Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: "The Golden Lily" by Richelle Mead

From Goodreads:  Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

My Thoughts:  Can I just tell you how much I love the Vampire Academy/Bloodlines books?!  They are so addictive!  The Golden Lily had a ton of twists and turns and I had to make myself put it down otherwise I probably would have stayed up all night reading it.  I think I liked even better than Bloodlines and I really liked that book. The Golden Lily features a lot of the characters from the Vampire Academy books and while I miss Rose, I really like Sydney and she is becoming an awesome lead character.  The reader really gets to see her struggle between her allegiance to the Alchemists and her friendship with the vampires and dhampirs she is supposed to be watching.  If she's not thinking about it, everything seemed okay but if she remembered that she wasn't supposed to befriend them, she would get all akward and stand-offish.  I liked to se I am very curious to see how that will play out in the next book.  I am also starting to like Adrian more and more.  I have always thought he was cool character but this book definitely showed that there was more to Adrian than meets the eye. 

This book didn't really have a big cliffhanger ending like Bloodlines did but there were definitely a ton of questions left unanswered. I can't believe I have to wait until next year to read the third book!  4 stars.

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