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.
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Finally we get a glimpse at Adrian in love again! Poor Sydney is so OCD about her life, she completely misses the signs that Adrian is developing feelings and more or less ignores her own feelings as well. I like that we get to revisit characters from The Vampire Academy series...Dimitri especially! I was also surprised at how much I came to care about Eddie's conflicted feelings surrounding Jill. It was hard to watch him watch Jill go out with Micah. And now we have a good plotline going with vampire hunters and hidden family secrets. I was a bit skeptical to start with this series, but it is really growing on me now. I am completely rooting for Adrian that he finally gets his happily ever after!
Adrian and Sydney at the very end of the book...I don't want to spoil it!
Yes, she was fantastic as Rose Hathaway's narrator in The Vampire Academy books. Her accents are great!
When Jill finally decides to explore a relationship with Eddie, except Eddie has started to move on and finally date someone because he felt waiting for Jill was hopeless and ultimately the wrong thing to do. He is such a good-hearted and strong character. Oh and Adrian and Sydney...did I mention the end of the book? *giddy*
I can't wait to read the third book, and see what happens to everyone next. I like when things get complicated and you get to watch characters grow and evolve through things.
The story starts off where Bloodlines ended. There is a lot more Adrian, which I LOVED! He is finally getting over Rose, FINALLY, and the romance really starts to heat up between him and Sydney, especially at the very end! I disagree with some critics who say that Sydney is not nearly as strong a main character than her predecessor, Rose. Sydney proves that brains, beauty,and strength can work together quite perfectly in the character of a heroine! The ending is definitely a cliff hanger, leaving us wondering how this forbidden romance can ever work. I am just sad that I have to wait until February to find out what happens next!
YES! Because its good. Lol. I love Richelle Mead, I love the characters (ADRIAN!), and I love the narration by Emily Shaffer!!
I don't like to compare books, each one is crafted with love by the author and deserves to be looked at separately.
Ohhhhhh....the ending. ;) I was on the edge of my seat....oh Adrian!
Yes. Unfortunately I had to split it up over 2 days due to having to live a real life outside of books. Ha!
Richelle Mead is amazing. Emily Shaffer is amazing. You cannot go wrong here!
The reader was excellent. Each character had a distinctive voice. You can "see" the characters in your mind by listening to the narration.
Adrian. He is both frustrating and likable. Plus he is discovering who he is. It's a journey that everyone must take.
Absolutely. All of her voices are amazing.
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.
My kids think it's funny when they hide my sanity...
Within it's own genre, of teen vampire stories. I would give it 8 out 10.
I love the way Sydney interaction with how Adrian responses. :)
I've only listened her do the Vampire Academy Series and this series, Bloodlines.
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!!!!!!
Adrian Adrian Adrian.. Oh, and Dimitri too! I loved having them so much in the book!
I think the end, when Adrian and Sydney have their moment. It was "deliciously frustrating!"
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. :(
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
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!
Adrian - I really enjoy seeing his character grow and mature from TVA to Bloodlines
Well, she is not the best narrator I've listened to but she does do a great job.
I cannot wait until the next book!!!!!
Totally addicted to books: written or spoken! To read or to listen...? Both please!
sweet ok fun
Liked the scenes with Adrian, of course.
It had it's comedic moments.
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.
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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