Silver Shadows - Richelle Mead

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Silver Shadows - Richelle Mead
(Bloodlines #5)
Released: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Penguin AUS
SynopsisSydney 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 Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. 

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

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What I Thought: Like almost every other girl who reads YA, I absolutely love the Bloodlines series. More than the Vampire Academy series to be honest. This is, the first time however, with any of the books in this or the VA series, that I haven't given a full five stars. Why the heck not, you ask? Because it started off SLOW. Like, boring, pulling teeth kind of slow. And it just didn't do it for me. I can see why she did it, but just no.

Now, with that out of the way, we can talk about how much I did end up liking this novel, because Richelle Mead just has a way of making you want more. This is the fifth book in the series, and leads up to the final instalment, The Ruby Circle, due out February 2015 - then it will all be over folks. So of course Mead has to make the ending of this one some killer cliffhanger, and she certainly did that. 

*Some Fiery Heart & Silver Shadows spoilers ahead*
So at the end of Fiery heart, Sydney was being whisked away by the Alchemists towards a horrible fate of Re-education. This is (sort-of) where we pick back up. Sydney is with the Alchemists, Adrian is trying to find Sydney and they're both on a road heading no-where. Sydney goes through some horrible crap and Adrian gets depressed when he can't find Sydney, falling into a drunken stupor almost every day. And it gets worse.
But of course, it has to get better for them at some point right? Yep, it (sort-of) does. It gets fun and exciting and even more dangerous. Then it leaves us desperately hanging with the 7 month wait for the last book.

If you love this series, then get to it ASAP! Be ready for those feels though.

The Good: More Sydney. More Adrian. More feels. How can you not love it?

The Bad: That slow slow beginning.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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