Misguided Angel

BY Melissa de La Cruz

de la Cruz, Melissa; Misguided Angel

Publisher: Hyperion
Publication date: 26-Oct-2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 265 
Series: Blue Bloods (#5)
Genres: YA, Supernatural
ISBN: 9781423121282
Source: My shelves
Rating: 4 stars

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. -Goodreads

REVIEW

It took me forever to get back to reading this book. The story itself is not slow or hard to get into, I just kept getting distracted by other books for the past month. Hopefully having devoured the majority of this one in a day, I’ll be more motivated to finish out the series.

One aspect of this novel, that differs from the rest of the series, is that instead of switching perspectives every chapter, this book was split into three different sections, each one from the perspective of a different character.The first section is from the view-point of Schuyler, in this section the reader delves more into the relationship Schuyler has with Jack and how they are trying to find the gates. The second section is Mimi’s point of view. Here she is regent, angry, and struggling. There is a lot of character development for her here.  She also starts of a friendship with Oliver Hazard-Perry who we know as Schuyler’s best friend in the previous books.  The third section gives up the view-point of a new character, Deming Chen, who is vaguely referenced in Masquerade. I really liked this character and hope we see more of her later.

Overall the story was interesting and I think it flowed more smoothly than the previous ones because of the same point of view throughout each third of the novel.

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