12 September 2011

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Bloodlines #1
Release: August 23, 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5 out of 5
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When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood. - Goodreads Page
I suck at writing reviews for books that I absolutely adore, so I apolgise in advance. 

Bloodlines picks up a little while after the Vampire Academy series ended (*cries*) and is told from the point of view of the Alchemist, Sydney. I'm sure my fellow rabid fans knew that already, though. 

Sydney is sent off to a boarding school in California to help Eddie to protect Jill. Yes, that Jill and Eddie. This series is set in the same world as Vampire Academy so you can expect lots of crossovers and appearances from other well loved characters! 

Of course, nothing in the VA universe is ever boring, and Sydney and co. face a series of hurdles along the way. 

The plot is fast paced; full of action scenes and mystery. I was a bit disappointed, or surprised, at how easy most of the mysteries were to solve, but I didn't some some of the things coming at all. The discovery towards the end of the book was particularly amazing, and very intriguing! 

I enjoyed reading about Sydney, and from her point of view. She was so different from Rose in so many ways. She holds her tongue - mostly - and she doesn't come out with snarky retorts to everything. I did miss Rose, but I'm loving getting to know Sydney! And I love her new nickname - Melbourne. Awesome! 

And yes, Adrian is in this book! He's actually in it a lot, which I loved. He's such an amazing character, and he went through tonnes of stuff in Bloodlines. He's slowly trying to get his life back in order after Rose left a huge stinking gap in it, but he's struggling. Really badly. 

The only thing I didn't like about this book that I feel I should mention is how many older guys were attracted to Jill. She's been at the school a few weeks and she's already got two or three guys falling for her. Seriously? She's fifteen. And she's not even that interesting. 

I would definitely recommend reading the Vampire Academy series before starting this one, otherwise I do think you could become confused with the previous plots and discoveries. However, if any of you have read this without reading VA, do let me know because I would like to know what you think! 

Oh, and you know everyone is talking about the last sentence? I totally agree with what they're saying. I was giggling like a silly fangirl for at least twenty minutes after reading those four words. *Squeals with delight*

What are you waiting for? Pick this up now.

1 comment:

  1. The last sentence had me going too, Amber!
    Why do we have to wait so long for #2!?


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