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Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Richelle Mead
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Bloodlines: The Golden Lily is the second book in the bestselling Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, set in the world of Vampire Academy - NOW A MAJOR FILM. A pulse-pounding world of magic, alchemy, vampires and true love awaits . . .



Sydney Sage protects vampire secrets - and human lives.



WILL LOVE LOSE HER EVERYTHING SHE KNOWS?



In hiding in a Californian boarding school, Sydney's life has become irrevocably intertwined with Jill Dragomir, the vampire Moroi princess she has been tasked with protecting. She has grown close to those in Jill's royal circle - and to someone in particular. Someone that forces her to question everything the alchemists believe in. Someone forbidden.



When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world - her new world - apart, Sydney's loyalties are tested more than ever. Should she trust the alchemists - or her heart?



Praise for Richelle Mead:



'Exciting, empowering and un-put-downable.' MTV's Hollywood Crush



'We're suckers for it!' - Entertainment Weekly



Also available in the Bloodlines series:


Bloodlines (Book 1)


Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (Book 2)


Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell (Book 3)


Bloodlines: The Fiery Heart (Book 4)


And don't miss: Bloodlines: Silver Shadows (Book 5)



Discover where the story began in the Vampire Academy series:


*NOW A MAJOR FILM*


Vampire Academy (Book 1)


Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2)


Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3)


Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4)


Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5)


Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6)



About the author:


Richelle Mead is the New York Times and global bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series (soon to be a movie blockbuster in Feb 2014), the Bloodlines series and the Age of X series. Richelle lives in Seattle, Washington.



www.richellemead.com


Facebook.com/VampireAcademyNovels


Facebook.com/BloodlinesBooks

About the Author

Richelle Mead, the New York Times bestselling author of Vampire Academy, lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and baby.

www.richellemead.com

www.vampireacademybooks.com

www.bloodlinesseries.com


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More About the Author

Richelle Mead has an MA in comparative Religion and a passion for all things wacky and humorous. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and four cats. Late night musings and updates about her new books can be found at: www.richellemead.com

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Latest Book in My Favourite Series! 6 Jun 2012
By Jess Hearts Books VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Richelle Meads Vampire Academy series and Bloodlines spin off are my favourite Young Adult series ever, so when a new book comes out I get really excited and have to read it right away and The Golden Lily was no exception. The book begins not long after where Bloodlines left off. Dimitri and Sonya have recently arrived in Palm Springs after the revelations in the last book that Strigoi who are returned to their former selves with the use of spirit magic are immune to being turned again and so the group are going through a series of experiments to see if they can find what's in Dimitri and Sonya's blood that prevents them from becoming Strigoi to hopefully discover a cure for the rest of the world.

I loved that Dimitri was very much a main character in this book as I honestly can't get enough of the Belikov but what I find great about this series is that although Dimitri features a lot in this book the focus is very much on Adrian as the leading male of this series. Although Dimitri is beloved by me he didn't over shadow Adrian like he did for me in Vampire Academy and I admired Richelle Meads capability of bringing such a strong, well loved, alpha male into this series and yet the story still belongs to Adrian, as for me as a huge Dimitri fan, it could've been easy for him to overshadow Adrian and so I was surprised when he didn't.

Speaking of Adrian I have to say that I finally get him. Don't get me wrong I really did like Adrian in Vampire Academy but for me it was always meant to be Rose and Dimitri and so I'd get annoyed with Adrian for interfering with that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just awesome! 5 Jun 2012
By Jo
Format:Paperback
Wow! I don't even know what to say! Except that I'm so sad I read this book so quickly and have to now wait ages before I can read the third book!

