Mead, Richelle Bloodlines, 421 pgs. Razor Bill, 2011. $18.99. Language-PG (12 swears, 0 "F"), Sexual Content-G; Violence-PG-13; Alchemists have the job of keeping the life of Morois and Dhampirs aka vampires and their guardians secret to the humans. So when Sydney's father wakes her up in the early morning she know that a job is in store for her. Hoping this means that they have forgiven her for helping out Dhampir Rose, she rushes downstairs. However little does she know, this assignment will prove harder than expected to prove her allegiance to the Alchemists. Now having to live with the new Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir's little sister, Sydney finds that its easy to blur the lines between doing her job and actually caring for this girl that she has been put in charge of. With this hard assignment, how will Sydney prove her faith fullness to the all important Alchemists.
I loved this book and how well it connects to Mead's recently finished Vampire Academy. With all of the favorite characters from the past story its perfect for those who are just itching for more of Rose and her friends. I'm amazed at how different everything is viewed through this character's point of view. Refreshing and a wonderful way to travel back into an old story in a new way. MS HS ESSENTIAL Student Reviewer: KU