Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review Silver Shadows

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Goodreads | Amazon

#5 in Bloodlines

Published by Razorbill July 29, 2014

Source: Library Hardcover

Bookologists Analysis: The continuation of a romance that spans against all conformities and expectations. Yet, still the book did not conform.

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.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. 

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

Silver Shadows was driven by an unknown force; it was unexpected.  I was stopped short by simply the metamorphosis of Adrian and Sydney since the first book. The setting had changed from a boarding school to a reeducation center to where ever Adrian chose to travel. Somehow we saw a world that’s been built tore down due to simply the fact that Sydney was taken by Alchemists in The Fiery Heart.

For everyone in this book it was a spiral. Adrian without Sydney twists back into his other lifestyle- drinking, gambling, and partying. I can’t pity Adrian for the fact that he stops trying to look for Sydney, but Spirit is getting to him and it won’t be pretty when we see him out of control. Sydney his unraveling her compassion even more in reeducation because of that many more people suffering. Their connection is not the same as Rose and Dimitri; it’s not fire and fire, but rather passion and love. The story of Adrian and Sage continues on, for better or for worse. 


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