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Buddy Read: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead


Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines, #5
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 380 pages
Source: My Copy
Published July 29th 2014 by Penguin Books
Richelle Mead: Website | Twitter | Goodreads



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.


“I know what love is, Mom. I’ve had love that burns in every fiber of my being, that drives me to be a better person and empowers me through each moment of the day. If you’d ever had something like that, you’d hold on to it with every bit of strength you had.”

I was a little bit scared of reading Silver Shadows since I remembered how much this book hurt me. It’s angsty af book and it still caused me almost the same level pain as Clockwork Princess did. You can read Ruby’s review here.

I love Adrian to pieces and if you’ve read my earlier reviews you know he’s my all time favorite character. But I really felt like kicking his ass during most of this book. It made me especially mad because of everything Sydney was going through in this book.

Despite all that I can’t help but love Adrian and Sydney maybe even more than I did before. They’ll go to hell and back to each other and you can clearly see how much more important Sydney is to him than anyone else.

“Oh, man. You’re him. The cute and brooding vampire boyfriend.”

I love Carly (Sydney’s older sister) and she’s a saint compared to Zoe. Why couldn’t we get more of her during the series? I stan protective older sister. Even she could see that Adrian and their friends made Sydney more balanced and happy.

I never realized it before Ruby mentioned it but Mead writes too many cheating plots. I especially hated the one in this book because who kisses someone they never have before while they’re asleep. That just takes the consent away since they won’t necessary know who they are kissing.

4 stars
You can find Ruby in her: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

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