What Book Genre Do I Read?Young Adult ♥ Paranormal Romance ♥ Urban Fantasy ♥ Dystopian ♥ Historical Romance ♥ Contemporary ♥ Erotica
Me being a huge fan of the Vampire Academy Series was super surprised that I was not really into BLOODLINES all that much. I found myself a bit disappointed. Whenever I hear the word, "spin-off", you get super excited for the series and also a little worried it won't be as great as the original series it came from. I just couldn't like this book all that much.
I think one of my biggest problems were the main characters. The main characters in BLOODLINES were some of the side characters from the Vampire Academy Series. Throughout the book it is kept in my mind that these are still side characters to me and I just can't get that out my my head. I didn't enjoy the side characters from the Vampire Academy Series being in the spotlight.
Sydney was quite an interesting character to be the heroine, she wouldn't be my favorite heroine, but I really liked getting things in her point of view, because we really don't know anything about the alchemists and through her we get to know a little bit more about them. I would choose the vampires any day over the alchemists, not just because I am a hardcore vampire fan, but because alchemists are so cold.
Take Sydney's father for example. Father's are suppose to treat their children so special, like they're the greatest gift in the world and show them love. Her father is so cold, all he cares about is the alchemists. All the alchemists I met in this book has pissed me off except for Sydney.
Another thing is that I really wish there was romance, we didn't really get any, but hopefully in the next few books that will change. One thing is this is definitely Richelle Mead's writing and that's what really kept me going. We did get to see some of our favorite characters from Vampire Academy. I think with time these side characters turned main characters will grow on me. BLOODLINES was okay and good, but it didn't blow me away like the first Vampire Academy book.
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