Bloodlines

Bloodlines

eBook - 2011
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When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Razorbill, c2011.
ISBN: 1101535547
9781101535547
1101534249
9781101534243
Characteristics: 1 online resource (421 p.)

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serenshadow
Oct 26, 2017

It's taken me awhile, but I'm finally reading this series.
It was pretty damn gripping; I didn't want to put it down! Some of the plot twists were obvious... I figured it out quickly, but others were a complete surprise! This first book was enjoyable and although there are plot and development similarities to Vampire Academy, there are enough differences to set it apart.
I'm looking forward to reading more!

Muqtasid Jun 06, 2015

an absolute must read!!!

sweetkk Aug 20, 2014

Loved the book a must read book couldnt put it down till the end

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fionacarrington
Aug 03, 2014

Really good :) look forward to reading the next one

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MonopolyQueen
Jul 07, 2014

Haven't read this yet? PLEASE. GO and grab this now!I loved loved Adrian soooo much! I am so much in love with this series! Although I have only read the first book in vampire academy. But i adore this book sooo much! I cant wait for silver shadows! Why does it have to be so long???

Monikan21 Feb 22, 2014

Book 1 in Bloodline series (out of 6); followed by The Golden Lily. This book is a spin off from Vampire Academy and it focuses on Sydney, Adrian, Jill and Eddie. It is not as action packed as VA but it is still enjoyable. I am hoping Adrian's character develops, because I don't find him as exciting as Dimitri - same for Sydney vs Rose.

sylvieleblanc4 Jan 28, 2014

I fell in love with this author when I read Vampire Academy, which was one of my favorites. I didn't think Mead could exceed her previous series but I was pleasantly surprised by this spin-off. When Vampire Academy ended I felt there where so many unanswered questions about Sydney and Adrian. I really find their story captivating. I was totally on teal Adrian Ivashkov! :)

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emilyswartzer
Sep 06, 2013

Sydney Sage is 18. She is also an Alchemist. A secret race of people dedicated to keeping the human and vampire worlds apart.Now, on her next mission, Sydney is to pose as the roommate of Jill Dragomir, at a boarding school in Palm Springs. She is to act as her guardian. The race Moroi do not like the elected queen, and Jill is her only relative, but in order to keep the throne she must have at least one living relative. So the Moroi are targeting Jill, and it's Sydney's job to keep her safe. Only the assignment is in Keith Darnell's "territory", and they have a bad history and want nothing to do with each other. And they have to pretend to be brother and sister. This is Sydney's worst nightmare, but to prevent a Civil War and protect her younger sister,Zoe, she would do anything. AMAZING!!!!!!

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peytonaa
Aug 26, 2013

Bloodlines is a very well written novel by Richelle Mead, the author of the Vampire Academy series. Bloodlines is a spinoff of the Vampire Academy series. Both of the series share many characters and they both take place in Richelle Mead’s world of vampires, alchemists, and dhampirs. Since I did not read the Vampire Academy series I was worried that I would not understand the novel, but I had no problem grasping the concept and I ended up really enjoying it. Bloodlines is full of action, includes a love story, paranormal elements of vampires and alchemists, and many funny moments. You will find a lot of paranormal romance novels for teens nowadays, but this book is very different from anything else you would find. Even though it has the common vampire human forbidden romance, it is written differently from others. The characters have strong independent voices shown throughout the book; you start to feel as if you know each character personally. The main character, Sydney, is relatable and really evolves in each chapter. At the beginning of the book Sydney is very negative and guarded, but by the end she starts to become more positive and outgoing. You can see Sydney’s outlook on life change page by page. The title of the novel captures a reader’s attention because it stands out from all other teen fiction titles. I could not put this book down. I really enjoyed this novel and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

uguloy1999 Jan 03, 2013

this book is ao awesome

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Littlemissmeg7 Oct 23, 2012

Littlemissmeg7 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 25

Ólive Jun 07, 2012

Ólive thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Dec 29, 2011

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Sep 18, 2011

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Sep 16, 2011

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Littlemissmeg7 Oct 23, 2012

Violence: Not to bad but definitely there

Littlemissmeg7 Oct 23, 2012

Other: lots of awkward moments that make it hilarious

Ólive Jun 07, 2012

Violence: yea

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Mahala
Sep 18, 2011

Violence: not to badly

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Ólive Jun 07, 2012

Sydney is a teenage Alchemist, a human bound to protect other humans from vampires, whether they're the comparatively normal Moroi or the pure-evil Strigoi vampires. Sydney's been on a sort of job suspension after aiding and abetting former criminal Rose Hathaway of the Vampire Academy series, but now the Alchemists need Sydney's talents. Jill Dragomir, Queen Lissa Dragomir's half-sister, is in danger of being killed and the best way to keep Jill safe is to put her in a human boarding school--with Sydney posing as her older sister. Sydney's a consummate professional and she has some mild compassion for the Moroi, but living in such close quarters with a vampire isn't going to be easy after she's spent her whole life viewing vamps as abominations. The job is even trickier because she's working near Keith, a slimy Alchemist with a personal vendetta against her. Add to that, Jill's enigmatic friend Adrian Ivashkov is complicating matters, and their nice human boarding school is harboring its own host of secrets

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Mahala
Sep 18, 2011

Sydney is a teenage Alchemist, a human bound to protect other humans from vampires, whether they're the comparatively normal Moroi or the pure-evil Strigoi vampires. Sydney's been on a sort of job suspension after aiding and abetting former criminal Rose Hathaway of the Vampire Academy series, but now the Alchemists need Sydney's talents. Jill Dragomir, Queen Lissa Dragomir's half-sister, is in danger of being killed and the best way to keep Jill safe is to put her in a human boarding school--with Sydney posing as her older sister. Sydney's a consummate professional and she has some mild compassion for the Moroi, but living in such close quarters with a vampire isn't going to be easy after she's spent her whole life viewing vamps as abominations. The job is even trickier because she's working near Keith, a slimy Alchemist with a personal vendetta against her. Add to that, Jill's enigmatic friend Adrian Ivashkov is complicating matters, and their nice human boarding school is harboring its own host of secrets.

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Ólive Jun 07, 2012

I changed my mind, he said, I'll take you up on helping me get a job. I want something entertaining he said. He thought some more. "and I want to make lots of money - but do as little work as possible" - Adrian to Sydne

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Mahala
Sep 18, 2011

I changed my mind, he said, I'll take you up on helping me get a job.
I want something entertaining he said. He thought some more. "and I want to make lots of money - but do as little work as possible" - Adrian to Sydney

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