Series: Bloodlines #4
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Reviewed by: Amber R.
I'm still overly emotional about this book. I figured taking sometime before I reviewed it might help but it really hasn't. I got everything I wanted in this book. Sydney and Adrian are together. And together they are amazing. I knew that they were going to be amazing together, I just didn't know how perfect and sweet and loving and wonderful it was going to be. Granted they are keeping everything under wraps especially since Sydney's sister is at Amberwood now. And to say she's making things extremely hard is an understatement.
Adrian and Sydney are both working on separate things that are sort of connected. Adrian is working with Lissa, Sonya, and everyone back at court to help figure out how how spirit works in stopping the Strigoli. Sydney is working on a way to block and keep the Alchemists from "re-educating" or brainwashing other Alchemists. Especially now that she's on her own path. But Zoe throws a wrench into everything. She's a typical Alchemist, she's arrogant, proud, and a complete jerk. She's also Sydney's sister and their parents have announced they're getting a divorce and there's a custody battle for Zoe. Plus she questions all of Sydney's movements, especially with Jackie and the Moroi and Adrian.
I couldn't believe the ending of this book. It was literally one of the worst cliff hangers I have ever read. The lead up to the ending was so heartbreaking, I could feel the despair and the love that Adrian and Sydney have for each other. Richelle Mead has a way of completely entrancing you and completely entangling you with her characters. I really liked that you got to read from Sydney and Adrian's POV. And if you didn't love Adrian already (of course you did), you will love hearing things from his side. He's such a great guy and he deals with a lot more than we realized being a spirit user.
There are so many things about this book that I absolutely loved. I really can't get them all in. However, if you haven't read Richelle's VA series, you don't have to before reading this one. But if you haven't, you really should because her VA series gives you a beginning look to Sydney and Adrian and it's just a great story. But honestly, Bloodlines is my favorite of the two. If you haven't picked it up yet, definitely do. You will not be disappointed. I can't wait to read the next book, waiting is going to be torture.