#Book õ The Golden Lily ⚡ eBook or E-pub free

I m done.No.Not interested Thank you very much.I am once again, the minority here among all my other goodreads friends.So why don t I like this book These are my answers 1 The whole book is BORING The only action that I read about is when they got jumped and that s it.2 Sydney IRRITATING as hell There is only one Rose Hathaway She is no heroine No fighter And she is annoying The intellectual talk with the so called date 3 Jill seriously Just get killed already People are trying to protect her but noshe wants to be featured on magazines Thinking about love and oh she s just useless in this book.4 Angeline a joke Another rose wannabe With the clothes, the rashness NO 5 Eddie whatever you are there for I don t know.6 Adrian what in the world has happened to you I am heart broken My Adrian is no Goodbye Pair off with whoever you want If I miss you, I will read the VA series but not these.7 The whatever love triangles that will be happening there from book 3 onwards The denial The wrongs of being together and etc etc W H A T E V E R SO, I am done.4 books to go NO WAY I will always love Richelle Mead s work but not this spin off.No. #Book ´ The Golden Lily ß 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 Alchemists Protect Vampire Secrets And Human Lives Sydney Would Love To Go To College, But Instead, She S Been Sent Into Hiding At A Posh Boarding School In Palm Springs, California Tasked With Protecting Moroi Princess Jill Dragomir From Assassins Who Want To Throw The Moroi Court Into Civil War Formorly In Disgrace, Sydney Is Now Praised For Her Loyalty And Obedience, And Held Up As The Model Of An Exemplary Alchemist But The Closer She Grows To Jill, Eddie, And Especially Adrian, The She Finds Herself Questioning Her Age Old Alchemist Beliefs, Her Idea Of Family, And Her Sense Of What It Means To Truly Belong Her World Becomes Even Complicated When Magical Experiments Show Sydney May Hold The Key To Prevent Becoming Strigoi The Fiercest Vampires, The Ones Who Don T Die But It S Her Fear Of Being Just That Special, Magical, Powerful That Scares Her Than Anything Equally Daunting Is Her New Romance With Braydon, A Cute, Brainy Guy Who Seems To Be Her Match In Every Way Yet, As Perfect As He Seems, Sydney Finds Herself Being Drawn To Someone Else Someone Forbidden To Her When A Shocking Secret Threatens To Tear The Vampire World Apart, Sydney S Loyalties Are Suddenly Tested Than Ever Before She Wonders How She S Supposed To Strike A Balance Between The Principles And Dogmas She S Been Taught, And What Her Instincts Are Now Telling Her Should She Trust The Alchemists Or Her Heart My review can also be found on my blog CollectionsYou are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth Oh my godthis book Wow After enjoying Bloodlines immensely, it was pretty much inevitable that I would love The Golden Lily This book exceeded all my expectations, and I m obsessed with this series now than I already was before I just can t get enough of it In Bloodlines, the focus was on learning about the Alchemists and Sydney bonding with her new group of siblings We do learn a bit about the Alchemists, magic, and even the so called vampire hunters in The Golden Lily, but I felt the story mostly revolved around getting to know Sydney and her evolving relationships with the characters around her There was slightly action than in the previous book It might not be as much as some want however, I think there s lots of action to come later And I can t help but to trust where Richelle Mead is going with this story because so far I m very happy with how she s developing these characters and their relationships Likeable characters and great relationships are always what I want in the books I read and this series has that, which is why I want to focus on my two favorite characters Sydney and Adrian I adore Sydney and Adrian so much Those two are some of the most awesome characters I ve read about They are both kind, funny although, I don t think Sydney realizes how hilarious some of the things she says can be , smart yes, Adrian is just give him a chance , and protective of others And when they re together, they challenge and bring out the best in each other Their relationship is perfect I get a big smile on my face and my heart flutters whenever they interact or are even in the same room I about died from happiness a couple of times while reading this book because of them They are definitely the main reason why I love this series.Sydney is still uptight at times, but she s opening up quickly and we re starting to see another side of her While she hasn t gotten over her Alchemists beliefs just yet, she continues to make decisions based on what she believes is right And some of her actions won t be viewed favorably by the Alchemists at all It worries me, but I m impressed with her bravery and glad she has a conscience, unlike other Alchemists As for Adrian, he keeps surprising me I feel so guilty now for not caring about him in Vampire Academy We get to see of his vulnerable side in this book, and it really hurt to see him down and upset because of the situation with his father and with what spirit does to his mind I could also include the whole thing