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4.00006329514526 out of 54.00006329514526 out of 54.00006329514526 out of 54.00006329514526 out of 54.00006329514526 out of 5 4.00 (15,799 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richelle Mead Narrator: Emily Shaffer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Bloodlines Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781101601716
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Yes she is an Alchemist, and a human, but Sydney Sage has sworn to protect the secrets that lie between vampires and humans in order to keep peace between their worlds.

Though dedicated fully to her Alchemist teachings, she has experienced a moment of forbidden lust that has shaken her very beliefs. Once Marcus Finch comes along, this struggle to do the right thing may get more confusing. Marcus claims to know the ways of the Alchemists that are being kept from Sydney. He wants her to rebel against her teachers, and drawn to Marcus, Sydney is finding it very hard to break free from her past, and her very seductive present.

Indeed, Sydney knows there is something more dark and powerful in her, and she just might have to use it to protect the young witches around her, lest she be the next target!

Richelle Mead was born in 1976. She is a writer of fantasy romance and is best known for the Georgina Kincaid series, the Vampire Academy, and the Dark Swan series. Born in Michigan, she now resides in Washington state. Her degrees are in Comparative Religion and in Teaching. Though she began teaching eighth grade on the subjects of Social Studies and English, she always wrote in her free time, until her first novel Succubus Blues was published. Now a full time author, she has been able to write many subsequent novels.

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 aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next. 

Praise for the Bloodlines series
"We're suckers for it." --Entertainment Weekly
"Stands out from the crowded vampire genre." --Associated Press
"An obvious pick for the literary lover of all things bloodsucking." --MTV's Hollywood Crush

Praise for the Vampire Academy series
"Unique and mesmerizing. . . . this little gem is sure to be a hit. . . . Readers will bite on this series for some time to come." --VOYA
"Absorbing. . . ." --Booklist
"Truly engaging. . . ." --SLJ
"A thrilling adventure. . . ." --TeensReadToo.com Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff series continues to deliver winners.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Mead’s latest Bloodlines offering is entertaining. Wonderful characters and an intriguing plot will keep readers absorbed to the very last page. Be sure to read the previous titles first.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 2/11/2014

    " I've always loved all of Richelle meads novels, she has a way of drawing me in and this book did nothing to change this. I loved it! I was the main character, I was struggling with being an alchemist, I was falling in love with Adrian. Richelle is a powerful writer, I hope there are a lot more books in the series because you can be guaranteed to find me hiding in one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Jacob | 1/17/2014

    " This book was.. Amazing! So many Sydrian feels - I'm glad Richelle didn't drag out there love story too much. Adrian is so charming in it too, The Marcus Finch story really wasn't that big in this book, it seemed like it was going to be a huge part considering all the hype around it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/13/2014

    " Great read! It definitely left me wanting more! I love you Adrian! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2014

    " oh my...ahdjkebzjd!! that ending though! now to anxiously await the fourth book. so excited~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Stott | 1/6/2014

    " I love these books, maybe not as much as vampire academy, but its pretty close, so easy to read, but its not like reading a children's book either. I just didn't want to put it down. Can't wait for the next one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina Y. | 12/25/2013

    " Sydney had a lot to deal with in this book! With re-discovering everything she's been taught, making her own decision to becoming her own person. Even though the ending left me helpless and wondering if now we'll be taking 10 steps back with Adrian, I'm trying to stay positive! Poor Adrian has been through so much with Rose and now with Sydney that I feel like he deserves his HEA asap! I was glad to see that Marcus wasn't a potential love interest for Sydney, but the new guardian for Jill surely will be in the way of her and Eddie! Looking forward to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 12/23/2013

    " wow. A perfect blend of Sydney/Adrian make-out sessions and the rebellious side of Sydney! I loved this book. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 11/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one. Lots of action. Lots of plot twists. Looking forward to the next one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 11/11/2013

    " Finally Sydney sees the light. ;-) xxx "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald | 10/12/2013

    " I already preordered it but I wont get in until 2-12-2013. I will give my review later. I will say this, it wasn't what I had expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 7/10/2013

    " Some moments were a little predictable but I enjoyed the storyline. This was a good addition to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brie | 6/13/2013

    " Oh my gawd! What all happened there?! It was too much! It wasn't enough! When is The Fiery Heart coming out, because I need to build a time machine and get there now. Are there any ARC coming out or floating around? *Dreams of a copy* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/31/2013

    " The books in the Bloodlines series keep getting better and better. I have devoured the first 3 books and I can't wait for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selinaqch | 2/25/2013

    " It was another tense plot line where you honestly can't tell what will happen. I also loved the growing chemistry (and teasing on Adrian's behalf) with Sydrian. Still, I felt like the story dragged a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandrad | 2/1/2013

    " I think this is my favorite book in this new part of the series! It inspired me to re-read all the VA books. "

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About the Author
Author Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington.

About the Narrator

Emily Shaffer is originally from West Virginia and earned her BFA in acting and dance from West Virginia University. She now lives in New York City.