Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Title: Bloodlines
Author: Richelle Mead
Paperback edition,
Publisher: Razor Bill
Published: 2012
3.5/5 stars



Blood doesn’t lie…

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. 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 last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning…


Another vampire book. It’s been a while since I read a book about vampire, the last one being The Vampire Diaries: Midnight.

Bloodlines is a spin-off from Vampire Academy series. I only read the first book, which is Vampire Academy, haven’t got the time to continue the series. But, I remember enjoyed it a lot. VA is different from typical vampire books. It’s not “vampire vs werewolf” it’s “vampire vs vampire”. It creates a whole new world of vampire, with races, class, and royals. It wasn’t a book where the vampire falls in love with a human and bit her and live (or dead) happily ever after. And even if we haven’t read VA, we would still understand Bloodlines series.

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, a group that covers up vampires. She’s suspected as sympathizer because she helped Rose escape (escape from what I have no idea it’s in VA) She was assigned to protect Jill, the stepsister of the vampire queen from assassins. She didn’t want to take this job, but it was her or her sister, and so she chooses herself.

Living in a boarding school, undercover, wasn’t as easy as they thought. Highschool drama, romance, bullying, jealousy. I guess it just adds more plot into the story.

It started out really slow, and then it picked up in the middle. It wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, since the Goodreads ratings are pretty high, but it wasn’t that bad. The characters and story are pretty funny and light, it has actions, and just basically Sydrian. Really love to read the next book!


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