BOOK 1: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
BOOK 2: The Golden Lily
BOOK 3: The Indigo Spell
The Fiery Heart description:
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 Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe
The main thing that kept it from being a 4 or 5 star book is, first off, the writing… it wasn’t quite up to par and it fell rather flat in the beginning… which is a crucial part of any book… it was mainly my love of Adrian and Sydney that kept me going… and personally I don’t like books that are in first person point of view that switch that person every other chapter… I have to stop and remind myself who ‘I’ is and that just throws off the flow a bit… though I do understand why Mead did this because it became rather crucial later on, but for most of the book it just felt a bit off…
yet the plot and the climatic ending was enough to consider it really good and worth the read… and it was nice to finally understand Adrian as we now get to see the world through his eyes… and Zoe was an interesting obstacle for the new love birds… she was a character you felt both sorry for and was irritated by, which seems to be what Mead was going for… though with her in the mix and Neil, the added dhampir, it didn’t leave much room to see Sydney’s extra life… you just saw her with Ms. Terwilliger or at Adrian’s… and so the friends and life she had built up suddenly weren’t there any more… the parts that was so great about the other books was seeing Sydney’s joy in that life and I know that not everything can be put in this book and I wouldn’t say there were really any wasted moments… but it just didn’t have the wonderful story line that made me fall in love with this series… though the whole build up and the ultimate end makes me want the next book out in a hurry… though I do hope Mead doesn’t do what she did with Vampire Academy and make this series one book too long…