The Fiery Heart Review
Published by Penguin on 11/19/2013
Genres: Romance, Vampires
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 Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
The Fiery Heart Review – Book 4 of the Vampire Academy spin-off, Bloodlines .
Full disclosure, I listened to the audiobook for this read. As much as I love the story and love Adrian, I have to give the audiobook a bad rating because the narrator has done a very bad job.
All throughout the Vampire Academy series, the narrator has given Dimitri and Adrian accents. I had a problem with Dimitri’s accent because it’s supposed to be “light” and the narrator does a really thick Russian accent. Now in book 4 of the spin off series, they bring on a male narrator now that we get to see Adrian’s POV. All of a sudden, Adrian no longer has an accent and Dimitri’s accent is more accurate to the book’s description.
But for the story, I absolutely love having Adrian’s POV. That peek into his thoughts really adds to my love for him.
The addition of Zoe to the Palm Springs, creates a huge problem. It’s a true testament on how well the story and characters are written that I hate HATE Zoe. She’s such a clingy b****h. My emotions were completely engaged.
There is so much that happens and the ending is so heart wrenching. Poor Eddie. Poor Adrian. And poor Sydney.