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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Bloodlines - Review
By: Richelle Mead
Published: August 23, 2011 by Razorbill
Source: Borrowed from my sister-n-law
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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...
I'm a love story kind of girl, and so this book fell a little short in my rating because it just didn't have one. The dalliance between Lee and Jill wasn't a strong enough part of the story to qualify as a "love story". (IMO) Going from the Vampire Academy series with the strong chemistry between Rose and Dimitri from day 1, to this, was slightly a disappointment to me. I liked it, enjoyed it even, but didn't "really like it".
I love Adrian's character, his sarcasm and wit, but wished there was more for him and his part of the story. I will say that there was a big surprise in the book, and I always love a book that I can't see what's coming in the story line. Definitely a worthwhile read by Richelle Mead! I look forward to the next installment. I give this book 3.8 stars. (Originally added on Goodreads May 2012)