Review: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:33 PM
Title: Silver Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #5

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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.

“What is it with you and girls, Adrian, dear? Why do they either mean nothing to you or everything? It's always an extreme."

Silver Shadows is the fifth addition in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.

Silver Shadows begins when The Fiery heart left off. After the cliff-hanger of an ending of the previous book it has been really hard waiting to see what Richelle was planning to do in this book. Adrian and Sydney took my breath away. I wasn't prepared for them.

After Sydney was discovered allying with the vamps, the alchemists took care of the situation by putting Sydney in a rehabilitation center, aiming to re-educate her again. I have to say that re-education was nothing like I expected it to be. Sydney (and some other ex-alchemists) had to go so much through. Re-education is so far from what the word suggests. It should have been called tortured instead, cause that's what it trully was. They would ty to break them (by starvation and other means) and then "teach" them again the alchemists's values. So, while Sydney was re-educated Adrian was the one who had it real bad. Without Sydeney, and with no means to find her, he became self-destruct again. Drinking, partying, failing his art lessons and blocking out the people that cared for him, Adrian was the old, sweet Adrian. I was sooo sorry for. He wanted to find Sydney so bad, to be with her once again but no matter what he tried he couldn't find her.

It was so painful having to watch them lose themselves. But in the end it all worked out. I was so proud of Sydney because despite everything that she went through she was still the Sydney we loved: logical, stubborn, brave and determined to help the people who needed her. With her brains and with Adrian's *cought* (Marcus's) resources they were able to defeat the alchemists once and for all and save other ex-alchemists as well. But what they don't know is that the alchemists have more resources than anyone else. Was Sydney rescued only to be caught again???

I really loved this book! It was full of surprises, some good some not so good, and so many twists. I never expected the end though, never. Adrian and Sydney have come so far and they proved that together they are unstoppable. Such a great team!

"He was my center, and there was nothing I wouldn't do, nothing I wouldn't give up, to keep him safe."
What I also loved was Sydney's other sister Carly. She was just soooo different from the other members of the family and I can't but hope to see her story as well (maybe with Marcus?! Pls) That was one of my most favourite scenes of the book, Carly and Marcus! I'll just continue dreaming...

I hate to say this but I have to warn you that this book is another cliff-hanger. I don't know why Mead has to put us through sooo much torture but I can do nothing but wait! I'm sure it will be worth it!

All in all, Silver Shadows was abso-fucking-lutely amazing. Filled with action, romance, suspense, vamps and alchemists Silver Shadows won't disappoint. It's a real page- turner!

Highly recommended!
Sofia T.
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  1. I'm waiting until the last book of this series has come out to read the books, but it's getting harder and harder. Great review!

    1. I definitely couldn't wait! I don't know how you do it but after the cliff hanger of the previous book, I've been "patiently" waiting for this one :)


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