Review: Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz

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Review: Lost in Time by Melissa de la CruzLost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Blue Bloods #6
Published by Disney Hyperion
Pub Date: September 27th 2011
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover | Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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5 Stars

The young Blue Bloods of Manhattan descend upon Egypt in Lost in Time, the epic sixth book in Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times and USA Today best-selling Blue Bloods series.

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.

Packed with heartache, twists, and vampiric folklore, Lost in Time is sure to satisfy hungry fans' cravings for more Blue Bloods adventure.

What I love most about the way this series is written, is the many point-of-views you get in each book. Since book one, we’ve been able to get several sides to this story. All very compelling. All incredibly interesting.

Lost In Time picks up after Bloody Valentine, and oh, boy…it is romantic and steamy! Especially since it begins with Jack and Schuyler (Pronounced: Sky-ler), being coupley with each other, and the love they have for one another just pours out of these pages. I loved it! This theme continues with them throughout the book, even after they go through some pretty scary battles.

Mimi and Oliver’s journey to the seventh (circle of Hell) to rescue Kingsley is picturesque, and pretty uneventful, up until the end. The build up of the Mimi/Kingsley reunion was full of anticipation! Unfortunately, Kingsley had other plans, and I wondered if the trip was going to turn out differently. For a while, I was preparing myself for disappointment, Melissa de la Cruz delivered beautifully in the end. *sigh* And Mimi ended up really surprising me, showing the most heart ever.

The story I wasn’t expecting to read in this book was that of Michael and Gabrielle, a.k.a. Charles Force and Allegra Van Alen. Since reading the short story of how Allegra and Ben, Schuyler’s father, met in Bloody Valentine, I’ve been curious as to how the rest played out. We get the full, heartbreaking story here. I actually felt pity for Charles Force! He really loves Allegra unconditionally…enough to even let her go and love another man.

I didn’t want this book to end…but sadly, it did…and the final book, The Gates of Paradise, will not be out until January 2013!! *sobs* We are left with some cliffhangers! Mimi and Jack! Schuyler, Oliver, and Kingsley! Charles and Allegra! I wish I could go further into the endings, but that would be completely spoilery for you guys. Just know you won’t be disappointed. :)

 

About Melissa de la Cruz

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series Blue Bloods, which has three million copies in print. She spent many summers on Shelter Island, which served as the inspiration for the fictional town of North Hampton. She lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her family.

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3 Responses to “Review: Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz”

  1. Jan von Harz

    I regret never reading this series. I have come close several times to picking up the books, but there are just so many. Reading your review, however makes me see once again that I have missed out on some very good reading. Great review! Who knows maybe I will still pick these up and or start it as an audio.

  2. Bookgoonie

    I read the 1st 4 this summer. They were good. I like the alternating point of views. Makes me race through them to get back to Jack & Schylur. This a great example of a recycled romance & fallen angel story. Can’t wait to read the next 2

  3. Erin W.

    I absolutely love this book series and this installment sure didn’t disappoint. Great review.

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