Saturday, October 22, 2011

READING: Lost In Time by Melissa De La Cruz

Lost In Time by Melissa De La Cruz

Publication date: September 27, 2011
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Genre: YA Paranormal, Vampires, Angels
Rating: 5/5
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.

*Lost In Time is the 6th installment in the Blue Bloods series.I write this review assuming that you have read all the Blue Blood novels up until this point*

Lost In Time is once again split into 3 parts. One part is about Schyler and Jack and their journey to Alexandria and Cairo in order to find the gate and protect the guardian. Another part is about Mimi and Oliver going to Alexandria as well, to descend into Hell and bring Kingsley back, and the last part is focused on the past and tells the story of Allegra and Ben(Schyler's parents),how they came to be together and finally the mystery of Allegra's illness. Parts are alternating and are written in 3d person.

Love it loved it loved it!!!! Never thought De La Cruz would have so many aces up her sleeve for the second to last book in the series. Turns out her insanely dense plot is so carefully weaved, that even this far in the series when usually stories have become weak and readers have lost their interest, everything clicks perfectly into place and there is still enough space for surprising twists.

I liked all 3 parts in Lost In Time. All 3 were connected and they all presented you with long-awaited answers. Especially the part with Allegra and the reason that she ends up in the hospital(as we get to know her in book #1) is beautifully written. Honestly, I didn't expected it but in retrospect it explains a lot. The one tinsy tiny thing I wanted from Lost In Time and didn't get was more Deming time. But that's OK. Book managed to be awesome even without the kick-ass Venator.
I still believe Mimi is the most well developed character. She is miles away from the spoiled rich girl we met in book 1. She has grown and matured beyond my expectations but also has managed to still show the perky and fun side of her whenever and to whomever she wants to. At some point in the book the difference between the old Mimi and the new Mimi is made perfeclty clear and I have to say I've forgotten how scary the old Mimi was! You'll see what I mean.

There is not a dull moment in Lost In Time. There are equal parts mystery, action, heartbreaking romance and suspense. There are tons of stuff going on and all of them important to the story. I hope you took my advice and kept some notes because I for one know that if I hadn't read my notes before I started Lost In Time, there was no way I could read it. Lost In Time for real! I have no idea how people decided to start the series reading this book. It really is beyond me.

Lost In Time is amazing-go pick it up immediately! After reading the previous 5 books, of course :)
Unfortunately next book will also be the last,The Gates Of Paradise.
Says in Melissa's web site: "The seventh and final novel in the first Blue Bloods cycle will be published January 2013."
I think I fainted a little bit.
2013???????Seriously, that long???? UGH!!!!
On second thought, maybe you want to keep Lost In Time for a "little" while longer and read it after the last book comes out so you won't have to wait. 
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