Blue Bloods has 19 entries in the series. Blue Bloods (Series). Book 5. Melissa de la Cruz Author Christina Moore Narrator (). cover image of Lost in Time. Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles of many critically acclaimed novels, including Disney's Descendants novels, the Blue Bloods se. Book 64 · OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 29 · OverDrive Listen 28 · Adobe PDF eBook 1 cover image of Return to the Isle of the Lost. The stakes have never been higher for the young Blue Bloods of Manhattan. After their brief yet beautiful bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack.
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Every day, Isolt vowed to Obliviate James, and every day, his fear of magic wore off a little more, until finally it seemed simplest to admit that they were in love, marry and have done with it. Four Houses Isolt and James considered the Boot boys their adopted sons. Isolt told them the second-hand stories of Hogwarts she had learned from Gormlaith.
Both boys yearned to attend the school, frequently asking why they could not all return to Ireland where they could wait for their letters. Isolt did not want to frighten the boys with the story of Gormlaith.
For Chadwick, an intelligent but often temperamental boy, it was the Thunderbird that can create storms as it flies. For argumentative but fiercely loyal Webster, it was the Wampus, a magical panther-like creature that was fast, strong and almost impossible to kill.
For Isolt, it was, of course, the Horned Serpent that she still visited and with which she felt a strange sense of kinship. When asked what his favourite creature was, James was at a loss. The only No-Maj in the family was unable to consort with the magical creatures the others had begun to know well.
Finally, he named the Pukwudgie, because the stories his wife told of curmudgeonly William always made him laugh. Thus were the four houses of Ilvermorny created, and while the four originators did not yet know it, much of their own characters leaked into the houses they had so light-heartedly named. As far as she knew, the wand she had stolen from Gormlaith was the only one in America.
On the eve of his birthday, she had a dream that she went down to the creek to find the Horned Serpent, which rose up out of the water and bowed its head to her while she shaved a long shard from its horn.
Waking in the darkness, she proceeded down to the creek. The Horned Serpent was waiting there for her. It raised its head exactly as it had done in her dream, she took part of its horn, thanked it, then returned to the house and woke James, whose skill with stone and wood had already beautified the family cottage.
When Chadwick woke next day, it was to find a finely carved wand of prickly ash enclosing the horn of the serpent. Isolt and James had succeeded in creating a wand of exceptional power. Two more magical boys from the Wampanoag tribe had been joined by a mother and two daughters from the Narragansett, all interested in learning the techniques of wandwork in exchange for sharing their own magical learning. Some protective instinct told Isolt to save the Horned Serpent cores only for her two adoptive sons and she and James learned to use a variety of other cores, including Wampus hair, Snallygaster heartstring and Jackalope antlers.
The house expanded with every passing year. News had reached the old country that a new magical school had been set up in Massachusetts. Gormlaith had downloadd a wand at the despised Ollivanders to replace the precious family wand that had been handed down through generations before Isolt stole it.
Determined that her niece would not know of her coming until it was too late, she unknowingly imitated Isolt by disguising herself as a man to make the crossing to America on the ship Bonaventure. Next, she uttered a single sibilant word in Parseltongue, the language of snakes.
The wand that had served Isolt so faithfully for many years quivered once on the bedstand beside her as she slept, and became inactive. What Gormlaith did not know, was that there were two other occupants of the house whom she had not put to sleep, for she had never heard of sixteen-year-old Chadwick and fourteen-year-old Webster. The other thing she did not know, was what lay at the hearts of their wands: the horn of the river serpent.
These wands did not become inactive when Gormlaith spoke her word of Parseltongue. On the contrary, their magical cores vibrated to the sound of the ancient language and, sensing danger to their masters, began to emit a low musical note, exactly as the Horned Serpent sounds danger. Both Boot boys woke and leapt out of bed. Chadwick looked instinctively through the window. Creeping through the trees towards the house was the silhouette of Gormlaith Gaunt. Like all children, Chadwick had heard and understood more than his adoptive parents had ever imagined.
They might have thought that they had shielded him from any knowledge of the murderous Gormlaith, but they were wrong. Now he saw his nightmare made true. Telling Webster to warn their parents, Chadwick sprinted downstairs and did the only thing that seemed to make sense to him: he ran out of the house to meet Gormlaith and prevent her entering the place where his family slept.
