by Richelle Mead
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2011
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The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.
When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines 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. (Goodreads)
Bloodlines brings us a lot of fun characters. A few we know from the VA series: Sydney, Jill, Eddie, Adrian. Oh Adrian. I felt so very bad for him at the end of Last Sacrifice. I really do like Adrian’s character, and I was curious to see what he would be like in the new series. As if I couldn’t have liked him enough before, I like him even more now. I really didn’t know what to expect from Sydney. She was a really uptight character in the VA series, so I didn’t really know if I would be able to connect with her very well. But I was able to, and I thought she was great as well.
I enjoyed most of the secondary characters also. I have always liked Eddie, and I really hope we see more of him in the next books. The one character I did have a hard time connecting with was Jill. She kind of reminded me of Lissa in the beginning of the VA series. I’m hoping we will see her character grow more as the series progresses. I also did enjoy the few interactions we had with some of the characters from the VA series: Abe, Rose and at the end of the book, someone I waited the WHOLE book to read about. (You’ll see who it is at the end; I’m totally not going to ruin it for you!)
The storyline was really interesting and fast paced. Once I had a chance to sit down, I had the book finished in just a few hours time. The story kept me hooked and kept me guessing, although I had my suspicions, and they turned out to be right.
Overall, I really enjoyed Bloodlines. I don’t know why I was worried that I wouldn’t. It was a really good read, and I can’t wait to read the next book, The Golden Lily!