Friday, 20 December 2013

A Review for The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead

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Posted by Jess
Release Date:  November 19th 2013
Finished Date: December 6th, 2013
Publishers: Puffin
Genre: YA , Paranormal, Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 420
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . 

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

Review: Well Richelle Mead has done it again. This lady never fails to amaze me with her books. She always manages to pull it out of the bag. 

I have been waiting almost a year for The Fiery Heart, and it most certainly didn't disappoint. Not a single bit. I always manage to get hooked on Richelle's books from the first page, and this book was no different. It felt so awesome to be back with the gang again, even some of the old ones made an appearance, to my absolutely delight. 

The Fiery Heart was  fantastic read from the start to the very end. This book was I thought very much a filler and  build up the what I am sure will be a huge excitement filled 5th round in Silver Shadows which publishes next summer. There wasn't a lot of action, but that was ok, because is carried on some of the stories we were left with in Indigo Spell last year, it was most definitely a book made to answer questions raised (kind of), and most definitely setting up for what I can be sure will be an explosions in the next.

For a filler book it was beautifully paced, full of witty banter, love, sex (yes sex). It had all the elements you come to expect in a Richelle Mead book, and I simply loved it and I was most definitely irresistibly hooked all the way through. We get a lot of Adrian, we get a lot of Sydney, we get a lot of Adrian and Sydney. Together. Told in alternate points of view from Adrian and Sydney, we are really thrown into their relationship and how they attempt to keep it under wraps so that neither get into trouble. I loved being in Adrian's head, from the moment we meet him Vampire Academy: Frostbite, I've wanted his point of view, and we get it in Fiery Heart and it didn't disappoint. 

Just to touch on the ending of the book (because this has been  bit of  a gushy review), the ending is, well, I guess expected to say the least, although you could sort of call it a 'semi-cliff-hanger' but really, compared to most Richelle Mead cliffys, this one really isn't that bad at all. Sure it's gonna want to make you want Silver Shadows, but it won't make you rip your hair out, cry or throw your book/kindle at the wall, and that's always a plus for me :). So not much of a cliffy, but sort of a semi one, but an expected ending none the less.

Overall,  fabulous new instalment to the Bloodlines series. If you haven't already picked up this series, then you probably should do that. GO!

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