Sunday, 25 March 2012

Bloodlines , by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

Hardcover, 421 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Penguin Aus
1595143173 (ISBN13: 9781595143174)
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Palm Springs, California (United States)

 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.

 My Review
I admit when I saw that a sideline series was being released into the world of books, I got a little excited, so much so that I may have peed myself a little (I'm kidding, I didn't realize). I think though the excitement was the fact that you were going to see inside the life of someone else, of someone different, you were therefore hoping to see something so much more unique and different because it was like it was into the world of the vampire hunters who aren't really vampire hunters. The whole idea of it just seemed to be very exciting and engaging and so of course I kept reserving and reserving the book over and over again in the library with the hopes it would somehow land in my hands ASAP. However, did I enjoy it as much as my excitement made me believe I would, no, not really. It just wasn't all there in my opinion. I think that it was one of those books that was bigged up to seem better than it actually was, but in the end it was basically the same as vampire academy but with different people in a slightly but still somewhat similar situation. It just made it so cliche and a little dull because I just felt like I was reading a book I had already read, all over again, just that the title was somewhat different. So was I disappointed with the book, yes, very much so. It just wasn't all that I was expecting it to be. It was cliche, obvious and just very clear to figure out what was going to happen, who the bad guy was, and who the good was. In someways its also obvious to see what the series will contain and it just makes me wonder, is there anypoint in reading on when its just so similar to vampire academy? but the real question is, will I read on. yes most probably I will, just so I can see if the author will prove me wrong.

I just think that the book could have been so much better than that, like she really could have put something brand new into it so that you never knew what was around the corner. She could have worked a whole new situation within the novel, but as far as I was aware the only thing that was even remotely unique and new within this series, was the whole thing with the tattoos and the moroi being killed in unusual ways. So it didn't really leave much to the imagination to build up on and in stead of reading it from word to word, page to page, I just ended up skimming through a lot of it because really, I just wasn't missing out on anything. I am very much disappointed by it because vampire academy was a series that I really did enjoy so very much and its a series I would happily read again. So its ashame to have something so similar to it and not new at all. I think thats the problem with trying to drag out a series though, you come to a bridge that can not be crossed because some planks are missing. 

Sydeny is a wonderful character and I would like to get to know her, but I want to know about her! not about what she does, who she is and how she performs. I want to know what really goes on within the mind of sydny melrose, what she thinks of people around her, how she feels. I want to be able to emotionally understand the world of Sydney and to see whether she likes her world as much as it seems she does upon the pages. It was an ok read and I probably will continue to read the series, but only because I want to see what happens next, not because I have fallen in love it.

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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