Review: Bloodlines (Book 1) by Richelle Mead

by Richelle Mead

Kindle Edition
August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill


Details from Goodreads:

BLOOD DOESN'T LIE. Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. 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 last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...


If it weren’t for the characters we know from the VA series, I might give up half way through the novel. Thank god Eddie and Adrian. (Oh Adrian) are still there.
Nah! I’m just kidding. I still enjoyed it though I must say I’m a little disappointed because I expect hmm... more?

This book picks up after the events in the Vampire Academy series. Our kick ass dhampir Rose Hathaway's point of view to our not so vulnerable alchemist Sydney Sage's point of view. I’m not comparing them and I don’t expect Sydney to be rose because they’re completely different characters with completely different perspectives. Thought if you ask me it’s gonna be pretty dull if her character didn’t change or grow in the next installment in this series.

Bottom line: What I like about Bloodlines? Hmm… the humor, the cameo appearances and the CAMEO APPEARENCES.

*For all who want to read this book without knowing the VA series, be warned, you can get through Bloodlines without reading them, however, you will have a more solid appreciation of the book if you read Vampire Academy first.

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