Fela, August 22, 2012 (view all comments by Fela)
Naturally, I was worried this this new spin-off wouldn't be able to withstand the shadow of "Vampire Academy", but I should have known better than to doubt. This book was great, and Sydney is just as compelling of a protagonist as Rose. I loved every page, and I'm incredibly anxious to get a hold of the second book.
Teri Crosby, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Teri Crosby)
I am always impressed with Rachel Meads books and especially the depth in her characters.
Bloodlines is another chapter in the Vampire Academy. We return to all of our favorite characters and get to know a few more a lot better.
Sydney shines as the main character in bloodlines.
The Alchemists have come to her home to bequest her sister Zoe to go on an assignment, but to protect her sister Sydney takes the job. The Alchemists are still unsure to trust Sydney and she is always under the shadow of fear they will come and reeducate her.
What I love with Mead's book is they tie together all of these forces of characters together into an amazing action packed, heart wrenching unfolding plot that is SO hard to put down. I ate this book up. I love Adrian's character and he was even more amazing here, but really Sydney outshines them all. While not a big character in the Vampire Academy series itself, I began to love Sydney in the last two books. Sydney really wants to do her job, and do it right. She has a great moral conscience and asks herself the reason why she is doing things a lot. She has this strong mind, and this amazing heart.
Sydney takes the stage in Bloodlines when she tried to keep Jill Dragomir alive and safe after a previous attack on her life. The Alchemists and the Royalty secret Jill of to an undisclosed place to stay safe and alive since Jill is needed to keep reigning Queen Lissa on the throne.
The opposition is coming, and who will come out on top?
Bloodlines is not only the PERFECT title of this book, but the plot was delicious. We had some love, some angst, some retribution, some great witty dialog. Once you pick up Bloodlines, expect nothing less than finishing it since it will be hard to put down.
New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels. Now she has crafted an evocative update of Snow White, set in a vividly imagined world and populated by unforgettable new characters.
When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.
Now Cami is turning sixteen. Shes no longer mute, though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And its not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her birth . . . to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.
The stakes are life or death
The summer after Joss failed to kill the vampire Vladimir Tod, he gets a second chance to prove himself as a Slayer. He is sent to New York City to hunt down a serial killer that the Slayer Society believes is a vampire. It is up to Joss to lead his Slayer team, and through their detective work, they discover that there are actually four vampire brothers who are on the killing rampage. Joss must use all his skill to save the innocent people of New York City from the murderers. Joss's status as a Slayer depends on it.
The Slayer Chronicles can be read alongside The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod or entirely on their own. This second installment gives readers even more insight into the nightmares that drive Joss the Slayer.
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