The Bloodlines series is filled with jaw-dropping action, humor and heart-stopping romance, and this is the greatest installment yet. Sydney develops into an even stronger and more lovable character, and readers will swoon each time Adrian appears. As if an incredible romance and hilarious commentary weren’t enough, there are tons of shocking twists and turns. Readers are left with an ending so huge the sequel can’t come quickly enough.

When Sydney chose Adrian, she turned her back on the Alchemists for good. But the Alchemists never let go of those whom they think they own. As Sydney battles to keep her friends safe, she must also hide her magical abilities and true feelings from the Alchemist sent to help her: her own little sister, Zoe. Everything Sydney is doing undermines the beliefs once forced upon her, and to get caught would result in a terrible punishment. (RAZORBILL, Nov., 438 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9781595143204, HC, 12 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Julie Knowles