Thursday, November 20, 2014

Title: Silver Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #5
Narrator: Emily Shaffer, Alden Ford
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Source: Purchased Audio
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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.

So I was in a bit of a reading slump. I'm slowly clawing my way out of it. I was listening to a book that just was not pulling me in, so I put it down and loaded Silver Shadows on my phone. So glad I did, because it was just what I needed. 

When you leave off in The Fiery Heart, Sydney has been captured by the Alchemists. So I was DYING to know what would happen. I have to say, so far this may have been my least favorite of the group. It still deserved a 5 start in my opinion, but being that Sydney is holed up somewhere, there is much of the book where she doesn't even have contact with Adrian, and that was rough. 

The Alchemists... are crazy fuckers. There I said it. It needed to be said. Holy cow those people are messed up. I loved that we get to see what they are up to in those secret facilities they always hinted at in previous books. 

Sydney is as strong as ever, but you get to see some weakness from her too. She's always been so calm and collected. I feel like I got to see a whole different side of her in Silver Shadows. And Adrian, well, he has his demons too, and there were some times I got really pissed at him. But he redeems himself. 

The last quarter of this book was insane. Like none stop, and I could not put it down. I was finding every easy task I could at work, so that I could listen to bits throughout the day. My co worker joked that she thought I was hiding a man in the file room with me when she walked by and heard voices. HOLY CRAP ending. I kinda saw that coming though, with all that was going on. I need to know what happens. Hurry up February!  

I cannot stress enough how much I love these books. I will be starting The Ruby Circle the minute it comes out. I cannot wait. I'm so freaking excited! 

About the author:

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. She's a self-professed coffee addict and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

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  1. I really liked this one too although I'm not sure how I feel about what Adrian and Sydney did there at the end. I love this series!

  2. This sounds really tempting to read :) thanks for the nice review :D
    Following you now, Hope you follow back to return the love and support <3

  3. I feel like Mead's books are always perfect for reading slumps! I sped through this one because of how intense it was. Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I was pretty made at Adrian for about the first 40% of the book, but then he FINALLY gets his ass into gear and I couldn't be happier. I couldn't believe the direction RM took their relationship, but I'm not gonna complain at all. I love it. :) Can't wait for The Ruby Circle!


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