Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)
By: Richelle Mead
Released: July 29, 2014
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"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 Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . . Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off." (Summary from goodreads.com)

Silver Shadows is another great addition to the Bloodlines series. After the cliffhanger in The Fiery Heart I was dying to read Silver Shadows and it was absolutely worth the wait. This series just keeps getting better and better, if that is even possible. I just really love how Mead expanded on this world she created. 

Silver Shadows picks up shortly after where The Fiery Heart left off. Sydney is locked away in reeducation while Adrian feels helpless in trying to find her. I liked that we saw a bit of a different side to both of these characters in this book and I think that it helped further develop them. This especially applies for Sydney. Sydney goes through a lot in this book, but I love that it really shows how strong and resilient she is. I also loved seeing some familiar characters again from the Vampire Academy series.

I once again loved how the chapters alternated between them because it really helped move the story along. The plot was action-packed and the story never slowed. I couldn't put this book down for long because I just had to know what would happen next. This book was definitely the darkest in the series so far and I liked that it really stood out as different when compared to the series as a whole.

Overall I loved Silver Shadows and I can't wait to read what will happen next. I definitely recommend picking this series up! 

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1 comment:

  1. I loved this book, and this whole series, so much! But Silver Shadows was especially great because it did show a while new side to Adrian and Sydney. And not only did we get to see them grow and develop on their own, but we got to see how that changed who they were when they eventually find each other again. This is the darkest book in the series so far, but I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The whole Bloodlines series feels lighter than the Vampire Academy series did, but Silver Shadows definitely had a darker vibe to it. I really can't wait to see how that plays into the next book. Great review :)


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