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Lost In Time by Melissa de la Cruz

December 20th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Hyperion

Series Info: Book 6 in the Blue Bloods series

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads.com: 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.

I have been a huge fan of this series but this book left me with mixed feelings.  The portion focusing on Schuyler and Jack was disappointing.  They get married, have sex, Jack wants to nobly go face his doom with Mimi and Schuyler is determined to save him.  Nothing really new there.  The whole thing with Catherine of siena and the Gate of Promise left me feeling a little confused and it was pretty hard to swallow than an angel set this all up.

The other half of the story regarding Mimi’s journey to save Kingsley was more enjoyable for me.  It was interesting watching Mimi and Oliver interact especially once Mimi makes the decision that she will sacrifice Oliver in order to save Kingsley.  You got to hand it to the girl for having some of the most cold hearted calculations of any person who is supposedly on the side of good.  She does show a glimmer of humaneness as she feels twinges of conscience at the thought of condemning Oliver to hell after everything he’s done for her.  However what really bothered me about her about her character in this book was her feelings toward Jack and Schuyler.  It made no sense to me that she was so hell bent on vengeance towards Jack and hatred of Schuyler when she was basically risking her life and that of someone who has become a true friend to her in order to save another man because she’s so in love with him.  Really?  Don’t you think that’s a little hypocritical?

That said I love seeing Kingsley and the humor and bad boy charm he brings to the story.  I thought Mimi’s attempt to rescue him and the final conclusion was well done and left me for the most part satisfied.  The conclusion to this chapter in the Jack and Schuyler story was just as dissatisfying as the rest of their story in this book and I was ambivalent towards the portion dealing with Allegra’s past and how she came to give birth to Schuyler and Bliss.  Over all this addition to the series was just ok.  Doesn’t turn me off of the series but I am hoping to see an improvement in the next book.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Michelle

    I zipped through this entire series over a couple of weeks and I have to say I agree. I feel like the first books were way better than the later. Like you I found Kingsley and Mimi far more charismatic than Schyler and Jack. They never really did it for me overwhelmingly anyway.

  2. Natalie @ Mindful Musings

    I started this series a few years ago when I was still in high school. I wasn’t in love with them, but the first couple of books weren’t bad. I stopped reading after book three because I felt like the series was going downhill. I have to admit, I was never a fan of Jack or Mimi. The character I enjoyed reading about was Oliver. :)

  3. Julie

    I started reading this series years ago and I recently saw that the last one had come out. I am afraid to read it because it’s been so long since I’ve read the other ones, and my memories a little fuzzy about what happened in the previous books. Can someone give me a quick cliff notes version of what happened ? Thanks!

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