Title: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, 5)
Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: Penguin Books (29th July 2014)
TWO LOVERS, TORN APART . . .
THEIR WORLD HAS BEEN DESTROYED . NOW SYDNEY AND ADRIAN ARE STRUGGLING TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO EACH OTHER. BUT, FIRST, THEY MUST SURVIVE.
Sydney is trapped and surrounded by enemies. Every day is a struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian is told to forget Sydney, but he won’t give up hope – though old demons and temptations are beginning to taunt him.
Their worst fears have become a chilling reality. Sydney and Adrian are facing their darkest hour yet . . .
Rating: ***** (5 stars)
SILVER SHADOWS is the fifth book in Richelle Mead’s epic BLOODLINES series. It continues the story of Alchemist Sydney Sage and Moroi Adrian Ivashkov as they fight to be together in a world that wants to pull them apart.
SILVER SHADOWS is a brilliant addition to the BLOODLINES series for a number of reasons. Although it’s the fifth book in the series SILVER SHADOWS is a real page-turner! Once I picked the book up it was very difficult to put it down, and I kept finding excuses to read just one more page… Mead does a brilliant job in upping the tension of the book, and making it clear that both Sydney and Adrian were paying for the choices they had made earlier in the series – although this was in differing ways. With only one more book in the series left to go after this one, I am really looking forward to seeing how things will end.
When I picked up SILVER SHADOWS it had been a while since I read the series, but I didn’t have any trouble slipping back into the world and story. The story takes place not long after the events of the previous book THE FIERY HEART (review), although it is difficult to tell exactly how much time has passed, and Mead jumps straight into the story. Mead does a good job with the plot of the book; there are lots of twists and obstacles, and it was enjoyable watching Sydney and Adrian deal with them. I also think Mead did a good job dealing with the aftermath of the events of THE FIERY HEART.
As always with this series I enjoyed being reunited with Sydney and Adrain. They are after all, the major reason that I fell in love with this series. I think they both really grow in this book, and it was nice to see. I also enjoyed being reunited with them as narrators, and I think that the split narrative really helped to not only up the tension of the book but also to drive the plot of the book forward. And although this book particularly focused on them, and not so much Jill, or any of their other friends; when they did make an appearance they added to the story.
All in all, I think that SILVER SHADOWS is a great addition to the BLOODLINES series. If you are a fan of the series and haven’t read this book yet, then you have a real treat to look forward to!!