This review is going to be difficult because there are major things that happen and the hints of them start fairly early on, so I have to be careful about spoilers. I would suggest those who would like things to be a complete surprise stear clear of the product description on Amazon UK. It tells you more than is necessary in my opinion. Back to the review, I will start with the things I can talk about. The relationships in this book - all of them, friendships as well as romantic ones - are effected in this book. Friendships become strengthened, particularly between Sydney and everyone else, which worries her slightly. She's forever questioning her relationships with these people as this is a job ad they are not human! But for people who aren't human... they're not too bad. Because she's a Moroi, and particularly because she's a Moroi princess, Jill's relationship wih Micah becaomes strained. Her life gets more chaotic, and she feels uncomfortable with hiding things constantly, but their relationship also progresses a step, which leads to her worrying about her fangs. She's finally realising how complicated things can be. Sydney gets herself a boyfriend with a fellow knowledge geek, which provides endless amusement, but I will say no more. There's a almost a four way love square (not a triangle!) going on, which sounds complicated, but provides moments of "aww!"

And then there's Adrian Ivashkov. And I am lost for words. This guy... this guy is truely amazing! Behind all his snark and confidence, he is the most caring and protective guy, and at so many times in this book I just wanted to hug him. But not always for being so lovely.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fans of Richelle Mead will not be disappointed! 15 July 2012
By Sam
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Golden Lily is one of the most highly anticipated books of this year! Richelle Mead never fails to deliver something new, exciting and unpredictable. Fans will not be disappointed.

Welcome back to the world of Moroi (vampire) and Strigoi (evil monsters)! In this book there's more action, more character development and, most importantly, more romance! For those of you who have not read the Vampire Academy series then I wouldn't recommend you the Bloodlines series just yet. The Bloodlines series is the spin-off series to Vampire Academy, so definitely go and read VA first!

I really enjoyed the main character, Sydney Sage. She has grown and developed so much since the first time we met her in the Vampire Academy series and first getting a glimpse inside her head in Bloodlines. Her eyes and mind have been opened to new possibilities and beliefs. In Bloodlines, Sydney wasn't the easiest character to relate to. The way she thought, her actions and her uptight personality could put anyone off, but overtime you do get used to it and even see that there is something deeper.

Sydney also has an unhealthy obsession with dieting. After being around skinny, beautiful Moroi vampires, she worries and obsesses over everything she eats. To be honest, I think I would feel a bit insecure if I was standing next to my friend who was pretty and skinny no matter what she eats. I would want to lose wait, be like her. Luckily there is someone who appreciates Sydney just the way she is...

Adrian Ivashkov! In Bloodlines he was annoying, rude with moments of brilliance, but in The Golden Lily? He was just too hot. We see a lot more of the positive in him that we only had a few glimpses of in Bloodlines. He's funny, thoughtful, protective and determined.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another book I can't put down!!
I love these books, I can't seem to break away from reading them! Onto the next one it seems :)
Published 20 days ago by Zoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Love all of them - totally buy them all!!
I Couldn't put any of the series of books down. Head to keep reading them all. Really wish they were but a fantastic read all of them with excellent gripping story line all the... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Katie Mitchel
5.0 out of 5 stars great
a fantastic book in the series, I have the whole series & am an avid collector/ reader, I will continue to read these as long as I have eyes in my head!
Published 1 month ago by Ms J. P. Squire
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant series
Great spin off series from vampire academy love it ;-) can't wait to read the next ones in the set
Published 2 months ago by mrs sharon donaldson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overall
A very good book (I had already read it but wanted it to read again).
It arrived in excellent condition and very quickly (I used the amazon prime free trial).
Published 3 months ago by Maria Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Richelle Mead
This series is absolutely fantastic! I loved every single one of them and could hardly put them down! I wish there were more...
Published 4 months ago by A. Henne
2.0 out of 5 stars it was really good
The book was awesome. The relationships between the characters developed. I recommend this book to anybody who like d the vampire academy series
Published 5 months ago by alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down..
Just love this series which is a continuation and 'spin off' from Vampire Academy. Personally, love this series even more than the Vampire Academy series which I loved. Read more
Published 7 months ago by London76
5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Lily, Bloodlines (Book 2)
With lots of books the sequel isn't as good but that doesn't apply to this. I absolutely love these books and the plots keep getting better and better.
Published 7 months ago by thefayzgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read
Big fan of Richelle Mead's VA and Bloodline series. She created such an amazing world! It's a must for those who love a good story/romance but isn't too heavy of a read.
Published 8 months ago by Rhianna Staker
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