with Rose, but I won t I really don t think it s about that any He deserves a huge hug and so does Sydney I m just loving and having lots of fun with the Bloodlines series And if you thought the ending of the first book was crazy, wait until you read the ending of The Golden Lily I had to reread it a couple of times because it was that good It made me wish I had the next book in my hands right now I m already stalking following Richelle Mead s tweets, hoping for ANY mention of the third book Thankfully I have other books to distract me in the meantime, but seriously I need book three.With amazing characters and relationships and a very intriguing story, Bloodlines is well on it s way to becoming one of my all time favorite series I cannot wait to read First reading April 16 17, 2012Second reading February 16 26, 2013 Another successful buddyread with my sis Bea You ll see her beautiful review when you click her name One word to fully describe the awesomeness of this book ADRIAN Holy craaapThis boy is one of the best, swoon worthy fictional guys and it s so unfair we could not see him in the flesh After reading this book, I was left utterly speechless and blown away It was way too good Most sequels in a series tend to give me some doubts with their potentials because oftentimes an author changes his or her tune and the end product sometimes disappoints me But in this sweet, sweet sequel, I put all my faith and 100% belief that it will turn out good and I was right It was one of the most amazing installments in a series Because Richelle Mead apparently does not disappoint I loved how The Golden Lily lived up to the interesting plot and romance that made the first book Bloodlines an enjoyable read In this book, Sydney Sage and Adrian Ivashkov s character was greatly developed as they continued to hide under the radar of the enemies of St Vladimir Academy There were lots of things that happened here and new characters were introduced, too I wasn t disappointed with the way things had panned out in this book The plotline was so good and the pacing was fast No dull moments as well It was also nice to see the non insta love romantic development between Sydney and Adrian Their romance, in a way, was slow burning and tension fueled and I totally loved it What also basically got me hooked was how likable the characters were Sydney is a female lead that I will love to befriend in real life because she is so smart, determined, and mature I loved how she has this positive attitude that everything can be done no matter how difficult that thing is She especially encourages and inspires Adrian to be the best that he can be, and that is something Adrian is also one great male lead Since Vampire Academy, this guy already took my breath away because of his humor and romantic gestures He didn t change in this series In fact, his character became even better I also loved the humor and the witty exchange of dialogues here When you pair Sydney and Adrian together, everything collides so perfectly Apart from that, Richelle Mead also made this book even interesting because of the side characters like Eddie, Jill, Angeline, Sonya, Trey, Dimitri, etc The value of friendship and family love was so touching These are my favorite lines from Adrian that basically knocked me off my feetI tried to be a better person for her Rose but it was to impress her, to get her to want me But when I m around you, I want to be better because well, because it feels right Because I want to You make me want to become something greater than myself I want to excel You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance I look at you, and you re like like light made into flesh You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shinegaspsAll in all, I had a great time with The Golden Lily After reading it, all I wanted to do was read the next book which is The Indigo Spell It was just everything I wanted in a sequel Rating I am quite excited with this re read It s always great to read the beginning of your favorite characters but seeing how much they ended up growing. Ahh This book was awesome I really really enjoyed the first book, but I think this book was a lot better I can t wait to get the next If you re reading this on your phone, there are spoilers ahead, so beware view spoiler So I kind of guessed that Trey was a vampire hunter We kept hearing about these hunters over and over And after the first book, I kind of wondered if maybe all of those deaths were just Lee and not hunters After Trey started getting those bruises I wondered if there was something Then after Sydney s attacker reacted the way he did, I figured out it was him I m really nervous about how the hunters act towards the Moroi and what will happen in the future books They better not hurt Adrian or anyone like that Naturally I ve been waiting for Adrian to tell Sydney how he felt for some time now Who else picked up on how Jill was acting to Sydney was actually coming through the bond I thought it was pretty funny how she just kept talking about how beautiful she was all the time I loved the night of the Halloween dance, her teaching him to drive who else guessed he was just pretending , the self defense class, and of course the last chapter of the