The Fiery Heart Review

May 18, 2015 Reviews 8 ★★★★½

The Fiery Heart ReviewThe Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #4
Publisher: Penguin
Date Published: November 19th 2013
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 438
Audiobook Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Alden Ford, Emily Shaffer
Rating: four-half-stars
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 Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

Julie Review Avatar Julie’s Review:

Wow, the Fiery Heart definitely heated this series up! I’m already a convert to the amazing Adrian but seriously, how do you not swoon over this dude! Sydney never stops amazing with her brilliance and definitely surprises with the development in her character since Bloodlines. I’m so rooting for both of them and at the same time am terrified for both of them (with good reason). It is hard to review this one without being too spoilery since there are a lot of twists and turns and surprises with love being made and secrets getting out and betrayal and a devastating ending. I can’t wait to read the next one and find out how they get out of this one.

I also want to add that this book is told in alternating POV between Sydney and Adrian, while the previous books were just Sydney’s perspective. I really liked having this alternating narration style and getting into Adrian’s head was quite fun. I enjoyed the audio narrators very much. I hope this continues in the next books.


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Rating Report
Overall: 4.3

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8 Responses to “The Fiery Heart Review”

    • Julie

      The addiction was hard to read and the ending was devastating, but I think that’s what makes this book so good – all the different emotions it pulls out of you. Book 5 was hard too because most of it takes place in re-education.

    • Julie

      The last two books are intense! I love getting Adrian’s perspective too 🙂

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