Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Contest and Review: Bloodlines

*occurs After the Vampire Academy series*

Sydney's given an important assignment - even though she's in the doghouse with the other alchemists after helping Rose. She volunteers to go to save her sister from being inducted into the alchemists. Instead of being grateful, her sister takes her interference the wrong way.

Sick at heart, Sydney leaves for a mission with her worse enemy. She's to assumer a new identity in order to protect Jill, the newly found Moroi princess. Sydney and Jill are to become roommates at a boarding school. Eddie lives at the school as their brother. Adrian lives nearby - still nursing his broken heart.

Jill just wants to be normal, but as Sydney digs deeper, she learns the real reason for her protection. Her instincts tell her that something isn't right. There's a rogue alchemist on the loose...

Can Sydney keep Jill safe?

My Thoughts: It took me a few chapters to get into the story - but then I was hooked. While I'm not a huge Adrian fan (and prefer Dimitri), he still interests me. When I first heard about the spin-off series, I really thought Jill was going to be the main character. Instead, the books center around Sydney protecting her, similar to Rose protecting Lissa. There were a few parts of the book that didn't fit in for me - mainly the scenes where Sydney throws a fit about her weight/clothing size change. I liked her relationship with Jill and Adrian. I loved her sleuthing skills. I feel that she's different - yet similar to Rose, which is great. She's really strong, determined, protective, and sweet. So looking forward to Golden Lily out next June.

Cover Thoughts: Like many, I'm not a fan of the covers -but I do like seeing the tattoo

Source: Signed by the author at BEA

*********CONTEST***********

A BEA, I snagged a signed copy of Bloodlines and a Bloodlines bag.





Rules:
1. Be a blog follower
2. Leave a comment about this book or the Vampire Academy series
3. with your EMAIL
4. The contest deadline expires September 28th at Noon EST
5. Sorry, shipping is only available in the US.
6. Winner will be selected with Random.org

6 comments:

lostnthestacks said...

The Last Sacrifice was one of the best endings to a series I have EVER read! Love VA!

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Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I have a few students that are very excited about this series. I know a few have picked up a copy. I haven't read them yet, but they do look very good.

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c said...

my email is(charvahon@yahoo.com) hi im sooooooo exited for this contest im a huge huge huge va fan and i couldent afford bloodlines :( i have to buy school books and college tuition this contest ends on my bday and id love to win sooooo bad i follow your blog every day plz pick me it would meen the world to meto have a awsome blogger like yours,,,'ld to me btw my name is christina

thatcovergirl said...

I know of a few people who don't like that cover, either. Teehee. ;)

idiosyncratic bookworm said...

The cover is so pretty! Also, the bag looks gorgeous. I haven't really gotten into Vampire Academy, I think I read the first book some time ago, but the librarian at my school recommended the series to me and I figured I'd try to read it again. <3
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donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! Ive been looking forward to reading this.

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