Series: Bloodlines #1
Published by Penguin Group on August 23rd 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!
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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