Saturday, December 7, 2013

Week 49 Review: Adrian's Lost Chapter, Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, The Indigo Spell, The Fiery Heart





From Goodreads:
When Richelle first sat down to write Bloodlines each chapter was narrated by a different Character.


This is Adrian's lost story.

From Goodreads:
Blood doesn't lie...

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...

From Goodreads:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

From Goodreads:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets--and human lives." 

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

From Goodreads:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.

My first review of Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, The Indigo Spell
My Review:
I really enjoyed reading all of the series that is out so far! It was just an enriching experience, and I just dived in this book! From the lost chapter, Bloodlines that introduces everything, The Golden Lily that ramps up the spilt off of humans from the Alchemists, The Golden Lily with the magic, and new The Fiery Heart!

So yeah, Bloodlines was mostly the introduction to the world, which is set in the VA world, but a different angel, with Syndey's POV! And yeah, there was a bit of the corruption of the Alchemists, but it also set up for the problems in the next 2 books, as I said above. And yeah, bad, bad guys!

I just find it so funny, their "family" at the school just seems to get bigger and bigger, until for Zoe, where they just don't attach her to the family, yeah, that was just hilarious, and I found it funny how they did so for the previous members!

The Fiery Heart, basically, is the book we've been waiting for! Sydney and Adrian finally, finally, finally, get together, and yeah, they are that great couple that we were wanting, hoping for. And so much more! And that ending, it's just killing me, I want Silver Shadows, nownownownownow!!!

Such a great series, and I've salivating for the next book so much! I needs it!

Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4,
First Read: October 19th, 2011, October 11th, 2011, June 23rd, 2012, February 25th, 2013
Read: December 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2013
Source: Online Free, Own, Bought
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Sequel Challenge 2013 Books and The Fiery Heart is a WoW Book and a Reward Challenge Book!
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: August 3rd 2011, August 23rd 2011, June 12th 2012, February 12th 2013, November 19th 2013

Adrian's Lost Chapter:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Bloodlines:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










The Golden Lily:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










The Indigo Spell:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










The Fiery Heart:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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