Gormlaith was not expecting to meet a teenage wizard and she underestimated him at first. Chadwick parried her curse expertly and they began to duel. Within a few minutes Gormlaith, though far more powerful than Chadwick, was forced to concede that the talented boy had been well taught. Even as she sent curses at his head in an attempt to subdue him, and drove him back towards the house, she questioned him about his parentage for, she said, she would be loathe to kill a pure-blood of his talent.
Webster therefore hurtled downstairs and joined the duel now raging just outside the house. Now the duel reached extraordinary proportions, Gormlaith still laughing and promising them mercy if they could prove their pure-blood credentials, Chadwick and Webster determined to stop her reaching their family. The brothers were driven back inside Ilvermorny: walls cracked and windows shattered, but still Isolt and James slept, until the baby girls lying upstairs woke and screamed in fear.
It was this that pierced the enchantment lying over Isolt and James. Rage and magic could not wake them, but the terrified screams of their daughters broke the curse Gormlaith had laid upon them, which, like Gormlaith herself, took no account of the power of love.
Only when she raised it to attack her hated aunt did she realise that for all the good it would do her, the sleeping wand might as well have been a stick she had found on the ground.
Gloating, Gormlaith drove Isolt, Chadwick and Webster backwards up the stairs, towards the place where she could hear her great-nieces crying. Finally she managed to blast open the doors to their bedroom, where James stood ready to die in front of the cribs of his daughters.
Sure that all was lost, Isolt cried out, hardly knowing what she said, for her murdered father. A great clatter sounded and the moonlight was blocked from the room as William the Pukwudgie appeared on the windowsill. Before Gormlaith knew what had happened, a poisoned arrow tip had pierced her through the heart. Okay, this may seem harsh and people out there may like Bliss she's not my favorite but at the same time, I have nothing against her but um Bliss, though unwillingly, was being used as a real weapon against them.
Blue Bloods died because of her existence. Allegra might be pissed off because it was her child but it doesn't change the fact that this child was a threat to the Blue Blood community.
So, um, what is the big secret to reveal in this story now?! Not much as far as I can tell - maybe just why Michael had his own reasons for being so secretive.
Secondly, both Bloody Valentine and Lost in Time left me feeling very weary of Allegra as a character. As far as I can tell, there is nothing special or forthcoming about her relationship with this human man, Bendix Chase. I found his portrayal rather dull, boring, and his character to be just another 'cookie cutter' version of the 'perfect looking guy' with the 'perfect heart on the inside' because he was nothing but an empty story to tell.
He felt bland, and their story forced, like there was no other believable way to set Allegra up with a Red Blood for an interesting storyline. While I read his first introduction in Bloody Valentine, I found it all rather 'eye-roll' worthy to be honest and then his reappearance in this book did little to change my reaction.
I know Charles has done some questionable things; however, in the end, I don't think it can be denied that he genuinely loves his bondmate. He's been misguided at times, and in the end it cost him her love, but I only ended up feeling more sorry for him rather than her. So, if the author's intention from the start was for me to relate more to Allegra, the story failed miserably. I only found her to be rather selfish in the long run.
Not to mention, cowardly. She abandoned her entire coven on a romantic whim, when it was she who vacated her place in heaven in the first place to help bring her people back to salvation.
Michael only followed out of his love for her. C'mon, I know she's encountered some real heartache but so have other Blue Bloods. Some of them even lost their bondmates for good, in death. So for her, when things got too tough, she wanted to 'jump ship' and did just that. Running out on Charles, not even having the common decency to let him know she wouldn't bond with him again?!
She left him standing at the altar thinking something horrible could have befallen her, how thoughtless! Willing to let her human familiar die just so they could be together?! I don't care if he consented, it was just plain nonsense and unbelievable to me. Then later on, she presumably refuses to take the red blood ever again because of her own broken heart, lapsing into a coma, with no regard for the safety and welfare of her daughter, Schuyler?!
Essentially, leaving her alone, defenseless, and unprepared in the world?! Yeah, wow, great mother figure. It's not like she allowed herself to lapse into the coma to save someone's life, there is nothing noble, nor admirable, nor sympathetic to me about what she did there.
To be honest, I find Michael and Gabrielle's love story to be steeped in all the romantic tragedy, not Allegra and Ben's. Charles and Allegra have the history, they are the Uncorrupted, the archangels of the light, they've fought the battles together, they've been deceived, their pure love for one another has been tested, it's been used and tainted against the other, yet she continues to ping pong back and forth with her feelings in this book and I'm supposed to download that her "love story" with this 'Yes Man' human in just one lifetime is supposed to rival her past feelings for her bondmate of heaven?!
