The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, Book 2) by Richelle Mead

By Richelle Mead

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one in all a gaggle of people who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of people and vampires. Alchemists guard vampire secrets and techniques - and human lives.

Sydney would really like to visit university, yet as an alternative, she's been despatched into hiding at a fancy boarding college in Palm Springs, California - tasked with holding Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who are looking to throw the Moroi courtroom into civil struggle. Formorly in shame, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up because the version of an exemplary Alchemist.

however the nearer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and particularly Adrian, the extra she unearths herself wondering her age-old Alchemist ideals, her suggestion of relatives, and her feel of what it ability to actually belong. Her international turns into much more complex whilst magical experiments express Sydney may well carry the major to avoid turning into Strigoi - the fiercest vampires, those who don't die. yet it's her worry of being simply that - certain, magical, strong - that scares her greater than whatever. both daunting is her new romance with Braydon, a lovable, brainy man who appears to be like her fit in each method. but, as ideal as he turns out, Sydney reveals herself being interested in another person - somebody forbidden to her.

whilst a stunning mystery threatens to rip the vampire global aside, Sydney's loyalties are unexpectedly established greater than ever sooner than. She wonders how she's imagined to strike a stability among the rules and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are actually telling her.

may still she belief the Alchemists - or her center?

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