Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bloodlines by Rochelle Mead: Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Bloodlines (Bloodlines 1)
By Rochelle Mead
Expected publication August 23rd 2011 by RazorBill
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

Darkfallen's thoughts:

As a HUGE fan of Vampire Academy I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book...so first off many, MANY thanks to the fine people at RazorBill for this ARC! I mean it....I LOVE you:))

For me this was a solid 4 stars. Actually at first it was even a little hard for me to connect with, but I think that is mainly because I was so used to Rose's voice, and probably because I connected with Rose. Whereas Rose was all gut instinct, take-action-now-clean-up-later, Sydney is more think, think, and THINK so more. She is very smart, and analytical. Nothing gets past her. So I think that is where I was feeling a bit unattached at first....because I am so NOT that kind of person. I am more like Rose ;) While it was nice to see how exactly Sydney's brain works, there were times when it felt over-explained if that makes sense.

But still....OMG....this book was good.

We learn so much about the Alchemist world that was left to the side in VA. It's nice to see the other side of things while still keeping the world I fell in love with there. I wasn't under the impression that Adrian was going to have such a big role in these books as he does but, am I ever so grateful. GAWD I still love that man....(and this from a girl that was team Dimitri) I am so super mondo glad that it looks like he might actually get a love interest that will treat him right...however it won't be easy, and there is already a hint of a love triangle, but I can't wait to see how that pans out.

In fear of giving to much away I just want to say that...YES I thought this book could have been a little better. Much like the first VA book it is kinda just setting up a lot of details for what I am sure is going to me a great series! I so can't wait for the next book:)There are a few concerns I have for the series though, and that it is going to be follow the exact flow of VA when it comes to relationships, and I would really like to see some change up.
Here is what I mean, but PLEASE these are just my predictions for how I see things going...nothing more

Adrian & Sydney= Rose & Dimitri (except for Adrian will win the triangle battle with Trey, leaving Trey the odd man out, but not until after a long heartbreaking battle, just like the Rose, Dimitri, Adrian relationship.)

Eddie & Jill= Lissa & Christian (again here is two people that shouldn't be together because of crossing social barriers, and this has NOT happened, I just see it going there

AGAIN this is simply how I see it heading, but in no way are these spoilers, and I so hope that I am wrong *winks*

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42 comments:

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  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  3. Great contest! good luck to all the entrants!

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  4. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway. I would love to win! :)


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  5. Love ur review...cant wait to c if ur predictions come true. Thx so much for the chance to win :)

    Beccabell9

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  6. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)

    Terri~
    oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

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  7. I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for offering the ARC up.

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  8. Love ARC's and Bloodlines is on my Most Wanted.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  9. Richelle Mead is one of my MOST favorite authors- everything she writes is quality and wonderful!! (for real) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Great giveaway!!

    Steph
    http://stephsstacks.blogspot.com

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  11. Great review! Looking forward to reading it soon.

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  12. Thank you very much for the giveaway! :) I can't wait to read Bloodlines.

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  13. Love your review. I haven't finished the VA series yet, but I'm excited to have another book in the same world. It's so interesting!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Great Giveaway!
    Jennifer @ Can't Put It Down
    www.readitreviewit.wordpress.com

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  15. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

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  16. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

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  17. I want it!!!! Thanks so much for an awesome, awesome giveaway!! :D
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  18. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing today.

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway, very awesome of you!

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! I absolutely love Richelle Mead's books, can't wait to read this.

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  22. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win:) I'm dying to read this book!!!!

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  23. Lovely giveaway thanks for posting! Good luck to everybody ^_^

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm new to the VA series and haven't read the books yet, but I like what I've read so far. Hoping to dig into this second series as well!

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this book.

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  26. I can't wait for this book! Thank you so much for this fabulous giveaway!

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  27. thx for the great giveaway! i can't wait to read this book!

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  28. Thanks so much for holding this competition.! :) Can't wait to read this book.! :) :)

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  29. Thanks for this giveaway. I just bought the first two VA books, but have been considering giving them away as prizes... Maybe I'll just buy them again? Haha! Would love to get my hands on this book too! (For keeps!)

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I really want to read this, thanks fo4 having the giveaway!

    Btw my Twitter is @poisnivyred, I hit enter before putting that part in. Ha

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  32. Thanks for all the love and goodluck everyone!!

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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