Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult
Release Date: 12th February 2013
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
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.Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series 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.
For the last three books... Of course, including this one... I always gave out 3 stars... I am a very big fan of Vampire Academy in which Bloodlines originated from. So I feel kinda bad that I'm not rating this series higher. I wanted to... but there's just something in this series that really bored me to the point where I read this for days, one time, for a whole week or two.
But although I got bored by this book, yet again, I think this one is a bit better than the last two. Well, yes, I still rate it 3 stars. The story or plot is not that appealing to me. I do read magic stuffs, I read magical stuffs, but ugh. I don't know. I can't explain WHY I am not gushing over this series.
I like Sydney Sage even before this spin-off. And who wouldn't like Adrian Ivashkov? Of course I do too. So when they were introduced in the Vampire Academy series... I feel like I know them already before Bloodlines start. SO, imagine, in this book, I feel like I didn't know them AT ALL. I feel like the characters were re-written all over again. But maybe, that's just me feeling that way. Cause I certainly got friends who liked the books.
I like how story got something going on. I mean actions. And thrill. Oh. I think that's what's missing. VA is full of actions and thrill whereas Bloodlines is more like... theoretical, if it were based on lessons. And I am NOT a fan of theoretical subjects. I want the actions.
Oh yeah, I like how Sydney finally decided to go a BIG STEP higher. How she finally thinks for her own good and for her loved ones. I like that she finally embraces things. I was like, "Finally!" and I kinda don't like it when she's being stupid. lol. Well, that's geniuses for you. Stupid when it came to emotions. I hated how she's so undecided about Adrian.
There's this line of Adrian, too, saying that Sydney was giving him 'mixed signals'. I was like, 'Huh. Remember Rose? You told her that too, Adrian.' >.<
Anyway, for fans of VA and Bloodlines, a definitely must read because it's so much better than the first two in my opinion. That's saying something. :P
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