Yeah, right, give me a break. I read nothing special about Bendix Chase. Honestly, to put it quite frankly, I really don't see the point of Schuyler Van Alen having a human father at all. What is the point of her being half human anyway when her destiny has always been irrovocably tied into that of the Blue Bloods, bringing them to their salvation?!
Totally confusing plot point right there. If it's not revealed soon that Charles is somehow her real father, that is totally screwy, it really is. Speaking of which - I was disappointed by the diluation of Schuyler's role in this war. While it was interesting to read about Schuyler trying to uncover the gatekeepers and learning that the Gate of Promise is essentially two paths, it felt to me like this 'heroine' became muddied down in the cliche of a female being involved mostly in a romantic relationship.
In this book, it felt like her character is mostly all about Jack and about how everything they do leads to them or what it will just mean for them. I used to at least be able to stomach their scenes because of the action that was constantly surrounding them or the storyline leading to somewhere significant: She's basically written off as Jack's 'play thing' in this book - his 'mistress wife', and nothing more, while Mimi and other characters like Deming and the Lennox brothers take center stage in this war.
They completely disregard her when there was supposed to be this important prophecy fortelling of her being their salvation. Gabrielle's daughter would bring them to salvation.
I guess all she's required to do is find a gate and open it, then?! I mean, what the hell?! Which brings us to Mimi and Oliver and their roadtrip to hell. While I found some of the descriptions interesting to read at times, there were other times I found it extremely weird accompanied by a 'wtf' reaction. So in the end, I could care less about it.
Seriously, it got boring and it's sole purpose was once again, completely self-centered for Mimi and about the means to an end for a romantic relationship.
Now, keep in mind, I love Kingsley as an individual character, but nothing about this trip to hell contributed anything to the bigger picture of the entire story or the war the Blue Bloods are currently involved in. I'm sorry, it was just ridiculous. Mimi loves Kingsley, whatever, another one willing to break a centries old bond.
Yet, she still wants to kill her bondmate, okay, not that I care. Can you blame me if I actually wanted to see a kick ass Sky get her brain back into gear, in order to show what she's really made of, and to help fight this war to save their people?
But I wasn't stupid, I knew the author wouldn't do it! One minute, Silver Bloods Croaton and demons are one in the same and then the next minute, Silver Bloods and demons are different creatures in the Underworld?! Supposedly, Sky was supposed to be the only half-blood in existence but now we have Nephilium running around?!
Why does the book portray it like Schuyler is something different when she really isn't?! Deming made some speech about how she mistook Sky for one because of her blood, it came across like theirs. A Nephilium is the offspring between a human and an angel. And I thought Blue Bloods couldn't procreate, so why are Silver Bloods suddenly able to do it and have Nephilium children?! I know Gabrielle is the exception somehow, and Lucifer, but Silver Bloods are Blue bloods, they're just Blue bloods who went 'bad' and stayed loyal to Lucifer after the fall from heaven.
Their blood is only silver because they feed on their own kind, the blue bloods. So, I'm not understanding all these contradictions that both this book, and Misguided Angel, introduced. It was already confusing to begin with. Before, Forysth Lwellyn was revealed as a Blue Blood traitor and now suddenly in this book, he was a Silver Blood all along? I'm not even going to begin to disect all the plot holes this opens up for me from previous books, it'll give me a headache just writing it all down.
I can see him upstaging Michael, the great uncorrupted archangel, and pulling the wool over his eyes so to speak as a Blue Blood traitor but for a full blown silver blood to have been so close to him in all these lives and for him to not have a clue, not sense it, really makes poor Michael look like a moron. I just can't download into it.
Gabrielle too, since they were notorious for hunting them down when they once roamed freely upon the earth. So, Allegra got married by a justice of the peace at the estate of her human beloved instead of in the sanctity of a church like Mimi had originally cracked about in an earlier book?!
I can't seriously believe the selfishness here - they have agreed to hand over their 'souls' until Lucifer sees fit in this war, all so they can break their bond and be with who they want to be with?! Selfish Much! I'm appalled, I really am, they've essentially agreed to reclaim their postion by Lucifer's side and go up against their fellow Blue Bloods all so they can have Kingsley and Schuyler?!
