In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.I was absolutely ecstatic when i got a chance to read this! I had been dying to read it so i did a little happy dance when i got it! :D This book was utter perfection and had everything i wanted. The romance, the action, he suspense is all kicked up a notch. And Sydrian will make you swoon your pants off! The wedding was awesome and we do get a sydrian dance!!! We also get to see rose and Dimitri and the rest of the gang.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
The story starts off with Sydney looking for Marcus Finch, the mysterious ex-alchemist who has been on the run from them. He shows up quite quickly in the book and i was really excited about learning about his character. There is also Veronica, Ms Terwilliger's evil sister who is using magic to take young witches' powers to keep herself young. With all this going on, Syndey has a lot on her plate.
I have always loved Sydney and she has been one of my favourite protagonists, and i continued to love her in this more and more. She shows so much development; the girl who used to think vampires were evil is completely gone and she has started to question the things she was taught and wondering if the alchemists are really sincere with her. If you didnt like her before, you are bound to now.
Adrian was as amazing and perfect as ever. I just wanna grab him and hug him and kiss him and never let go. He says the cutest things that always make me laugh out loud or melt into a puddle. I honestly dont know how Sydney manages to resist him for as long as she does. I would have fallen at his feet and worshiped him. He has changed in this too. He hardly gets drunk and is more responsible without losing the ivashkov charm.
The romance was definitely my favourite part in this book. It starts off with Sydney still in denial while Adrian is trying not to push her so she comes around on her own. The whole time i was impatiently waiting for the moment when sydney would realise that she is in love with him too and sometimes i wanted to kill her for keep pushing Adrian away! They have a lot of their usual banter and some flirty moments too. They do have LOTS of makeout sessions that got me all hot and bothered (though they dont have sex) and you will definitely not be disappointed.
Eddie, Jill and Angeline also return upto their usual shenanigans. They dont play massive parts in the plot but their presence makes the book more enjoyable, full of hilarious moments. Ian is also in it and there were lots of parts where i did wanna smack him but i was still happy to see him. Trey sadly wasnt in it that much and their friendship is a bit tainted by what happened before but i still love him and hope to see tonnes of him later.
Marcus is the main new character and i knew i would love him. He is charming and flirty and made the book more interesting. I was really excited about finding more about the indigo tattoo and the rebellion. There are more people who are part of it and they offer Sydney to join and break away from the alchemists. He was a great addition and i hope he is part of future books.
We also find out more about the alchemists and how evil they truly are and i am sure it will play a bigger part later. Sydney also gets better with magic and not just her own. She is now comfortable with vampire magic too. The plot was great with lots of twists and turns that you wont see coming. The cliffhanger wasnt what i expected at all and i am curious to see how that will change things in the next one.
This was truly an AMAZING book and everyone needs to read it!
here are some teasers:
He rested a hand on my hip, and my whole body tensed up. The hand moved around my hip slipping under my shirt to rest on the small of my back. My skin burned where he touched me, and the places that were untouched longed for that heat.
"See?" He said. He was in the throes of spirit now though with me at the same time. "Well i guess you cant. When I touch you, your aura…it smolders. The colors deepen, it burns more intensely, the purple increases. Why? Why, Sydney?" He used that hand on me to pull me closer. "Why do you react that way if I don’t mean anything to you?" There was a desperation in his voice.
"Speaking of that dress", he added, "I still haven’t seen you in it"
I laughed softly, "You cant handle it"
He raised an eyebrow at that. "Is that a challenge sage? I can handle a lot"
"Not if our history is any indication. Each time i wear some moderately attractive dress u lose it"
"Thats not exactly true" He said, "I lose it no matter what your wearing. And that red dress was not moderately attractive. It was like a piece of heaven here on earth. A red silky piece of heaven."
"You heard me. You want to join our group? You want to break your tattoo?" He looked annoyingly smug. "Then this its all part of the process"
"I never said i wanted to do any of those things." I hissed "I just wanted to find out more about them."
He caught hold of my hand. "Sydney i know this is a lot to take in. I don’t blame you for doubting and that's exactly why we need you. You're smart, you're observant, you question and just like me those questions are going to get you in trouble - if they haven’t already. Get out now while you can – on your own terms"