Title: Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods #5)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion 2010
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Support Your Local Library; Young Adult; Vampires; A to Z Titles: M
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.
The mythology and story line took a very interesting turn in this installment of the Blue Bloods saga. And a turn that I enjoyed. I definitely didn't see the big twist coming until it was revealed. I won't reveal any spoilers, but it's a good one. Sets up the next book quite nicely.
I especially loved the inclusion of a relatively new character (she was mentioned briefly in a previous book) Deming Chen otherwise known as Kuan Yin, the Angel of Mercy. I once did a paper on Kuan Yin in college, so it was nice to see an interpretation of her in vampire form. I liked seeing the New York Blue Blood society through her eyes. A definite change of pace.
Plus we got see more of Schuyler and Jack's adventure to find the Gates and Mimi's time as Regent. My only problem with the book is that it made me want to read the next one faster. Too bad. I have to wait until October. Boo hoo!