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Monday, July 2, 2012

REVIEW: The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

Title: The Golden Lily
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines
Series #: 2
Pages: 417
Rating:  .5


Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

Selena's POV:

I've been waiting for this book for FOREVER! Bloodlines was a HUGE cliffhanger, and I couldn't wait for The Golden Lily.
We left Bloodlines with a very surprising ending. Sydney was almost killed by a Strigoi, but was saved by her blood. We found out something shocking about Jill and Adrian. And we said Hello to familiar faces. By the end of Bloodlines, we already knew that there was going to be BIG problems in The Golden Lily.

In The Golden Lily, you find Sydney going back to her alchemist rules, and that idea of reeducation. Though Sydney is getting comfortable with her Vampire friends, that idea keeps hovering over her head. I like Sydney. I like that she's totally different from Rose, and that Sydney actually thinks before she acts, always breaking down each step. But I think Sydney is too careful. I want to see Sydney break some rules (though she kind of already did) and be care free. I'm not giving up my hopes yet, as there are 4 other books to come!

In this book, I felt as if Adrian was getting over Rose much easier, and that he looks forward to the future, and not the past. I also felt that Adrian liked a certain someone .. (: At the end of the book, it was revealed that he DID have some feelings for someone, and it broke my heart of what actually went down. But I feel like Adrian is someone else. But I think it's just how the narrator looks at him. I don't know ...

But I have to admit ... Please don't hate me ... But ... I feel myself keeping a distance from Adrian. I mean, he's a great guy, yes, but ... he's just getting in the way, and I don't like it. It's not exactly annoying, but he's just in the way. Let's just leave it to that. But I don't know why I feel like that ... Help?! :/

We also met some new people and some familiar faces. I can't say who, but boy was I happy!

Overall, I thought the book was great! But not as good as I thought it would be. There was some surprising parts, yes, but just not enough to make me fall in love. I'm thinking that book #3 (The Indigo Spell), will be the turning part and THAT will be the part where the series gets intense. That's how I felt with Vampire Academy, and I think Richelle Mead will do the same with the Bloodlines series. But I have to admit, it was much better than Bloodlines.

When I was reading The Golden Lily, I decided to start something new, and it worked out PERFECTLY. I thought I could use post-it notes and mark all my favorite parts in the book. And here's how it turned out:

Yes, those are all little post-it notes. I didn't count them, but they are all my favorite post-it notes! (: Now I will know all my favorite parts in The Golden Lily

1 comment:

  1. Personally I love Adrian so much. Obviously him and Rose couldn't be together because of Dimitri so why can't he be happy.
    He would honestly do anything for Syndey and has changed so much for her. You have to read indigo spell. It will change everything.


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