Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Review: The Golden Lily

The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series

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. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher

The Golden Lily
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 432 (paperback)
Part of Series: Bloodlines #2
Purchased: Bought
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

REVIEW(spoiler free):
I'm a spoiler addict. I want spoilers for almost everything, but when there are stories that i really i don't want to know a thing. And that's exactly what Golden Lily is. I didn't even read the summary or anything regarding the book, except title and release date. And my patience was rewarded!

Okay,'s not as action packed as the Vampire Academy series, but we've already known that from book 1, so i'm not commenting more. Once again, we follow Sydney at Palm Strings. The story goes a little slow. Concentrating more on the characters than the plot, and  Mead let us understand them better. And for that you can say, at the biggest part of the book nothing is really happening. There are clues now and there but that's all. That doesn't mean it's not good. It was a good change for the VA world..taking its time and be a little calm. It was nice. We also get to see more of Adrian and Eddie so dah!!

I said at the previous book i really liked Sydney as a character because she was closer to what we are. After this book, i think she too close at what we are. I was a little bored with her. She really need to loosen up a little. She is always so..concentrated around the mission. She barely lives. She should take care of herself a little more.
Adrian of course was magnificent! He was also my favorite (from VA), and we get to see so many sides of him. And even though, we do not read via his POV, the book is so well written than you can understand and connect with him too.
Eddie was as awesome as always. He only has a small scenes but he is definetely a scene stealer. He reminds me of Mason, just a little.
I also need to mention how i liked Dimitri's part in the book. Even though, he is one the favorite heroes in YA, Richelle Mead didn't create scenes for him. She didn't do the so called "fan-service". He is not that important and so he is not getting unnecessary scenes! For that and only, i truly respect her as an author.

Lastly, i will mention some of the "negative" things. One, was that was a little predictable with the whole vampire hunting thing. Before half the book, i already knew what was going to happen. Two, i didn't like the scenes with Sydney's boyfriend at all. I understand why they were there, but i just didn't like them. Three, i really disliked Jill in this book. She is into her own world! She only cares about dating or what? At least she doesn't have that many scenes. Four (and last one), yes okay i was a little bored. It was nice but too slow for my taste. Especially when i knew there are so many things to happen, i just couldn't wait!

Is Golden Lily good? Yes, totally. Maybe not as a good as Bloodlines but still good. The last chapters are the best thing in the book and totally get you hyped for the next one. I mean....i really really want to know more about the Marcus guy! Please February come faster!

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