Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
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


"On the eve of the crescent moon
The vampire burns."

This is hands down my favorite book of the series.

I hate having to wait a year between books b/c normally when the release date rolls around I've already forgotten where the previous book left off. lol 
So, of course I was a little confused at first but after refreshing my memory of The Van Allen Legacy I was ready to go!
I love love love the Jack/Sky storyline. 
They are one of my absolute favorite "couples" in the Paranormal Romance world! I honestly thought Melissa would have squashed their romance a while back b/c they're so unbelievable sweet! lol Normally authors love to carry on a love triangle to the last possible minute but Melissa nipped that in the bud by The Van Allen Legacy so Misguided Angel is full of tender Jack/Sky moments! 
I ate every bit of it up!
And Mimi!
Oh Mimi, she is getting back to her usual cruel self now that Kingsley is gone. I used to hate Mimi Force but I find myself enjoying her more and more as the series goes on. She's complicated, moody, and grade A Bitch but I wouldn't have her any other way. 
Oliver is back as well and my heart hurts for him. He connects with Mimi a bit during the book b/c they're both ailing from broken hearts. In another world I could totally see a Mimi/Oliver hookup lol Non? =P

This book switches back and forth from Sky's POV to Mimi's and to a new character in the series, Shangai.
(She's a pretty badass Venator!)

I was a little skeptical about adding another character to the group but I throughly enjoyed Shangai's POV! Towards the end I kept saying "whoah" and "wow" over and over again but it.was.that.GOOD!
haha I know I'ma dork!

I will admit though that I was kind of  bummed that Cruz decided to flip flop between different characters POV b/c I want a book that's all about Jack and Sky! haha jk jk. The next novel in the series, Lost in Time, is going to be the final novel for this cycle of characters. Insert wail here. Which is (sadly enough) due to hit the bookshelves Fall 2012.
Lucky for me I still have a short novella, Bloody Valentine, to read and from what I'm hearing/reading it is going to be EPIC haha. 

I read in a newsletter that Melissa might be stopping by Charleston, NC this November! I'm crossing my fingers that she does b/c I will so be there! I've never had the opportunity to meet one of my all time favorite authors. (Heck I've never seen any author in person!) So it's safe to say I will be in total fan girl mode if she does grace NC with her awesomeness!  



abeautifulmadness said...

Can't wait for the next of this series. I love the Blue Blood series.