|Schuyler and Jack have fled to Florence, where they have been
offered asylum by Isabelle of Orleans, the head of the European conclave. They find
themselves under constant guard by Venators, which is not ideal when they need to embark
on the mission to locate and protect the seven Gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord
of the Silverbloods. They hatch a James Bondesque escape plan involving jetskis and a
former Somali pirate accomplice.
Back in New York Oliver, having been released from his
Conduit position with Schuyler, has chosen to become a Repository scribe, rather than have
his memory scrubbed. Mimi has left heartbroken over her missing lover Kingsley, who is
either dead or trapped in the underworld. Either way he is lost to her and this just adds
to her rage that Jack has forsaken her for Schuyler. As is her right according to the
Code, she sends Venators to hunt Jack down for breaking their bond, to face her wrath in
the blood trial.
Mimi has a new role in New York the head (Regent) of the conclave of Blue
Bloods. She's downplaying her role during school, but she's responsible for their
survival. When a homemade movie leaks, signalling the kidnapping of one vampire, Mimi's in
trouble. The video, taken at a party, threatens to burn the vampire alive - in front of
the human world. Mimi knows she needs to find this girl quickly and hush up the vampire
rumours in the human world. Not only does she need to save this girl's life, but she needs
to save her own spot as leader among the Blue Bloods. She brings in reinforcements
a Venator from the Chinese conclave.
While several main characters from previous books are missing (including Charles,
Allegra, Bliss and Kingsley), there are some interesting new ones introduced. These
include Blue Bloods in school with Mimi, Red Bloods (humans) and a very beautiful and
capable Chinese vampire, Demin Chen. There are some big revelations and plot twists,
including finding out how and when Lucifer impregnated Gabrielle with Bliss.
I didnt really like the constant shifting of points of views in the previous
books but I wish the author would've done that instead of dividing it in parts and telling
the entire story of one character in a rush. Misguided Angel was extremely short, compared
to the volumes that preceded it. I also grew annoyed with Schuylers constant
insecurities and dependence on Jack. She needs a good smack.
I suppose it was a good read. Some intrigue, some action, some mystery, some heartbreak
and a possibility to retrieve what was once lost. The book ends with promise but gives
nothing tangible to the story, except for Jack and Mimi's paths. Fans of the series should
read it just to not miss the only two details in the book that might affect the current of
the story, but this is simply filler. Dont bother reading this unless you're a hyper
fan and just can't stand it.