Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Goodreads Summary:
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.

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.

My Review:
Sydney is in a bad place. She has always been in control. Now she is in re-education. Which is basically hell on Earth. Sydney lives day in and day out in darkness and with mind physical and emotional torture. This is her life now. In order to get out of isolation and back into clothes, regular food, and be around people she must admit to things. Things that the Alchemist's consider the worst sins. Sydney realizes that she could just say these things even though she does not meant them. Anything to get out of isolation right? Will she ever get out of this place? Will Adrian save her?

Adrian's POV is quite interesting too. He is pretty depressed after losing Sydney. Spirit doesn't help the situation either. Adrian spends a certain amount of the day trying to get into Syndey's dreams but, is not successful. Eventually he is taken back to court while Marcus works on leads to where the re-education facility might be. Adrian is pretty much lost without Sydney, he loves her and a piece of him is missing. Will he ever find her?

You really get to see Sydney and Adrian's relationship grow during Silver Shadows. Even though they aren't together, it is their love fore each other that keeps them going. Sydney very slowly starts to gain friends inside. They begin to work together to form a plan to try to escape. This is a daunting task however. It has never been done and she ends up getting tortured a few times. Thoughts of Adrian keep her going. Adrian is working tirelessly as well. When Sydney is able to get the gas turned off to her room that keeps her in a  dreamless sleep, Adrian is finally able to pull her into a dream. Together they start forming  plan to get out. Will they be successful? Are they destined to be apart forever?

This installment is full of twists and turns. Things I NEVER saw coming. Things I was happy about and things that were upsetting. There will be a new war starting I feel. Consequences to what Adrian and Sydney did are now going to haunt them. Will they ever be safe again? I don't know. I am getting sucked deeper and deeper into this world and I can't wait for the next book! February of 2015 is a long ways away...

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