REVIEW: Misguided Angel by Melissa De La Cruz

Misguided Angel by Melissa De La Cruz

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

Rating: YYY 1/2


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 seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods.

As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads--and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.


REVIEW

I Immediately rushed into reading MISGUIDED ANGEL because I could not wait to see what would happen next due to the killer cliffhanger from it's series predecessor and although the synopsis leads you to believe that the series concentrates on Schuyler I am glad to report that that is not the case.

MISGUIDED ANGEL does begin with Schuyler and Jack and their mission abroad to find and protect the gates but it only for a few chapters before returning to Mimi and the conclave in New York. Once back New York you realize how weak and frightened the Bluebloods have become. Mimi steps into power, but she believes it is temporary for Micheal will return yet before she can sink her teeth into power a horrible threat surfaces and Mimi will need all the help that she can get. Amongst those that she turns to is Oliver, once she knew that she could not use him to retrieve Jack and Schuyler she realized that he would prove to be a worthy ally. This new threat also brings in a new character Deming Chen, and I really enjoyed her storyline in this book and cannot wait to see what will happen with the following books in the series.

My issue with this novel was the filler like novella intro and ending to this book. Jack and Schuyler's storyline was stale and tiresome, ending on the same note as the story began with. Jack should have just stayed behind because it would have made for a better story if it all stayed within the NYC limits. Another thorn in my side is the issue with Schuyler's mom Allegra. Does no one ever wonder about her...where she is at? and Bliss is absent (off on a mission) but no one knows that.

I enjoyed the middle section of this book for I enjoyed how it gave a new outlook on Mimi and another favorite character, Oliver. Together they were an unlikely duo that came together for a worthy cause and ended up for lack of a better word, friends. Mimi was never a character that I cared for but the last few books in the series has shown how much she has changed and grown. I now cannot wait for the next novel because of how certain issues were left unresolved that could prove promising for Mimi and her conclave and yes I want to know what happens if she should ever see Jack again.

For fans of this series I know that this book provides a few more hours of Blueblood adventure I only wished that it was a bit more substantial.

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