Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Re-read Book Review: Bloodlines

Title - Bloodlines
Author - Richelle Mead
Series - Bloodlines #1
Genre - YA Paranormal
Published - August 23rd 2011
Publisher - Penguin 
Format - Hardcover

I wasn't free of my past, not yet.

Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist - one of a 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 her allegiences 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 what 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 is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside - and within - the school grounds. Now that they're in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

Original Review (Here

Since I read this book before I thought I would do a little different review. You’re welcome to check out my other review. 

Side note I would read Vampire Academy before starting the Bloodlines series.

I have been debating for a while a re-read now that the series has been concluded. I didn't read Vampire Academy the first time around but have since read them all. I loved getting to see Sydney before Bloodlines to see why she was on the outside of her family of alchemists. I also really enjoyed seeing more of Adrian and why he is the way he is. Reading Vampire Academy was a benefit when it came to reading Bloodlines.

Bloodlines takes a new spin on the vampire concept with three different types of vampires for readers to love and hate. While in Bloodlines we see more of the alchemists side of the story we still have lots of vampires. The characters are easy to connect with and engaging I found myself cheering them on and even rooting for a few possible love connections. Sydney even after all these years is still one of my favorite characters. It may have been a few years since I read Bloodlines and granted I know what’s going to happen I still very much enjoyed all aspects of the book. I found the story captivating right from the start till the very end. Richelle Mead does a beautiful job creating an exciting spin off perfect for those who are missing Vampire Academy. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series it’s time to see how it’s all going to end.

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