Bloodlines Series – The Golden Lily (book 2)
Author: Richelle Mead
Released almost 1 year after the 1st book, The Golden Lily is as good as Bloodlines, and I reckon Richelle Mead did a good job refreshing our memory about the past events in the previous book – simple, direct and not too repetitive (which was a big problem for me on the Vampire Academy Series).
The story on this one is mainly about Sydney’s conflicts in being loyal to the Alchemists’ principles while getting closer and fonder to the Moroi (vampires) and, well, being also loyal to these friends, which is a big thing and strongly punishable by The Alchemists.
The group is still in Palm Springs: Jill, Adrian, Eddie and now Angeline, the dhampir who used to live with The Keepers. Sonya Karp and Dimitri also establish themselves there to conduct experiments on the Strigoi issue.
There’s a lot of action and romance in the book, and it’s possible to see some love triangles being formed. The involvement between Sydney and Adrian, which I was hoping it would happen sometime in the series…well, knowing Sydney and all her responsibilities, it’s complicated, but I’m not giving up my hope. Adrian is so nice!
Of course there are some clichés in the story, like a perfect moment for a kiss being interrupted when the lights come back on, but overall it’s a good and entertaining book.
And, just so you know, the next book (The Indigo Spell) is due to be published on February 12, 2013
Posted on 02/07/2012, in 4 stars, Bloodlines, Richelle Mead, Science Fiction & Fantasy and tagged alchemists, bloodlines, book, dhampir, golden lily, love triangles, moroi, review, richelle mead, romance, series, strigoi, sydney sage, the golden lily, vampire. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.