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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz

Title: Lost in Time
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion
Publish Date: September 27, 2011
Source: Received a copy from the PR firm. This did not affect my review.

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a series fanatic.
  • You like a little paranormal.
  • You're an armchair traveler.
What's the Story?:

From "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."

My Two Cents:

I was excited to get to read this book. This is the second to last book in the Blue Bloods series. Unlike the other books, this book focuses on both Schuyler and her mother, Allegra. You get to find out about the bonding between Jack and Sky (still not a big fan of that romance). More interestingly, you get to find out a little bit more about Allegra falling in love with someone other than Charles Force, the vampire that she was supposed to be bonded too, which was very interesting. Interesting sidenote: Another one of the Beauchamp women (main characters in De La Cruz's new series) makes a brief appearance.

This book takes place mostly between New York City and Cairo, Egypt (Alexandria, Egypt and Florence, Italy also make an appearance). One thing that I really like about this book is that it takes place between so many different cities. Cairo is makes for an especially interesting backdrop to this book. I can't wait to see where the last book takes place!

This book is not really a standalone book. You should definitely read all of the books in the series in order to get the most of this book. There are a lot of things covered in the previous books that you may not understand without reading some of the first books in the series.


  1. This is one series I haven't even started yet. I have so many going right now, I put it on the backburner for a bit. I'll have to pick it up soon though.

  2. Finally, some answers about Allegra! I was thinking of giving up on this series but I want to know the back story. Thanks for the great review.

  3. Sheesh! I really need to start reading this series - it sounds like so much fun!

  4. @Belle I almost wish that Allegra's story was the focus of the whole series. I think it's so interesting!


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