My name is Kate, I am an 18 year old college student majoring in English, I live in the Philippines. I am obsessed with reading books and with music; I play guitar and sing.
Publication February 12th 2013 by Razorbill
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets--and human lives."
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.
Woo. It took me quite a while to stabilize my relationship with this spin-off series. The first two books were very slow-paced.
The amount of romance in the story, the amount of action and magic just clicked together in the right way.
Sydney upped her game here. She was beginning to change her ways and it was basically like breaking out of a cult. I loved how she was willing to give up everything that she believed in if that would mean her loved-ones’ safety.
I was so proud of Adrian! I expected him to be all moody and a dick towards Sydney based on what happened at the end of The Golden Lily. He was all chill and seemed very okay with that. But he did not give up and instead he thought of another approach with her. It was obvious he wanted to do things right with Sydney unlike his past with Rose that ended with him hateful of the world and constantly moping around.
I love Sydney and Adrian’s relationship. I was literally screaming at my book every time Sydney tries to deny her feelings towards Adrian. But still, there were a lot of instances with Sydrian that really made me all giddy and gushy. I mean, seriously this book was pretty much all of that. They were very adorable and hilarious when they are together and they really bring out the best of each other. And I loved every single second of it!
This book was awesome. I really enjoyed it. It showed how big this whole world is and I really liking where this series is heading. The ending though was super exciting!