I actually dropped it down a star and a half in the time it has been since my last read (2010-11, I belieRe-Read for a group discussion in July 2014.
I actually dropped it down a star and a half in the time it has been since my last read (2010-11, I believe) and would now probably rate this more like a 3.5 or on the edges of a 4. Interesting how our perspectives change through years. Though I still very much love this entire series. :)
I was excited to see Keys to the Repository on NetGalley because I have been looking everywhere for this book, and began wondering if I was going to hI was excited to see Keys to the Repository on NetGalley because I have been looking everywhere for this book, and began wondering if I was going to have to order it from one of my retailers instead just to get it. Haha. For some reason, it's really hard to come by any of the books for The Blue Bloods series in my area. Odd.
I absolutely adore this series. A friend of mine recommended it to me a couple of years ago and I was hooked from the beginning. Unfortunately, I don't get each installment right at release time always like I want, and usually wait until paperback release. The last year I've been reading and reviewing so much on other works, that I've got a bit behind on this one and I missed it. Keys to the Repository also helped me realize just how much I really missed the characters and story. I can't wait to start my copy of Misguided Angel soon and get back on track again.
This is not an installment to the series. It's not really necessary for someone to read it if they're reading the series, but it does provide a lot of extra information and backstories on the characters and events as well. I found it to be a great and interesting companion novel-- and if you're like me, a bit behind and needing to catch up, this will certainly help jog the memory on everything between books 1-4.
I don't always review everything for my blog, The Bookaholic, and this is one of them. Mostly because I started reading this series quite awhile beforI don't always review everything for my blog, The Bookaholic, and this is one of them. Mostly because I started reading this series quite awhile before I even started my blog and it's not the newest book to the series (or the first book)- just number five out of the set. So, I figured I'd only review Misguided Angel just for fun on Goodreads and other book communities instead.
I've been very grateful to my friend who originally got me started on this series a couple years ago. I was just a bit sad that I fell a little behind the last year and only now getting around to the fifth book when the newest was just released in October of 2011. Now I'm playing catch-up here. :P
Misguided Angel was probably my favorite of the series so far. I admit that in the beginning there's a slight "Gossip Girl" or some other teen soap opera feel to it due to all the snazzy designer speak and cliques. But if one is to really focus beyond this quality and look into the story, I think you'll find something beautiful and unique-- that only grows and mesmerizes with each installment. The characters are fantastically developed with their own unique traits and I adore the mythos and backstory put into the whole Blue Bloods series. I felt that Misguided Angel stepped away from a lot of the glitz and glamour, allowing the reader to get more in-depth with a deeper story, a darker mystery that's been hidden behind the scenes. I loved that it felt more revolved around Mimi too in this installment and the reader gets to see even more into her character than before. I genuinely believe that Mimi isn't as cruel-hearted as she was made out to be in the beginning of the series. She has her moments though.
The ending left me begging for more, more, more. I was sitting on the edge of my seat, gasping at the twists and revelations, and then practically biting my knuckles hoping for the best for everyone as the final outcome. Dang cliffhangers! :P This definitely means that I need to get Lost in Time. Very soon.