Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist - one of a group of himans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worls of humans and vampire. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiances in question, her future is on the line.
When Sydney torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far orse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.
The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside - and within - the school grounds. Now that they're hiding, the drama is only just beginning. (Goodreads)
Rating and Review: 4.5/5
Richelle Mead is by far one of my very favorite authors. I'm most definitely in love with her writing, characters and stories. She almost gives these little bits that you can follow and guess along but then has something totally random or unexpected thrown in your face at just the right time. Her books are the ones that you sit and wish you were reading all day long. I'll admit at first I was a little bothered by how weak Sydney is at times but shes definitely getting stronger and spunkier. I love that Adrian is back and as dramatic as ever. He is most definitely a fun loved character. Of course everyone misses Dimitri and Rose but I think she is doing a very good job of opening up a story that we will love just as much. Oh and I am oh so glad people get what they deserve in this book it's wonderful. I'm also glad "Old Man" is back because you know something wild has got to happen with him around and I really hope he stays around and continues his entertaining roles. Mrs. Mead also leaves so many little mysteries spinning in your head that you'll be thinking about it for day and dying for the next book. I know I already bought mine and am very excited to see more of one of my favorite worlds. :) Happy Reading