Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 31 - Bloodlines


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Well, it's Tuesday again, which means, it's time for another tease.
So where does my little gem come from this week?
Richelle Mead.

First - The Blurb:

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...

Second - My Thoughts:

I was warned that this book didn't contain too many swoon worthy moments. In fact, I was warned that it contained a total of zero. That warning - proved to be correct. There is not one single kiss in this book, not even a hint of a kiss. Was I disappointed? Yes!!!!!

However, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the story. There's a lot going on in this book, some of which is predictable, some of which isn't. What I probably liked best, is the banter which occurs between Sydney and Adrian. Despite her aversion to vampires, I sense a romance blossoming between the two of them.

Oh! And one more thing - Adrian - definitely my favorite character in this series.

My rating for this one- 4 out of 5

Third - My Tease:

Something in the way he was looking at me froze me up and made my stomach do flip-flops, though I couldn't quite articulate why. I only knew that he looked as though he was seeing me for the very first time... and it scared me.

This small tease occurs pretty late in the book, but I see it as a hint of things to come.

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If you liked my tease, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or if you don't have a blog, then please leave your ‘teasers’ in the comment section below!


  1. I love this series- it is one of my favorites. I know that there were not a lot of swoony moments but to be honest that kinda fits with Sydney. It's kinda hard to imagine her in a swoony moment at first.

    My Teaser

  2. Ooh very very nice tease!! I am enjoying this series a lot!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Great tease! This is deff my least favorite of all the VA/ Bloodlines books. This series does get much better though. And Adrian is just fantastic!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. The book is definitely on my to-read list! :) Great Teaser.

    Here's My Teaser Tueday

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  5. Oh Adrian!! *swoooon* I hope Sydney and Adrian get together and make little dhampir babies!! They would be smart and sexy!! Great teaser!! I just finished The Indigo Spell and it was fantastical!! Thank you so much for stopping by as always!! It's always great seeing you on my blog constantly like a best blogging friend! 8)

    Happy Tuesday from Reese's @ Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  6. Hehehe!! Told you ;) but it is building!!! So much fun!! You will get addicted soon enough and hanging for the Fiery Heart like the rest of us!! Lol

  7. So waiting to read these when they're all out. Great teaser.