Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods Series #5)

Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods Series #5)

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by Melissa de la Cruz

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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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
De la Cruz combines American history, vampires and a crew of rich New York City kids, delivering a page-turning debut to her new series, sure to appeal to fans of her Au Pairs titles. When 15-year-olds Schuyler and Bliss find out that they are vampires, as are many of the city's elite, they learn what's behind some of their weird symptoms (such as Schuyler's blue veins, which form "an intricate pattern, visible under the skin's surface," or Bliss's cravings for raw meat), and that "nothing could kill vampires." But something is hunting them, even killing some, and Schuyler grows more determined to stop it, even as the Conclave, the vampire leaders, attempts to cover it up. Readers will recognize the character types here: Schuyler the outcast, Bliss the pretty new girl and Mimi the popular queen bee (who nurses a somewhat incestuous relationship with her equally gorgeous brother). Not many question are answered along the way, even for the start of a series. Still, it's hard to resist a book that combines expensive clothes, modeling jobs, blood-sucking and even diary entries from a Mayflower vampire. De la Cruz plants enough seeds (e.g., What does it mean that Schuyler's father is human? Will her mother come out of her coma? Who are the Silver Bloods, and is one of them hiding amongst the vampires?) to give readers a stake in what happens next. Ages 12-up. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Schuyler Van Alen never was comfortable at her elite private school. Despite having as impressive a pedigree as the next student, she has always felt like an outcast. During her sophomore year, though, she finds the students who once ignored her reaching towards her in various ways. After a fellow student is murdered, Schuyler finds out that she and many other students at her school are Blue Bloods. Blue Bloods are vampires that trace their lineage to the Mayflower and beyond. They are used to being immortal, but now something appears to be hunting them. While teenage vampire stories are numerous nowadays, this title adds new elements about vampires that keep the story and legend fresh. The story is told not just from Schuyler's point of view but also from the point of view of Bliss (a transplant from Texas), Mimi (a spoiled rich girl), Jack (Mimi's twin brother), and even uses diary entries from an ancestor in the 1620s. This book is a worthy addition to the vampire genre. 2006, Hyperion, Ages 12 up.
—Amie Rose Rotruck
Schuyler, Mimi, Bliss, and Jack live the good life in New York City. Young, beautiful, and rich, they are members of the exclusive philanthropic society known as The Committee. More than just a charitable board, The Committee guards an ancient secret that the blue-blood members of the American upper class are actually Blue Bloods, a four-hundred-member ancient race of vampires that might not be as invincible as it believes. Combining historical references to the lost colony of Roanoke with high-fashion name-dropping and the threat of an evil hunting the Blue Bloods, de la Cruz takes her trademark brand of high-society chick-lit and turns it into a fresh and engaging vampire tale. The four main characters develop from character types to believable teens struggling with the realities of being both young and undead. To be sure, most teens do not get modeling contracts in the hallway of their high schools, but many deal with distant, ill, or embarrassing parents, much like these teens. With tongue-in-cheek explanations for everything from how the no-sun or garlic myths began, to vampirism being the reason that these elite girls can eat their weight in cupcakes without gaining an ounce, de la Cruz opens the vampire genre to readers who cannot get enough glimpses into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Recommend this title along with Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (Little, Brown, 2005/VOYA October 2005) as a delicious reading feast and be prepared to be asked when the next Blue Bloods book is due. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High,defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Hyperion, 256p., Ages 11 to 18.
