Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Review: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

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.

Review:   5 of 5 stars

Silver Shadows is excruciatingly long at times.  It was very well written and I loved it, but it is hard to watch Sydney and Adrian fall apart.  You remember that Sydney was taken captive by the Alchemists at the end of The Fiery Heart, and she is as brave and smart as ever.  However, how much can a person take before they give their captors what they want?

Adrian loves Sydney so much but in order to find her he has to stop his mood stabilizing pills and utilize spirit.  It has that depressive, crazy effect on him that makes him do really stupid things.  Especially when he can't seem to find her in her dreams.  No one understands what keeps her from being found 24/7 for months.  When the pressure gets to Adrian and his dead Aunt begins speaking to him, will be be able to overcome spirit to help Sydney?

SS is an excellent book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was very glad that we got to see the story from the POV of both characters so we did not have to wonder what the other was doing during the long stretch they were apart.  Both of the characters struggle with torture of a very different type.  There is no doubt remaining as to who the evil creatures are in this series: The Alchemists.  They will stop at nothing to have complete robots to do their bidding all in the name of morals.  Ironic, since they really don't have any.  

It seems that a lot of the book is doom and gloom.  And I won't lie, I was pretty anxious while reading it.  There were many lows, but the highs were amazing.  I loved the reunion and the scenes that followed.  It really makes me wish that they would finish this series on the big screen.  It would make an awesome movie.  I loved every second of this book, and with all the others, it ends with a heck of a cliffhanger.  I am so glad I get to finish this wonderful series now. Off to read The Ruby Circle!

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