Silver Shadows – Richelle Mead

Hello guys! Just thought you should know that Silver Shadows is the 5th book of the Bloodlines series, so check out my review on the first novel, and click here.

Silver Shadows

By Richelle Mead

Genre: Paranormal (Vampires)

Reading Level: Medium

Pages: 380

Review: 5 / 5


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 Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

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. (Goodreads).


Just to be clear guys, this review is strictly for those of you who have read the Bloodlines series, which I know all of you haven’t done. Sorry, but I have to spend some time talking about this book. This won’t be a review; this will be a gigantic rant.


This book, GOD! I fell out of my chair twice, while I was reading it, because I was so

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead cover image.
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead cover image.

overcome with feels. My mother probably thought I was having some kind of fit or something.

I hate Zoe, Sydney’s sister, and Sydney’s dad – like, with the passion of a hundred angry fangirls. I them as much as I hate the middle-sister in the Cahill Witch Chronicles (see Goodreads link here). Which is a lot, if any of you have read the latest book in the series.

I love their relationship – Adrian’s and Sydney’s. Yes, a lot of it is because Adrian is so incredibly… argh, I cannot formulate it into words. But other than Adrian being argh, I think that they have a partnership that you don’t find in a lot of novel-relationship. I mean, other novels aren’t exactly cavemen era, but for some reason this book just feels more equal. I know that Adrian has this whole, ooo-Sydney, save me! thing going on, but underneath, there is something there.

Also, MAJOR spoiler. Like, if you continue and you haven’t read the book, I will utterly ruin it for you now.

In the end, after they’ve gotten married, and they met everyone back at court? ARGH! My heart burst out of my chest and I think my brain melted a little. It was so great – to be honest, it was the moment that I had been waiting for since the end of The Fiery Heart. By the end, I was so happy that I didn’t even really care that Jill got kidnapped.

I feel like I should comment on the writing style, so I’ll just say that I think it is really good… Her words just flow nicely together, and yeah. I like it.

Oh, Richelle Mead, what you do to me.

I could spend all day talking about this book, but the thing is, I have more books to read. My vacation ends after this week, and so I need to milk it as much as possible.

Have a nice day!



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