Thursday, January 13, 2011

Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz Book Review

Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

Pages: 256

Interest: Series (Blue Bloods 5th book)

Age Bracket: Young Adult

Synopsis: 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

            I can say that Blue Bloods series is one of my favorite series and it’s also loved by many fans of Young Adult fiction. And I have to give another thumbs up to Melissa for accomplishing another great work. I love the writing style she did to this book in putting different parts to it under different point of view, unlike the previous novels where it’s a jumble. She also introduced a new and tough character, Deming Chen whom I can’t help to awe. And since Melissa put in a longer part for Mimi, I can say that somehow I could understand her and tolerate her aside from always getting pissed at her from the previous books.

            Although I’m disappointed in the plot of the book, I’ve been expecting more Schuyler and Jack adventure in following the last book in fulfilling Schuyler’s grandfather’s legacy. Although at the first part the action and adventure met my expectations but on the later part I only get confused but it was solved at the end. And as I analyze, this book is just a start for a broader plot the upcoming books will reveal.



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