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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead review

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #1)

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Synopsis from Goodreads

The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

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.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.


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I must confess I was preparing myself for the worst after reading some of the reviews on this book, but actually it wasn't bad at all. I'll keep it short because I think most of you read it by now.



First of all I liked Sydney, although I wished she showed even more backbone than she did. The trick with coloured hair was brilliant, however her inability to see the obvious as in the connection between the tattoo parlour and vampires was really annoying.


Also, Adrian. What the hell happened to him? He is a pale shadow of himself. Where is all his spark? I was led to believe there will be some sort of romantic interaction between him and Sydney, but there is a tiny bit of interest by the end from his side.


We were promised to see Rose and Dmitri, and yes we did. Once, Rose. Once Dimitri. We probably got couple of sentences off Rose and that was it. Hell of a teaser, Richelle.


The last complaint is the book is slow. It's dragging its feet, and not much is happening in the endless circle of school, worry for Jill, worry for Adrian, petty grievances from the local alchemist, blah-blah-blah...


Still, Richelle's strong side is her writing, and I'm willing to give this series a chance to see if it picks up the pace. Overall, easy, light read, comforting but not exciting.


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Ну как обычно у Ришель, читалось легко, но особо ничего примечательного в этой книге нет. Да написано интересно, но блин, вот не дожимает она сюжет, чтобы читалось так, что до дрожи в коленках.


Сидней - интересный персонаж, хотя ей нужно быть пожёстче в своих решениях. Ведь может девушка проявить железную волю когда это нужно, но по большей части мямлит и всем пытается угодить.


Адриан - бледная тень самого себя в предыдущих книгах. Я надеюсь, к следующей он расшатается. И малюсенький интерес к Сидней у него проявляется ближе к концу, так что не ждите любовной линии.


Сюжет - тоже классическая Ричель. Вся тянется до не могу, и последние несколько страниц раскладывается по полочкам.


В общем, читать можно, но книжка чуть выше средненькой. Посмотрим, что у писателя выйдет со второй.


7.5/10


 
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