Date Published: September 27, 2011
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Number of Pages: 342
I remember when I used to excitedly wait for the next book in this series but on this go around it’s taking me months just to finally comply and read it. This is book 6 in the series and I can tell just by finishing this book that it’s time for this series to take a close, it’s getting to the point where things are just dragging out, if it isn’t one issue being resolved it’s another one being brought to the surface…end it already. Though I do have to say the cover to this one was really pretty, it did in a way represent the book well; it’s definitely one of my favorite covers for the series. But overall though I found this story lacking in some aspects it wasn’t a terrible read and urge the readers of this series to just push through it and finish the series, just one more book after this one; you can do it!
The plot was long and complicated and therefore created the illusion of a long and slow read. I thought that though some of the things these characters did was necessary there were moments where they could have just avoided and caused themselves less conflict. As far as the plotline is concerned it followed nicely and had all parts that one would require and by the end I was satisfied but I didn’t have the feeling of needing to read more…though seeing as there’s only one more book left in the series there’s no way I’m skipping out reading it. There was essentially three stories in this book and though they were well executed (meaning they each were well written and followed the plot) I felt they just weren’t what I was expecting. The stories should have had a little more fire in them; more action to pick up the pace but instead we have a more drawn out semi-action story. I think out of the three my favorite would be Allegra’s, we were finally able to get to really know her and see her past before Schuyler was born. So overall though it had action I felt it wasn’t a fast enough paced book that we know so well from the previous books.
I felt this aspect was good in the book, the relationship between Schuyler and Jack was just as sweet and worthy as we all expect. The other couples (Allegra & Ben, Mimi and Kingsley) were also fun to read, I loved how the author used Kingsley in this aspect he really stayed in character in this aspect. So the romance was as normal as expected and I really enjoyed reading this part of the story, the author really did well on expanding the romance to another level in the aspect of putting them through trials and seeing them through it.
I liked the characters in this story, though one of them got a little whiny at times (I think we know who that is) it was fun to continue their story and see the actions and thoughts to how they tried to resolve an important issue. Each of the character seemed to be the ones we all know and love so I don’t think you’ll feel that they are flat or two dimensional if anything you’ll find another side to them, you’ll be able to see a part of them that you had perhaps thought they had but had never really seen any proof of it. Overall the characters were a good part of the book and added to the overall liking to the story/book.
Transformation of the Character:
There were some transformations that took place in this book, though it wasn’t anything to fawn over they were well created and believable, by now being six books in we’ve been privileged in seeing the characters change. There was one that I loved seeing, we were privileged to see this character change in a way that we expected but were unsure would ever happen. It was nice to see and I’m glad the author finally able to let the transformation to take place.
The description was really good, this author has a great talent on taking a place and describing it in really good detail, and I definitely didn’t have to work hard to imagine all the places these characters traveled. This author also did a really good job on describing the relationship between each character, I could definitely feel the love, the hatred, and heartache between all of these characters and it was fun to be able to connect with these characters by pure description itself. As far as too much description goes I felt at times she did do this, though I love her description I just wish there were a little less at certain moments. Overall the author did a good job on describing each scene and person.
I liked that the author chose to switch the stories every chapter and it flowed nicely but I didn’t like that she didn’t date Allegra’s story, though we all know the future of her and could figure out that it had to be in the past I just felt the author should have made that clear, distinguish the exact dates and let the reader be able to really comprehend the whole story. And as far as how she switched the chapters it was really well placed, I liked that there were moments where I wanted to skip a few chapters just so that I could read more of the story to see what happened. Overall I do like the writers writing and that alone made this a much easier read.
Quote of the Book:
“This was what love meant after all: sacrifice and selflessness. It did not mean hearts and flowers and a happy ending, but the knowledge that another's well-being is more important than one's own.”
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 bond mate, 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.
I would recommend this book to readers of the series, if you enjoyed previous books you might not enjoy this book as much, they’re just not the same anymore but I still recommend you read this, it was kind of fun to see the characters advance into the worlds they did and the end? Kind of saw it coming but it was definitely in a way epic in itself. Overall I enjoyed the story but just wish for the books we read in the beginning of this series, they drew me in, this one just kept me reading to the end; not as big of a connection as I wished it could have had. I like Melissa De La Cruz’s writing and will definitely keep reading more she writes but I just think this series is ready to be retired.