Sunday, 27 July 2014

Review: Silver Shadows (Blood Lines #5) by Richelle Mead

Title: Silver Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: 29 July 2014 by PenguinTeen Australia
Source:  PenguinTeen Australia
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: *****

My Review:

Gah! I can't get enough of this series. I love the story. I love the characters. And I especially love Sydney and Adrian.

I don't know what it is about Ms Mead's writing but no matter how long it has been since you read the last instalment, it's like you never left. Her characters and story welcome you back like family and right away you are back in the thick of things.

The first part of this instalment was heart wrenching with Sydney stuck in re-education and Adrian slowly coming apart and as a result sinking into his old ways. From there I had my heart in my my mouth wondering if they were going to find each other and the story kept there, on the edge of my seat, the entire time. Where it ended up, this is not the last instalment, left me asking more questions and greatly anticipating book 6.

What was great about this book, was we got a good mix of older characters that we know and fell in love with in Vampire academy along with the characters we have gotten to know in the bloodlines series. And then there was Adrian and Sydney. The more I read about them, the more I love them and am convinced they belong together. This increased my emotional investment, and hence my enjoyment, of this book.

I cannot wait until book 6 where hopefully Adrian and Sydney will finally get the happy ending they deserve :-)

I give this book 5 stars.
Sapphired Dragon xx

About The Book:

Sydney 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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