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Misguided Angel

(Blue Bloods #5)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  38,076 ratings  ·  1,275 reviews
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 the earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods.

Back in New York, Mimi has been elected Regent of a crumbling coven. Struggling with he
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 265 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Hyperion
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Nov 16, 2010 rated it did not like it
I do not exaggerate when I say that absolutely nothing happens in this book to advance the overall plot, very disappointing. I would be annoyed if I had actually purchased this novel. Barely worth the read. The writing is trite and cliched in the extreme. Teenagers act like they are 50, which I guess I could accept had that been the case from the start of the series, but it wasn't. ...more
Anastasia シ
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
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 more to make it more interesting ....
Oct 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-series
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 sound ...more
Mar 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Feb 15, 2010 marked it as to-read
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. ...more
Oct 04, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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:


The rest of my Blue Bloods fanarts:
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pre-goodreads, 2017
Okay so I definitely give these books more 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
Colleen (Colleensreadingadventures) Scidmore
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
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
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Reading this the second time taught me that I didn't like this one as much as I had thought. I originally thought that the previous book was my least favorite. However, I was wrong. This is why it's good to re-read series of books.

I liked the first part of the book. I enjoyed seeing Jack and Schuyler's story. Even though it was short. I had actually thought they were in it a lot longer than they were. I still don't like Mimi. I get that she is hurt but seeking such revenge is sad. However, that
Dec 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Loyal BB Fans
Recommended to Julie by: Che Artuz and Szamicaela
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Amara Luciano
Dec 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Rating: ☺☺☺☺- Intense!

Faster, Less Detailed Review: Misguided Angel is an intense fifth installment to the Blue Bloods Series, filled with new dilemmas; lots of suspicion; answer-seeking missions; significant legacies; dangerous, abrupt murders; seven demon-proofing gates of Hell; and...the Petruvian Order. Fans will love this severely action-packed fifth book and the blend of old and new characters coming forth, and will find that that Melissa De La Cruz did not disappoint.
Summary of the book☆B
Oct 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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At A Glance

Young Adult; Angels; Vampires
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle times 2
Cliff Hanger: eh.
Rating: 3 stars.

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 4
Characters: 6
World Building: 8
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 5

In Dept

Best Part:
There was a new character POV i liked.
Worst Part: Mimi is still alive...
Thoughts Had: Shut up Mimi!; Whoa, i like you!; F**k that!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: eh

Short Review: This book was 75% pointless. There
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
I don't know why I keep reading these books. I guess I keep assuming that each one will be the last, when each one really is just a set up for another sequel. Enough with series already! Not just this one, all of them! I would much rather read an 1,000-page novel than several shorter works. I had forgotten a lot since reading the last Blue Blood novel. There are so many ridiculous aspects of the Blue Blood society to keep track of. I felt lost most of the time. I also felt at times like I was re ...more
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a filler book. The first half was okay and the second half of the book was much better. Oliver and Mimi working together was the most interesting part of this book and I really enjoyed those parts. Jack and Schulyer’s parts were only ok. The end sets up for Lost in Paradise well though and I am so glad Oliver and Mimi will be working together in that one!

My quick and simple overall: quick and sets up for the next full book well.
bella farren
Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, vampire
2.5 / 5 stars

reread: 26/04/20

Not as captivating as the rest of the series, bit lacklustre and disappointing.
May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. So far my least favorite in the series. Too much focus on Mimi and not much on the other characters. Plus, I wasn't a fan of the turn of events going on in the New York coven. Didn't hold my interest like the other books in the series. ...more
I am glad I kept reading this series, it definitely gets better as it goes. This is a case of first book syndrome to the extreme. Book 5 doesn't even slightly resemble book 1. So if you want to read this series, don't judge it by the first book. It gets so much better later. ...more
Nov 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: blue bloods fan, gothic fans, angel-vamp fans
this would have to be the fifth book of the blue bloods series.. again it is divided into perspective of 3 girls (Mimi,Schuyler,Deming Chen) the fifth installment of the book contains romance, A LOT of complications and a very rich gothic history...

a lot of things shocked me.. like for the first part (sky's Perspective) i didn't know that Sky is Jack's familiar!!!! OMG.. i know in the 4th book she gave jack some of her blood cause she is half human, half vamp. but i didn't know that they perfor
I like the Blue Bloods series. The author has created a great group of characters and has invented a totally original and entertaining vampire mythology--not an easy thing to do these days. She writes great action scenes and always manages to infuse just the right amount of romance into her stories--romance that is not overwrought or manufactured.

All of these things still apply to this installment. The author's characters and writing are as masterful as always, but I found myself rather disappo
Dec 29, 2010 rated it liked it
This is the fifth book in the Blue Bloods series by Cruz. There is a novella due out for this series in December 2010 called, Bloody Valentine; the sixth book is going to be titled, Lost in Time, and is planned for an October 2011 release. This was the weakest book in this series by far. The story doesn't progress much and we are only given painfully short glimpses into what is happening to Schuyler and Jack. Many of the major players from previous books are not even mentioned.

The book starts wi
Nov 01, 2010 rated it liked it
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Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The fifth book to BLUE BLOODS is definitely the most action/thriller/mystery-packed book in the series and it might not be for everyone. If you're looking for more romance (like in her previous books) and less action, you might not feel too fulfilled after devoting two hours to this book. Personally though, I loved it because the plot was so intricate and it constantly kept me on my toes searching for clues. It helps a lot to have read the previous books in the series or else you might get lost ...more
Dec 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
Sadly, i was debating with a 2? Don't get me wrong this book was amazing. Amazing.. but short, and short of my expectations. Let's rewind, shall we? (Don't worry no spoilers)

We start of with Schuyler and Jack, YAY! i wanted to see what happens after the previous book. What an awful cliffhanger. ANYWAY, that was dangerous, intresting, sweet, romantic? I can't explain it, but that was the amazing part of the book. I think this book lacked some plot and talked more about connections, friendships,
Carmaletta Hilton
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Oct 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
This book is what I like to call stretching out a thin plot in order to sell more books. Not a lot happened. The book is three storylines in one - Jack and Schuyler on the run, Mimi and the peeps back home and newbie Deming Chen.

Jack and Schuyler were so dang boring, they made me want to poke out my eyeballs. Mimi's storyline was slightly more interesting - I liked her interactions with Oliver. Deming Chen was the most interesting, although is book 5 really the time to introduce a new character?
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like

Other books in the series

Blue Bloods (7 books)
  • Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
  • Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)
  • Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3)
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