Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1)

Title: Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Rating: 4.2/5
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: For all the fans of the Vampire Academy this is a must-read! I was so heartbroken after finishing The Vampire Academy especially since I fall in love with Adrian. This troubled, eccentric boy who is constantly smoking or drinking and doesn't care a bit what someone else thinks about him. Seeing Rose broke his heart, broke my heart and I couldn't be so happy for this ending of the Vampire Academy. 

Strong awesome and deeply developed characters that seem so real and that easily find a way into your heart... The story is told from Sidney's POV, the alchimist that appeared before and helped to rescue Rose. She's a strong girl and such a different voice when compared to Rose. Sydney is a thinker, a smart intelectual girl that struggles with how she was raised and how she begins to feel. 
Full of suspense, danger, drama, and even a little forbidden love thrown in, Bloodlines was everything I have come to expect from a Richelle Mead novel. This book will satisfy even the worst cravings that Vampire Academy fans have had since the final installment. Of course, that satisfaction is only for a short time, as it wouldn't be one of Richelle's books without an ending that leaves you reeling and desperate for more. While Bloodlines had one of the more mild cliffhanger endings compared to others, I still cannot wait until The Golden Lily is released to see what happens next. Several things were placed into play and I can only imagine where those twists will lead. A round of applause to Richelle Mead for pulling off yet another fantastic start to a great new series.

1 comment:

  1. I'm such a sucker for a great series, especially vampires! This sounds like a great one.