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I feel strangely unsatisfied I just finished Misguided Angel and my initial thoughts were that it was disappointing filler The book doesn t really have an ending There is no resolution for any of the characters Very little happens in the book The only excitement was in the first section and it was short lived I couldn t really remember why the main characters were in Europe or why they needed to run away from their captors Perhaps too much time had passed since I read the fourth book, or maybe it just wasn t that memorable The book is split into parts One part is Schuyler and Jack s story in Europe The second part is about Mimi in New York A third section introduces a new character Deming Chen Interspersed in the first section is a flashback to Florence, Italy in 1452 I felt that this division into parts just didn t work For example, the whole time I was reading the second section, Schuyler and Jack were missing The flashbacks did not get tied in until the very end The ending was extremely rushed.I understand that there are books coming in this series I think I am done with it. The flashbacks are getting and confusing First of all, the author seems to get bored having to type out their full names Andreas becomes Dre Tomasia becomes Tomi and Giovanni becomes Gio This is all fine and well and very lazy but later on when a character drops a huge bomb by saying Andreas I started flipping through the book trying to remember who that was Oh yeah, Dr Dre Started a rap group with Snoop Tomi Tom and Lil Gio Why make an already messy storyline featuring characters with multiple names confusing by giving each character random nicknames because you re too lazy to type the full names out Do u txt lyk dis Second of all, I had to not only go back and reread the flashback parts to find out Andreas was the same person as Dre, but I couldn t figure out why I was supposed to care that the father was Andreas On the third read, I saw one line that made me think Dr Dre is Michael the Uncorrupted Or what ever his name is.This is reminiscent of what happened in the previous book The Countess drops what feels like it should be a bomb but I was, like, wait a second and had to go through all the mentions of Caligula until I got what was going on I feel like that was a fail on the authors part for not giving information to the reader properly Clearly she was trying to be clever by hiding the important information in the text But it isn t clever when it is too hidden for the reader to care about That can be fine when the information isn t important, but when it s the Big Surprise Ending it s a total fail.Schyuler has just done me in I can t stand her I want to slap the Mary Sue out of her Her relationship with Jack is a complete joke First of all, how many teenagers does Melissa de la Cruz know that refer to their boyfriends and girlfriends as love I m betting none Which makes me feel like their relationship is just two kids playing house.Second of all, they don t talk They communicate like Renesmee At least she was a little kid what s their excuse Open your mouths, let words come out Weirdos.One thing the Twilight author gets a lot of flack for is that she made her vampires too perfect They have few flaws and not much can kill them The thing is, that works fine for the storyline Stephenie Meyer makes sure to outline the rules for us in the beginning and she makes her story work around that with minimum hiccups.In the Blue Bloods story, it works against Melissa de la Cruz s storyline The story feels randomly contrived in places as if she is trying to figure out ways around the rules she created No one can survive that blast But someone did Oh, it s because of some ancient spell that I don t have time to explain to you right now It reads like a poorly constructed comic book at times.Both authors could learn a thing or two from JK Rowling Plan out your story first and make sure what ever rules you create, you stick to Creating a set of rules, then randomly throwing a curve ball when you decide your rules are too rigid is lame Which I think is the problem I think Melissa de la Cruz was too rigid with her rules At first nothing could kill them Then they can kill each other Then a special fire can kill them Now a blast can kill them Look, wtf Just lay it out on the table What exactly can kill them And no adding or taking away stuff Make the rules, and stick with them. Read Kindle ☮ Misguided Angel ☫ 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 Five Remaining Gates That Guard Earth From Lucifer, Lord Of The Silver Bloods Back 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 AgainAs The Young Vampires Struggle For The Survival Of The Coven, They Uncover A Deadly Secret, A Truth First Discovered By Schuyler S Mother During The Renaissance But Kept Buried For Centuries And As The Blue Blood Enclave Weakens Yet Further, Fate Leads Schuyler To A Terrible Choice That Will Ultimately Map The Destiny Of Her Heart The Blue Blood series didn t interest me as much as other books I have read They are very good and will keep you on edge I am skeptical though The last book, The Van Alen Legacy, was not as good as I had hoped I was not sad when it was over It was probably my least favorite in the series to date i hope that Misguided Angel will be better than the last I do recommend these books though. Blue Bloods series has always been a guilty pleasure for me, I know the series s flaws, but I can live with them.Actually I m here to pimp my Blue Bloods fanarts a bit.Drawing of Deming Chan, Angel of Mercy Kuan Yin.Mimi and Kingsley link The rest of my Blue Bloods fanarts I ve never liked the series very much, mainly because of those clothes digressions and useless descriptions, but the story wasn t so bad, so I kept reading I thought the author was just showing off a bit and well, it s not like I know much about fashion, so it was a little annoying, but I could just skip that and give for granted she knew what she was talking about.Now, here s the fifth book, and where are we Italy, my country, apparently the new trend I knew from the beginning it would end bad..I don t need perfection, but I hate when authors write about things pretending they know the subject well, when they don t.She started giving names of places in Liguria and food and houses, she might as well have said I m so cultured while you don t even know what I m talking about while she probably just used Wikipedia and Maps , but still, I couldn t complain, she wasn t saying anything wrong kind of.Then Jack and Schuyler meet those armed man The modern world had brought them cell phones and Internet cafes, yet they lived in several hundred year old farmhouses with no heating, and continued to make their bread and sausage by hand No heating, seriously What are we, cavemen I mean, old people like the old times, but carry on traditions is one thing and being folk who