—Vikki C. Terrile
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-De la Cruz has revamped traditional vampire lore in this story featuring a group of attractive, privileged Manhattan teens who attend a prestigious private school. Schuyler Van Alen, 15, the last of the line in a distinguished family, is being raised by her distant and forbidding grandmother. Schuyler, her friend Oliver, and their new friend Dylan are treated like outsiders by the clique of popular, athletic, and beautiful teens made up of Mimi Force, her twin brother, and her best friend. What they have in common is the fact that they are all Blue Bloods, or vampires. They don't realize that they aren't normal until they reach age 15. Then the symptoms manifest themselves and they begin to crave raw meat, have nightmares about events in history, and get prominent blue veins in their arms. Their immortality and way of life are threatened after Blue Blood teens start getting murdered by a splinter group called the Silver Bloods. This novel constantly name-drops and is full of product placements, drinking, drugs, nonexplicit sex, and superficial characterizations, but the intriguing plot will keep teens reading. De la Cruz's explanation for the disappearance of the Colony of Roanoke is unique and the idea that models don't gain weight because they are Blue Bloods rather than anorexic is unusual.-Sharon Rawlins, NJ Library for the Blind and Handicapped, Trenton Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A juicy, voyeuristic peek into the lives of rich Manhattanites-who happen to be vampires. As shown by a diary in a handwritten font, vampires came to this country on the Mayflower. In contemporary Manhattan, the ensemble of protagonists attends an elite prep school. They're old souls, because vampires return in new shells (bodies) indefinitely; however, until mid-adolescence, they don't know it. Fifteen-year-old Schuyler, intelligent and vaguely Goth, has no idea she's a vampire. Neither does Bliss, newly arrived from Texas. Mimi and Jack, glamorously haughty twins with a suspicious bond, already know the scoop; the adults know too. The others are meant to learn slowly and keep strictly to the Code (for example, never suck so much blood that a human dies). Name-brand clothing and luxuries abound, but a mysterious danger lurks: Someone is killing the supposedly immortal. Schuyler's destiny is to bring the vampires-cast out of heaven with Lucifer-back into a state of grace, but her immediate goal for the next installment is to find the murderer. Delightfully trashy. (Fantasy. YA)
Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
This is the fifth book in the bestselling "Blue Bloods" series about privileged Manhattan vampires finding themselves while fighting the ultimate evil. The story continues with the mission that Schuyler Van Alen must complete, to find and protect the five remaining gates that guard the earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods. From the book's opening in Florence where Schuyler and her forbidden love Jack Force execute a dramatic escape from the European coven, the book is equal parts luscious romance, family drama, and vampire allure. Jack's breaking of his destined incestuous bond with his twin Mimi, back in New York, has left her betrayed and furious. The middle part of the book follows Mimi as she tackles a threat the virtual nature of which will seem eerily real to teen readers—it's a threat to vampires, revealed through none other than a leaked YouTube video. The final third introduces possibly the most interesting character in this volume, the Venator Deming Chen of the Chinese coven. She promises to reappear in future books, opening a new storyline of human and demon plotting and collaboration. A brief "Part the Fourth" wraps it all up for this comparatively short novel. The usual historical references, from Caligula to Savonarola to Myles Standish, are scattered through the text, as is the occasional surprising touch of humor, a trademark mix in the "Blue Bloods" books. Compared to other titles in the series (Blue Bloods, The Van Alen Legacy) this one bridges plot for the informed fan but feels less surely grounded as a stand-alone read. Reviewer: Uma Krishnaswami

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading Blue Bloods last May and was instantly starstruck! Melissa De La Cruz has officially re-fashioned, No - Re-Molded the vampire myth, infusing it with drama,hope, scandal,tons of action and a streak of religion,enhancing the ordinary lives of her vampires with her witty humor and captivating writing style. Blue Bloods series is a love story for people sick of romance,fitting in with standards and morales of todays culture (Well, it does take place in Manhattan....)complete with dreamy guys,popularity issues,social outcasts,new kids,money, and to top it all off, a killer diva in six-inch Christian Louboutin pumps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first moment I saw this cover I have been dying to read this book. A friend lent me an advanced reader copy. I devoured the entire novel in a single night. It was both beautiful and sad. There were new characters, which I quite enjoyed and a bit of the old. Go Schuyler and Jack! Did I mention there is a pirate!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not wait for the book to come out,I'm dying to read it. Melissa de la Cruz made the vampire world thrilling and intoxicating world. She has made the fiction world sound more exciting, exciting enough to make one to be in the book themselves. I can not find words on how to describe the popularity of spoiled rich vampire,the love of Schyler and Jack ahahah!!I'm wordless. I'm looking foward to read more about Schyler and Jack and more action and adventure from the vampire word!!!!!!:)
MYMurillo More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for this book to arrive, I can ensure everyone I will be at barnes and noble to pick this book up on the release date. GReat books! If your if'y on reading these books READ THEM! They are totally worth it! The plot, and story are just mind blowing. I love how de la cruz actually makes the story fit into history. I'm a fan of the twilight series, but man do these books kick twilights' sorry butt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have literally been counting the seconds til the book comes out!I started reading the series Blue Bloods last year and I came to a dead end too quickly,so now I must wait.
