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Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7)

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Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael—Jack and Mimi Force, as they are known in the Coven.

Or so he thinks. Even as Lucifer assigns Jack and Mimi the tasks of killing their true loves, the Force t
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ebook, US , 368 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
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Elena
Jun 24, 2012 Elena marked it as to-read
2013!? Seriously Melissa de la Cruz, 2013!?
You clearly want to kill me.

I physically need more Mimi and Kingsley, and I have to know what happens with Jack and Schuyler now!
I can't believe the turn this series took. At the end of the first book, I wasn't even sure I'd read the second one, and now here I am, after six books, literally freaking out because the last out comes out in one effing year. D:




-- Okay it has a cover. And a synopsis. Oh my God! She can't give us such a statement and then leav
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Saniya
Sep 15, 2011 Saniya marked it as to-read
OMFG! O.O
THE LAST BOOK!
I AM GOING CRAZY HERE!
LAST BOOK! ='[
I didn't want this series to end! I wanted but not wanted! UGH! Its like reading "Last Sacrifice" by Richelle Mead. Its like reading Mockingjay. Its like reading a last book in a series you simply don't want to end.
AND I WANT A GOOD ENDING! I WILL KILL EVERYONE IF I DON'T GET AN AWESOME ENDING! <.<
Oh, God! The last book :'(
Ferdy
Spoilers

This is the last book in a series I thought would never end. I have a hard time letting go of any series even when they are rubbish, so now that this is over I feel like an ugly book shaped weight has been lifted of my delicate little shoulders.
Hmm… where to start with this no doubt long, ranty, bitchy review? Okay, well the Blue Bloods series is all about teenage vampires that were once angels who rebelled against god or something, anyway as 'punishment' they are reincarnated over and
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Winnie
WOW! Amazing…..
WOOHOO!!!
Review to come...


OMG!!!!!! it has a cover!!!! Thats ME and Jack! *** Sighs***


Who's heart is BROKEN???? OMG OMG OMG???? it better be a happy Ending!!!! OR, OR, OR - Oh Please!!!! LET IT be a Happy Ending!!!!!
BiABRAT
Final Post - *CONTAINS SPOILERS*

I just want to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the Blue Bloods series. Lost in Time's ending had left me avid & desperate for more, more of everyone (especially more Abaddon & more Araquiel). The SIXTEEN month wait for the final book's release had me anticipating an amazing string of events leading up to the final battle and all loose ends tied. I CAN say this book managed to tie everything together perfectly into a neat little bow. Unfortunately, howev
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Natalie
BEST.SERIES.EVER. I'm dying


2013?!?! Why is this more than a year away are they crazy?! This needs to be released next year at the most. Horrible marketing, I shall complain... How can book 5, 5.5, and 6 all be released in the same year but the last book will be out in 2 years...???

Edit: Yay we have a cover! Buuut i have to say I'm so-do about it. And what's up with her hair??
Heather
*sighs* What can I say?! I'm sorely disappointed. However, by the time I got to two of the previous books in this series, Misguided Angel and Lost In Time, I was kind of already half expecting the disappointment for the final book. Now, I'll gladly take those two books over this one anyday. Stubbornly, I held onto some sense of false hope until the bitter end that the author would redeem the story and everything would make sense by it's conclusion.

Um, wrong. *shakes head*

I honestly didn't think
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Nicole
Jun 18, 2012 Nicole marked it as to-read

Blue Bloods.

I'm Excited to read this. Of all the series in the world was ever written. Blue blood is my first series that I'm planning to Complete. I don't just buy books I keep them Well covered and share them with my relatively close friends too.

-Cole

6/18/2012
Still waiting for this. Can't time speed up?
New Hopes for this book:
*Mimi and Kingsley should end up together forever
**I hope Oliver finds his true love!
***I just hope Schuyler Die. {no offense}
And Also, I hope Bliss' Sniff off will be o
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Shweta Choudhary
OMG!!! OMG!! OMG!! I am totally in love with this book!!!! The author didn't disappoint me ever!!! I have been waiting for this book for last one year and Its finally in my hands !!! <3 <3

This book leads to revelations of all the truth that were half unsaid in previous books . Allegra and Ben, Micheal, jack, Mimi, Schuyler , Kinsley. What would happen to them? How was Schuyler born? How Bliss was conceived? How Lucifer betrayed? The history Behind whether Ben is still alive or not and Schu
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Liviania
The Blue Bloods series had a strong premise and a great beginning, but it foundered for awhile. The series always followed several narrators in each novel, but there were always some plotlines that didn't have the urgency or sizzle of the others. Even in GATES OF PARADISE, Schuyler Van Alen goes on a side adventure that involves hanging out at a college party. I mean, it's not like she should be worried about leading the charge against Lucifer and preventing him from invading Heaven or anything. ...more
May
Jun 20, 2013 May marked it as continue-finish-series
I don't know which is more depressing. The fact that it's the last book in the series or that it's not expected to release until January of 2013. I cannot wait that long.


Edit 20 June 13
I hadn't realized this came out. It's been a while since I read this series, and honestly I don't really know if I want to read it anymore...
Riley
EDIT: Spoilers ahoy!
I actually enjoyed this now that i think about it. I was leery about the whole battle, and even though I kind of knew how it was going to happen, Jack's death was a let down. He was being such an awful person before this, I wasn't that upset when it did happen; because we knew that Schuyler would do it to save the fallen. Now Oliver and Finn, Don't even get me started. I hated and am so confused by Oliver's decision at the end. Like what the hell? He wanted to become a vampi
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Parvathy
A fitting end to an outstanding series. The last book of the Blue bloods series is the first book I read this year and suffice to say I wasn't the least bit disappointed.

