The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here…
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.
After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.
I can’t believe this is really the end of the Vampire Academy/ Bloodlines Books. It has been a wonderful and sometimes hard journey with all those characters. Some books were better than others but overall I enjoyed them all.
I really enjoyed this book , we get to see a lot of familiar face form the Academy. Some more than others.
Adrian and Sydney are still in hiding from the Alchemists and life is not what they thought it would be like together since they can’t really go anywhere. Even in court since most of Moroi are against relationships with humans. And Jill is still missing, after they get a lead they decide to sneak out of court and follow it. They team up with the witches to help find Jill.
There were a few surprises in this book that I really didn’t see coming but I really liked.
Adrian still struggles with his spirit use or rather that he shouldn’t be using it, but in order to find Jill and help Sydney he must use it. But of course Sydney is against him using it at all and that is causing a somewhat problem for them. While I really liked Adrian, there is always a part of me that wants to smack him a good one, once in a while. Sometimes he is just not thinking things through all the way. But luckily he has Sydney to do that for him.
While I really enjoyed this book there were a few things that bothered me, one was that the beginning of the book was a little underwhelming. There were also a few things I really didn’t care for. The whole Nina/Olive, Adrian thing, while I understand why it was in there it also seemed a little unnecessary. The same with the Olive/Neil thing, I really didn’t seem the need for it. Yes, it would work out if the story sometime continues for Rose and Dimitri, but really they had their HEA and made their peace with it.
Also some things just seemed too easy, really we have two books of them trying to get away and at the end it was a matter of some secret info seemed rather easy, but okay. Besides it would have been nice to let the reader know what kind of information it was that held so much power over the Alchemists. It just seemed like a cheap way out sort of.
But overall I thought it was a great and peaceful ending for all the characters we got to know and love over the years.
I would have loved to give it a 4★ or 5★ star rating but I really while I loved the book I was a little underwhelmed with it. So I give it 3 ½★.
But I would rate the overall series at 4- 5 ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Are we…does that mean…are we cousins?”
“Where are you going to put the other one?” asked Daniella.
“Wherever you like,” said Ms. Terwilliger. “I can’t take him with me. The guards saw me come in with one cat. They’ll see me leave with one.”
“What?” My mother-in-law’s voice came out extra shrill to my ears. “That creature’s staying?” It figured. Her daughter-in-law transforming into an animal? No problem. Having to take care of a cat? Crisis.”
“You’re a terrible liar, boy,” Rand called after us.
“Is he right?” I asked quietly, once we’d put some distance between the guest cabin and us.
“That I’m a terrible liar? No. I’m a fantastic liar.”