The Golden Lily: A Bloodlines Novel

By Richelle Mead

The exciting moment installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series--and a no 1 ny instances Bestseller--now in paperback

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one in every of a bunch of people who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of people and vampires. They safeguard vampire secrets—and human lives.

 

Sydney would really like to visit collage, yet in its place, she’s been despatched into hiding at a complicated boarding university in Palm Springs, California—tasked with keeping Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who are looking to throw the Moroi court docket into civil struggle. previously in shame, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up because the version of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the nearer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and particularly Adrian, the extra she reveals herself wondering her age-old Alchemist ideals, her notion of relations, and the experience of what it potential to actually belong. Her international turns into much more complex while magical experiments convey Sydney may possibly carry the foremost to avoid changing into Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, those who don’t die. yet it’s her worry of being simply that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her greater than something. both daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a adorable, brainy man who appears her fit in each approach. but, as excellent as he turns out, Sydney unearths herself being attracted to anyone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a surprising mystery threatens to rip the vampire global aside, Sydney’s loyalties are all of sudden established greater than ever prior to. She wonders how she’s presupposed to strike a stability among the foundations and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts at the moment are telling her.

Should she belief the Alchemists—or her heart?

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He shrugged off my matters. “Can’t you simply end it? ” “No! I left adequate time so as to do it your self. I’ll support, yet that’s it. ” Trey used to be clever sufficient to determine so much of it on his personal. utilizing me was once simply in a different way for him to keep away from having a look clever. He enable the date cross and inquisitive about the paintings. i presumed i used to be freed from Brayden interrogation till, simply as have been wrapping up, Jill and Micah got here walking by way of, hand in hand. They have been with a bunch of different humans, which didn’t shock me. Micah used to be easygoing and well known, and Jill had inherited a wide circle of neighbors by means of going out with him. Her eyes sparkled with happiness as anyone within the crew advised a shaggy dog story that made all of them chortle. I couldn’t support a grin myself. This used to be a much cry from whilst Jill had first come to Amberwood and been taken care of as an outcast for strange appears to be like and atypical behaviors. She used to be thriving with this new social prestige. perhaps it can support her include her royal history. My smile light while Jill pulled Micah clear of the gang and moved quickly over to our desk. Her keen expression apprehensive me. “Is it actual? ” she requested. “Do you've gotten a date? ” “For the affection of—you comprehend it’s precise! and also you advised Adrian, didn’t you? ” I gave her a pointed glance. Their psychic bond wasn’t energetic one hundred pc of the time, yet anything advised me she knew approximately his previous cell name to me. while the bond was once “on,” she may perhaps see into his brain, looking at either his emotions and activities. It merely labored a technique, even though. Adrian had no such perception. She became sheepish. “Yeah… I couldn’t support it whilst Micah advised me…” “I heard it from Eddie,” Micah further speedy, as if that will get him off the hook. He had pink hair and blue eyes that have been consistently joyful and pleasant. He was once a kind of humans you couldn’t support yet like, which made it tougher to undo the tangled internet Jill had woven via courting him. “Hey, i didn't inform Eddie,” acknowledged Trey defensively. I became my gaze on him. “But you advised other folks. and so they instructed Eddie. ” Trey gave a part shrug. “I may have pointed out it the following and there. ” “Unbelievable,” I stated. “What’s this man like? ” requested Jill. “Is he lovely? ” i assumed approximately it. “Pretty lovely. ” She perked up. “Well, that’s promising. Where’s he taking you? someplace reliable? evening in town? Fancy dinner? Micah and that i had an grand time at Salton Sea. It’s so beautiful. you may pass there, have a romantic picnic. ” Her cheeks grew to become red and he or she stopped for breath, as though figuring out she used to be conversing an excessive amount of. Rambling used to be one in every of Jill’s most lovely features. “We’re going to determine Shakespeare within the park,” I acknowledged. That received me silence. “Antony and Cleopatra. It’s sturdy. ” I without notice felt the necessity to guard myself. “A vintage. Brayden and that i either take pleasure in Shakespeare. ” “His identify is Brayden? ” requested Micah in disbelief. “What type of a reputation is that? ” Jill frowned. “Antony and Cleopatra… is that romantic? ” “Kind of,” I stated. “For it slow. Then all people dies in spite of everything. ” Jill’s horrified expression advised me that I wasn’t relatively enhancing issues. “Well,” she stated.

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