Books Review

Review: Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz

November 22, 2010

What I love about the Blue Bloods series is that while many (myself included) say it’s Gossip Girl + Vampires, the books prove to be more action-packed and substantive rather than fluff. And the vampires? Well, their angel mythology is one of those mythologies I wish I had created because it’s that cool and in depth. Each Blue Blood has a history and it’s always interesting to see who they were in a past life.

Misguided Angel is the latest installment in the series and has received mixed reviews from fans. Most of those who didn’t like it dislike the fact that the chapters don’t alternate between the different characters like the other books do. This book focuses on Schuyler, Mimi, and Deming-Chen (a Venator) and is divided into four parts, with the fourth returning to Schuyler. I actually liked this aspect because I wasn’t blowing through various chapters just to get  back to Schuyler’s parts. Though, I didn’t care for Deming-Chen’s part as I felt they were unnecessary.

At times the dialogue comes across a little too formal, but given the maturity of the vampires, it’s okay. I love the way Ms. de la Cruz weaves the high society aspect with all the vampire mythology. The hierarchy in the Blue Blood world is really well developed and, in a good way, does remind me of Gossip Girl. She has an eye for detail and an incredible talent for leaving you on the edge of your seat frantic to find out what happens next.

Although this wasn’t my favorite of the series, I still enjoyed it overall. It did feel like more of a filler novel, but it’s still worth your time. If you haven’t started this series yet, I suggest you do because it’s addicting. 🙂

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    November 23, 2010 at 12:37 am

    NICE REVIEW!! I have to read it yet! i have read keys to the repository though and loved that one. I am nervous to read it because of the mixed reviews! I think I will enjoy it i hope!

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