Reading Update: Misguided Angels: Book 5 of the Blue Bloods Series: Where I’m at and How I’m feeling about it!

Misguided Angel Book 5 in the Blue Bloods Series but Melissa De La Cruz

Okay so first book update in awhile. This is the first update for Chapters 1 and 2 kicking off the start of reading Misguided Angels which is Book 5 in the Blue Bloods Series. And immediately, just by reading the first couple of pages, I’m just gonna say, wow. That’s a lot of info to take in at once. First couple of pages are detailed reports from the Conclave about a past journal entry from Lawrence Van Alen who was killed in the last book and also a kinda random flashback scene to like Florence, Italy in 1432 that outlines some sort of Conclave hunt for a Silver Blood and some really random occurrence that happens while hunting for it. To give a brief review of where the last book left off, the Conclave and Lawrence were tracking the movement of the Silver Bloods to South America and had them cornered when they were tricked and both Lawrence Van Alen, Schuyler’s grandfather and the rest of the Conclave Elders were brutally massacred. Kingsley and the Venators were also there and Kingsley also lost his life in the battle while Mimi fought to regain control of the Conclave. If you remember, Kingsley and Mimi were having an affair of sorts kinda right around the time she was supposed to be bonding with Jack. In the end, after Schuyler is framed by the Conclave for Lawrence’s murder, she runs off with Jack leaving Mimi at the altar of her own bonding ceremony. The plot line has implied that both Jack and Mimi were at fault for the result of the failed bonding ceremony but apparently Mimi can’t see that she was also cheating with Kingsley while Jack was in the wrong by cheating with Schuyler. Mimi has now taken control of the Conclave and is searching for Jack and Schuyler to bring them to justice for disturbing the natural order of the Cycle and hold them accountable for the failed bonding of her and Jack which is a crime against the Cycle itself. Book 5 starts off after the really weird case documents and flashback with Jack and Schuyler on a boat being held captive by the Countess Isabella who they thought was going to give them protection from the Conclave, which she has but she also has taken away their freedom completely making Jack suspect that she may be a Silver Blood traitor. I’m really confused about how the plot line got to here because the last book left off after the battle, at the party where they’re asking for protection from Countess Isabella and Oliver is lost somewhere in the crowd with a bunch of Silver Bloods, we don’t know if he’s alive or not. And also, it showed the failed bonding ceremony where Jack leaves Mimi at the altar and she vows to seek revenge on them both. Now they’re on a boat. In the middle of the ocean which to me is a really big jump from where we were before. It states that the events of the previous book happened several months in the past from where we are now but even that seems like a huge jump in the location of the plot and it does leave me more than a little confused. I wouldn’t say I’ve forgotten the whole plot of the last book, but it’s definitely being mixed somewhere in between the one of the current book because it’s really hard to tell between them at this point in time. I would say, this is off to a good start for Book 5, but I’m going in with a lot of caution because I’m already so confused and that doesn’t really bode well for a plot line when I’m only on the second chapter. Right now, we’re at the point where Jack and Schuyler are currently preparing to escape from the boat somehow and we’ll see how that is handled as the next few chapters go on. Confusing, slightly less solid plot line than the other previous books with almost no pretext to go on. So, that’s where I’m at currently and hopefully the plot will solidify itself more and it’ll get better instead of worse from here. Next up will be a reading update for Book 2, Prisoner of Darkness from the Whims of Fae series. It is taking me quite a while to get myself through this second book of this series and hopefully I won’t have to like DNF it in the middle. So, keep a look out for that update hopefully going to be published on the blog later tonight. If not tonight, then tomorrow at some point. Until next time, get ready, get hyped and as always, happy reading. -Caroline

Author’s Note: What’s been going on? Why have there been no posts? This is what’s happening guys!

Oh my goodness guys! Let me tell you all about what’s been happening and why I’ve been completely MIA! So, first things first, it’s been really busy for my family in these past few months and secondly, big news. Really, really, big news. I have decided that after 12 years, I am going back to school to get my degree in Professional Writing/Creative Writing so I can pursue my dream of becoming a professional published author! I have since then signed up and registered for a full course load at the local community college and classes start August 24th. This will probably have a major impact on what I do around here as it’s going to be involved in my process of getting a degree so you’ll all be updated constantly on where we’re at with progress and such on a daily basis. This is a huge step for me. I became fully disabled when I was 21 and to be able to go back to school now is a complete blessing in surprise. I know that things will be slightly different, and posts may take slightly longer to get out, but they will come. I promise. I’m not giving up on you guys. Exactly the opposite. I am working towards a better future for me here on the blog and just in general in my career as a writer. So, with that said, here’s to new beginnings and the chasing of dreams! I’ll be posting the updated, new blog post schedule shortly so keep an eye out for that. Some things may have changed since I last posted updates, so keep that in mind. But all in all, I’m super excited about all of this and I can’t wait to better myself as a writer so we can see what happens in the future as well. -Caroline

Reading General Overview Update and what’s Coming Up on the Blog this weekend!

