The Golden Lily

The Golden Lily 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 Sydney would love to go to

  • Title: The Golden Lily
  • Author: Richelle Mead
  • ISBN: 9780141337142
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins whoSydney 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.Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the she finds herself questioning her age old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong Her world becomes even complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi the fiercest vampires, the ones who don t die But it s her fear of being just that special, magical, powerful that scares her than anything Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else someone forbidden to her.When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney s loyalties are suddenly tested than ever before She wonders how she s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.Should she trust the Alchemists or her heart

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    1. RICHELLE MEAD, I AM ABOUT TO TURN INTO A RAGING STRIGOIAT WAS SERIOUSLY THE WORST ENDING EVER. LIKE WHAT THE--I CAN'T EVEN COMPREHEND HOW IDIOTIC SYDNEY IS. ADRIAN IS CLEARLY MEANT TO BE WITH HER.*HEAVY, MURDEROUS BREATHING*THIS IS WHAT I FEEL LIKE DOING TO SYDNEY:Okay enough with the caps.The only thing is, I found it annoying how Adrian kept reiterating that he was a better person because of her. Like that hasn't ever come up in YA lit beforebut still. He was pretty swoon-worthy. And I don't u [...]

    2. The Adrian & Sydney Fan Fav Scene!youtube/watch?v=vNFudWAdrian & Sydney Blackout Scene!youtube/watch?featureAdrian YA Crush Tournament Winner!That was soooo good! Adrian is soooo wonderful! I just want to lie naked at his feet covered in alcohol and cigarettes and beg him to have his way with me! Adrian, my poor, sweet, sexy Adrian, he goes through a lot in this book. Working with Dimitri continues to bring up how inferior he feels. I thought Dimitri was rather rude to him a few times bu [...]

    3. "Ever had that happen? Once you can’t have something, you want it that much more.” “Yes,” he said bitterly. “It happens all the time.”"I don't care if he's not the emotional type or the complimentary type or what. No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms. If I were him, I would have said, 'You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.” “Sage?" Adrian lightly touched my arm, and I jumped at the [...]

    4. My review can also be found on my blog Collections.'You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.'Oh my godis book! Wow. After enjoying Bloodlines immensely, it was pretty much inevitable that I would love The Golden Lily. This book exceeded all my expectations, and I'm more obsessed with this series now than I already was before. I just can't get enough of it!In Bloodlines, the focus was on learning about the Alchemists and Sydney bonding with her new group of "siblin [...]

    5. I'm done.No more.Not interested. Thank you very much.I am once again, the minority here among all my other friends.So why don't I like this book?These are my answers:1) The whole book is BORING!!!The only action that I read about is when they got jumped and that's it.2) Sydney - IRRITATING as hell. There is only one Rose Hathaway. She is no heroine. No fighter. And she is annoying. The "intellectual" talk with the so called "date"? 3) Jill - seriously? Just get killed already. People are trying [...]

    6. Another successful buddyread with my sis Bea. You'll see her beautiful review when you click her name. :)One word to fully describe the awesomeness of this book: ADRIAN.Holy craaap! This boy is one of the best, swoon-worthy fictional guys and it's so unfair we could not see him in the flesh!After reading this book, I was left utterly speechless and blown away. It was way too good! Most sequels in a series tend to give me some doubts with their potentials because oftentimes an author changes his [...]

    7. Ahh. This book was awesome. I really really enjoyed the first book, but I think this book was a lot better! I can't wait to get the next!! If you're reading this on your phone, there are spoilers ahead, so beware! (view spoiler)[ So I kind of guessed that Trey was a vampire hunter. We kept hearing about these hunters over and over And after the first book, I kind of wondered if maybe all of those deaths were just Lee and not hunters After Trey started getting those bruises I wondered if there wa [...]

    8. 4.5 StarsWhen Vampire Academy ended and I found out we were getting a spinoff series, I was a little skeptical. I mean how to you top Rose and Dimitri? But after I found out it was centered on Sydney Sage, the awkward Alchemist, and Adrian the sexy, flippant but loveable Moroi, I was totally on board. I loved Bloodlines and after reading this, I think the series just keeps getting better. In this installment, we pick up right where we left off in Bloodlines. The group is minus the traitorous Kei [...]

    9. SERIOUSLY????????????? I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL JUNE NOW??????????????????????? WTF HAPPENED TO THE MARCH RELEASE? OR EVEN THE MAY RELEASE???????????????all I'm gonna say is that if Adrian and Sydney don't kiss AT LEAST once in this book I will be forced to go out and kill someoneOK so now that I finished the bookI WILL GO AND CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP TONIGHT BECAUSE I NOW LOVE ADRIAN AND FEEL SO FREAKING BAD FOR HIM AND I FEEL TERRIBLE FOR JILL AND HAVE COMPLETELY CONFLICTING FEELING FOR SYDNEYI mean ho [...]

