Author: Richelle Mead
Release Date: August 23, 2011
I wasn't free of my past, not yet.
Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's 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. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiances in question, her future is on the line.
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 unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.
The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside - and within - the school grounds. Now that they're in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.
OMG! YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!! MY Dimitri is coming back...... AHHHH!!!!! Did I meant yet that Dimitri will be appearing in 'The Golden Lily' the next book in the branch off series of 'Vampire Academy'. OME! I LOVED this book. Yea at first I couldn't stand Sydney. She rather irritated me and her constant hesitation around the vampires annoyed me, seeing how this is a vampire based series. However, I was able to eventually get over that, because she become more open throughout the series.
I did find the plot line rather predictable, but I loved the development of Adrian's character in 'Bloodlines'. I must admit that in the 'Vampire Academy' books I HATED his character. But I must say I was rather biased with those books as well. Because if you couldn't already tell I'm a HUGE Dimitri fan. And Rose and Dimitri had to be together in my opinion. Rose was just never right for Adrian, it was always Dimitri and Rose from the very beginning.
I loved Jill in this book as well, as well as the development of Eddie's character. I find them really cute together. And the tendency and friendship that developed between Adrian and Sydney in this book was brilliant. It was definitely what they both needed. I loved this book and it was definitely well worth the wait. <3