Bloodlines- Richelle Mead

Written By: Kellie - Jan• 04•12

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: For as much as I was looking forward to this book, it definitely took me a really long time to get through it. It was a decent story, but I just couldn’t seem to get behind the main character until midway through the book. I didn’t like Sydney at all in the Vampire Academy series, but I assumed in getting to know her better, she would come to be someone I could get invested in. That was only partially true.

Not to say it wasn’t a fun read. I really enjoyed Jill, Eddie and Adrian, and for the most part, Sydney. Richelle Mead is a rock star of the story telling world, no question. She made a very true to life character, the character just doesn’t happen to be someone I like. Sydney is so rigid and well, not fun, so she has a lot of growing to do as a character before I’ll really care what happens to her, but for now we both care about the other people in her life, and so that’s enough to go on.

The actual plot of this book was well thought out and a lot of fun. There are nice little clues littered throughout that may or may not come together at the end, it makes for a fun read where you keep thinking you know what’s going to happen but it doesn’t always play out like you think. Each of the key characters plays their parts well.

I’ll definitely be picking up the next book in this series, and I have a feeling the series will get a little more self reliant for book two so I’m even looking forward to it. Richelle Mead’s vampires are the only ones I’m not completely bored of yet, and any excuse to stay in the world of her imagination is one I will happily take.

For a book that I only gave 3 stars to, I’m feeling an overwhelming urge to do a discussion post because there is just way to much I want to talk about that I just can’t get into in a spoiler free review.

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