The Golden Lily
Hardcover: 418 pages
Release date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin)
Source: ARC received at the Romantic Times Book Convention.
From Goodreads. The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.
I was so happy to see they had copies of this at RT! I didn’t myself get a copy but when I saw that one of my blogging buddies did I asked her if she would trade. I would have offered her my first born child for The Golden Lily! Thankfully she said yes (and all she wanted was a book lol) so the minute I got home I put off my other reading and dove in. Well without rambling or sounding incoherent nah not gonna work. OMFG this book was sooooooo freaking unbelieveable, it was amazeballs, awesometastic, brilliant, wonderful, and marvelous!!!!! It was better than Bloodlines!
Ok so now trying to review without spoilers ummm I can’t, but what I will say is my love for Adrian grew exponentially and my admiration for Sydney grew as well. Never fear Dimka fans he’s still in it as well even though honestly I didn’t see the need (except to appease the Dimitri fans lol), and there’s the same crew from Bloodlines as well as a few new additions one of those being a new boy whom I ended up kinda swooning over but he definitely didn’t take Adrian’s place in my heart. Oh and the story is so much better! We get to meet new bad guys which was cool because after 7 books I was getting kind of sick of the strigoi. And there’s more magic use and not just the vampire kind!! Ok enough rambling I’ll share a quick passage with you now!
All reasonable thought vanished from my head. Adrian was lying on my car.
I ran over to Latte as fast as the dress would allow me. “What are you doing?” I demanded. “Get off of there!” I automatically checked for dents and scratches.
Adding insult to injury, Adrian was actually smoking as he lay on the hood and stared up at the sky. Clouds were moving in, but a half-moon could occasionally be seen. “Relax, Sage. I won’t leave a scratch. Really, this is surprisingly comfortable for a family car. I would’ve expected—“
He turned his head toward me and froze. I had never seen him so still—so quiet. His shock was so thorough and intense that he actually dropped his cigarette.
“Ahh,” I cried, springing forward, lest the burning cigarette damage the car. It landed harmlessly on the asphalt, and I quickly stamped it out. “For the last time, will you get off of there?”
Adrian slowly sat up, eyes wide. He slid off the hood and didn’t seem to leave any marks.
Obviously, I’d have to check it later, “Sage,” he said “What are you wearing?”
I sighed and stared down at the dress. “I know. It’s red. Don’t start. I’m tired of hearing about it.”
“Funny,” he said. “I don’t think I could ever get tired of looking at it.”
Hope that was enough to get you by until June lol ;)
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