Book Review: “Bloodlines” (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead


“Bloodlines” (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead (2011)

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal

Page Length: 421 pages (hardcover edition)


Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning…(description from Goodreads)


Woo!!! So I finally got a start on the sequel series to Vampire Academy! The book has been sitting on my shelf for a while…

Initially I was really nervous when Mead announced a sequel series following a new protagonist. But all my worries went away since she chose Sydney. I’m really glad she chose Sydney because I liked her in the original series and I wanted to find out more about the alchemists, as a whole. I also really enjoyed the use of characters from VA as well as new additions and a completely new boarding school surrounding. This book is a great start to the Bloodline series and has action packed scenes, a strong plot, development of characters from VA, romance, comedy, and witty banter.

Final Verdict:

Recommended for fans of the VA series! Can’t wait to get a start on the next book! 5 out of 5 stars! 🙂

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