Jul 31, 2014

Review--Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

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 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 in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

Wowzers!! Richelle Mead's Silver Shadows is as amazing as to be expected!! After the devastating ending of The Fiery Heart, we are immediately taken to the story at an incredible pace! Told again in both Sydney and Adrian's point of view, it make the story all the more incredible!

We start off with Sydney's perspective this time and learn that she is trapped by the Alchemists, her own people, in the "re-education" camp. It's more of a lockup/prison for wayward Alchemists. And she finds herself in the dark room where a recorded voice asks her everyday if she's ready to cleanse herself of the evil that she has brought down onto herself. Seeing no choice, she agrees she is ready to change. Merely for a change of scenery as a hot shower and better food--better being crappy rather than the gruel she was given--and all those other little things in life we take for granted.

Adrian on the other hand is frantic. For days and weeks he tried to reach Sydney, but was unsuccessful. After three months of giving it his all and not being able to find her in the dreamscape, he's given up all hope. And that's when he turns to his old ways. He goes back to the old Adrian hoping that will fill the void Sydney left, but naturally, it's not enough.

This was really one intense read! For most of the book has our heroes apart, and let me tell you I was near tears for them and their situation. Sydney endures a lot of pain and near torture even on the "better" side of the re-education camp. Despite the Alchemists intentions to turn her into what they expect, she remains defiant.

Adrian naturally gets his game back together and is ready to tear hell apart in order to find Sydney and nothing stops Adrian when he's in this kind of mood!

I will say more happens too, but I don't want to ruin the excitement for you all! I struggle writing this review because I don't want to say too much of the wrong thing! But yeah, omg, this read was good! The tension was just soooo high in this one! I kept wanting everything to be okay for our heroes, even knowing that there is still one more book to the series.

I truly enjoyed this one! It was definitely worth it to wait to read The Fiery Heart, although I do admit I should've waited a few days more, because let me tell you that week of wait, was pretty tough! As for this one's ending, I will say that we get yet another cliffhanger. But as serious as it is, I don't feel myself needing the urge to scream just yet. Things are still in pretty dire straits for the Bloodlines gang, rough water is definitely ahead, but as we all are likely to guess, Richelle won't do us wrong. The Ruby Circle is bound to be the most mind-blowing ending to the series and I once again find myself wishing time to move faster just to get to the next release!

Silver Shadows was an incredible installment to the series and now I must join the other fans while we wait with bated breath for the finale!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. I guess this is kind of a cliffy ending but since it had more to do with Jill, it didn't affect me so much. I still think there is so much story left to wrap up in one book. I wonder if another spinoff is coming up.
    You read this fast!

  2. I can't wait to read this book. Great review!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

  3. Wow, can't believe you've already finished it! Another cliffhanger? I might have to hold off reading this one so I don't have to wait so long again for the last one. Great review :)

  4. The ending though! I loved it. It was my favorite part of the novel. I'm just excited for all the consequences.


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