Review: The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)

Posted August 20, 2015 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

Review: The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #4
Published by Penguin
Published On: November 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires
5 Stars
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the wolds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her...

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.


These covers are a little boring to me but I really like the font used and at least they all match.

Initial Thoughts

I’m obsessed with this series. I can’t get enough of the characters and the world. I’m excited to continue but I’m also nervous that the author will disappoint me.

My New BFF

I really like Sydney as a main character. I was getting a little tired of seeing though badass, tough female leads. I’m glad Sydney has all her little insecurities and that she’s trying to get through them like the rest of us. It probably doesn’t help being around those perfect vampires all the time. I find she’s a very relatable character, minus the whole magic and vampires thing. She’s been put into a tough situation and I think she’s doing a really good job of turning it around. I’m excited to see what she does next.

My Crush

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Adrian while reading this book. I think it’s the fact that you can see him fall in love with Sydney and try to adapt to be with her. He knows it’s not going to be easy but he still sticks around. I think that’s pretty brave of him especially since he knows what the alchemists could do. I think all his interactions with Sydney are great. He’s either super cocky and hilarious or he’s 100% in love with her. It’s pretty cute actually.

Writing Style

I’m loving Richelle Mead’s writing style right now. I loved it in VA but I think I like this series more. I find she’s really good at character development because all her characters have such great personalities. She’s also great at making them feel very realistic.

Her plot and world building are also great. There are some things that you’re expecting to happen and they sort of do happen but with tons of extra plot twists. You know exactly who you can trust for sure but then some people you’re nervous about. There’s just so much going on that it’ll keep you entertained for a while.

Closing Thoughts

I’m obsessing over this series. I’m addicted to Adrian and I want to see what happens to all the characters. I’m hoping for another series once this one is all done. I’m glad I waited until all the books were out so I could binge read them. It was worth it. I’m upset with myself for not reading them sooner though. I think that if you’re tired of all the typical vampire romance stories then maybe you should give this series a try because so far, it hasn’t disappointed.


“Don’t take the high ground and assume you already know what you’ll do. The truth is, when it comes to someone you love, you’ll find there isn’t anything you won’t do.”

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