Published in: 2014
Edition read: Paperback
Series: Book 5 in the Bloodlines series
Sydney has to face her worst nightmare, she’s been caught by the Alchemists and is now in a re-education centre, trying to find her way out and back to Adrian. 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.
Damn this was a good read. The first part, Adrian is drowning his sorrows and gone completely off the rails, and Sydney is trapped in the alchemist re-education centre, which is so insane that you can’t help but feel outraged at all she has to go through. Then the escape, which you knew was coming, was oh so sweet and oh so amazing.
But shortlived, because then Sydney and Adrian are on the run with the alchemists hot on their tale, and you just get so frustrated because you just want them to have a break, honestly. And then things get weirder… some crazy ideas are thrown out there and then, being silly young things, they go with these mad ideas and bam. Shotgun Vegas wedding anyone?
Honestly, that bit annoyed me, looking back at it. At the time, I loved it and found the wedding sweet and lovely, but now that I’ve read the final book and had time to digest the whole series, I’m thinking the wedding was a bit unnecessary and the book could have done without it. Plus, Sydney is only 19. This is technically her first boyfriend (the other guy, Brantley or Brandon or whatever, he didn’t count). It seemed a bit of a rushed plot-line to me, and the story could have done without. But the rest of the book was excellent, so I guess a pointless wedding wasn’t the worst way to end the book.
Silver Shadows rating: 9/10
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series and the author, fans of young adult paranormal romances.
Author’s site: http://www.richellemead.com/books/silver-shadows-tr