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October 30, 2011

Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz

read excerpt here
Series: Blue Bloods
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Purchase Link: Amazon
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.

The latest book in the Blue Bloods series, Lost in Time is a menagerie of action and adventure. Aptly named I myself felt a little lost in the story literally. It appears as if the time period would jump from one to the next without much preamble so at one point I was thinking if Kingsley had a doppelganger somewhere or if he could be at two places at the same time.

Going back to the story, Lost in Time is still female-centric as we follow the misadventures and heartaches of Sky, Mimi and Allegra. Sky if now married to Jack and spent their honeymoon looking for Catherine of Sienna. Mimi, heartbroken from Jack's rejection in favor of Sky and smarting from Kingsley's departure set off on a mission to retrieve the Silver Blood Martin Kingsley from Hell with the help of her now human conduit Oliver Hazard-Perry. And Allegra, we become privy to her romance and relationships with Benedix Chase and Charles Force.

What I liked about this is there's no idle time. De la Cruz went to the heart of the matter and just gave us the delicious parts. In every chapter someone is in the middle of either a mad chase, an emotional upheaval or literally in Hell striking deals with demons. Who would've thought that Hell looks a lot like New York! We even got front row seat tickets to a showdown between the Angels of Death and Destruction, Azrael and Abaddon, Mimi and Jack. What's puzzling is at the end we see them swearing fealty to Lucifer. Makes me wonder what the time stamp is when they rendered the services of their swords to the Angel of Light.

Now I don't understand why we have to wait for two years for the next book to come out. I know de la Cruz's were series, Wolf Pact, starring Bliss Llewelyn is coming out next year but that's a totally different series. Why can't Blue Bloods and Wolf Pact coexist?! On the bright side, this gives me an excuse to check out her other new series for mature audiences, Witches of East End.




2 comments:

  1. UGH, I'm slightly annoyed that there is going to be a 7th one! I'm still waiting for this one from the library. it feels like forever!

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  2. IKR! This one is good, it's packed with the good stuff. I heard she's planning to do another spin off aside from Bliss' series.

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