Monday, June 1, 2015

Racing & Amazing: Silver Shadows - Richelle Mead

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Date Released: July 29, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill

Pages: 380 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought @ Barnes and Noble
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: (Bloodlines #5)

Goodreads Synopsis:  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.

From Goodreads

In Silver Shadows, Richelle Mead kicks up the action and suspense as alchemist, Sydney Sage is trapped in the Alchemist re-education center for her action in helping the Moroi and falling in love with Adrian. I absolutely LOVED the Silver Shadows, it was fast paced, well-written, and the dual POV worked well! Compared to the other books in the series, there's so much more at stake with Sydney and Adrian, but Mead also weaves in the Moroi court and the Jill situation. 

On thing that stood out in the book was Sydney and Adrian's relationship. Meade definitely focuses on them more and moves away from the Jill aspect. I actually really enjoyed it and you can really feel for Sydney and Adrian. Sydney went through sooo much in this book, it was honestly crazy. As she is trapped in the alchemist re-education center she tries to befriend others and find a way out. I love Sydney's fast thinking and her resourcefulness makes her such a strong character. In addition, Adrian is developed a lot more in the book. Mead places him in situations that forces him to make the right choices and think about his relationship with Sydney. He is also the hero in the novel, especially with the Sydney situation. Ultimately, I Mead did an amazing job with the dual POV with Sydney and Adrian and focusing on their relationship as whole!

Silver Shadows definitely had elements of action and suspense that automatically drew me to read more and more. It even had some creepy moments that just made my skin crawl! I loved reading Sydney's whole showdown when she tries to escape the center and when Adrian contacts Marcus to help rescue her. The book had a lot of golden moments that were just pure amazingness, and it was worth the read. Definitely pick up Silver Shadows if you are reading the series, it was one of the BEST! 

In the end, Silver Shadows does the whole Bloodlines series justice. It was fast-paced, action-packed, but also romantic and suspenseful. Mead weaved such a great novel and the ending of the book was crazy! It was definitely a shift from the Sydney and Adrian aspect, not giving it away! Definitely pick this one up, it was worth it :)

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  1. I liked the end of of the book so freaking much. I think by this point I had serious series fatigue but the ending was so freaking worth it. I loved it so much.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I didn't really take a shining to this series, unfortunately. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the books, though.


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