Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
I just finished Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead, last week and could not wait to get you my review of the highly anticipated spin-off series. Richelle had a brilliant idea to create a new suspenseful mystery with some of her intriguing characters from the Vampire Academy series. I do not want to spoil anything for you, so I will keep this review somewhat vague.
Sydney, an alchemist, is fighting to save face with her family and other alchemist leaders. She takes on the role of a high school student to protect a Moroi princess Jill Dragomir. I had a few flashbacks of 21 Jump Street, and didn’t mind the visual of a young Johnny Depp playing Adrian! The mystery of the complications Sydney and the gang faces, are and remain a mystery throughout the book. These layered characters and their banter-filled relationships added to the appeal of the storyline.
I can honestly say (please don’t hit me) that I may enjoy this series more than the first (Vampire Academy)! I give Bloodlines a whopping 4.5 books on the bookshelf!
The first book in Richelle Mead’s brand-new teen fiction series – set in the same world as Vampire Academy.
When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive – this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.