This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!
Anyway, even though I was confused about some stuff I still could recognize Richelle Mead's writing and how interesting her stories can get. I just love her as an author and I'm a huge fan of her work so it was a pleasure reading this one.
It was definitely an interesting read. There were always problems for Sydney to deal with, there was drama, romance, fights and a lot of funny moments even in the midst of all the trouble.
As an alchemist, Sydney gives us a very different perspective into the vampire world around her and this is all valuable information because for those of us who have read VA series, we know Rose's P.O.V but Rose isn't human...
Anyway, even though Sydney's believes have been drilled into her since she was a child and all those barriers she has put around her are almost impossible to break down, this crazy bunch around her, that she has to help protect, somehow warmed their way into her heart and she is left with a lot of conflicted feelings.
The position she's in is very difficult and I could see and understand why she was so determined to keep certain things away at arms length but I could also sense how unsure she was, she was beginning to doubt herself and her loyalties and that always made her go on autopilot and she would shut off.
It was definitely a complicated story to live but it was pretty easy to follow. I, once again, found myself lost into this world and I enjoyed reading the book so much.
It brought some awesome memories back and I absolutely loved it.
We are pretty familiar with the world the characters live in and there's always the possibility for things to get boring but that's not the case with this one. Even though it 8th book in the VA world there are a lot of new aspects to be considered. There are new villains. Strigois are the ultimate evil but the story here takes place in Palm Springs so there aren't many of them there...
But like I said, there are lots of new villains to fight off, some of them we already knew about.
I really enjoyed reading The Golden Lily and I can't wait to get my hands on Book 3.
I give it:
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Until the next time,