Tuesday, August 26, 2014

{REVIEW} Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Title: Silver Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #5
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: July 29th, 2014
Rating: ★★★★★

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.
“I know what love is, Mom. I’ve had love that burns in every fiber of my being, that drives me to be a better person and empowers me through each moment of the day. If you’d ever had something like that, you’d hold on to it with every bit of strength you had.”
 
Oh man, where do I start? What a hell of a book! I’ve waited so long (well, maybe not that long) for it and when I finally had it all I wanted to do was scream and hug it and kiss it and dance with it and whatever else you can do with a book! I freaking love the Bloodlines series and my precious Adrian Ivashkov! He’s one of my favorite characters ever and together with Sydney definitely one of my alltime OTP’s!

But first I have to declare my love for Sydney! She’s such a strong, likeable and amazing character! Throughout the whole book you can see HOW strong she really is and that is just inspiring! Because no matter what the Alchemists did to her – she was stronger. They didn’t break her. She held on to her love for Adrian, even managed to help others and all while terrible things happened to her during re-education. God, to read the details about what really happened broke my heart.

“Because I don’t do things in halves. Especially when it comes to love.”
 
And Adrian. Oh, Adrian. I fell in love with him all over again, yes. He was ready to do whatever it needed to get Sydney back and that was just really admirable of him. At times I was a bit annoyed with him, mainly when he was back at the Court and started drinking again but once he “got his shit together”, he was back in all his glory, fighting to get the love of his life back. Also what he did with spirit and everything … he was just gorgeous. You could really feel his love for Sydney. That she means everything to him.

The story wasn’t as action-filled as in the other books but well, it was kind of terrible. The whole re-education system and the Alchemists were frightening. It was horrible to read what they all had to go through. Both, Sydney but also Adrian and the rest of the group. Towards the end it gained a little pace. I was constantly nervous and on the edge but there were also some precious happy moments that I kept in my heart while continuing …

I also have to talk about the rest of the group. Just how passionate they all where … God, if you have friends like that, what else do you need? I loved how they all wanted to help get Sydney back. Friends like them are a true blessing. But at the same time I also felt really sorry, especially for Eddie. He's always so good to everyone and I didn't like to see him feeling terrible.

I’m already SUPER EXCITED for “The Ruby Circle” and as it seems we don’t even have to wait that long? Yay, because I already can’t wait although I’m also sad because it will be over then … everything. There better be a happy ending for all of them! :)

★★★★★

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