Misguided Angel is a Blue Bloods novel by Melissa de la Cruz, the 5th book in the young adult vampire series. It was yet another well written book, they seem to get more organized as the series continues; as this one is divided into parts narrated by different characters. However, it was not one of my favorites so far in the series. Perhaps it was the different POV sections that took place in different locations as well that distracted me a bit. Especially since a new character was brought into the storyline for a good portion of the book and I was desperately wanting to find out more about two of the main characters of the continuing series that were still on the run! I am sure many will enjoy this book, as I did many parts, it just wasn't my top favorite of the five books out to this point in the series. So, with that said, here is my review of Misguided Angel.
Misguided Angel picks up where The Van Alen Legacy leaves off with Jack and Schuyler on the run, well by boat, in Florence, Italy. Just about everyone is after them, because they have a love for each other that is apparently forbidden! Jack is supposedly bonded to another, his twin vampire Mimi, whom is in part 2 of the book and has been after him since he skipped out on their bonding and ran away with Schuyler. Schuyler has the task of finding and guarding the five remaining gates that "guard the earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods."
It definitely has the feel of an "Angels and Demons" story, which I do find interesting that aspect of this book I did as well. I just wish it had more of that than as the backstory and that it had more of Jack and Schuyler instead of moving on to Mimi and other characters in the book only to not really bring us back to Jack and Schuyler in the end. That is my only really issue with the book.
Other than that, it is well written and entertaining and kept my interest and I even started to like the new characters except that I may have had their fates end differently if it were up to me, but it wasn't so... In Part two and three, Jacks twin vampire, Mimi, hires a venator vampire to solve the case of some missing vampires and it leads to a demon blood spawn who was quite trick that even the venator almost fell for so... that could have gone a couple of ways is all that I mean.
I'll let the readers decide for themselves what they like, they may be perfectly pleased with the outcome! Overall, it really is a good read, I'm just waiting for the next installment that gets to the bonding of Jack and Schuyler since the end of this book does not address much of them at all... Nor does book 5 really cover Schuyler's childhood friend Oliver who helps Mimi investigate the crimes too. Part 4, in fact, is the two of them discussing going after Mimi's true love Kingsley, who got trapped in the dimension of Hell and Oliver has astutely figured out a way to get him out.
I love quotes so here are some from Misguided Angel...
Quotes from book #5:
"Stop your doubting, my love. I knew you would find me." ~Jack to Schuyler
"Think of your love for me." ~Paul "I am." ~Deming
You can find more on the author, Melissa de la Cruz here.
And, if you are a Goodreads junkie like me, you can find me here.
The previous books in the series can be found here, along with the series guide "Keys to the Repository."
The publisher graciously sent a copy of the book for review! Come back in February to hear more about Melissa's next book, just out, "Bloody Valentine".