Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead


Author: Richelle Mead
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (August 23, 2011)
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Ratings: ★ ★

My thoughts:

This review is late as I finished reading this book a month ago. I was so disappointed with it that I couldn't think of anything good to write about the book. Ms. Mead's Vampire Academy is my favorite series, my all-time favorite, next to LOTR. However, this spin-off series was just bad. Let's start with the main problem...

Sydney Sage, the Alchemist. She's the narrator in Bloodlines and she is tooooo, how to say it? B-O-R-I-N-G! I don't know if it's just me but reading Bloodlines is like reading two boring books, or maybe three. It was a very very VERY slow read. Imagine, VA with Rose as the narrator and then to Sydney for Bloodlines? That wasn't a good choice!

As for the other (old and new) characters, they are also dull and my gawd, EVEN Adrian. I expected too much with this book, was very excited to read it because I love Adrian! I love Adrian but I love Dimitri more so I was really satisfied with the ending of Last Sacrifice. And since Adrian didn't get "happy ending" with Rose, I wanted Adrian to find happiness in this book but it didn't happen. Ms. Mead was supposed to write Bloodlines in Adrian POV and I thought Bloodlines would have been better if written in Adrian POV.

Plot? No plot.
The good part? Yay! Dimitri!!! ;) Now, that's the reason I'll be reading The Golden Lily.

About the book:

The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy. 

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. 

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

About the author:

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy. 

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. She's a self-professed coffee addict and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. 


Felicity Grace Terry said...

Oh dear, it really is bad when you can't think of anything positive to say about a book. Better luck with your next read.

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