Book Review: The Golden Lily

I loved this book. It brought in the new (but really old) group of Vampire Hunters, more Magic, and we got to see more Adrian time. Dimitri and Sonya come into this book and Sonya with the help of Adrian test spirit on Dimitri and Eddie. Sydney gets a boyfriend, Adrian visits his dad, Sydney & Adrian take self defense classes, Sonya & Sydney are attacked, and so much more!

Sydney gets set up with Brayden (co-worker of Treys) and it’s kind of funny to see her with a male version of herself. They have NO chemistry what-so-ever but because Sydney is so inept at social situations she has no idea that this is not normal for a relationship.

Adrian asks Sydney to drive him to meet his dad and you get to see just how much his dad is a prick! I don’t like him at all, he treats Adrian like crap and it made me so mad. Sydney is right when she thinks that everyone just expects Adrian to just act like he always does, and not expect anything less or more. I find it very disheartening 🙁 He does take some art classes and goes with Sydney for some self defense courses though. He also buys a Mustang and asks Sydney to help him learn to drive standard.

I loved the ending, I was jumping in my seat reading it but of course Sydney has to walk away. That made me so sad!!!

The Golden Lily Book Cover The Golden Lily
Richelle Mead
Juvenile Fiction
2012
417

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. Alchemists protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she's been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California - tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formorly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age-old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and her sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi - the fiercest vampires, the ones who don't die. But it's her fear of being just that - special, magical, powerful - that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Braydon, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else - someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney's loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists - or her heart?

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