My gosh, these idiots! There might not be a life left to live if the Silver Bloods win the war, what kind of life would that be for any of them?! Why should Lucifer even keep his word after he gets what he wants from them, did they even bother to think about that before 'tra-la-la-ing' off to the neverland of hell. I guess Lawrence was right to question the loyalty of the twins and to ask Charles why he had awoken them into this lifetime. Big mistake, Charles. And if Jack really wanted to be selfless, help his people, and save Sky at the same time, he would leave Sky alone, and renew the bond he has to Mimi so Sky wouldn't continue to get sick and they can fight this war together with their combined strength.
Give me a break, there was another way besides this selfish route they've gone. I gave this Book two stars, meaning just okay, only because I'm holding onto a little bit of faith, hope, whatever - that the final book will bring closure to alot of these questions I have about plot and characters. Also, because I was curious about Charles and Allegra's separation, I can't say the book was a total waste.
However, with that said, the book did feel mostly like filler.
We really didn't get anything new, no good closure on any open plot points, and the book felt like it was mostly about stupid broken bonds no, I don't think the bonds themselves are stupid, just the stupid storyline justifications for breaking them. Mar 16, Savannah Books With Bite rated it it was amazing. Can I just say how much this book is The Bomb Diggity? I mean really, it is da bomb! OK, first off the plot line.
Man o man, was it good. I have never felt right at home when reading this book. With every turn of the page, I felt the energy flowing between my fingers as I delved into this world. Everything is at its own time and nothing is left out. The characters of this book are right where they are supposed to be and them some. So many new changes, both good and bad, had me smiling. I love the fight they all had. All of the characters fought for what they believe in.
They didn't back down or give up. They were willing to sacrifice anything to get what they wanted. There were also a few plot surprises that left me breathless. I mean, I stand amazed after reading this book and well, I'm sure after you read it, you will feel the same way. The love interest in this book is even more enduring. The emotions, heart-ache, and selflessness is over flowing in this book.
I love that Ms. De La Cruz, gave her readers a magnificent few of great descriptions of everything. I really felt like I was in the story, traveling the world, fighting for those who I love, and most of all, fighting for myself. If you have not read The Blue Blood series, you need to! This series goes from good to holy freaking awesomeness batman, in 5 second flat! De La Cruz amazes her readers, captivating them in her great and wonderful writing. Once you are in this world, there is no looking back.
And with the surprises that Ms. De La Cruz throws at you, it is no wonder all of her readers always come back wanting more! Sep 28, Kelly Hager rated it it was amazing. This is the penultimate installment of the Blue Bloods series. I know that This is the penultimate installment of the Blue Bloods series. Nov 21, Courtney rated it did not like it. What happened? After enjoying the previous books, I ended up flipping through to see what happened in this latest installment.
I felt like character development was halted in this book. In the other books of this series the plot usually quite fast but in Lost in Time the storyline is just so dull, boring and predictable Unfortunately, I probably won't bring myself to complete What happened? In the other books of this series the plot usually quite fast but in Lost in Time the storyline is just so dull, boring and predictable Unfortunately, I probably won't bring myself to complete the series, which is a shame, since the beginning of the series had such great potential.
Apr 24, Riley added it Shelves: Finally got the correct copy and holy crap was it amazing! My only problem? The next book doesn't come out until January ! I don't think I can make it that long without some Mimi on Kingsley action! View all 8 comments. Oct 31, hayden marked it as own-it-to-read.
Feb 01, texxie-PRUFreads. Can't wait!: This book was a bit of a mess, but I've read worse? It just leaves her stories at least in terms of this series feeling a bit underdeveloped.
In this installment to the Blue Bloods series there are three different points of view This book was a bit of a mess, but I've read worse? In this installment to the Blue Bloods series there are three different points of view and it takes a very, very, long time to understand why they are all in the same book.
Characters act pretty ridiculously, and a lot of the events felt like they were thrown in for a wow factor. This is where my previously mentioned desire for some more details and explanations would be nice The saving grace in this book were the chapters with Allegra, it was really refreshing to have her point of view thrown in and to get some explanations for her story line.
Everything else about this felt pretty old and recycled. Apr 10, Isabella rated it it was amazing.
Actual rating: Mar 19, Jenny Lynn rated it did not like it Shelves: Oy vey, I'll be so glad when this series is over. At this point I'm only reading it because I want to know what happens in the end.
I feel like my mom watching Days of Our Lives despite the fact that she dislikes most of the characters and tends to fast-forward through storylines she doesn't care about. This book nearly killed it for me; I was so close to just putting the book down and writing off the series for good until I glanced in the back of the book mostly to see how much more I had to r Oy vey, I'll be so glad when this series is over.
