Waiting on Wednesday: The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, Book 2) by Richelle Mead

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers tell what upcoming book releases they are not so patiently awaiting.



I absolutely love everything I have read by Richelle Mead.  The Vampire Academy series was fabulous, full of action and romance.  And its’ spinoff series, Bloodlines, did not disappoint.  In fact, I may have liked it better than Vampire Academy!  I love going through a long book series with the same cast of characters because it allows you to get to know them better than just having them in a stand alone book.

So, I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the Bloodlines series:


That is a really beautiful cover, isn’t it?!

Here’s the book description:

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.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age-old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

I love Sydney and Adrian together…I was really brokenhearted for him and the whole ordeal he went through with Rose.

This book has an expected publication date of June 19, 2012.  It’s gonna be a great summer for reading!

Tell me what you’re waiting on!


About Carrie

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Posted on February 8, 2012, in books, reading, Waiting on Weds. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m right in the middle of the VA series right now, but one I finish it I am definitely reading these books! Can’t wait! Great WOW choice 🙂

  2. I saw this on another persons blog! I really should start the series before it comes out…obviously it is good! Thanks for Sharing!

    Here is my WoW post this week with a GIVEAWAY!!!

  3. Another WOW for The Golden Lily. I’m pretty sure this is a sign that I need to hurry up and finish the VA series, so I can read this one too! 😛

    Great pick!

    Meghan at Books and a Cup of Tea

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