I seem to always finish any book by Richelle Mead at 1 in the morning. I was the same as any other human, any other Alchemist. Besides, this lengthy summary kind of kills the thrill early on. Very enjoyable are various hints about future events interspersed in the main narrative. Adrian is also one great male lead. Every action was graceful and lethal.
It's not that I didn't enjoy it, but I was mourning the fact that Rose and Dimitri's story is truly over, but after re-reading it again to prepare myself for Golden Lily, I'm pleased to say that I properly fell in love with this series like I was meant to from the beginning. No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms. Chris gave Brayden a wary look. However this series is great fun to listen to, and good for a bit of escapism. Sydney is a lot more what I'm like, both as a teenager and even at my age now. Mead will probably shove Trey into the mix, but I don't mind. I swear I lived for his moments.
The basics Title: The Golden Lily Author: Series: - Bloodlines August 2011 - The Golden Lily June 2012 - The Indigo Spell February 2013 - The Fiery Heart November 2013 - Silver Shadows July 2014 - The Ruby Circle February 2015 Add it: Goodreads Summary: Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. I feel so guilty now for not caring about him in Vampire Academy. And of course there's Brayden, who I thought was just the sweetest, shy, nice guy. The author has clearly set out a path and she sticks to it. If you need a refresher before the sequel is released, this is where you need to be. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.
In the end, Brayden broke up with Sydney. As time goes on, Sydney is excelling in school while Jill is seen to have few friends and is continuously picked on by Laurel due to her crush on Micah, as he shows an interest in Jill. There are so many swoon-worthy moments with the two of them like the dance, self-defense, pool-side outing and so many more. And of course, I wasn't a big fan of Brayden. Adrian sometimes called him mini-Dimitri.
Continuing from Bloodlines we have Eddie-Jill-Micah, and then, of course, to make matters even worse, Jill-Eddie-Angeline. So I guess it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that I loved The Golden Lily. Jill was so central in the first book, I wonder how much more central she's gonna be in this one since she's on the cover this time. Still it's not cockney so perhaps I should be grateful! He got on my nerves actually because he was not himself around Rose, he just kept wanting to change without really wanting to. I have been waiting forever to read more about Sydney, Adrian and the rest of the group. I look at you, and you're like.
The romance was also upped in the supporting characters. I did it so I'd have a reason to be around you-one I knew you couldn't refuse. Terwilliger had told me that was normal for humans. Not like the way it is with Adrian. We meet a new character, Brayden. Anastasia capisce di volere quest'uomo a tutti i costi.
It didn't help that Jill was discussing her own troubled love life with her. I glanced over at him and then down at the roses. The plotline was so good and the pacing was fast. I will admit though that Adrian did some things on purpose. Brayden gave a friendly smile back. I absolutely love how Mead planned a perfect installment to the series.
Oh, they've got their uses, believe me. Likeable characters and great relationships are always what I want in the books I read and this series has that, which is why I want to focus on my two favorite characters: Sydney and Adrian! I love Angeline but I want Eddie with Jill. After reading this book, I was left utterly speechless and blown away. Eddie is so kind even when trying to keep the new frisky Angeline off his back. The Golden Lily wasn't just your typical story about a special girl going to a boarding school and overcoming the challenges facing her. I wouldn't say this book was as good as Vampire Academy series, but it doesn't fall too far behind. To see them grow close, and lean on each other was a real pleasure.
Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she's been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California - tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought. I devoured The Golden Lily faster than any book because I couldn't get enough of it. Trey handed Brayden back his change. Since Vampire Academy, this guy already took my breath away because of his humor and romantic gestures. And when they're together, they challenge and bring out the best in each other.
Questo vi darà una sensazione di orgoglio e vi incoraggerà a concluderne un altro, e poi un altro ancora. She obviously has a plan for the Bloodline series where Sydney, Adrian, Jill, Eddie and Angeline will grow throughout and stand strong through grievous challenges. Un bambino, poi adulto, imparerà ad affrontare il dolore più grande, la perdita della mamma, e il mostro più insidioso: il timore di vivere. He deserves a huge hug and so does Sydney! Each filled with billions of dollars worth of gold, jewels and priceless statues and art. The best part with them is seeing how much they genuinely care for one another. I feel so lucky that my books have all that support! I'm not sure what to say about the plot line, since, well it mostly wrapped around Sydney.