book I think it s so adorable that Adrian paints The lily part was so cute Obviously I was thrilled when they finally kissed and he confessed his feelings But I dont think any of us were that surprised with how Sydney reacted She s been terrified of vampires her whole life Just because she s friends with them now doesn t mean she s going to be okay with them making out with her I m sure she ll get over it soon or at least I hope Who else was super bored with Braydon I think he was an awesome FRIEND for Sydney, and they definitely have a lot they can talk about, but everyone could see there wasn t any passion Not like the way it is with Adrian I thought it was hilarious when he broke up with her for being irresponsible LOL I feel about for Jill and her love life again Once again the book is over and she s still not with the right guy I guess it would have been just TOO easy if her and Eddie had gotten together right away I m kind of tired of Angeline though What does everyone think about Sydney s weird blood Is it connected with her being able to do magic maybe Guess we ll find out later I know she s terrified of anything magical but I think it s pretty awesome that she can make amulets and things hide spoiler 4.5 StarsWhen Vampire Academy ended and I found out we were getting a spinoff series, I was a little skeptical I mean how to you top Rose and Dimitri But after I found out it was centered on Sydney Sage, the awkward Alchemist, and Adrian the sexy, flippant but loveable Moroi, I was totally on board I loved Bloodlines and after reading this, I think the series just keeps getting better In this installment, we pick up right where we left off in Bloodlines The group is minus the traitorous Keith, with Sydney making points for handling the situation so well Dimitri and Sonya have arrived to study spirit with Adrian Both the vampire community and the Alchemists want to find out why, once a Strigoi is changed back into their original state, they will never be able to be turned back to Strigoi again Sydney, Jill, and Eddie continue to attend Amberwood Prep as siblings but they have a new addition to assist in the protection of Jill Angeline, the dhampir from the Keepers, a separatist group of Moroi, dhampir, and humans who don t care for the rules of the Moroi court Angeline is a fun addition to their group, and I like how she mixes things up for Jill and Eddie Richelle Mead really shines in character development, and this is my favorite part of this story Sydney had come a long way since we first met her in VA Her prejudices are slowly breaking down She is finally seeing the Moroi, and dhampirs as people, not as evil, unnatural creatures My favorite part of her growth, though, is that in relation to Adrian To see them grow close, and lean on each other was a real pleasure There are many moments of swoon and hilarity Adrian is his usual wise cracking self, and then Sydney can just be so clueless with social situations, you can t help but laugh The best part with them is seeing how much they genuinely care for one another I ve always had a soft spot for Adrian In VA, he helped Rose so much without questions or strings attached well, maybe a little bit of string But I always thought he went above and beyond for her, as well as Jill He s even of a sweetheart in this book There were times I would be sighing, oh Adrian I don t want to give anything away, but fans of Sydrian will not be disappointed Alexa used this quote in her review, but I have to put it in mine too because I LOVE ITYou are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth And you don t even know itAnd Ihave to give you this one tooSage, he said What are you wearing I sighed and stared down at the dress I know It s red Don t start I m tired of hearing about it Funny, he said I don t think I could ever get tired of looking at itYep, there was definite swooning There is not as much action in this series as there was in VA I think this is because both Sydney and Adrian are not fighters I have a feeling we will see action in the coming books, though, and I don t think these two will be on the sidelines Sydney s reluctant education into the world of magic continues, and I think Adrian will feel the need to be proactive with defense, in the future These are just speculations on my part, we shall see As for the ending, all I can say is WOW I can t wait until the next book Thank you so much, Alexa, for lending me your precious copy I had a blast with all the notations The Adrian Sydney Fan Fav Scene Sydney Blackout Scene YA Crush Tournament Winner That was soooo good Adrian is soooo wonderful I just want to lie naked at his feet covered in alcohol and cigarettes and beg him to have his way with me Adrian, my poor, sweet, sexy Adrian, he goes through a lot in this book Working with Dimitri continues to bring up how inferior he feels I thought Dimitri was rather rude to him a few times but then again I am very protective of my Adrian Also a visit with his dad reminds us how much Adrian has been put down all his life They will sure be sorry when Adrian cures all the Stroigoi, saves Moroi kind, and becomes a big hero and they build statues of him Adrian is very smart, caring, loyal and talented and just needs someone to