Let's face it: I would have stalled longer had Lupe from Catching Bookz didn't throw a "fit" and persuaded to get my butt into Bloodlines gear and read The Fiery Heart, thus joining her – and many others – in the waiting room for Silver Shadows (not anymore! Muahaha!).
Although... I did have a catch: I persuaded Lupe to join me in a discussion for The Fiery Heart, which will be posted tomorrow. More fun details on that then, but be aware I might spoil some of our discussion away.
The fourth novel in Richelle Mead's Bloodlines series, is say... interesting. Different from her novels, since Mead explores with writing from 2 views rather than just one. I've pretty much discovered that Adrian Ivashkov, after all, has a few funny bones. Lupe disagrees, but I personally think Sydney just made him seem all too serious in my eyes in prior Bloodlines novels.
The newest addition to the group was Neil Raymond, aka Tall, Proper, and Boring. -AdrianBut with getting the perks of peeking into Ivashkov's – I once called him Adrian Whatshisname. Lupe would have murdered me, but we were in English. – mind and finding out he has a few funny bones, we find out some dark secrets as well. Like Adrian getting seriously hung over, AFTER the guy promised Sydney he would limit himself to one alcoholic drink a day.
I cannot comprehend how people can like a drunk love interest that breaks a promise. I, for one, like drunk love interests who try to fix their habit, but I hate it when they promise so and then break it. That is a complete turn off for me.
"He almost always turns down going out, and the few times he has, he hardly has anything. I was kind of blown away when he jumped in tonight, and then . . . the more I watched, the more I got it. He had this look my stepdad used to get whenever he fell off the wagon. Like he’d been living in a desert and suddenly stumbled across an Evian machine. Then the more it went on tonight . . .” She sighed.In my humble little opinion that could possibly send Adrian fangirls like Lupe with pitchforks and torches after me, Adrian is only awesome when he's sober. Otherwise, he's NOT.
Sydney, well, let's just say she's going deeper into the dark woods from Alchemist views – figuratively saying. With her sister Zoe trailing her whenever possible, it's harder for Sydney to keep her relationship with Adrian as discreet as she was able to in past books. Plus, Sydney finds something interesting in relation to The Indigo Spell, so Marcus will be poking his head around in The Fiery Heart. To the delight of Adrian fananigans, Adrian actually does something pretty important as well... in the Moroi court. Instead of sitting around, twiddling his thumbs, making out with Sydney (obviously), getting drunk, and the like. Keep those pitchforks away, ladies. *puts up a "WEAPONS IN A MISSION TO KILL SOPHI IS NOT ALLOWED" sign*
Finally though, the end. I must have Silver Shadows. With the way The Fiery Heart ended things – it doesn't make Adrian anymore impressive with the way he exits – Silver Shadows is definitely going to be an ultimate test with Adrian and Sydney. If anything, I'll be having uber high expectations when I finally steal Lupe's copy (one more week until I can!).