Friday, June 15, 2012

Review Time! #10

Hey guys, so for the inactivty lately been super busy with school and will hopefully be back posting more in the next two weeks!

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she's been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don't die. But it's her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney's loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart? (from

I couldn't wait for this book! I searched and searched every store that sold books until I got my hands on it and boy was it worth it. We start where bloodlines left off, Sydney is now head of the Palm Springs post, still watching over Jill now with Angeline (from VA academy series, she is from the keepers) and Eddie who still head over-heels for Jill at boarding school and Adrian *sigh*.

Thanks to Trey, Sydney finally starts to let loose and start thinking about dating (I could name a few people who she should be with) and meets Brayden, someone who rivals Sydney's brain. Sydney is still of course against magic whether Moroi or her own, but starts to get an open mind about it, which suprises me. There is alot more romance in this book than the previous and there is less attention to the "Vampire Hunters" which were discussed in bloodlines and was more towards Sydney and her "magical" ablilties and the relationships being formed.

The focus is now on spirit and the connections to strigoi. Dimitri and Sonya from YA are back conducting "expirements" on Dimitri and Eddie (Sonya and Adrain conducting the expirements). The way Adrain feels about Dimitri make him try and avoid these expirements and annoy him when ever he can.

The romance in this book is more complex and forbiden then before which drags you in. In TGL you see a different side of both Sydney and Adrain which is intriging and keeps you hooked until the last line. While there is still some action in it, it isn't alot which was depressing because i like all the action that comes with Richelle Meads books. However there is still some action.

Today the title for book 3 was released: The Indigo Spell! Cannot wait until February next year!

Rate: 4.5/5 (loses 0.5 for less action)

Keely x

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