Friday, September 16, 2016

Bloodlines / Richelle Mead

I absolutely loved this book, and cannot wait to read The Golden Lilly. I finished it in three days, reading it any chance I got. I have to admit reading in first person threw me off at first, I haven't read first person in forever. I could be wrong, but I also remember Vampire Academy being told in third person????
                I love Sydney Sage, she's a character I feel like I can connect with. Feeling out of place in society, this was more Jill while at Amberwood Prep, but Sydney also felt out of place with the vampires.  I too can relate with feeling pressured to impress our parents, or others within a certain society.
       Adrian Ivashkov, is perfect. I think we all fell in love with him when he first appeared in Frostbite and what happens between him and Rose is truly heart breaking. He's my baby, I feel as if I want to protect him. He has some pretty funny lines in this book, I can see how Sydney finds him annoying, but that's just the way he is.
    From the begging I could see their relationship forming, I ship them already. I need them to be together, they'd just be too cute. When Adrian told Sydney, that she would be “Everything's about my personal entertainment. The world is my stage. Keep it up- you're becoming a star performer in the show.”
Richelle Mead, Bloodlines"  I absolutely died fan girling. Then when he made the comment about her eyes, ooh I couldn't handle it. I raved to my friends about it. 
When Sydney broke it to the tattoo shop with Adrian, I about died laughing at his request for a Skeleton riding a motor cycle with flames coming out of it, a pirate hat on the skeleton, a skeleton parrot with a pirate hat. Or the Ninja Skeleton. But the real point is, I knew from the moment Sydney figured out that there was vampire blood in the vials-that it was Keith. I mean who else would it be? He seemed shady from the begging, and absolutely got what he deserved. 
But Lee, I never expect that. It came out of nowhere. Although I guess I should have paid more attention when he said that he wanted Jill and him to be together forever and immortal. I had no words when he pulled the knife on Sydney, it was completely unexpected. I wouldn't have guessed it. When the "crew" was at the mini golf course, I didn't think anything of it when he refused to make steam for Jill, I thought he was just trying to respect Sydney and not freak her out even more. But now that It had been revealed that he was formally a Strigori, it makes more sense to me.  Then when Adrian busted in, he was so calm about it, acting like it was no big deal. I actually thought they had a chance of escaping after Sydney punched him. Then when Eddie and Jill came to the rescue, I was relived.
I can't forget to mention the fire amulet Mrs. Terwilliger had her make, I don't know why, but she reminded me of a bird or something.  It was the strangest request ever, and I doubted it would work. But Sydney proved me wrong. I'm a little thrown off to as why it wouldn't work for her earlier in the book and as to why it did work for her when she was in danger, it's certainly has raised my suspicions.

   To finish this up, I highly recommend this book, if you have read Vampire Academy first. If you were to go in without prior knowledge of the whole "Vampire Academy " world I think it is safe to say you may be lost, and not know all of the backstory. I give this book a 10/10. It's beautifully written and all of the characters too!

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