Book Review: Lost in Time (Blue Bloods #6) by Melissa de la Cruz

After their beautiful yet brief bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force are forced to separate. To fulfill the Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler travels to Alexandria to search for Catherine of Siena and the Gate of Promise. But Schuyler quickly discovers that everything she believed about the Gate to be wrong. Meanwhile, Jack makes the difficult decision to return to New York to face his twin and former bondmate, Mimi. But instead of a bitter reunion, he is faced with a choice for which there is no good option.

Mimi, with a most unexpected travel companion in Oliver Hazard-Perry, jets off to Egypt, too, to search for Kingsley Martin, her long lost love. With all roads leading to Hell, Mimi learns that not all love stories have happy endings. But she'll have to put her own feelings aside if she's going to save her crumbling Coven.

Packed with heartache, twists, and vampiric folklore,
Lost in Time is sure to satisfy hungry fans' cravings for more Blue Bloods adventure.

Release Date: September 27, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Hyperion
Source: Purchased

I love the Blue Bloods series and have really been looking forward to Lost in Time.  And it was totally worth the wait and anticipation!  I think that this was the best Blue Bloods book yet, and that's saying a lot.

I love so many things about this series: the love stories, the history behind the vampires, the writing.  The way Melissa de la Cruz writes romance is so tender, so full of feeling.  This is a small thing, but I love when books have titled chapters.  It adds so much to the story, in my opinion.  I also loved the alternating points of view.  Switching between characters each chapter really keeps the story moving and keeps things fresh.  I much prefer that style to breaking a book up into parts and featuring one character per part.

One of my complaints about Misguided Angel (book five in the series) was that it was over really quickly (it was a short book at only 270 pages) and felt transitional.  None of the questions I had after reading book four, The Van Alen Legacy, were answered.  Misguided Angel was more of a world-building book.  Happily, Lost in Time was full of action and revelations.  There was also a lot of character growth, which I love.  I loved finding out more about Allegra.  She has always mystified me, and I hope we learn even more about her in the next book.  I want to know the circumstances surrounding Bliss's birth.  Bliss was only mentioned once in Lost in Time, and I have really missed her in the last few books.  She was just about my favorite character. 

I just discovered that Melissa de la Cruz is ending the Blue Bloods series with book seven.  I am so glad, because I think she will end on a high note, instead of dragging the story out for too long and losing momentum.  I have high hopes for the spin-off featuring Bliss, and will definitely be buying those books as soon as they are released. 

1 comment:

  1. I've had mixed feelings about this series, but each book has been better than the one before. I'm very interested in reading this one. I particularly like how Mimi has changed through the course of the series.


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