Book: Bloodlines [Bloodlines book# 1]
Author: Richelle Mead
Review: After helping to prove Rose's innocence in the last Vampire Academy book, Sydney is in trouble with her strict alchemist father and the local alchemist leaders. Intent to prove she does not sympathize with vampires and that she is dedicated to her alchemist duties, she takes on an undercover job to protect Moroi princess Jill Dragomir. Her assignment takes her to a private high school in Palm Springs, where she rooms with Jill and poses as her older sister. Ever the perfectionist, Sydney seeks to excel at school, protect Jill, navigate difficult relations with the local alchemist and work with the local Moroi vampires, including Adrian, who has followed Jill to help her adjust.
A super fun read! Georgina and Rose (two of Mead's other protagonists) have similar personalities (flirty and witty) so it was fabulous reading a completely different character. A perfectionist with limited social skills, Sydney was unintentionally funny. She is a young and fresh protagonist of this new series. She is trying to come to grips with her rigid alchemist beliefs and her growing relationship/friends with vampires, while trying to figure out the strange happenings in Palm Springs.