Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book #50: Misguided Angel

Title: Misguided Angel (Book #5 of the Blue Bloods series)

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Date started reading: April 04, 2012
Date finished reading:  April 05, 2012

Publish date: October 2010
ISBN: 978-1423121282
Number of pages: 272

Official summary: "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." (

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How I obtained the book: Bought for $1 at Friends of the Library charity book sale

Memorable quotes:
  • "I don't believe in fate. I don't believe that love is predetermined." ~ Jack to Schuyler
  • "Your open heart is a gift." ~ Jack to Schuyler
  • "Tragedy was wreaking havoc on her sun-kissed cover-girl looks. It had to stop." ~ Mimi
  • "Times really had to be tough if a human was feeling sorry for a vampire." ~ Mimi about Oliver
  • "It was easier to feel a murderous rage against her brother than an overwhelming grief at her lover's demise. ... If Mimi couldn't be happy then she certainly didn't see why anyone else should be."

My commentary: This book seemed to go more slowly than the one before it ("The Van Allen Legacy"). This one is split up in four parts -- the first focuses on Schuyler and Jack, the second mostly on Mimi with a little Oliver, the third on a new character (Deming), and the last just wraps up all the stories. So no Bliss. That made me a little sad because I like her, but ultimately I didn't really miss her that much because the book was still great.  In "Legacy," it went back and forth between all the characters, so the constant jumps between stories kept the pace going fast. It was hard to switch from that to spend chapter after chapter on one main character.

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