Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #1
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Source: ARC compliments of Razorbill
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.
I LOVE VAMPIRE ACADEMY!!!! Whew, i just had to get that out of the way. Richelle Mead's young adult books literally make me feel like a screaming teenage girl again. When I received Bloodlines in the mail, I jumped up and down in my living room and left my family wondering if they needed to check me into the nearest mental institution! There's just something about the characters of Vampire Academy that make me all crazy and giggly.
At first I was hesitant to read Bloodlines because Sydney was not my favorite character towards the end of the series. And also, I'm a hard core Rose fan. But as soon as I was a couple of chapters in, I realized that I was enjoying the change of perspective and seeing the vampires from an alchemist's eyes. Bloodlines takes the reader deeper into the magical world of moroi, strigoi, and alchemists and we're getting to see more than just one aspect. We get more background and more history to these (for lack of a better word) creatures that Mead has created.
I love the very big role that Adrian has been given in this series. In Vampire Academy he was only this spoiled, rich brat who went around doing whatever he wanted and not caring about the consequences. But now he has the opportunity to become so much more and he's definitely learning the ins and outs of what it takes to be his own person.
Mead is such a fantastic writer. She leaves a mini-cliffhanger at the end of every chapter which pretty much makes it impossible to put the book down. There are also so many twists and turns and surprises around every corner. I can't even begin to guess what's going to happen or how it's going to end because she always just blows my imagination out of the water! The ending just blew my mind and I was speechless after I read the last page. And wishing I could get my hands on the next book that very instant!
So many of my friends and family love this series that my copy of Bloodlines has already been passed around! If you are a huge fan of Vampire Academy, you will not be disappointed! Trust me; go out and buy it now!!