believe in him And Sydney does She continues to support him and I felt them grow so much closer but we still have a very long journey ahead.I am not a big fan of Sydney but she did grow on me a tiny bit in this one Trey sets her up with Brayden, her twin basically Sydney tries to have fun with him since he is on her level intellectually but she finds herself worrying about someone else I felt Sydney finally letting down her guard with the vampires and she really worried and cared about my Adrian, so big bonus points As much as I am growing to like her, I was still disappointed with some of her actions Like not immediately jumping Adrian lol She does have a lot of lifelong prejudices to overcome The alchemists are scary, bad people, and we see in this book what happens when someone is too friendly with the vampires Sydney will need a lot of strength to break away from them like I hope she will eventually.It didn t help that Jill was discussing her own troubled love life with her Jill was a bit annoying to me in Bloodlines and while she is still naive, I found that she was maturing She wants to date and thinks that maybe she can have something casual with Micah She quickly realizes how difficult keeping secrets can be and that being with a human could never be a permanent thing Jill begins to take her position as sister to the queen seriously and a human moroi relationship is simply not allowed I do feel really bad for Jill and the position she is in.Eddie is still her loyal protector I love Eddie and also felt a lot of growth with his character I was very happy with all the character developments In Bloodlines I really didn t enjoy anyone but Adrian and of course he is still the absolute best part, star of the show, wouldn t be anything without him, but I enjoyed everyone during this book Eddie is so kind even when trying to keep the new frisky Angeline off his back She likes to rub up on him during training and well who wouldn t Angeline was so funny She was completely out there and did whatever she wanted, causing a lot of trouble for Sydney.I just want to go on and on, especially about Adrian, but I must stop myself I ve probably said too much already I m very happy it was the next level of action, romance, character development and Adrian awesomeness that I was hoping for Adrian continues to swoon an amaze me I shall head back to my Adrian altar and continuing worshiping until the next book Feel free to join me Can t wait to see what happens next Day 24 Situation is growing worse My captors continue to find new and horrific ways to torture me When not working, Agent Scarlet spends her days examining fabric swatches for bridesmaid dresses and going on about how in love she is This usually causes Agent Boring Borscht to regale us with stories of Russian weddings that are even boring than his usual ones My attempts at escape have been thwarted thus far Also, I am out of cigarettes Any assistance or tobacco products you can send will be greatly appreciated Prisoner 24601 Really, Sage A date I sighed Yes, Adrian A date A real date Not, like, doing homework together, he added I mean like where you go out to a movie or something And a movie that s not part of a school assignment Or about something boring A real date I d mentioned this odd wardrobe choice to Adrian a couple of weeks ago Isn t Dimitri hot Adrian s response hadn t been entirely unexpected Well, yeah, according to most women, at least I m not really qualified to install a security system, said Dimitri Really There s something that you can t do Adrian s voice was so soft that I could barely hear him, and he was sitting right next to me You d give up drinking to go see your dad Well, not permanently, he said That d be ridiculous But maybe I could switch to something slightly cheaper for a while Likeslushes Do you know how much I love those Cherry, especially I don t know, said Adrian thoughtfully I find prostitutes vastly important Adrian ordered a martini, earning disapproving looks from his father and me It s barely noon, said Nathan I know, said Adrian I m surprised I held out that long too Never thought I d see the day when you d throw your arms around a vam someone like me Doesn t matter I ve decided I don t like him Because he s too smart I said I remember Jill and Eddie s early comments And unmemorable Nah I just think you can do better He shouldn t have said that, repeated Adrian, eerily serious He leaned his face toward mine I don t care if he s not the emotional type or the complimentary type or what No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms If I were him, I would have said, You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth You re in an awfully good mood, he observed Was there a sale at Khakis R Us Why would you do that Why would you act like you didn t know how to drive Isn t it obvious, Sage No, of course it isn t I did it so I d have a reason to be around you one I knew you couldn t refuse. Ever had that happen Once you can t have something, you want it that much Yes, he said bitterly It happens all the time I don t care if he s not the emotional type or the complimentary type or what No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms If I were him, I would have