This book nearly killed it for me; I was so close to just putting the book down and writing off the series for good until I glanced in the back of the book mostly to see how much more I had to read and saw that there is only one book left in the series plus a separate book about Bliss that's somehow not part of the series My main issue with these books is the overly dramatic and flowery writing style. When the characters speak or think, they sometimes sound like they've escaped from a badly written book that aspires to be set in the s.
For people who were teenagers not very long ago, they're all so formal and stiff, which is downright strange in a book with a modern setting.
And then there are the sex scenes. They reminded me of a really cheesy romance novel; the only things missing were the awkwardly hilarious euphemisms for human anatomy.
The reason I tend to like teen books more than adult books sometimes is typically because they are devoid of creepy sex scenes; those kinds of scenes are not sexy, at least not to me or to most people I know. I'd much rather have an author allude to characters having sex in a clever and subtle way than have a play-by-play filled with cringe-worthy descriptions. All in all, I will be very glad when this series is over and I can stop rolling my eyes at these characters and wondering how all these overly complicated plot twists will eventually be resolved I know you're probably wondering why I'm still reading this series if I don't like it so much, but the thing is is that I don't like to not finish something once I've started it.
Even if I don't like a movie I'm watching, I'll usually stick it out 'till the end just to see if it can redeem itself or, if not, just so when I give others my opinion on it, I am fully informed on what I've seen. These books were decent when they first started; they definitely had an interesting concept. But they've been drug out for far too many books and now feel like some sad soap opera I can't stop watching until it's finished.
End rant. Oct 07, stephanie rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 23, Angela rated it liked it. First, books that go back and forth between storylines drive me insane. Second, there is so much assumed by the author. Does she think I know anything about Seven circles, gates, gatekeepers, star keys, Paul Rayburn and Onbasius and the list goes on and on.
The concept of Nephilum is never fully explained and very different than every other source. Aren't Nephilum the children of humans and fallen angels. Uh, making Schuyler one? Forked tongues? And please tell me more about the gate keepers! Se First, books that go back and forth between storylines drive me insane. Seems everyone goes through the gates easily. Perhaps, I wouldn't be so confused if I read the Jack and Schuyler parts with more concentration.
I tended to skim. My own fault I guess.
I really started to wonder if I had skipped a book in this series somewhere along the line. Still I wanted to read it. Glad I did and gave three stars because I was already SO many books invested! Someone please go to wikipedia and update the storyline so I can understand what's going on! May 01, Ariel rated it really liked it Shelves: Finished this a week after its due at the library.
On the positive side, it's been forever since I've had a library fine! Makes me feel like a kid again when I misplaced books all the time. My mom always carried extra change into the library just in case I had a fine when we were doing our bi-weekly library visit on Saturdays. I'll be honest, I'm really just wanting to get to the end. This series is super long in regards to how many books, but each book is just super short so it's not that Finished this a week after its due at the library.
This series is super long in regards to how many books, but each book is just super short so it's not that bad. But I'm just ready to reach the end. I really liked this book. It had so much mystery and romance i fell in love with.
And when u read the ending it will leave u breathless and hungry for the next and last book "Gates of Paradise". I couldn't put the book down.
Dec 21, Nic Echo rated it liked it Shelves: About the Book: It's near the end of the Blue Bloods series, and the action and adventure is heightening with each tale. In this book, we follow three different stores. The first one revolves around Schuyler and Jack as they continue to seek out the Gate of Promise.
In this story, they continue to have issues with the bonding link. Then, in Mimi's story, she and Oliver travel to Hell to retrieve Kingsley's soul. The final story is set in the About the Book: The final story is set in the past and follows Allegra as she battles her heart and tries to do the right thing. I have to say I felt pretty mixed about this book.
Part of the book was action packed and gripping while other parts Easily, my favourite bit was Allegra's story, and I constantly found myself itching to get back to it.
Although any Blue Bloods fan knows how her story ends, it is interesting to see how she got there.
I also found myself believing in Allegra's struggle, unlike Schuyler. Schuyler's struggle for the forbidden love felt weak at best -- and contrived.
I never felt that the relationship between Charles and Allegra was just a story. They seemed more real to me to the point that I felt pity for Charles' heartache and anxiety as fate seemed to push Allegra into a doomed relationship. Now, with relationships on mind, I'd like to focus on Jack and Schuyler. This is a story that tasted a bit bland to me. It had enough spice to not dislike it completely, but it was definitely not a favourite dish. For those that complained about the lack of romance in Misguided Angel, don't worry, you get it here.