.:: { Books } Gates of Paradise – Melisa de la Cruz::.

Gates of Paradise

Schuyler Van Alen 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.


I have been thoroughly enjoying the Blue Bloods series, each book always left me desperate for more. And in the past few years, I have actually re-read some of the previous books once or twice.  Blue Bloods sits on top of my favorite vampire novels – even though it does get a little bit dark, what with the vampires are actually angels condemned from heaven and are now fighting the silver bloods / demons who are trying to get to the Gates of Paradise to get to heaven.

Having said that, I couldn’t be more excited when this last book in the series finally came out. I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the previous ones, and I’m not complaining about how the story ends, however I wish for more. More of everything, more of everyone. More of Schuyler and Jack. More of Mimi and Kingsley. The story seems rushed at some points, and I’m not a fan of the spin-offs – the witches and werewolves ( I prefer totally different books and totally unrelated characters! ) and there aren’t a lot of romance and sweet nothings as in the previous books, but this final book wraps up the story in a great way, in a nice happy ending.


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