Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

imageTitle: Bloodlines
Author: Richelle Mead
Format Read: 
Series: Bloodlines #1
Publisher: Penguin Aus
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: August 23rd 2011
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle, hardcover
Number of pages: 432



Book Blurb:

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.

My Thoughts:

I bought this book on the same week as the release and I was a bit worried about the story. I loved Vampire Academy series and Rose is one of the most powerful female characters, that I just couldn’t start this book. I miss Rose and after reading great reviews about it I decided to give it a try, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Sydney was one of the characters that added to the story in VA, but didn’t give a good vibe. During her escape with Rose, she made a pact with Abe Mazur, and that wasn’t really explained during that series, so for me she was a dubious character. But this time she made things better and once when got to know about her family and why this life is so important to her, everything made sense.
I missed Adrian so much, he has a great sense of humor and that made a hoe different for this book. Since is not set in St. Vladimir, we kind of miss the powers and the strange classes but Adrian is still Adrian and I think in some book he’s really gonna shine and definily save their world.
Jill I still don’t know yet what to expect but we’ll see. She was very smart and a bit self conscious but that was explained, so we’ll have to wait for next book and discover more about her, and hope that she stays away from problems.

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Books in this Series:

Bloodlines The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)