Author: Richelle Mead
Book: (Bloodlines, #1)
I was given this book by a friend who thought it was no good. I don't know if she ever finished the book or if she just found it slow and boring. It was slow in a lot of places but I enjoyed it!
Sydney is an Alchemist. It's something she thought she always wanted but she discovered that not all vampires are as bad as they seem. She was punished but now she has the chance to change everyone's opinion by protecting the Moroi princes Jill from assassins that would kill her to create civil war in the kingdom. Jill's sister is the Queen and she will only stay on the throne if she has one living relative, which is why Jill needs protection.
So instead of letting her sister Zoe go on the assignment Sydney steps up and forces her way in. Now Sydney is living with Jill in the dorm and taking care of Eddie and Adrian on the side. After all Adrian is a Moroi and Eddie is Jill's guardian (he's also 1/2 vampire and 1/2 human). Sydney learns to blend in though she's never been to a school in her life. She's incredibly smart but not good with people. Jill has a harder time and turns to Lee (another Moroi) who really likes her (despite the age difference. She's 15 and he's 19!).
As their relationship grows Sydney finds out about her "partner" Keith and what exactly he's been up to. Some of the kids at the school have been getting tattoos from a place called Nevermore and the tattoos have special properties that can get you high (bronze ink) or can make you strong and fast (silver ink). The thing is that they are made from vampire blood, a very dangerous thing for humans. Turns out Keith (besides trying to get her in trouble with eveyone) has been taking blood from vampires to get money from spoiled rich kids who want the high.
That's not the only thing that is wrong. Even after Keith is taken away by the Alchemists Sydney is still in danger. But who wants to kill her?
Will Sydney die? What will happen to Jill if Sydney if killed? Who is the real evil one in this story?
So this book is really good and I was rooting for Sydney the whole way through! I can't wait till I get my hands on the next book! :D
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