Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.
Oh Richelle Mead, shall I count the ways? No, probably not, because I already went on a love-sick rant in my review below. Bloodlines is probably my least favorite of her YA novels, but that really only means that I love love loved the Vampire Academy books and I merely really liked Bloodlines... Rose is all action and high energy, so it felt a little drag-y to switch to Sydney, but Richelle laid a solid foundation for the rest of the series and things definitely started to heat up by the end (OMG surprise visitors). I am very excited to see what happens next and continue on this Palm Springs adventure
I really hate all of the covers that Razorbill has done for these two series. Enough that I think I might write an entire post to talk about it (am I alone in this opinion?), so the cover of The Golden Lily doesn't really spur me into a frenzy for the next book. Though I do find it interesting that the title is The Golden Lily and the cover very strategically hides Sydney's tattoo... Regardless, cover or no cover, the writing itself is enough to keep me going back again and again.