    10. 3.5holy jeezbus that was some ending! one word people: goosebumps favourite bits were the ones with Adrian in it =D - typical Kissa response. He's just so damn irresistible. the thing with the two books in this series is that I'm not particularly crazy about it in the beginning or the middle - not that i don't like it, it's just that it's not a "whoa!" kinda thing. But the lead up to the ending (and most importantly: the actual ending) grab me and whip me out of my "non-whoa!" state, only to thr [...]

    11. After Reading it:WHAT?I MEANWHAT???????????????????????????YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME, RICHELLE, YOU CAN'T. THIS IS JUST CRUEL. C-R-U-E-L.Ok, I can't really write what I feel right now. I don't think there are words to describe what I'm feeling, so I will just[image error]I WILL NOT WAIT TILL FEBRUARY (but sadly, I will *NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO*). THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH *NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO****FINALLY RELEASED!!! Finally on my shelf <3 My love, keep waiting just a little bit till I finish my exams and [...]

    12. "Rose once told me about this poem she'd read. There was this line, 'If your eyes weren't open, you wouldn't know the difference between dreaming and waking.' You know what I'm afraid of? That someday, even with my eyes open, I still won't know."We always knew Adrian battled with the darkness that comes along with wielding spirit magic but something about this book really drove it home to me. In the original VA series, Adrian hid so much of his pain with a heavy dose of alcohol and humor. He sti [...]

    13. Είμαι απογοητευμένη!Η Μιντ ήταν η αγαπημένη μου! Το vampire academy η καλύτερη σειρά που έχω διαβάσει. 3 φορές το κάθε βιβλίο! (6 συνολικά)Δεν βαρέθηκα σε κανένα. Και τώρα ξαφνικά η Μιντ πάτησε φρένο και πηγαίνει με 20 χιλιόμετρα, ενώ κάθε τρεις και λίγο κάνει κύκλους γύρω από το ίδιο σ [...]

    14. (Actual Rating: 3.5 stars)The honest truth: coming into reading The Golden Lily, I remembered next to nothing of what had transpired in the first book, Bloodlines. I had some vague recollections of things Adrian had said (because, come on, who can forget what Adrian says?), the climax, and the scene where Adrian remarked about Sydney's eyes being like "molten gold." At first, I thought, "Oh, it's just you; the first book couldn't have been that unmemorable" -- but, after reading The Golden Lily, [...]

    15. After a long break from reading books like a maniac I'm back on track at devouring books like snickers. I first gave this 3 stars but then I thought to myself "I am being to harsh" and so I changed my rating to that of 4 stars, and maybe I'm being generous but I liked this a lot, so that's what I made my mind up to.Back on the amazing world of vampires, Richelle Mead created and which I'm grateful for. I'm no beginner to this world. I read VA two years ago and started Bloodlines a few months ago [...]

    16. I honestly hugged this book when I finished reading it! It was that amazing and heartwarming. The awesomeness that began at the end of Bloodlines starts immediately on the first page of The Golden Lily.Richelle Mead is again the master of memorable scenes and addicting writing in The Golden Lily. I absolutely love how Mead planned a perfect installment to the series. She obviously has a plan for the Bloodline series where Sydney, Adrian, Jill, Eddie and Angeline will grow throughout and stand st [...]

    17. I can't wait to read this.I just read Bloodlines & I'm already looking forward to The Golden Lily.My Assumptions:Sydney gets over her fear of vampires ( atleast the living ones, not the Strigoi ).Adrian moves on from Rose & deepens his relationship with Sydney.Jill gets in a relationship with Mikah ( Mason #2 ) & everyone flips out.Eddie dates Angeline to get over his love for Jill but fails miserable & someone gets killed ( probably Mikah ).Dimitri is talking to Rose over the ph [...]

    18. It took me longer to finish this one. Still enjoyable but also again very predictable. So far it's mirroring the Vampire Academy series so I know it's just going to get better as the books go along! Adrian is still so lovable, but Eddie is still one of my favorite characters!

    19. What to say, what to say…Well, I love The Golden Lily. Love it, love it, love it. I had been waiting anxiously for this book for a while, and it did not disappoint me. I won’t lie, these first two Bloodlines books are very predictable, but there’s so much charm and quality that you don’t even care.First, this is cast of very likeable characters. There’s our protagonist, Sydney, whom I love. Sydney is smart, but naïve, and very much awkward. It’s kind of unexpected, considering how c [...]

    20. WOW!!!!! This book was beyond all my expectations - and they were pretty high! I have been obsessed with this book for a very long time and to finally get to read it was so satisfying because it was totally worth the wait and i LOVED every word of it :)In The Golden Lily, we get to learn more about the alchemists and the vampire hunters. Although, one of the major twists in this book was predictable for me, i still loved the plot and enjoyed it just as much. This book introduces a lot of new thi [...]