Hey guys! Sorry that I haven’t posted in like forever. Been super busy with stuff. But now I’m getting back on schedule today. So here’s where we stand with the current reads on the blog and also what the schedule for this weekend will be!

  • Unearthly-Book 1 36% done
  • Whims of Fae Book 2 Prisoner of Darkness 35% done
  • The Porcupine of Truth: 10% done
  • Wisdom Book 4: 16% done
  • Misguided Angel Book 5: 2% done
  • Survive the Night: 14% done
  • Friday updates: Wisdom and Misguided Angel
  • Saturday updates: The Porcupine of Truth, Unearthly
  • Sunday Updates: Prisoner of Darkness, Survive the Night

Sound good? Okay? Okay. Yup that’s my schedule and I’m sticking to it. Hope to see you all on the blog this weekend. And until then, happy reading. -Caroline

Reading Tunes Playlist: Misguided Angel!

  • Victorious-Skillet
  • Terrify the Dark-Skillet
  • Legendary-Skillet
  • Me and My Girl-Theory of a Deadman
  • Hurricane-Theory of a Deadman
  • Painkiller-Three Days Grace
  • I Am Machine-Three Days Grace
  • The Real You-Three Days Grace
  • Fallen Angel-Trapt
  • Black Rose-Trapt
  • No Apologies-Trapt
  • Chaos Reigns- Trivium
  • Silence in the Snow-Trivium
  • The Ones We Leave Behind-Trivium

Reading Tunes Playlist: The Porcupine of Truth!

  • Dollhouse-Nightcore Reality
  • Careless Whisper-Seether
  • I’m Not Alright-Shinedown
  • Nowhere Kids-Shinedown
  • Dark side -Shinedown
  • Outcast-Shinedown
  • Die To Save You-Sick Puppies
  • Black &Blue -Sick Puppies
  • This Song Saved My Life-Simple Plan
  • Shut Up-Simple Plan
  • Me Against The World-Simple Plan
  • Hero-Skillet
  • Monster-Skillet
  • Awake and Alive-Skillet
  • The Last Night- Skillet

Reading Tunes Playlist: Survive The Night!

  • Take Me On The Floor- The Veronicas
  • On Your Side-The Veronicas
  • Bitter Love-Pia Mia
  • Make Me-Britney Spears
  • If I’m Dancing-Britney Spears
  • Cyber Sex-Doja Cat
  • Usual Suspects-Hollywood Undead
  • Take Me Home-Hollywood Undead
  • Your Love is my Drug-Kesha
  • TikTok-Kesha
  • Animal-Kesha
  • We R Who We R-Kesha
  • Crazy Kids-Kesha
  • Live for the Night-Krewella
  • We Go Down-Krewella
  • Dancing With the Devil-Krewella

General Aesthetics post for Survive the Night!

Mood/Aesthetics board that I created for this book

So as always there’s gonna be some new people to this so let me explain. Here on the blog I do mood/inspiration board for each book that I read and review. So this time it’s for the book Survive the Night which of course will be candy colored raver vibes. That’s one of my favorite things about this book is the great vibes it gives off. So that’s what I did and I’m sticking with it. Keep a lookout for those playlists. I believe we’ll be needing one for Unearthly, The Porcupine of Truth, Survive the Night, Misguided Angel and Whims of Fate. So here we go. Get ready. Get set and stay bookish. And as always, happy reading. -Caroline

Dream Cast Post for The Porcupine of Truth! Who I’d get to play who

So if you’ve been following for awhile you know how this works. If not, welcome and I’ll offer up an explanation. I have this thing on the blog where I “cast” my dream cast of real celebs or people that have a look that inspire me of the characters in a book who I’d like to see in some type of on screw adaption. So, this time it’s Carson and Aisha who are the main couple in The Porcupine of Truth and this is who I’d want to play them. Yes you’re seeing that right. Yes it is Michael Clifford from 5SOS and yes I’d get Billie Eilish to play along side him in the role of Aisha. So yeah. Personal preference I suppose has a lot to do with this. But these two would make a great duo on screen for this book. So that’s where I’m at. Next up will be playlists and probably more general Aesthetics so keep a lookout and as always, happy reading. -Caroline