Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) by Melissa de la Cruz

Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7)

355 pages
Published January 15th 2013
by Disney-Hyperion




Schuyler Van Alan is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael—Jack and Mimi Force, as they are known in the Coven.

Or so he thinks. Even as Lucifer assigns Jack and Mimi the tasks of killing their true loves, the Force twins secretly vow to defeat the Dark Prince once and for all. But how far will Mimi and Jack go to conceal their real loyalties?

Meanwhile, former vampire Bliss Llewellyn has joined forces with Lawson, the greatest wolf of the underworld, to free his people from their imprisonment in Hell. As they struggle against impossible odds, an ancient message, woven into the very fabric of time, reveals just how much depends on the success of their mission.

Lucifer seeks the key to the Gate of Promise, and when Schuyler is taken captive and delivered straight to Hell, she must make an unthinkable choice—the same one the archangel Michael was forced to make during the Crisis in Rome. Will Schuyler find the strength to do what he could not?

The epic, heartbreaking Blue Bloods series comes to a close with this final novel about staggering courage, unbearable sacrifice, and the immortality of true love.What can you say about a series that has finally come to an end.  I personally am torn.  I am very satisfied by the ending to this series but I am extremely sadden by the fact that it has come to its end. 

My Thoughts:

This is a series that I never felt that some of the books were just place holders. You know those books in the series that the author rights to give us something that could have just been paraphrased in the next book. Instead they waste are time and write a book that really never goes anywhere.  Well Melissa never does that.  I have yet to feel that I am reading a filler story from her.  I love that she is not afraid to write those scenes that other authors gloss over.   I also like the voice of her characters they feel like people you know and not just some fictional person on the page.

I would go into details  about this book, but since it is the final book all I will say is that it was fantastic.  I hope that her adult spin-off series will be just as good and I am eagerly awaiting what she has in store for us in the future.



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