Review: Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz

A Blue Bloods Novel 6

Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz, UK edition cover.

Title: Lost in Time (A Blue Bloods Novel)
Author:  Melissa de la Cruz
Genre: Paranoraml Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: atom (6th October 2011)
Blurb:

They’re young, fabulous and fanged . . .

Egypt, a land of ancient mysteries, seems to hold the key to protecting the Blue Bloods. But when Schuyler and Jack are forced to separate, can she find the strength to fulfil the Van Alen  Legacy on her own?

Mimi finds herself in Egypt too, in an attempt to rescue Kingsley from Hell’s grasp. Can her love story finally have a happy ending? Or will she have to put her own feelings aside to save her crumbling New York Coven?

On thing’s for certain: the fates are never kind to the Blue Bloods. And there’s more at stake for these vampires than love. . .

Rating: **** (4 stars)
Review:

Lost in Time is the sixth book in Melissa de la Cruz’s epic Blue Bloods series. It continues the story of Schuyler Alen, a girl who is anything but ordinary even in the extraordinary world she is a part of. As those who have read the previous books in the series know, being a Blue Blood makes you very special indeed. . .

Lost in Time continues Schuyler’s story after the events of the previous book Misguided Angel and after the events of one of the stories in Bloody Valentine, which is A Blue Bloods Novella. From the events of the previous books we know that time is running out. This is an idea that pervades the book; that this is one more, last, happy moment before it is too late. Like the characters, as readers we too can feel the time fall away.

The story in the novel is split into three different narratives, set in two different times which mirrors the content of previous Blue Blood novels. This time we get to see the story from Schuyler and Mimi’s points of view, the two characters whose point of view we get to hear most often. De la Cruz introduces the point of view of Allegra in this book for the first time. This has a two-fold effect, it allows us to better unravel previous events that have teased at us and it serves to illustrate just how in the dark we – and the main protagonists – have been.

There is a definite feel that things are drawing to a close in the Blue Bloods series with this book. De la Cruz is careful tying off the plot threads that until now have been left. It’s not a bad thing; the story is certainly a cohesive one. There is still the definite sense of more to come; that the story isn’t quite over just yet as there are still questions to be answered, and things to be played out.

Lost in Time is a great read, and a welcome addition to the Blue Blood series. It also sets up the next, and last, book up brilliantly. Unfortunately we have to wait until 2013 to read it.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz

    • You should definitely give them a go. I love the voice of them, the way they’re not your usual vampire novel but still are, somehow. It’s an interesting look into a very different world. I also love the way the vampire mythology is handled. Very original.

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