Monday, October 24, 2011

Bloodlines


Bloodlines
By Richelle Mead
2011
421 pages
Book 1

Summary: Just when alchemist Sydney thinks life is going to settle down, she’s sent into hiding to protect Moroi princess Jill. While Sydney isn’t thrilled with the idea of rooming once again with a vampire, at least it will protect her sister from being forced to join the alchemist society. She’s also not going alone, Eddie, Jill’s guardian will be protecting her, and the charismatic wild boy Adrian will be going along as well. Not only is Sydney stuck with a bunch of vampires in a place that doesn’t know vampires exist, but there is no way to tell where the danger is going to come from and who the enemy really is.

Review: Those who love the Vampire Academy series can rest assured that Mead is capable of creating a spin off series to love. Her fast paced and blunt writing style prevails, making a smooth transition for readers into the new series. By doing the story from Sydney’s perspective, readers are given an outsider’s view of the world they’ve come to love. Sydney is a much more compelling character this time around. Not only is she dark and witty which is fun to read, but as she is once again brought into the Moroi world she must struggle between her feelings and what she’s been raised to believe. It’s also great to have Jill and Eddie back. Of course fans of the series who loved Adrian will absolutely love Bloodlines. Not only does his character take a more central role, but readers get to see that there is more to Adrian than meets the eye. A great start to a new series, one that proves it can hold it’s own against the beloved Vampire Academy.

Also by Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy series

If you liked Bloodlines, you might also like The VampireAcademy, The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Evernight by Claudia Gray and Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz

Additional Info: The second book in the series The Golden Lily is set to come out next summer

Check out the Bloodlines website to find out what power you have (Bloodlines tattoo), it’s pretty cool. http://www.bloodlinesseries.com/


Rating:
Writing: 4/4
Characters: 4/4
Plot: 4/4
Originality 4/4
Popularity: 4/4
Cover: 3/4
Grade Level: high J or S

(And in case you were wondering I liked is as much, if not more than Vampire Academy...I’m really excited about this series)

5 comments:

Katie said...

I really need to get started on The Vampire Academy series. I don't know why I haven't read it yet! This new spinoff series looks SO good! Glad you enjoyed it.

Great review!

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