04 November 2011


Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

You know why Vampire Academy was good? It was because of Rose.

Richelle Mead created a character that we all love. Sydney's okay, she might have a few good things in her, but honestly, when I read Bloodlines I didn't get attached to any of the characters.

I read the book for Adrian, and I felt like there wasn't enough of him. I mean COME ON. Couldn't they at least kiss? I'm not sure if Sydney's even a good match for him, but I can understand what Richelle Mead tried to say - that Sydney made him better, over time. Sydney's uptight attitude is in contrast to Adrian's and I can weirdly see them getting along.

However, she just didn't make me want to read the whole book line by line. If this book was written to appeal to Adrian's fans, it should've at least been written from his point of view. I don't care about the alchemists.

Everyone's been waiting for this book because of Adrian.
Also, for the record, I can't stand Jill. She's unnecessary to the plot. The whole book was written for the sake of it.

The reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because of Adrian. By the end of the book, I did like Sydney & Adrian together. I'd just like more of him though. It was an okay read.

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  1. I enjoyed this book and also grew to like Sydney more. I was worried with her being the main character but, it turned out ok. I will continue to read them because I loved the Vampire Academy books and I am curious as to where these will go.

  2. I really like this books, in VA, I'm team dimitri but Bloodlines, I'm team adrian Lol' because I love both

    maybe I haven't seen any chemistry between sydney and Adrian but I was really hoping for this time to Adrian found his love

  3. I didn't mind Sydney, but I wish she had a backbone. And I didn't get the point of the hinting at romance between her and Adrian, unless she's planning on growing a backbone and leaving behind all of her Alchemist friends and family - which seems to go against everything she stands for.

    I loved VA because of how action-packed and kick-ass they were. Bloodlines showed me a glimpse of that, during the last few chapters. Up until that point I found it hard not to skim because nothing of real interest was happening!

  4. I quite liked this book. I agree, it definitely wasn't as good as the Vampire Academy series and as a protagonist, Sydney doesn't even begin to compare to Rose, but I think the very end of this book saved it somewhat. When I read the last page I thought "Oh, the next book is going to very interesting". Did anybody else feel that way?