Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead

Format: Paperback
Pages: 421
Published: 25th Aug 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: YA Paranormal

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. 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 last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...

I think everyone who has read the Vampire Academy have been waiting anxiously for this book. I for one have been out crazy waiting. And it was for one thing only, Adrian. Yes I love Adrian and in the last book of the Vampire Academy series, Last Sacrifice poor Adrian got his heart ripped out completely so I was super excited to see what was in store for him. However, I was a bit wary about the fact it was being told from Sydneys POV. However, I didn't have to worry cause it was superb!

Bloodlines is the new spin-off from Vampire Academy series. It is told from Syndeys point of view and follows her story as she is forced into protecting Jill, a moroi princess. Jill was attacked at the Moroi Royal Court and with Eddie who is a dhampir, Adrian and Syndey they all go into hiding. However, as the story unravels and secrets are revealed will the new gang be able to keep young Jill safe?

I want to get the negative out the way so I can tell you what I actually loved about this book. I found this book at first quite slow in build up. Sydney honestly I didn't really like in the Vampire Academy book she wasn't a character that really stands out. And at first in Bloodlines I didn't think she was a very strong main character but about a third of the way in I really did start to warm up to her. She grows as a character throughout the story and in the end she really is becoming a very strong kickass main character. Not as Strong as Rose but I think Sydney has alot of potential.

As well as Syndey there is a few other characters from the VA Series. Jill who is a moroi princess really annoyed me. I don't know why. She just irritated me. I hope in the next book she will be less annoying lol. Eddie is a Dhampir who is on probation after the events in Last Sacrifice (VA 6) I really like Eddie. He is one of those really nice guys who you can't help want to be friends with because he cares for his friends and is very loyal to them.

Now I can't do this review without talking about my man. Adrian!! Oh yeah! I have missed him so much. I was Team Adrian from the moment he appeared in the VA Series. He is arognant, full of himself and so so sexy. However, he is a soft and deep side to him that I hope we get to explore more in this new series. I really hope there going to be something with Sydney and him. I though it was obvious that Sydney attracted to him. I pray he gets a good love story in this series.

At first I thought the story was slow but it was a gradual build up to the action and my god it was fantastic!!! There is quite a few secrets to be unraveled throughout the story that makes you keep reading. And there is one heck of twist that my god I did not see coming until I was smacked in the face with it. I mean WOW.

And Oh My God. What a freaking ending. Those who have read it will know exactly what I am talking about. I was sitting just like :O I am sooooooo excited for book 2 that I have pre-order Golden Lily. I need to find out what happens next. I think the next book is going to be bigger and better!!

Rate: 4/5

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  1. Great review!!! I didnt want to read it because Im not finished with it yet, but now it only makes me want to read it quicker!!

  2. its so good. I always try to keep my reviews spoilers free for those who havent read it.

  3. This review really makes me want to get the entire VA series! I recently heard of it and I need to know what all the hype is about! I'm definitely looking forward to finding out what happens.

    Great review!!! :-)

  4. Oh Read the VA Series!!! Overall the books are amazing, some are better than others like any series but fantastic and different!

  5. i loved this review, im still waiting to get my copy and i want it even more now.
    ive read the VA series and am in the process of buying them to read again

    cant wait


  6. Haha my face looking like that to at the end! I was always team adrian to

    Ass, what was it you didn't like about Jill? Or was she just annoying to you in general? I liked everyone lol

    This was one fo my favourite read of the year

  7. great review,
    I loved it so much. I love Adrian =)

  8. Hmm after reading your review I might have to pick this up. I was kinda bummed at the end of VA Academy... poor Adrian. BUT if he's got a better roll in this I'll give it a shot!

  9. It sounds great and I loved the VA books, but I don't know if I will like Bloodlines.
    Everything I've read about it so far sounds great, but I'm not really sure if I want to read it yet ...
    Knowing I will start after the first couple of books have been published and then I'll read them all at ones at get totally bumped when I have to wait for the next one to come out :)

  10. Oh this was excellent but if you hate waiting is suggest getting when the next one is out cause the ending makes you need golden lily now! Lol

  11. Glad you keep them spoiler free. You do great on the reviews. I havent read Bloodlines yet but I love the VA serirs so I know I will love this one.

  12. So many people have said so many great things about this book! :) But I really want to read the VA series first.

  13. Jules, read VA first. It helps with some of the stuff in Bloodlines but you dont have to read it. But Juat cause the series is freaking amazing read them ! lol


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