Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5), by Richelle Mead

Silver Shadows - Le Book CornerSynopsis: 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. . . .

Genre: Young Adult – Urban Fantasy


My thoughts: I’ll keep this review short because this is book number five, and it’s getting harder and harder to make a spoiler free review. I will say tough that I still adore this series and highly recommend you check it out. You can also find my review for book three and book four right here.

After the events of Fiery Heart, I was both excited and terrified to start Silver Shadows. Being the second to last book in this series, I expected a lot from this book and it delivered. The story gets bigger with each book and in Silver Shadows, the stakes are higher than ever.

The first half of the book was slower than I’m used to with Richelle Mead’s books, but it allowed the author to built up tension and work on the character’s psychology. That first half of the book was really dark, stressful and oppressive. The author really managed to make us feel the sense of dread of the characters, and her writing pushed all the right buttons for me. I was scared, happy, excited, anxious along with the characters.

With this fifth book, we also get to know the alchemists better. We discovered this organization in Vampire Academy but knew very little. With Silver Shadows we really get to see what’s going on in this organization and it is dreadful. The scariest part is that it doesn’t take much to realize Mead found her inspiration for them in our world, our history. That really got me thinking and for that I applause the author.

As usual, the characters are on point and I really hope we will get to see all of them in the last book, to get a real closure. I especially want to know what happens for the one introduced in this book, whom I found fascinating. Moreover, Adrian and Sydney are really becoming one of my favorite book duos. I love how they make one another better and stronger.

Finally, I am really happy and excited to discover the last book in this epic series, but I am also a bit scared. There are still a lot of loose ends that need to be wrapped up and I hope The Ruby Circle won’t disappoint me. Either way, I’ll let you know real soon.

My rating: 4.5/5


Enjoy your reads,

Gaëlle

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