The story continues from where it left off in the previous instalment with Schyluer in search of the gate of promise with a trustee conduit and best friend Oliver. Jack and Mimi in the under world carrying out their deception as Lucifer's trusted minions and Bliss trying to rally up the wolf pack. The story is pretty much predi
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Rachel Patrick
4.5/5 Stars

The synopsis said Gates of Paradise, the final book in the Blue Bloods series, would be "heartbreaking" and have "unbearable sacrifice." That was not a lie. While the end was still rushed, as so many series finales seem to be, it still cleaned up pretty nicely, leaving someone who started the series years ago--someone like me--feeling like they'd lost a huge part of their life.

My only problem with this book--besides the somewhat rushed final scenes (I want a bloodbath) and being confu
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Connie
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Paloma
NOOO!!! You can't do this to me Mellisa! January 2013?!? You better change it to something like DECEMBER 31, 2011.
Lex (Fastidious Reader)
Can't believe that after this book, it's over now. :(
But I'm gonna read this one and put off my other CR for now.


OMG! I finished it! It's really really sad that this is the last book. :( I love this series that much. Don't really care about what others would say. The battle is not that epic but really, it's memorable. It's just right.

I was a bit afraid that there'll be no battle like what happened in Rapture (Fallen series), but thank heavens, that it didn't end like that. And the secret is no
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Ornella (Nyx)
Oh, Jack...Can't say much without spoiling something. (view spoiler) Don't read that if you plan on reading the book, cause it will spoil it a lot.

I am a bit conflicted over this b
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Cheryl
I have to admit that I am not a faithful fan of this series. However I have read several of the books in this series. For this reason, I never felt a strong connection to the characters but I was still curious to see how this series would end. For me, I found Mimi, Kingsley, Bliss and Lawson’s stories the most intriguing. The rest of the characters were alright. Schuyler who I thought to be a main character was disappointing to me. She was uninteresting. She did not do much during most of the bo ...more
Erin
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Jeremy
This is the last book in the Blue Blood series. I have adored these books from the very first one. But as the series started to get further in number, the books started to lack their usual luster. Plots started to get shaky, and some things were simply forgotten. Some of the books were so cliche and typical that you felt angered that such a beautiful and interesting plot got ruined.

First complaint was that the author published a spin off series from this book. If you read the last book (Lost in
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OMG! OMG! OMG!
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I CAN'T, CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS SERIES! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! 2013? THAT'S A WHOLE YEAR AWAY. I'M SO EXCITED. I AM OFFICIALLY CREATING A LIST OF BOOKS I CAN'T WAIT TO READ. IN THE MEANTIME, I SHALL GO OVER THE SERIES AGAIN... SOMETHING THAT I'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO DO BEFORE READING THE GATES OF PARADISE NEXT YEAR. I SHALL BE A GOOD LITTLE READER AND WAIT PATIENTLY... PROBABLY COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS TILL THE RELEASE.
Becka dittmann
I thought "Gates of Paradise" by Melissa De La Cruz was a very good book. Sadly it was last one of the series, but was a great way to finish it out. Mimi and Jack meet up to kill one another so they can finally be with the ones they love, but when they time comes for them to do so, nether one of them can do it. They decide that they will go work for Lucifer to get their bond broken. Schuyler learns that she has a sister she has never met, and goes to meet her grandmother. On her journey to fulfi ...more
Jessica
Oct 08, 2011 Jessica marked it as to-read
Hmmm, I gave up around book 3, but maybe I'll try again when this one comes out. Especially since there is an ending in sight.

We'll see.
Rashell Adams
Sep 28, 2011 Rashell Adams marked it as to-read
The last book is called "The Gates of Promise". I can't wait!
Michellebody
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April
The final book of Cruz's Blue Bloods series picks up a few months after Lost in Time left off. And while I'm sad that it's the last one, I couldn't help but devour the book in one sitting. Like all of her books, it's a very quick and easy read.

The book is divided into four different parts with each chapter rotating through Sky, Mimi, Bliss, and Allegra. Most of the book, the Allegra chapters are headed with the name Tomasia and tells us what really happened in Florence. Which I had figured out d
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Jessie Potts
What it's about: Gates of Paradise is the finale to Melissa de la Cruz's amazing Blue Bloods series. You have to read the previous six books in the series to truly understand the plot line and just how much characters have changed. The first book is Blue Bloods. Schuyler Van Alen has been abducted, the Dark Prince is preparing to storm the Gates of Paradise, and he has Jack and Mimi, also known as the angels Abbadon and Azrael, by his side. He requires the ultimate sacrifice from them, the death ...more
Nic Echo
About the Book:
It is the last book of the Blue Bloods series, and our group of protagonists are doing their damnedest not to allow Lucifer access to the Gate of Promise, which leads to Heaven. Schuyler, Oliver, and Kingsley are trying to figure out how to unlock the gate so that the blue bloods can go back to Heaven. Bliss now has the hellhounds/wolves (I had trouble figuring out whether the hellhounds and the wolves were different or not). She and Lawson both must free the other wolves from Hel
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Laura Hartley
So if you've been following my reviews, you'll know that I read the first seven books of the Blue Bloods series in a row so you can imagine my disappointment when I reached the end of book six and realised that I hadn't thought about getting a copy of book seven.

At the end of Misguided Angel, Jack and Mimi Force bargained their souls with the Dark Prince, Lucifer, to have their bond severed so that they could be with the people they truly loved. Both Jack and Mimi are reformed Dark Angels but it
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