A Bloodlines Novel
Expected Publication: February 2013
Length: 401 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Synopsis from Goodreads
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.
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
This wasn’t the first time I’d been pulled out of bed for a crucial mission.
I must admit, I was a bit worried about a Vampire Academy spin-off, I loved the series and wasn’t sure that a spin-off could work. I am so glad that I picked up the bloodlines books, because they are great.
Sydney is starting to doubt the alchemists, so she sets out to gain evidence to see if there is a link between the Alchemists and the Warriors. While wondering who she is, and how much the tattoo controls her, she also has to deal with an evil witch and a forbidden love.
There is a lot happening in the plot of this story, Sydney must be very unlucky. It is great to see Sydney’s personality emerging from an uptight geek, to a confident, brave, and a teeny bit more carefree woman.
Sydney is not the only character that is evolving in this series, I am liking Adrian more and more, I was always a fan of his in Vampire Academy, but he was often portrayed as a playboy that gets drunk, smokes and not much else. throughout this series and I believe mostly in this book, he is becoming a more stable, passionate and playful person, I love the character interactions between Sydney and Adrian, and I love how he loves her for who she is.
This is a great series and I recommend it to anyone who loves vampire books.