Blue Bloods 5: Misguided Angels by Melissa De La Cruz

I remember the day I discovered the Blue Bloods series. It was 2007 and I was walking through Barnes and Noble, probably looking for some unnecessary self help book when I stumbled upon a side display of Blue Bloods. The cover showed nothing but a neck of a young girl with two small bite marks on the side of her neck. Being a fan of vampire fiction, I never pass up a vampire novel.

I have been a reader of the series ever since. I would not call myself a fan but I read the series because I cannot stand not knowing how a story ends and also because there has been (before Twilight was the latest tween phenomenon) a lack of decent vampire fiction during previous years. Given the fact that Melissa De La Cruz, the author of the novels, is now making spin off series, I doubt this is a story that will end anytime soon.

The problem I have with this series is that it is not about vampires at all. The 5th Blue Bloods book is titled Misguided Angels and that accurately describes the content of what you are reading. The vampires in De La Cruz’s story are not vampires at all but angels, cast out of heaven after the downfall of Lucifer, trying to earn their way back into Heaven. Throughout the books we are occasionally reminded that they are vampires with about a teaspoon helping of biting/feeding here and there but other than that, they don’t exactly have any “vampire characteristics,” well, none that an angel wouldn’t already have. They aren’t immortal, which I always thought was the whole point to being a vampire, but semi-immortal and age just like normal humans until they die at the age of 100 only to be reincarnated over and over again.

Ultimately, you are reading a novel about the ongoing battle between Heaven and Hell, Lucifer and God, angels and demons. In addition to remembering who is who and what is what we are also introduced into every characters past lives as well as their angel names and memories which also ties into actual events in history. It can get rather exhausting.

Albeit, the story is well written and De La Cruz has done a good job at keeping the readers interest as well as developing each character thoroughly. She mixes just the right amount of action, suspense, drama and romance into just 400 pages. I rather enjoy the way chapters alternate narrators between our main heroin, her best friend and her worst enemy. By the end of the fourth novel I was no longer jeering the enemy, I was cheering for her because I could finally see where she was coming from and how it all looked through her eyes; she was in love and just trying to keep what was hers and had always been hers, ever since creation. I appreciate that about De La Cruz’s writing.

In the end, the story is highly enjoyable by all ages even though it is labeled as young adult; I am still reading it in my early twenties. The novels are quite popular amongst the Twilight-ers of the world and will gain even more popularity when the new spinoff is released which is about werewolves. Yes, werewolves. Although, in De La Cruz’s style, werewolves are not werewolves at all but hell hounds.

According to De La Cruzs twitter, the 5th book of the Blue Bloods series titled Misguided Angels will be likely be released sometime in the Fall of 2010. The sister book in which we learn more about Allegra Van Allen titled Keys to the Repository will be released in May of 2010. And the spinoff werewolf series titled Wolf Pack starring our good friend Bliss Llewellyn will be released sometime in 2011.

10 thoughts on “Blue Bloods 5: Misguided Angels by Melissa De La Cruz

  1. abby

    these books are awesome! and way better than twilight. i think that the fact that they aren't your normal vampires is the coolest thing ever!

    1. Tyronneeware

      i know right i found it at a pantry on my thirtenth birthday i have masquerade and revelations i was so devastated when i finished the books in less than 4 days =(

  2. Bee

    Yeah, I agree. What I found so interesting, is that when I first started reading, i thought it was quite lame…to say the least. I couldn't find the plot, but the thing was, the plot ran through all the books and it worked out so well! obviously all of them were amazing to read, but when the plot started to fall into it's place by the second book, it got too good to put down….litarally. I'm in some sort of readers coma where after reading a good book too fast and for too long puts you into a funky place where you can't think about anything else….(like when my sister read the twilight series in eleven days and ended up thinking life was grey and dark and pointless because she wasn't a vampire!) Now I wish I had a vampire boyfriend, and it hurts!!!

  3. clarizze

    i love it, most of all the very complicating love story of Schuyler, and the story concept. i can't wait for the release of the misguided angels

  4. Ally

    I lllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeee this series. After i was done reading the twlihgt series I was looking 4 a new vampire series to sink my teeth into. Then i found this series and it was like we were made 4 each other. Now I dying to read the 5 book. Maybe then Some Of my Qustions will be awnserd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    1. Frankie

      Looking for another vampire series, need to read the "House of Night" series. Great books, hope that you enjoy as much as I did.

  5. Amy

    Out of the last three vampire series i’ve read (Twilight,Vampire Academy, and Blue Bloods) I have to say Blue Bloods is my favorite. I love the story line, I never knew what was going to happen. There were always turns and twists. I can’t wait for the next book to come out!! Twilight is good, but very predictible the good guy gets the girl. Vampire Academy also has a book coming out soon, I am also excited for that release. But that series was a little bit preditible with a few twists but over all a good series. I would suggest reading this series. A bunch of teens cought up in heritage, reality, love, and the city of New York/Manhattan. It has a very good plot and setting. Very good series!!

  6. The Black Rose

    This series is extremely good. I've read a lot of books (I read about 5 in every week, I used to read more) and I must say all these Vampire books were starting to bug me, guy vampire, strange girl, stuck together in the end, blah blah blah blah blah! Ohh! It was really getting on my nerves, I was "craving" something different, I started reading a lot older novels just for some change, and I must say, I did find some really good ones, I'd sworn off vampire books for a long time, but I ran out of books, and was never in town to buy new ones, I went to a school library with a friend and she pulled Blue Bloods of the shelf, and told me I should read it, she's one of those people that I know reads the same sort of books I like, so I took it even though it had an obviously Vampire cover, but I fell in love with the series instantly and can't wait for the next one. I was very glad that is wasn't actually "vampires" because I'd had enough of them, and though I don't really believe in God myself, I'd suggest these to anyone that's looking for something new!


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