Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Golden Lily review


Goodreads: Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.
Richelle Mead is the author of the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series. At first, I thought the title of the series overall was weird. Bloodlines? It's about protecting Jill from whoever want to kill her because they don't liek the new queen, Lissa. In this book, I get it.

In the book, we're introduced to a new set of people, the Warriors of Light. They are basically the Alchemists but they want all vampires gone. They go so far to kidnapp on of the vampires Sydney and Eddie are protecting (no, it isn't Jill). Anyway, Warriors of Light and Alchemists were once together, but they are know separate, but the W.o.L. want to unit together with teh Alchemists and destroy all the vampires, and these people make Sydney disgusted that they were once 'related'. And i was sad when i learned one of the supporting characters close to the others was a part of it.

Adrian is getting better. Honestly he is. I was happy that he stopped trying to drug himself when he got sad. And even though Dimitri is there, they just have a mutual relationship. He only tried to attack him (verbally) once. It was then forgotten. And he's become more protective of Sydney too. Speaking of which.......

The romance in this book is a bit better than the last. In Bloodlines, it was mostly about Jill and her relationship to Lee, who turned out to be evil. Now, it's about her and Micah and Eddie, who really likes her, and Angeline, who reallly likes Eddie but he doesn't like her. Jill is having trouble because Micah starts moving too fast, and the fact that she's not human and he is. And Eddie is suppose to be protecting her, not dating her. Angeline, well, she's really really like Eddie, but Eddie feels uncomfortable around her. But, heres the best one of all: Sydney, Brayden, and Adrian. Now, who is Brayden? Brayden is a male version of Sydney, and they get along very well since all they talk about is academic things. Adrian finally tries to talk to Sydney about his feelings, but because his dad decided to be an ass, he coudn't do it so well. And Adrian really has a big caring side to himself in this book. Loved it instead of his smoking drunk self.

Sydney has changed too. She's not as nervous around the vampires, but she's still warry of magic. As she dates Brayden, she finally comes to terms that hanging out with other kids her age isn't so bad, and that she wished she could do it more. And towards the end, she makes a big leap of faith and tries something every Alchemist woudl have disapproved of. She's strong, but she still has some reservations about anything dealing with her blood.

The ending was okay. I didn't like what happened in the end end, but the chiffhanger was okay. It was the huge event that happened in the end that I didn't like. Sydney is very stupid in this situations. Her stupid Alchemist beliefs get in the way.

Future: Book #3 is coming out in 2013. I happy that the series is going good, but sometimes six is too much.


pg. 163, assembly in the gym about Sex and STDs

"The first song was called "STDs are Not for Me." That was when I took out my math homework.


Wish we could see the lily on Sydney's face instead of in the font. But at least the cover is better than the one for Bloodliens.


*Won this book. No review required.

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