Sugamommakb More than 1 year ago
I just read the first book and i can't wait until I indulge in the next three. Looks like I am just in time to get these read and get the fourth book. This series is interesting and different. From what i have read over the net I have found out that life happens in these books. The relationships these people have with one another I can absolutely relate to. Not everyone stays with the person they thought they loved had first sight. Crap happens and you deal. I love how this brings it out and how you don't read about some one crying the whole entire time in the book. If you liked reading other fantasy love stories you will definitely like this series. Also if you are counting down the hours, minutes, and seconds here is a website that is actually doing it http://www.bluebloodsbooks.com/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the book!! I hope Jack and Schuyler stay together. The series has been amazing so far. And if you like Twilight which I do. You will like this. It's a bit diffrent from Stephanie Meyers vampires but it's still just as great in a diffrent way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Blue Bloods books and loved them all! After the last one I felt like I couldn't wait any longer for the next one it just ended too good! I am counting down the days until it comes out. I know it will be good they always are!!!!
Wicked_Lovely116 More than 1 year ago
I can reread the whole Blue Blood Series over and over, it is that amazing. De La Cruz knows exactly how to sink the vampire teeth into your neck and keep you hooked to the books, dying to know what else happens. The excerpt from Keys to the Repository was not enough to satisfy my thirst to know more!! I can't wait for this book! *)
Bliss96 More than 1 year ago
The book series is my favorite book series yet!!!! I finished all four books in two days!!! I couln't put the book down!!! I can't wait for the next book to come out!!! I love Bliss!!! She is one of my favorite charaters in the book!!! And after the last book I am being to like Mimi!!! And who does LOOOOVVEEEEE Jack!!!
Morigami More than 1 year ago
I am so excited! I love the Blue Blood series and can't wait for this to come out. I really wonder what will happen. Hmm? Well I guess I'll just have to wait to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished BB#5 and I wanted to add my review. OMG Jack and Schuyler together at last! I devoured every page and wanted more. I loved the new character. Ready for more!
BOOKWORM-HORSELUVR More than 1 year ago
I HATE waiting!!!! my freind told me to readthis and then i fell in love with the series...and Jack. then i hated him and right now i love him again but i know that the publishers can get these out faster, like hopefully before the suspense kills me!
Caffrey More than 1 year ago
This book was filled with interesting plot and character development. Although the general consensus was that the book was only okay, everything that took place in this one furthered the plot for the following book. I used to despise Mimi, but she is slowly changing my mind. I feel bad for Mimi at times. She is going through a terrible time and is handling it the best way she knows how and I admire her for that. My only wish for Mimi is that Kingsley emerges from hell relatively unharmed and she gives up on her obsession with killing Jack. I think everyone will agree with me when I say that we missed Sky & Jack moments in this book. My favorite moment for the couple was *SPOILER* when Sky was washing her clothes and Jack watched her and then that whole little scene afterwards was absolutely adorable. I could go on about these books forever but I will save you the agony. In short, I really enjoyed Misguided Angel. The mystery aspect was fantastic, the discovery of the demons: chilling, and the romance up & coming...We have a bonding to look forward to!
mybookshelfoverspills More than 1 year ago
I will go back and re-read the others. I love a good cliff and while at sit at the edge of this one waiting for the next novel, at least I have the preceding four to enjoy. This one was good and I recommend...
fanggirlforever More than 1 year ago
I know it is not even supposed to be out yet, but I found a copy and tore through every page. I know there are a lot of reviews on the site, but most of them seem to be written in anticipation. I truly read and loved the book!
bookshelfsentinel More than 1 year ago
Ok, yes it was not a long book, so this was a big challenge, but why not, I picked up a lot more the second time. I loved the J and S sections and wish there was more, when is the wedding? The book was cool, ready for more....
bloodbookbanquet More than 1 year ago
I hope I am one of the first to own and review the actual book here. I was in love with every page, Jack and Sky are together at last, bliss is on the hunt, and every moment was what I hoped for....
librachic More than 1 year ago
The novel shifts perceptive from Schuyler to Mimi who is the new regent to Deming angel of mercy,Schuyler and Jack have been kept on a yacht for long enough and have formulated a plan for escaping from the Contessa's venators,they do escape but are separated as they have to swim,Schuyler meets Ghedi,the one who gives them their rescue boat and Jack and her realize that meeting him was no coincidence,Ghedi is connected to the keepers of the Gate of Promise and thorough the trip Schuyler and Jack are ambushed by locals but they are actually looking for one of the local's daughter who has been kidnapped,Schuyler uses the Glom to find MariElena but upon arrival they both realize that the cave does not hold the gate and is an illusion,the plot shifts to New York and Mimi is getting used to her new title as regent,she receives a video that exposes Blue Bloods and she takes it very seriously calling in venators,the conspiracy and even Conduit Oliver Perry,A blue blood is kidnapped and drastic measures are taken but Victoria dies still,Deming Chen is brought in to the case and soon another person is taken after deming spends time with Victoria's friends,she figures everything out or so she thinks Paul tells her that Victoria and Stuart actually asked him to organize the hoax and everything checks out at first till Stuart's ashes are found at the airport where he and Victoria are alleged to fly off,Demimg does a deathwalk and finds Paul in the Glom,He tells her everything,How he was never chosen as a familiar during parties and how he is a half demon and so Deming kills him even though she felt a connection to him and actually performed caermonia on him.Mysteries are solved but new mysteries spring up from the ground,all in Deming still has to find the remaining enmortals and the Lennox brothers join her,all the days work for Blue Bloods.Great read and I devoured it in a day,Recommended for all Blue blood readers and can't wait for next installment.
