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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

REVIEW: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Title: Bloodlines
Author: Richelle Mead
Pages: 421
Series #: 1

Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist - one of the group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with the 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 that 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 to to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she have to live with one. The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk outside - and within - the school grounding. Now that thy are in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

Selena's POV:
I love Richelle Mead; I really do! Her books are so good that they make you not want to put the book down. In other words, her books are page tuners (:

Now, when people hear the word "Spin Off Series" they automatically think "WHAT IS THAT?!". A spin off series is a series that connects with another series, technically. In other words, it's a new series that is in the same world of the previous series but in a different character perspective. For example, Vampire Academy was one series, but it ended. THEN, Bloodlines came, but Bloodlines is in the same world as Vampire Academy but just in another character perspective. See? That was so easy :)

Sydney got in BIG trouble when the alchemist realized she was helping out dhampir Rose Hathaway in the murder mystery in Last Sacrifice. Though the alchemist still ask for her help when they need to put Jill Dragomir into hiding due to many uprisings. It turns out, they go to Palm Springs in California. Not the best place to put a Vampire, but it's good to keep the Strigoi away.

And then there's Adrian. Sweet, funny, sexy Adrian ;) In this book, I feel that he's a bit sad over what Rose did to him in Last Sacrifice, but he's trying hard to hold it together. Though he's still that funny Adrian that we all love!

There are many problems when they arrive at Palm Spring, and they always keep the book in action. There are some old characters from Vampire Academy in Bloodlines, and I always love seeing them! That's how I always know that the whole Vampire Academy world didn't die. It's still there (: Though there's isn't any romance in this book (that really disappointed me), it has awesome action and an amazing plot!

When people ask me, "Are you sad that Vampire Academy ended?" I say yes and no. I'm sad, yes, that I had to see Rose go, though she's isn't completely gone. She's just gone from her perspective in which the story was told. But now it's Sydney's turn, and I'm really happy about that. I'm also really happy and excited to see the other characters in the book from Rose's eye to Sydney's eyes, and how they compare with each other. I think that's just so cool! :)

I gotta tell you, the ending is a MAJOR CLIFFHANGER! No joke! That last sentence probably .... Though it made me excited to read the next book, The Golden Lily, which is released on June 19th, 2012! I'm so excited!

Are you going to be reading "Bloodlines" by Richelle Mead?

--Selena (:

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