Monday, July 16, 2012

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines book 2)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read the first book in the series, Bloodlines, Stop! I don't want to ruin a great series for you. It also helps greatly if you have read all six books in the Vampire Academy series as well.

The Golden Lily picks up in the aftermath of Bloodlines. Former Strigoi Sonya Karp and Dimitri Belikov have arrived in Palm Springs to work with Adrian Ivashkov on finding out why former Strigoi Lee Donahue died while trying to revert back into s Strigoi. Alchemist Sydney Sage along with Guardian Eddie Castile is still protecting Moroi Princess Jill Dragomir from assassination so that her half sister Lissa can remain on the throne. Enrolled as students at Amberwood, Sydney finds her life and relationships with the vampires in conflict with the Alchemist beliefs.

Sydney’s friend Trey sets her up with a coworker as socially awkward as herself, she finds that they have a lot in common. After several dates and reading up on relationships, Sydney wonders why fireworks aren’t happening for her. On top of her own life, she initially resists and finally relents to have Sonya test her blood since the Strigoi found it undrinkable. Thinking about her former nemesis Keith Darnell and how his father didn’t care about his character only that he wasn’t friendly with vampires, Sydney begins to question where her loyalties lie, especially when it comes to Adrian.

When Clarence Donahue’s seemingly crazy talk about vampire hunters turns out to be true, Sydney finds that one of her vampire friends is in mortal danger. Can the vampire hunters be stopped before someone dies? Will Sonya and Dimitri be able to solve the Strigoi puzzle? What happens when Adrian meets with his father? And when feelings are realized and revealed, will Sydney be able to act on them?

The last chapter of The Golden Lily will leave you clamoring for The Indigo Spell due on Feb. 12, 2013.

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