Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

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When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

Sooooo.... I read the book today after lots of haggling with an old lady and her dog. At the moment I am still trying to process what I read. Have you ever read a book you have been wanting to read just because the author had previously written an awesome series so it inspired you to go and read this new book, only to feel oddly disappointed and left with the greatest void (greater than a black hole) and making you regret the decision of buying the book in the first place? Anyone? No? Yes?

Well that was the feeling I was left with. I am not happy about it since now I will never get $11.99 back.

Most of us who read this book or soon-to are either huge fans of the VA series or just stragglers hopping on board after we convinced them that this book is going to be epic.
I can tell you now that all it ended up being was an epic disappointment.

It all starts in the aftermath of Rose's discovery of Jill's true identity, and Lissa's ascension to the throne. Sydney is in huge trouble with the Alchemists considering her involvement in helping Rose escape from jail. Even though Rose was innocent, she was still a monster in their eyes. As for the Moroi themselves, the Alchemists considered them as cold blooded killers who were abominations. So now you can imagine how big of an "Oopsies" Sydney did. When the Alchemists approach her father about using her little sister for a super important mission, Big Sis Sydney jumps to the rescue. After proving them that she won't become BFF's with the Vampires involved, she is sent off to her assignment in Palm Springs.
There she meets up with some of our fave characters Jill, Adrian, Eddie, Rose, and Abe. Who can forget Abe? I sure can't. I would personally love to have a father like him.
It was nice to read about the gang together again though it was not a pleasant welcome. Richelle Mead's writing has been turning quite gloomy. It lost that super witty and sarcastic appeal that kept me interested.
While you all expect for there to be a super steamy moment between Sydney and Adrian, don't keep your hopes up. You will only get bickering and a sense of "When will this crap be over". I really do feel that she could have done so much better. Hopefully she can redeem herself in the next book. Which, by the way, has a very pretty cover. I do like looking at the covers. *Pretty*