Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Review: Misguided Angel
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Wow the Blue Blood Series just keeps getting more intense. I feel as if this series is one of those pictures within a picture. Each book tells a story but sometimes in order to get those hidden clues you have to step back and look at the bigger picture. Misguided Angel picks up where The Van Alen Legacy left off. Mimi is still in charge of the New York Coven and has focused all her energy on keeping the coven running so she can keep her mind off the fact that she lost Kingsly and that Jack left her at the altar for Schuyler. Mimi is the girl you love to hate but her actions make you not want to slap her as much in Misguided Angel.
Jack and Schuyler’s quest to find the gates of hell came to a halt when, instead of finding help they found imprisonment. Jack and Sky must find a way to escape and find the gates to complete her grandfather’s mission. Aside from the fact that Jack and Sky are always putting their lives in danger their relationship seems to be growing and is so amazing. (Insert swoon here)
Mimi in the meantime is dealing with a problem of exposure. She receives a mysterious video email of a vampire tied to a chair with a message that says she will be killed within . Mimi puts all her efforts into finding her before the girl is killed. Mimi turns to an unlikely source for help and finds he is not only loyal and honest, but could be a friend as well.
When a second vampire is taken, Mimi calls in Deming Chen, a Venator, to help in the investigation. Venators are part of the secret police to help keep the Blue Bloods safe. Deming always apprehends the criminal and has never failed until she gets to New York and discovers that not everything is as cut and dry as she's used to.
Certain chapters are told from the perspective of Blue Bloods in 1400’s Florence, that tie into part of Misguided Angel but also into the larger story of the series. I missed the bigger story arch and it wasn’t until I talked to a friend about the book that she pointed it out. I also had to reference the Keys to the Repository at times because it has been a few years since I read the previous books and not everything is fresh in my mind.
The ending is amazing and leaves a cliff hanger for Lost in Time, the next book in the Blue Blood Series, to be released in October 2011. I know this seems like forever but in the mean time there will be two other books related to Blue Bloods. Bloody Valentine a collection of short stories will be released December 28, 2010 and the adult spin off Witches of East End will be available Summer 2011.