Series: Bloodlines

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Posted June 8, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Review, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Bloodlines by Richelle MeadBloodlines by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Penguin Group on August 23rd 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 421
Format: Kindle

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.


This is the first book that Richelle Mead has written that takes place I guess three years after Lissa takes the throne and we realized that Jill is her sister. Anyways this book is after something that happens to Jill at the Moroi Court and she has to be taken into hiding which is where Sydney comes in along with an evil Alchemist by the name of Kevin and some other people. Sydney if we remember was homeschooled and isn’t really known for being very social friendly which is why she takes to living at a boarding school in California very different than her own home life.

Sydney takes her job as an alchemist pretty carefully but also she is trying to live a normal life at the school with her ‘siblings’ while also trying not to seem too friendly with Jill and Eddie in case Kevin tells their superior’s and she is shipped away while her younger sister is put in instead. This book is a really good book since I mean yeah it isn’t in Rose’s perspective which is all we had in the last series but this one is in Sydney’s view. In the last series I always wondered, after we were introduced to Sydney, with what made that girl tick and with why she is like she is. I got some of those answers to some of those questions just in the first book of this incredible series.

I mean this book is a start to a really great series of six books much like the Vampire Academy series. I am curious with why Sydney’s blood is soo different than that of a normal Alchemist blood? Guess I shall find out in the next book once I get done with some other books first!

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About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.