Published: September 27, 2011
Blurb: 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 Force depart for Egypt, desperate to find the elusive Gate of Promise before Jack must face his twin, Mimi, for a blood trial. A blood trial that only one of them can survive. But everything Schuyler thought she knew about the gate turns out to be a lie, and they soon find themselves ensnared in a deadly battle against the demon-born. Schuyler and Jack take up arms, only to realize that there is a much graver threat simmering in the Kingdom of the Dead.
Meanwhile, determined to save the only vampire she still loves, Mimi has followed Kingsley Martin into Hell. With the help of her new human Conduit, Oliver Hazard-Perry, Mimi makes a bargain with the Queen of the Dead that she may soon regret. When the time comes to choose between love and revenge, both Mimi and Oliver will learn the true meaning of sacrifice.
confronted by danger, betrayal, and loss at every turn, the Blue Bloods must find the will to fight – and love – another day.
I’d have to say this is y favorite out of the entire series.
This book gives us insight into Allegra’s past. You see the beginnings of why she chose to bond with her familiar rather than bond herself to Charles. It also made me question how many times Charles has lied to Allegra throughout their incarnations since Florence. I’m really hoping we are able to get the truth about what happened in Florence in the next book. I think it may have something to do with Bliss???
In the past couple of books Schuyler has annoyed the mess out of me. My respect for her grew in Lost in Time. She started taking charge again. She wasn’t whiny or determined to cling to Jack. She fought to get answers and save her fellow blue bloods. She’s earned major points back in my book. 😀
I’ll be honest, I wanted to hate Mimi for the bargain she makes with Helda. She could have found someone else. But no, she just had to drag Oliver to the Underworld. Their first test in Hell had my heart hurting for Ollie. He proved just how strong he is by denying what was offered to him. Mimi’s love for Kingsley is just as strong as Jack’s love for Schuyler. I’m glad Mimi finally realized that. How many girls do you know that would try to bring their boyfriend back from Hell?
And the fight scene at the end was pretty awesome. The last chapter and epilogue had me wanting the next book in my hands now!
If you haven’t picked up this series, I highly suggest it. There’s romance, mystery, and the impending apocalypse.