Wednesday 13 June 2012

My review of The Golden Lily

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead
Release Date: June 12, 2012
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The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)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.

The Golden Lily is one of the most highly anticipated books of this year! Richelle Mead never fails to deliver something new, exciting and unpredictable. Fans will not be disappointed.

Welcome back to the world of Moroi (vampire) and Strigoi (evil monsters)! In this book there's more action, more character development and, most importantly, more romance! For those of you who have not read the Vampire Academy series then I wouldn't recommend you the Bloodlines series just yet. The Bloodlines series is the spin-off series to Vampire Academy, so definitely go and read VA first!

I really enjoyed the main character, Sydney Sage. She has grown and developed so much since the first time we met her in the Vampire Academy series and first getting a glimpse inside her head in Bloodlines. Her eyes and mind have been opened to new possibilities and beliefs. In Bloodlines, Sydney wasn't the easiest character to relate to. The way she thought, her actions and her uptight personality could put anyone off, but overtime you do get used to it and even see that there is something deeper. 

Sydney also has an unhealthy obsession with dieting. After being around skinny, beautiful Moroi vampires, she worries and obsesses over everything she eats. To be honest, I think I would feel a bit insecure if I was standing next to my friend who was pretty and skinny no matter what she eats. I would want to lose wait, be like her. Luckily there is someone who appreciates Sydney just the way she is...

Adrian Ivashkov! In Bloodlines he was annoying, rude with moments of brilliance, but in The Golden Lily? He was just too hot. We see a lot more of the positive in him that we only had a few glimpses of in Bloodlines. He's funny, thoughtful, protective and determined. However, I can sum him up in one word: confused. Of course that's all explained at the end. 

I recommend you start reading Richelle Mead's books RIGHT NOW! Her writing is incredibly addictive and engaging. Everything felt realistic; the characters, the scenes, the dilemmas. I couldn't stand to put this book down for even one second. 

The Golden Lily is a beautifully written book that will keep readers entertained until the very end. Action, mystery and romance all mashed up into this thrilling sequel that will satisfy Richelle Mead fans everywhere.

I think THIS is the only way I can describe how you will feel after reading this book.


  1. Great review! I got to be at her release party yesterday and I met her! I was so excited and I can't wait to read this book! You definitively made me even more excited! Thanks :)


  2. I put Vampire Academy on hold for a while but all this talk about Adrian is really driving my curiosity thru the roof! The book title & cover is so beautiful.

    Talk Supe

  3. I'm going to start The Golden Lily today!!! My sister finished it last night and was telling me that I HAVE to read it so that we could talk about it. LOL

  4. I really want to read the Golden Lily! Everyone has said nothing but great things about it, great review!

  5. Wow Sam, a crying kid? Now I really don't want to read my copy. I hate sad endings. And of anything sad happens with Adrain I will be so sad....

  6. You make this sounds so good. I loved the VA series, I will have to get to Bloodlines soon!

  7. I'm so excited to read The Golden Lily, even though I had mixed feelings about Bloodlines. But as long as I get more Adrian action, I'm happy. :D

  8. I am absolutely dying to read this book. Bloodlines was my favorite book of 2011.

  9. I had my copy on pre-order but lucky me has to wait 4 weeks for delivery (living in RSA sucks... and not in a good way) I so cant wait to read this book. I absolutely loved Bloodlines and I love Adrian :)
    Thanks for a great review.

  10. Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors! I loved the VA series and Bloodlines and can't wait to read this one. Great review! I can't wait to read more about Adrian too!

  11. Great review! :)
    I've read both the VA series and the 2 Bloodlines books. They are very different but I like them both. I like how Sydney's character developed throughout too.

  12. when I was Golden lily, I hope Sydney and adrian have progress in their relationship but it seems to be going slow, and I still didnt get the feel of their relationship

  13. I don't read vampire books but I like your review :)And I love this cover. It's gorgeous!