The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
Publishes in US: November 19th 2013 by Razorbill
Genre: YA Paranormal
Series? Bloodlines #4 1st is Bloodlines (review), 2nd is Golden Lily (review), Indigo Spell is 3rd (my review)
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Wow, does a lot happen in this one. We get steamy romance, Adrian fighting his darkness and figuring out more of the direction of his life and what it means to really leave an impact, Sydney dealing with her sister, magic, tattoos, school, hiding her love life, and parental issues all at once. She has made such great strides in her thinking and in learning to be herself it is amazing.
Oh, and we get dual perspectives in this one. Amazing right? We get into the head of Adrian Ivashkov, and I loved every second. I got to see a whole other side to his life, thoughts, and also Sydney.
The characters in this one are a mix from all over, as well as some new people to shake things up even more, and you can almost feel the tension building and forming into what I know will blow my mind. There were some really profound conversations, hilariously funny moments, and also ones that made me want to melt. It really re-enforces Richelle's place on my fave list (well, I can only speak personally from the YA perspective because I haven't read her adult novels for some weird reason yet).
How far they have both come and how far they have still to go is so heavy on my mind right now. In fact, as usual my complaint is that I want the next book right this instant and I don't have it. Oh, and that ending. Wow. Left me hanging, and drooling to find out what's next. But also scared because in the acknowledgements she says to remember we are in the middle of a series, and the hard things are getting deep (well, something to that effect) but for us readers to hang in there. So, I am a lot afraid of what terrors await them in the next book while things get sorted out, but I was extremely glad to see the character development and a bit of peace, love and happiness with Adrian and Sydney before the proverbial shit hit the fan.
There was plenty of action to go along with all of this character growth, and there were some decisions made that were hand in hand brave and stupid, but it resulted in some great knowledge and strides for the changes brewing for this hidden vampire world and all who are associated with it.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you have a tattoo?