said, You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth Sage Adrian lightly touched my arm, and I jumped at the feel of his fingertips against my skin You okay I don t know, I said softly I just thought of something crazy Welcome to my worldOhhhh my god I love it I love Adrian so much 3 3 And right now I hate Sydney First Rose and now Sydney Why they keep hurting Adrian Just give him to me P 1 A lot of things happen in this book but all I can think about is that kiss Oh my god It rocked my world and Sydney s even though she doesn t want to admit And then he admits his feelings about Sydney shock but she was like ohh I am human..you are vampire we can not be togetherBULLSHIT My poor Adrian Once again he is hurtingAnd I don t choose you That s what you re missing in all of this Adrian stilled His smile dropped I don t believe you I scoffed Let me guess Because I kissed you back That kiss had made me feel alive than I had in weeks, and I had a feeling he knew that He shook his head No Because there s no one else out there who understands you like I do2 In the entire book Adrian found excuses to be around Sydney He acted like he didn t know how to drive and she didn t get it until the end of the book It was so obviousSage, he said What are you wearing I sighed and stared down at the dress I know It s red Don t start I m tired of hearing about it Funny, he said I don t think I could ever get tired of looking at it You need me You yell You want to leave We go I ll get you out of here, no matter whatSee He says all those things and she is completely oblivious.3 Hayden No Brandon No Brayden That s right Almost everyone forgets his name except for Sydney and Trey So, that guy is Sydney s love interest The only thing Sydney and Brayden have in common is that they are both smart Their dates were boring and a little bit funny shake hands Their kisses was not memorable She didn t feel anything when they were kissing In the end, Brayden broke up with Sydney We were all glad about itYou re in an awfully good mood, he observed Was there a sale at Khakis R Us Nope Brayden broke up with meI also liked Adrian s jealousy Of courseReally, Sage A date I sighed Yes, Adrian A date A real date Not, like, doing homework together, he added I mean like where you go out to a movie or something And a movie that s not part of a school assignment Or about something boring A real date4 Vampire hunters exists after all And guess what Trey is one of them I did not see that coming Although I still like Trey He is so funny and cute He is not the bad guy here He is a lot like Sydney He grow up believing what they told him.5 Sonya, Adrian and Dimitri are doing some experiments to determine the changes a person who has been restored to Strigoi Especially, Adrian is very happy about itDay 24 Situation is growing worse My captors continue to find new and horrific ways to torture me When not working, Agent Scarlet spends her days examining fabric swatches for bridesmaid dresses and going on about how in love she is This usually causes Agent Boring Borscht to regale us with stories of Russian weddings that are even boring than his usual ones My attempts at escape have been thwarted thus far Also, I am out of cigarettes Any assistance or tobacco products you can send will be greatly appreciated Prisoner 24601Adrian is also really really happy about the fact that he spends a lot of time with DimitriWhat do you think Dimitri Is this a good idea, Dimitri Please give us your blessing so that we can fall down and worship you, DimitriAnyway, once again Sonya is in trouble Vampire hunter or the Warriors believe that Sonya is still Strigoi and they wanted to kill her They kidnapped her but Sydney, Eddie, Dimitri and Adrian rescued her.6 Adrian s father What an asshole He wanted to know how his mother was and he treat Adrian like shit He also blamed him that it was his fault that his mother was in prison Asshole I will admit though that Adrian did some things on purposeAdrian ordered a martini, earning disapproving looks from his father and me It s barely noon, said Nathan I know, said Adrian I m surprised I held out that long tooBut something good came up out of that disastrous meetingThe other thing that bothered me well, he said all that in front of you Don t worry about me I ve been with much abrasive people than him No, no I mean Adrian looked at me and then quickly averted his eyes After what he said about me, I can t stand the thought that you might think less of me Adrian I laid my hand over his and felt a warm spark of connection He jerked his head toward me in astonishment Nothing he said could change what I think of you I ve had my mind made up about you for a long time and it s all good7 Even though Jill and Micah were cute together, I am glad that they break up They are better as friends.8 I loved Angeline At first she had some adjusting problems In other words, she was always in trouble I loved it But in the end she became responsible and Eddie saw that change and she ask her out I love Angeline but I want Eddie with Jill Eddie is in love with Jill and Jill likes him What a mess.9 I also loved the self defense classes Sydney and Adrian were taking Wolf was awesomeYou were totally unprepared for her That s for damned sure