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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Misguided Angel.

  "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."- Goodreads

   Misguided Angel is the 5th book in the Blue Blood series (so, of course, there are spoilers of the first 4 books in this review). I started reading the series last year, so I was a little late to the party but that doesn't mean that I appreciate them any less. I absolutely loved the first 4 and was anxiously awaiting Misguided Angel. It's not a bad book if you read it for what it is--a filler.
  I went into this book thinking it would be a continuation of Schuyler and Jack and her figuring out her legacy, but Schuyler and Jack were barely in this book. Definitely less than half. Misguided Angel focuses more on Mimi. The above description is only a bout 1/3 of the actual description, but seriously, that is really all the book is. They made it sound like there is so much of the Van Alen Legacy and Silver Bloods and Schuyler's mom, but it stretches the truth a bit
  I did really like seeing this different side of Mimi. She has had to mature and grow up very fast, especially when a teenage Blue Blood gets kidnapped and is threatened with Hellfire which will burn the vampire's soul forever. And even though she is doing all she can to take charge and run things, she is starting to realize that at her age she cannot do everything and not everyone is going to take her seriously, which makes her more determined to hold onto the control and save the kidnapped.
Oliver is still in the story, as well, since he is working at the Repository and his story intertwines with Mimi's.

   What I didn't like was that these books have been leading up to this huge decision that Schuyler and Jack make to go against everything and everyone to be together and then it FINALLY happens...and then we barely see them. And when you do, it doesn't seem that....magical. Where did their spark and chemistry go?
  And I did not like the new Venator Mimi brought in. She kept saying how good she was and that she always got the job done, but she never seemed to do anything right. She kept making things worse. I hope she is not in the next one. But I do hope the next one actually goes somewhere. And I hope Melissa De La Cruz goes back to switching points of view every chapter instead of breaking the book up into parts. That made it seem even shorter and it was short enough already.

  If you are only wanting to read this book for Schuyler and Jack, don't expect much of them, but if you have wanted to see more of Mimi, this is the book for you.
I give it 3.5/5

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