Review „The Golden Lily” by Richelle Mead

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?


This book was much better than „Bloodlines”, maybe because Adrian finally made a move bu as always, something must intervene. And I must say, Sydney is so, so stupid! She is too obedient and she don’t break the rules. In this book she made some forbidden things and this made her a little irresponsable and that is a very good thing. She is so serious all time, she should be more reckless.

And, I’m so happy that Adrian feels something for Sydney and Rose is no longer in his head. He deserved that because he had suffered so much and his father was a jerk to him. Adrian really didn’t deserve what his father had said to him.

This book hadn’t had so much action, but the story was more complicated than in „Bloodlines”. In „The Golden Lily” Sydney’s feelings were deeper, but she still is stupid and I can’t believe she said ‘goodbye’ to Adrian because her beliefs! Adrian is Adrian and I don’t know why she left him when he opened his heart to her! He doesn’t smoke any more and he wants to be better for her and she said ‘goodbye’ to him!


Some characters from this book were so unexpected and the action was unexpected and I hadn’t even think that Sydney would break the rules by using magic so, this was a little unexpected.

Overall, this book was goo, this series is good, but it doesn’t compare with „Vampire Academy”. This is the best and „Bloodlines” wouldn’t ever have the same place in my heart like „Vampire Academy”. How can I say? Rose and Dimitri are unique and they will always be in my heart.

This book receives from me 5/5 stars, but I hope „The Indigo Spell” will be better.




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