|THAT IS SO NOT THE SYDNEY IN MY HEAD.|
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.
Sydney is such a bright character, she is very smart and have an open mind which a lot of alchemist don't have. This makes her really see the good in the "vampires" and not only see them the way the alchemist have taught her to look at them. the second novel left as at that loaded scene between Adrian and Sydney where he declares his love for her and she flipps. It's nice to see what happen't between them afterward because that was seriously all i could think off.
And Adrian my fictional love, oh how I have missed you... I have been following him since Vampire academy book #3 I think is were he comes in and just seen how he has gone from a drinking immature party host to sprit psyco to this man he is now. sure he still have his spirit moment's but I feel that he have really grown along with the books, and he is one of the characters that has "lived on" longer than Rose from VA because her story kind of ended with VA, but Adrian and Eddie, Jills bodyguard, stayed.
so what to I have to say about this book over all?
I really liked it, but it didn't quite manage to amaze me the way Mead use to do, which kind of disappoint me, because I had very high hopes about this one, because i know what an amazing author she truly is. I felt that the end, probably the most important part, was a bit hasty, it wasn't really how the characters I had grown to know would react, but I have to say that absolute end scene was a big "NOO" moment but I saaw something like that coming because Richelle Mead always go off and do that kind of stuff just to keep us pulling our hair out until the next book comes out.
I would also describe this book as the calm before the storm, I feel like this was just the preperation book for the big battle (not literary exactly, im not spoiling) that is waiting in book #4 wich will be out this fall!
I think the reason why this book didn't get to me as her other books did was because she just had a baby and i get that it is stressful, so she will just have to make it up to me about the lack of passion in her writing in the fourth book ;)
update!!!!: the fourth book is going to be told from Adrian's POV as well omg, somebody PINCH ME THIS IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE OMG IM FINALLY GOING TO GET INSIDE MY FICTIONAL CRUSH'S HEAD!!!!!!!