Published: October 26, 2010
Blurb:After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the five remaining gates that guard the earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods.
Back in New York, Mimi has been elected Regent of a crumbling coven. Struggling with her heartache over the loss of Kingsley and with her overwhelming desire to destroy Jack, she must focus all of her energy on a perilous new threat. Vampires are being abducted and their captors are planning to burn them alive online…for all the world to see. Help arrives in the form of Deming Chen, a Venator from Shanghai, who must untangle the web of deceptions before the killers strike again.
As the young vampires struggle for the survival of the coven, they uncover a deadly secret, a truth first discovered by Schuyler’s mother during the Renaissance but kept buried for centuries. And as the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler to a terrible choice that will ultimately map the destiny of her heart.
I began to really like Mimi in this book. She seems more “human.” She truly cares for the Coven, and it’s members. She also realizes that she doesn’t really hate Oliver all the much.
Oh, Deming. She’s a kick-ass Venator. She does her job to the best of her abilities, and doesn’t give up. I completely forgot she was a key player in this book.
Schuyler annoyed me. I think it’s because she is so needy when it comes to Jack. I’m used to her being strong and self assured.
We get a peek at Nephilim, and I had a ton of questions regarding possibilities with Bliss after I finished reading.
It was great seeing a lot more of Mimi showing emotions that do not include snobbery. I want to start Lost in Time NOW! But I’ll be a good girl, and wait until December 1st to start it.