January 19, 2012


Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Hardcover, 421 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill

I wasn't free of my past, not yet.
Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires. They protect vampires secrets and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiances in question, her future is on the line.

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 unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside, and within, the school grounds. Now that they're in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

My Review:
This book was a let down because I had really liked Sydney's character in Vampire Academy but after I found out all about her family and her life as an Alchemist it blew my ideas of her out of the water in an unsuspecting and disappointing way . She was rather boring in other words. She was potentially sexy , smart , and fun but she was far from it . I suppose it had to do with her enrolling in a school with a bunch of teenagers and her job to protect Jill. She was instead more of a motherly type role model , but somehow her and Jill never got along that much . Sydney always tried hard NOT to get too friendly with Moroi and vampires anyway but Jill was just a naive little girl who had a pension to rebel against her elders however, she was the sister of the Moroi Queen, Lissa which made her a royal.

Another character I wasn't overly thrilled about was Adrian Ivashkov . He was a spoiled rotten Moroi who Sydney was the last person I thought would like . ugh . The story was borderline atrophic and quite boring

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