Series: Bloodlines #3
Published by Razorbill
Published On: February 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. Alchemists protect vampire secrets - and human lives.
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do.
Then she finally tracks down the elusive, enigmatic Marcus Finch - a former Alchemist who the organization denies exists, and who lives in shadows, on the run. With Marcus's help, Sydney realizes that the group she's been loyal to her whole life has been hiding the truth from her. Is it possible that her golden lily tattoo might have more power over her than she thinks?
As she struggles to come to terms with what that might mean, Sydney is compelled to use her magical powers to track down an evil magic user who is targeting powerful young witches. Using magic goes against everything she always thought she believed, but she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her special blood - or else she might be next.
Forging her own way is harder than Sydney ever dreamed. Maybe by turning off her brain - and following her heart - she'll be able to finally figure out where she belongs.
These covers are pretty typical. At least they have something to do with the book so that good I guess. They could have done so much more with them though.
I’m in love with this series and everything about it. My expectations will stay high because I believe really hard that the author won’t mess it up. So far so good!
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I really love Sydney. I find she’s an inspiring character. I love that she can think for herself even though she’s been conditioned not to. She’s not perfect in any way and sometimes she does some stupid things but she always makes up for it. It just feels like she’s a real person instead of a made up character in a book. She’s very realistic and I love that about all these characters. She never does anything for herself, always for her friends, and even the vampires she supposedly hates. She’s just a great person no matter what happens around her.
It’s impossible to read this book and not fall in love with Adrian. I don’t even know what it is! He just has such an intense personality that you can’t help but laugh whenever he says something. I think it’s hilarious that he knows he’s good looking and lets other people know that he’s fantastic. All his little comments make the book so much better.
There’s nothing bad about this book at all. The plot is intense and doesn’t give you a chance to put the book down. All the characters have intense personalities that are always developing and changing. I like that the characters learn from their mistakes instead of doing the same thing over and over again. Basically this book is as close to perfection as you can get.
My favourite part about this book was that they introduced some new characters. Now there’s a ton of characters to fall in love with! I like how all the new characters introduced are all important to the plot in some way. Not all the characters are good but I love seeing all the new personalities that the author has created. I think that’s why I love this series so much. When you read it you get attached to the characters and you feel everything they feel. I think that that’s the most important aspect of a book for me and that’s why I can’t put this series down.
“Adrian’s face was the picture of perfect politeness and restraint, meaning something disastrous was about to happen.”
5 out of 5 stars