Thursday, 15 May 2014

Book Review - Bloodlines by Richelle Mead


(Bloodlines #1)

Author: Richelle Mead

Genres: Paranormal, Vampire, Romance, Young Adult

Published: August 25th 2011

Pages: 421 pages (Paperback Edition) (Razorbill)

Read: February 2014

Rating: 5 Stars

Sydney protects vampire secrets - and human lives.
Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires.
But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding. Now Sydney must act as her protector.
The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one...

This series is a spin off to Vampire Academy and at first when I heard about it I was very apprehensive to read it. I actually said I wasn't going to read it for Vampire Academy was such an amazing series. Then I bought the book and curiosity got the better of me and I decided to read it and I'm glad I did.

I must say it was weird to read a book that had Rose as a side character, but the main character Sydney was just as likeable. It was nice to see from Sydney's point of view and to delve into the world of the Alchemists while still being in the vampire world. Sydney is such a contrast to Rose but I still love her as a protagonist.

I loved seeing more of Adrian as well. He is such a complex character and very, very likeable. I actually liked all the characters, but Sydney and Adrian are my favourite.

As for the twist and turns of the plot, they were completely unexpected. I couldn't believe what happened at the end. 
Who wouldn't want to know what's going to happen with that for an ending. 

So all in all, I loved this book!!!!


  1. Oehh well, now you certainly brought up my excitement xD i didn't really like sydney in VA ... but everyone says she's a badass so i suppose that i must see for myself, hmm?
    Great review! :) No spoilers an everything xD

    1. Haha ya you will :p
      Thank you!!!! :D