Review: Gates Of Paradise

Jun •  19 •  2013
Review: Gates Of ParadiseGates Of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Blue Bloods # 7
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 15th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Bought
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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.

Another series that I had a chance to finish and it was awesome!!!

Plot. After following this series for quite some time now, the plot is fulfilling. Ever questions is answered and things are at peace. I really loved the build up to such a awe-moment ending. When I read the last few lines it left me speechless and very happy.

Characters. All the characters have grown significantly over the course of the series. They have change in many ways that have brought them to who and where they are at today. They made sacrifices that shaped who they are.  Those sacrifices are hard, but it lead them down are road with the ultimate gift.

Ending. I’m curious with the way it ended if any chance there will be a spin off with Oliver? If so, I’m totally on board to read it. The ending is vague yet FULL of questions that I need to know!!

Overall, Gates Of Paradise is fantastic. Fulfilling in every way, the ending leaves you breathless and satisfied. A thrilling ending that will rock your world, Gates Of Paradise is awesome!

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!



  1. Jenny
    Jun 19, 2013

    Good for you Savy! I feel like I’m behind on so many series, this one included. I think I read the first 3 and then got sidetracked and never made it back. *sigh* Glad it was such a great read for you!

  2. I’ve wanted to start this series for some time now. I’m not a huge fan of ending books, but since you loved it, I don’t think I’ll be disappointed with this one. Sweet!

  3. Giselle
    Jun 19, 2013

    I’ve been meaning to give this series a try for so long I just know I would enjoy it!!