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The Golden Lily Audiobook

The Golden Lily: Bloodlines, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series.

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students - children of the wealthy and powerful - carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the number-one New York Times best-selling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

©2012 Richelle Mead (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    S. Walker KCMO 07-10-12
    S. Walker KCMO 07-10-12 Member Since 2009

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    "LOVE!"
    Would you listen to The Golden Lily again? Why?

    YES! Because its good. Lol. I love Richelle Mead, I love the characters (ADRIAN!), and I love the narration by Emily Shaffer!!


    What other book might you compare The Golden Lily to and why?

    I don't like to compare books, each one is crafted with love by the author and deserves to be looked at separately.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ohhhhhh....the ending. ;) I was on the edge of my seat....oh Adrian!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Unfortunately I had to split it up over 2 days due to having to live a real life outside of books. Ha!


    Any additional comments?

    Richelle Mead is amazing. Emily Shaffer is amazing. You cannot go wrong here!

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    Amazon Customer Fallbrook, CA 07-10-12
    Amazon Customer Fallbrook, CA 07-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Most Enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to The Golden Lily the most enjoyable?

    The reader was excellent. Each character had a distinctive voice. You can "see" the characters in your mind by listening to the narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adrian. He is both frustrating and likable. Plus he is discovering who he is. It's a journey that everyone must take.


    What about Emily Shaffer’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely. All of her voices are amazing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series. I'm looking forward to the rest. I just wish that it would be less than a year before the next is available.

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    Sonia BETHLEHEM, PA, United States 07-06-12
    Sonia BETHLEHEM, PA, United States 07-06-12 Member Since 2012

    My kids think it's funny when they hide my sanity...

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    "Richelle Never Fails Me"
    Where does The Golden Lily rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Within it's own genre, of teen vampire stories. I would give it 8 out 10.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Golden Lily?

    I love the way Sydney interaction with how Adrian responses. :)


    Have you listened to any of Emily Shaffer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've only listened her do the Vampire Academy Series and this series, Bloodlines.


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    Christina CINCINNATI, OH, United States 07-05-12
    Christina CINCINNATI, OH, United States 07-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved the book, loved the narrator, LOVE RM!!!!!"

    I race through Richelle Mead's books - they are too good! Wish she would write faster! Feb 2013? No way I can wait that long!
    HURRY INDIGO SPELL!!!!!!

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    Star 06-28-12
    Star 06-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "More please!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Golden Lily the most enjoyable?

    Adrian Adrian Adrian.. Oh, and Dimitri too! I loved having them so much in the book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Golden Lily?

    I think the end, when Adrian and Sydney have their moment. It was "deliciously frustrating!"


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Epically Awesome!


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book in 1.5 days. Im so eager for the next book. Then realized that this one just came out and I have to wait forever to get my hands on the next. :(

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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 06-25-12
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "Loving this new series!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Golden Lily the most enjoyable?

    I love how Mead incorporated characters from The Vampire Academy into this new series. It's perfect because if you were in love with TVA and sorry to see it end, well you get to reconnect with your beloved characters here in Bloodlines!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adrian - I really enjoy seeing his character grow and mature from TVA to Bloodlines


    What does Emily Shaffer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well, she is not the best narrator I've listened to but she does do a great job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait until the next book!!!!!

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    Amber Fort Riley, KS 66442 06-25-12
    Amber Fort Riley, KS 66442 06-25-12 Member Since 2011

    Totally addicted to books: written or spoken! To read or to listen...? Both please!

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    "I liked this one, but it wasn't as good as the 1st"
    If you could sum up The Golden Lily in three words, what would they be?

    sweet ok fun


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Liked the scenes with Adrian, of course.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It had it's comedic moments.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked that there is a 3rd organization that was introduced. But, it seemed to be not as action packed, mysterious, or fun as the other books. So far Bloodlines is good, but not great. I don't know if that makes sense. This was a good book, just not as good as Bloodlines 1st book. And this series doesn't have me as hooked as Vampire Academy did. But, it is nice to catch glimpses into the lives of the other people from Vampire Academy and see it through their eyes, away from Rose.

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    melrailey Georgia, United States 06-23-12
    melrailey Georgia, United States 06-23-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Caution - Romance Ahead!"

    Great audiobook. Emily Shaffer did a wonderful job as always narrating. My only complaint is it takes so much longer to listen to an audiobook than it does to read the physical book. I found myself just sitting and listening because I couldn't wait to see what happens. I love the way Richelle Mead has the characters growing and developing. The chemistry between Sydney and Adrian just sizzles and I so hope they end up together. I'll cry if Adrian's heart gets broke again. Storywise, my only complaint was that it felt like it took a while for Mead to reveal what Sydney and the gang's "task" was going to be for this book but with all the conversations and stuff going on with Adrian, I didn't really mind.

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    Tonya Mio, MI, United States 06-23-12
    Tonya Mio, MI, United States 06-23-12
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    "LOVED THIS BOOK"
    Would you listen to The Golden Lily again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to this again. I have read and reread the Vampire series and I will definitely do the same with the Bloodline series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Golden Lily?

    Of course it was the kiss. I waited the whole book for it.


    Have you listened to any of Emily Shaffer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Emily Shaffer is one of my favorites. She does an amazing job.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I hate about audible is it didn't give the first chapter in Indigo Spell. Very disappointed.

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    Jennifer 06-21-12
    Jennifer 06-21-12

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    "Great addition to the "Vampire Academy" world!"

    I think "The Golden Lily" is a lovely book. It is well-written, moves the major story arcs along nicely, and is enormously entertaining. "The Vampire Academy" series started my YA crush ... I read those six books back-to-back-to-back, finished and said, "Please, ma'am, may I have another?" I wasn't so sure about Sydney as the first-person narrator for this second series in that world, but SHE. IS. PERFECT. Really perfect. I *love* Sydney. She is such a contrast to Rose, the narrator of the first series, and it is an excellent juxtaposition. Rose was wild, impulsive, a rebel in every sense of the word. Sydney is controlled, follows the rules, values order and discipline, and is proper in every sense of the word. And we are watching her blossom like a flower.

    In this book, we get to see Sydney start to question the very fundamental values that her world view is based upon. We get to watch her (and a few other characters) begin to explore the notion of love and romance. And we get introduced to a whole new faction in the Moroi/Dhampir/Alchemist world. I loved every minute of this book. And since I listened to this as an audiobook, I should add that Emily Shaffer, the narrator, does a truly fantastic job bringing the characters to life. (The original series went through a couple of narrator changes, which I found very frustrating. I am so glad they have settled on Shaffer, who does great work!)

    There are very few series in the YA world that I could think to recommend more highly than this one.

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