot alternating from Jack and Schuyler and then to Mimi and the coven in NYC. Jack and Schyuler's chapters were more for the sake of including romance, although they did contribute to the overall plot. But I found the chapters focusing on Mimi much more enjoyable. I felt that readers saw a different type of Mimi Force, a girl who is a leader with adult responsibilities, rather than her usual glamorous and popular high schooler. Also, as mentioned in the synopsis, the introduction of a new character, Deming, annoyed me a little since she completely took over the plot for a sizable portion of the book. But as I understand, she was necessary for plot.

For those who haven't read the series before, Blue Bloods bring a different type of vampire into fiction, because... they're actually angels! I won't explain it all but they're definitely worth reading, certainly if you enjoy paranormal (or supernatural as I call it).

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a huge fan of vampire novels, and Melissa De la Cruz's work never appealed to me--I might try one of her books just to see what it's like, though. Thanks for the review!


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