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 am a huge fan of Melissa de la Cruz. The Blue Bloods are at the top of my favorite vampire series. These book always leave me wanting more. I have to say that I find all the characters to be very well written with a lot of depth to them. Melissa has a way of grabbing your attention and not letting you go even after the book has ended. You know the book is good when several days after you have finished it you still can’t stop thinking about it. That is what this series does it has you trying to figure out what is happening next and when the next book will be out so you can buy it.
My favorite characters are Jack and Schuyler but I also love Mimi and Oliver. Jack and Schuyler’s romance brings me back every time but the action alway keeps my attention. This book didn’t have as much action as I would have liked but it definitely set the stage for what is to come in the next book. I wish this book was a little longer but I still am very happy that I got to experience the world of the Blue Bloods again.