Series: Bloodlines #3
Date Published: February 12th 2013
Genres: Love & Romance, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
Description: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets--and human lives."
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.
Can I just say how excited I am that I really enjoyed this book? The first book in the series was good, but not great. The second book, well I don’t even remember it. To be fair, I read most of it just before I had my baby, and then when I did pick it back up I didn’t know what all went on anymore. However, one thing that stayed in my mind about the first two books: Adrian. I mean, wow!
So, let’s just jump right in and talk about Adrian. I mean, we all know he’s the main reason we’re reading this series, right? I thought Dimka was my book boyfriend, but a certain Spirit user has charmed his way to onto my list. He’s always there to stand by Sydney when she needs his help, and oh the things he says to her:
“You’re my flame in the dark. We chase away the shadows around each other.”
Yea, things like that. How can you not just swoon! Please, do yourself a favor and read this series and meet this wonderful guy if you haven’t already. Yea that flame? It burns hot between Adrian and Sydney.
Sydney and her rules have been quite a bit infuriating in the previous books, but wow what a transformation. I really enjoyed watching her finally start to question the Alchemists’ teachings and start to explore the world of magic on her own.
The two plot lines moved along at a pretty good pace as well, and the big bad in this book surprised me. I liked the premise of a witch absorbing young girls with magical abilities to get their beauty and powers. I enjoyed watching Sydney get stronger in her abilities and start to trust her teacher and mentor. I also enjoyed Sydney’s sleuthing skills as she investigated everything.
But mostly, Adrian!
Can’t wait to read the next one.