Title: Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz
Published: September 27th, 2012 by Hyperion
Source: Finished copy provided for review (and autographed!)
Grade rate: B+
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.
Lost in Time, the sixth book (and next to last) of the Blue Blood series was a vast improvement from the previous book, but it was also infuriating how some many questions are still left unanswered.
There are three story lines taking place at the same time. One – Schuyler and Jack, two – Allegra and Michael/Ben, and third – Mimi and Oliver/Kingsley; all the stories are told from the third point of view, therefore we can get more in touch with the characters. I found each story interesting in its own way and it was surprisingly easy to keep track of all of them. Let me tell you a bit about each one:
Schuyler and Jack – I’ve always love their story and the absolute way in which they love each other, against the world and all odds. This is the story line that I liked the most, and I was a little bummed by the ending, but I have my hopes up that all will be well at the end.
Allegra and Michael / Ben – This story line follows Allegra and Michael after college and it introduces Ben to the reader (there is a short story about how they first met in Bloody Valentine). Michael is not the easiest person to get along with, but he truly loves Allegra and was destroyed when she doesn’t ‘bond’ with him. Although we know now what happened during that time, we still don’t know what happened to Allegra to end up in a coma for so many years, and what happened to Ben. Also, the events from Florence seem to be of great importance to the story, but we still don’t know what happened either.
Mimi and Oliver / Kingsley – I like Kingsley and Oliver a whole lot, but I cannot stand Mimi. I know I have no foundation for my dislike other than her selfish and violent nature, but there you have it. For this reason, this is the story that I liked the least, but I was happy for the outcome because both Oliver and Kingsley were unharmed.
I hope The Gates of Paradise, the last book in the series, has all the answers that I’m hoping for. What on earth happened in Florence? Where are Michael and Allegra now? How are Mimi and Jack going to end their bond? Will Schuyler survive at the end and fulfill her legacy? Where is Bliss? What happened to Ben? I think I can go on and on… Unfortunately I will have to wait until January of 2013 for the answers.
About the Cover: Beautiful cover that portraits Jack (black feather) and Schuyler and the outline of Egypt at the bottom, where most of the story takes place.