Kady More than 1 year ago
Book 5 in Melissa de la Cruz's Blood Bloods series does not disappoint! Her vivid storytelling and continuous character growth and development helps make Misguided Angel an amazing edition to this already fantastic book series. Broken up into three parts and focusing on Sky, Mimi, and new kid on the block Deming Chen, this book keeps you interested from page one. You get to follow Jack and Sky on their quest of finding more gates to finish her grandfather's work, and you also get to see how things are panning out in New York with Mimi at the helm of things. The intricate plot development and growing background story of the blue blood population gets you so lost into the world Melissa creates. It makes it very hard to read the last page because you just don't want it to end. Book 6 seems like too long of a wait!
lordofbooks More than 1 year ago
Very captivating. It's one of my fav series. Truly amazing!
Kay92 More than 1 year ago
does anyone know if this is the last book in the series? first of all, i love this series. i bought one, read it in a day, went home and ordered the other 3 online. i finished those within a few days. i have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. seeing as how this book is about to come out, i reread the books and fell in love with them all over again. i highly reccomend this series. it is interesting the way Cruz involves history and it makes it all the better :) read it, love it.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
My. Goodness. This book had my heart racing fast. It was so good, I devouring it in one sitting. And yet I am not satisfied. So many things happen and I just want to know what the deal is!! This book was written in four parts. First was Schyuler and Jack, then Mimi, Deming Chen and then a unknown point of view. Ok first off, Jack and Schuyler. It was so romantic. I love the fierce love and protectiveness of them. They fought to stay togeher no matter what. Many things were unveiled leaving many unanswered questions. Like who was Marielena? Why was Ghendi helping them? How did he know who they were and who the priest was? Like many of her books, I was hooked and kept on reading. Mimi. She was angry. She wanted revenge. But before she could have that she had to figure out why vampire were going missing. She enlist the help Oliver with the conduits and boy do things go off there! (I'm just saying... that was unexpected!!) Deming. She was a new character listed to help figure out what was happening to the blue bloods. While on duty, she figures out everything and OMG!!! I was bouncing in my seat! I couldn't believe the secrets that were spilled! What was happening to the blue bloods was just WOW! The unkown pov was just closing it all up. But it nothing but left me hanging with my mouth gaping open. Seriously people!!! I need way more than that. Like, perhaps the next book???
ellenrobertsreader More than 1 year ago
I was able to purchase my copy last night and I finished this evening. It was wonderful to see the story continue, I love the progress I love J and S. Please let it never end, perhaps unlike others I am around for the ride as long as it lasts. I loved every moment. Keep it coming!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Jack and Schuyler fled to Europe to fulfill Schuyler's mission. At the moment, they're on the run, as Jack chose Schuyler in an unprecedented affair. While they have their romance, they also have death threats looming over their heads. Mimi is angry - really angry. Mimi's the interim leader of the Blue Bloods for the time being. She's downplaying her role during school, but she's responsible for their survival. When a homemade movie leaks, signaling the kidnapping of one vampire, Mimi's in trouble. The video, taken at a party, threatens to burn the vampire alive - in front of the human world. Mimi knows she needs to find this girl quickly and hush up the vampire rumors in the human world. Not only does she need to save this girl's life, but she needs to save her own spot as leader among the Blue Bloods. It's not easy saving the world while heartbroken. Most people assume she's upset over Jack's betrayal. She's not. She's heartbroken over losing Kingsley. Meanwhile, she calls in the big guns to help solve the mystery of the abduction: Deming Chen. Deming infiltrates the popular group of vampires who were at the party to start nosing around and asking questions. Between herself, Oliver, and Deming, Mimi hopes to uncover the mystery before they run out of time. MISGUIDED ANGEL is the fifth book in the addicting BLUE BLOODS series featuring love and heartbreak, friendship and betrayal, new friendships formed, new secrets discovered, and old secrets shared. As usual, the ending leaves you breathless and eagerly awaiting the next installment.