had never left the villages is another.They almost sound like Amish people.And those are young men, living in the North part of Italy, there is absolutely NO way they live like that..I m from Milan, but I also have a house in that area, I know what I m talking about unlike her Melissa is a few decades too late in her description.Gosh, how much I hate stereotypes..I almost forgot about the flesh trade..I won t even go there..I just hope people understand that s all fictional, even though the author probably doesn t.I haven t even read a third of the book so far, I wonder what expects me next.I m tempted to just stop reading, but I ve come so far and I m curious about the plot..I guess we ll see.Next stop, Florence Okay so I definitely give these books credit than they deserve but THIS one was SO ROUGH Honestly it was just petty and dumb and I read this book LESS THAN 12 HOURS AGO AND I CANNOT REMEMBER HOW IT ENDED The formatting was very uncomfortable in this one It s broken up into three different characters POVs, but rather than switching from one to the other, it s just separated into blocks The first third of this book follows Schyler and Jack and after that we see absolutely nothing of what they are doing until the end of the book The second and third parts go together a little smoothly because even though the POV changes we at least are following the same story But it is just too convenient The characters are so distracted by things that are completely irrelevant to IMPORTANT PLOT points and yet it all falls into place so perfectly despite there being no effort or attention paid to the real issues It just felt messy Which is saying something because none of these books are super I don t even know how to explain it when a book in a series that isn t spectacular is worse than the ones before it but this was just too petty for me to be actually interested in what was going on The previous books balance the drama and the important stuff pretty well, and this one just didn t The drama overshadows everything and not in a good way I also felt very lost during the flashbacks in this one up until the end Which is probably why I was so lost throughout this book and when it FINALLY clicked I was like oh yes this will probably work and I see where this is going but unfortunately that happened to late in this book for me to enjoy this to save this TRAINWRECK 2 stars because there is at the very least hope that the rest of the series might pick up and that everything that happened here wasn t completely useless Also the flashbacks usually tie in with what is currently happening in the book and while I remember how the issue in the flashback ended and what that meant for the present I CANNOT remember how the actual problem that is present in this novel is solved explained Misguided Angel is the fifth book of the Blue Bloods Series Instead of getting old it just keeps getting least to me This book in particular is told in 3 parts There s Jack and Schuyler s story, which is about their lives on the run in Italy and trying to find one of the gates to the Underworld and finish Lawrence s mission The second part is about Mimi and her status as Regent of The Conclave and how she tries to deal with some difficult obstacles thrown her way.And last but not least the third part introduces a new character Deming is a Venator sent from another Coven to try and solve some serious crimes that are being committed against the Duchesne Blue Bloods Besides these 3 stories there was also snippets of the earlier Venators in the 1400 s tracking down silver bloods as well as demons.I am really beginning to like Mimi, she becomes likable in each new BB book She is starting to show some real emotions and even feels badly for some of her past behavior I absolutely hated her character before and now she is probably one of my favorites I m almost not liking Schuyler at the moment because of the struggles that poor Oliver is going through I know he pushed her to Jack but she knew that the Sacred Kiss issues were not going to be easily overcome, and maybe she shouldn t have started something she couldn t finish I think it was a good idea to bring in some fresh characters to keep the story from getting old I m also hoping Deming will play a part through of the series and that her story isn t concluded after this one book.The only complaint I have is that I wish there was of Jack and Schuyler in this book and that there story wasn t left in midair It just feels a bit incomplete I m always excited to start the next BB book right after I read one but I just have to many series to finish up I am also interested in reading the spinoff series about Bliss tracking the wolves who are supposed to help defeat the Silver Bloods It looks like I m going to have to incorporate that somewhere in between the Blue Bloods books That means good books to read I m almost half way done this book So far, its really boring so i have finally finished this book and there are no words to describe how disappointed i am the first five books were amazing however this book kind of ruined the series I guess you can say that I m in between loving it and totally hating it To be honest it wasn t that bad, but it wasn t that good at the same time the book needed something to make it interesting. Update So it s 06 02 2014 and I decided it was time to marathon the series in honor to read the final book OH MY I was such a cringey 15 year old covers face However truth be told, I still feel the same way I felt 3 years ago Schuyler does have some spunk but I genuinely find myself eye rolling at everything she says in regards to Jack BARF Moving on to Jack, why is he so bland and boring Book 1 Jack seemed exciting now not so much Also what s with calling each other Love it sounds a tad silly considering they are only 16 after all Review, Honestly I m interested in anything but the JACK and SCHUYLER relationship I EVEN find mimi 10x interesting, especially with oliver around we see a much kinder side to her, they re both as vulnerable as each other and as much as mimi denies that she can ever relate to oliver red blood , she later on realized he s like her new safety blanker i wish there was some romance there but since their thinking of rescuing kinsley that idea is down drain, but you never know I love kingsley anyway The new blue blood, she seems acts like she can kick ass and i already love her SHE AWESOME Jack force weakens shuyler, yes there in love blahblahblah but do they really want history to repeat itself BAD MOVE but overall the underline legacy is so thrilling, you forget about the jack and schuler crap adn start focussing on piecing each new clues together, Mellissa de la cruz is a great writer but a interpration of Schuler could be likeable I think the way she left oliver and jack not being bonded after all these centuries i done know BUT ITS A GREATTTTTT BOOOOOK overall likeable hence why i finished it at 5am