Monday, July 21, 2014

Review- SILVER SHADOWS by Richelle Mead

SILVER SHADOWS (Bloodlines Book #5)
Richelle Mead
Release Date: June 29, 2014
Hardcover: 380 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
ISBN:  978-1595143211
Source: Hardcover from the publisher
Rating: Obsessed!!!!!!!!!!!
From Goodreads.
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.

I know I said this in my last review for THE FIERY HEART by seriously....Y’all!!!!! Richelle Mead is definitely going to be the death of me! I thought the wait for THE FIERY HEART was bad! But hell I just finished SILVER SHADOWS and I need THE RUBY CIRCLE like right now!!!!!!! If you're looking for spoilers sorry you won't find them here just me gushing about how much I loved this book!

Richelle brought back the dual POV's just like she had inTHE FIERY HEART and they were amazing and heartbreaking. I really loved seeing Syd and Adrian apart and to see them dealing with their own trials and demons. In THE FIERY HEART they learned to love and trust each other but in SILVER SHADOWS they learn what it really means to be in love and to fight for it no matter the costs, and let me tell you it's not without difficulties. There's temptations and torture, attempted brainwashing and depression. 

This book isn't all swoony scenes and happy feelings. Richelle punches you in the gut and when you think you can come up for air... she punches you again! AND I LOVED EVERY PAGE! 

A lot of the characters we have met in the book are back but some have smaller parts in this one. We really get to focus on Syd and Adrian in this one both as individuals and as a couple. That being said it looks like we'll get most of the gang back together for the finale THE RUBY CIRCLE just trust me when you get to the end of the book you'll see what I mean! Oh and usual we also get to see some of our favorites from The Vampire Academy series there quite a bit going on in the Moroi court right now :) :)

I can now say with absolute certainty that the Bloodlines series is my favorite! Yep over The Vampire Academy! Don’t get me wrong I still love TVA but Adrian and Sydney’s story just resonates with me more! I've always been Team Adrian and if you read these books you'll know why!

I’m going to share a small scene with you from Adrian's POV because I adore him. This is during a dream he's having with Sydney when they're still apart.


Her voice was small, nearly lost in the dripping of the water from the fountain. But the power it carried--and the effect it had on me--was monumental. I'd heard the expression "weak-kneed" before but had never lived it until now. My muscles didn't feel as thought they could sustain me, and there was a great swelling in my chest, the result of a tangle of emotions I couldn't even begin to describe. Love. Joy. Relief. Disbelief. And mixed in with all of them were the emotions that I'd endured these last few months as well: despair, fear, sorrow. It spread out from my heart, and I felt tears form in my eyes. It wasn't possible that one person could make you experience so many emotions at once, that one person could trigger a universe of feelings, simply with the sound if your name.

I also knew they were wrong--all of them. My mom. My dad. Nina. Anyone who thought love could simply be built on shared goals alone had never, ever experienced anything like what I had with Sydney. I couldn't believe I almost lost this through my own ignorance. Until I looked into her eyes now, I didn't truly realize what a hollow life I'd been living.


Want to know what happens next? You’ll just have to read the book to find out!


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    1. Sorry but I won't post spoilers for the book since it's not out. Maybe not even then. I have been ruined for a few books by early spoilers and even some after the book has been published.

  2. Ahhh I'm so excited for this book. Thanks for the perfect review! It makes me even more excited!!

    Eileen @ BookCatPin :)

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