Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

by Richelle Mead

Pages: 432
Release Date: August 25th 2011
Publisher: Penguin
Source: For Review from Publishers
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Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires. She protects vampire secrets - and human lives.

But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding. Now Sydney must act as her protector.
The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one . . .
My Thoughts
I gotta admit, I wasn't going to read the spin off series. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVED Vampire Academy. It's one my favourite series, ever. Though, I was really attached to Rose and her perspective of everything and obviously her moments with Dimirtri too. But then when I found out there's going to be a lot of  Sydney and Adrian I though I'll just have to give it a shot.

Bloodlines is in Sydney's point of view. Sydney is a alchemist where she has a duty to help protect the existence of vampires by the use of magic and potions. She is nothing like Rose but her loving and stubborn character is what makes Bloodlines Shine. The way she handles every situation is completely praiseworthy and I love how when she needs someone she turns to Adrian.

In Vampire Academy, I never gave much thought to Adrian. Well, apart from the weird guy that smokes. But now, he's the hot bad ass that smokes. I LOVE him. Maybe even more than Dimitri. I know right?!Especially, since everything that he's going through seeing as how things ended off in Last Sacrifice. I am so not going to forgive Mead for that!

The plot is fast paced and gripping. Mead doesn't let us down. I was surprised how things turned out and I definitely more surprised with how things ended off. With the ending, I was frustrated yet excited. It was like a darkness consumed Adrian and in that bizarre moment I actually hated what emerged. My poor Adrian! I can't begin to understand what he might have been feeling!

There is absolutely no doubt that I'm glad to have picked up Bloodlines. It totally lives up to Vampire Academy. These are the sort of books that you don't just read or borrow but you buy because they're just THAT good. The Golden Lily to be released Summer 2012. Like OMG. Are you seriously kidding me?


  1. WOOHOO! Adrian! I didn't give much thought to him in VA coz I was such a Dimitri fan. Now that I know Adrian's all hot and awesome in the spin-off. I can't wait to read this. Thanks for the review! :D

  2. I´m Team Adrian since VA, so only for him I´m going to read this book.
    I have to say that I was and still upset about the way Adrian was threated in Last Sacrifice.
    I have great expectations about this book.
    Thanks for the review!

  3. Sounds good! Brill review, like always :)

  4. I haven't heard of any of these so thanks for the review.

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  5. I've yet to read a bad review of Bloodlines yet; I'm really excited about reading my copy very soon!

  6. I can't wait to read this one! I picked it up last week and hope to read it this week.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  7. Oooh, I can't wait to read this one! I have heard great things about it.

  8. Such a phenomenal book. I've always had a soft spot for both Adrian and Eddie so I'm glad to get more of them in this great series. I can't believe it ended like that! So many twists! Richelle definitely has me hooked until June.

  9. I have heard many great things about this! I am glad to hear you enjoyed it! I have yet to read any of the series but I'm getting there. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the matter! Adrian sounds like a real fighter with all that he went through!

  10. GReat review! I can't wait to read this one! I'm a great VA fan as well, but I still haven't been convinced to buy this book - until now that is! thanks:)

  11. I started it this morning. And Adrian is baaaaack :D I've missed him! I'm excited to read this, and-I hate wishing the time away-get to the end to find out this twist!
    Awesome review!

  12. I loved Bloodlines! I like it that Richelle has created a different voice in Sydney in Bloodlines compared to Rose in VA. It's nice to see a different female character that's just as awesome. I can't wait for the sequel, especially with that ending in Bloodlines!

  13. Awesome! I'm so excited to read this, I was waiting for a review to sway me and yours did! truth be told i loved Adrian in VA so I am even more determined to get this book now! Thanks!

  14. I'm team Adrian too since VA! I read and loved Bloodlines but Rose is still my #1 girl! I miss her so much and her kicking some Strigoi butts! lol! I was screaming like mad at the end of this books T.T why Mead do that to us? Need to read The Golden Lily ASAP!


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