    21. 4.5 starsI can finally wear color again! My VA mourning-days are over;)It's true, the first time I read Bloodline, it left a bit of a stake in my heart. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, but I was mourning the fact that Rose and Dimitri's story is truly over, but after re-reading it again to prepare myself for Golden Lily, I'm pleased to say that I properly fell in love with this series like I was meant to from the beginning.You know, I'm not sure what I should say in this review. A big part of m [...]

    22. Better than Bloodlines, and yet still only as good as the last Vampire Academy book, in my opinion. Sydney: much less annoying than in the previous book, but her issues are so predictably and rather clumsily written that it's hard to get attached to her. Still, she has a couple of decent, non-mousy scenes towards the end.Jill: seriously, just let a hunter have her.Adrian: some redeeming scenes here and there, but not nearly as attractive or as intriguing as he was in VA. It's disappointing that [...]

    23. WHY OH WHY?!?I really liked this book until the last page. GRRR!!! There was a REASON why it took me so long to read Bloodlines, and that was because I wasn't sure I wanted to see Adrian written with someone else. But now that Mead has gone and done it, for the love of everything holy, please just quit (view spoiler)[breaking his heart! (hide spoiler)] Write me in instead. >_<Okay, I'm calm now. On to the bookI'm not sure what it was, but this book had a way of making you feel happy (well, [...]

    24. Buddy read with sis Pearl --> click to check her fabulous review :)After 2 years, I have finally continued the Bloodlines series. I purposely put this off for a while and wait for the books to be released (now they are all out. i'm gonna binge read the series. I'm just not a fan of cliffhangers). It's a bit tough getting into the story and I'm glad Richelle Mead wrote snippets to refresh my mind on the events happened from the previous book.Golden Lily is a fantastic sequel. The twists are be [...]

    25. Oh sweet deliverance. Be still my beating heart and all that stuff.“Adrian stood there leaning against the doorframe, watching me with his heart in his eyes. In my chest, my own heart was breaking. On my cheek, the lily reminded me who I was. ” I have to admit that at first I thought that this spin-off series would be somewhat found lacking compared to Vampire Academy. *hangs head in shame*The truth is that, what keeps it from being awesome is the lack of a major, hardcore archenemy. Strigoi [...]

    26. With The Golden Lily, Richelle Mead once again proved that the world she created for Rose and now Sydney is magical and alluring and that, due to that fact, she can get away with a lot. First half of The Golden Lily is essentially plotless. The reader gets to spend time with all the familiar characters, and it’s reminiscent of spending an uneventful Sunday afternoon with your friends: everyone is relaxed and happy they’re there, and the entire thing is absolutely tension-free. The second hal [...]

    27. Wow. Look at that cover!I'm guessing it's Jill on the left and Sydney on the right. It's . . . not what I expected. I was thinking it was going to follow VA's color scheme. I'm glad it's not, though, because, I mean, who wants a clone?Edit 8.31.11Okay. First, it was March 1, 2012. Then, it was May 7th, 2012. Now it's June 17, 2012. Is anyone else as frustrated with these pushbacks as I am? I get it, I get it, yadda-yadda, Mead had a baby and she needs time with it. But now that he is actually bi [...]

    28. Adrian strikes again. Well, with his dry humor and whiplash attitude! Aside from that, it was bit of drag - to be frank it was bit of disappointment up until 80%.Nothing really happens and I felt bit bored. By the time action started, I was like 'okay I see your point' but wasn't enough for me. *sigh*But throughout, there are few moments of entertainment. I specially enjoyed when (view spoiler)[Bryden broke up with Sydney. Her reaction was priceless and I found myself laughing along with her.(hi [...]

    29. I think I enjoyed this better than the first one!! But Sydney, WHY ARE YOU SO STUBBORN?! More thoughts tomorrow! I seem to always finish any book by Richelle Mead at 1 in the morning. I CAN NEVER PUT THEM DOWN.I loved the first book in this series but this second book is my favorite so far. Adrian is hilarious and also adorable, while Sydney is completely oblivious to everything. I'm glad that Brayden did what he did by the end of the book because he was super BORING. I'm pretty sure everyone ca [...]

    30. WHAT WAS THAT ENDING???? I couldn't stop reading no matter how hard I tried! This book just got me hooked right from the beginning. This had way more action than Bloodlines and romance too! SYDNEY AND ADRIAN ARE LIFE. OTP. MY SHIP. WHATEVER. If you have NOT yet read Bloodlines, GO PICK IT UP. This series just seems to get better and better!Okay. Then some spoilers, thinking and opinions. 54321Nice.Okay, let's get things straight. (view spoiler)[ WHAT THE HECK?? THEY KISSED AND SHE LEFT AND THE B [...]

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