December 26, 2011

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Review

Bloodlines #1
by Richelle Mead
Published on August 23rd 2011 
Razorbill, 421 pages
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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.

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First of all, you must know that Richelle Mead is my favourite author ever! I totally love her writing and her stories are always pretty amazing!

Bloodlines is a spin-off serie of Vampire Academy - which is my favourite serie so far. But this time the narrator is not Rose, but Sydney. After the surprising ending in Last Sacrifice I couldn't wait to read the spin-off serie to see what will happen with my favourite characters. So Sydney gets send in Palm Spring where she will be attending high school with Princess Jill and guardian Eddie. Adrian is staying close to them, although he doesn't go to school. And so the story begin.

The story was great, although I missed more action. In the end there is some, but I remembered certain things being more terrifying. It may be because the narrator is Sydney instead of Rose who was full of passion and adrenaline. If you don't mind that, then the story is pretty great. There is a lot of mystery, so it keeps the book interesting and unputable down. Honestly, I've read it in a day (well, and night) - I didn't sleep at all until I finished ;) 

Sydney is in a way a pretty amazing main character! Sometimes thing are a bit weird, because Sydney doesn't know much about, lets say magic, but nonetheless is good. I've found Vampire Academy more dynamic, but then again Sydney isn't Rose Hathaway. Also considering, is quite normal that there was more action at St. Vladimir with vampires and dhampires than in Palm Spring high school with humans. 

And then the most important thing.. I would have never, ever believed that one day I will read a book of Richelle Mead that won't include at least one kiss scene in the WHOLE story. That was a bit shocking. I mean, seriously. I missed that like oxygen in my lungs while reading Bloodlines

So yeah, the book was pretty good! It's just that I think maybe I've been expecting more. We'll see with Golden Lily how it will go on ;)

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