Book: The Fiery Heart
Series: Bloodlines #4
Author: Richelle Mead
Review: This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I liked the book, I really did. I just didn't love it like the previous books in the series (I didn't stay up all night reading it like the previous installments). Sydney's younger sister Zoe is now at school to train under her and Sydney has to be very careful with her extracurricular activities-specifically her witchcraft, revolutionary Alchemist activities and of course, her forbidden romance with Adrian.
Unlike the previous books, this was written in alternating narratives between Sydney and Adrian. I love Sydrain, love them (way more than Rose and Dmitri) but I really didn't need half of a book listening to a manic depressive lament about how pathetic he is and how much he misses his girlfriend. It was depressing to read. Sydney was her typical Sydney self and she is pretty fabulous. I liked the infusion of Zoe and wish she had a more visible role throughout the book. Where the previous books had a mystery element that took center stage and the romance was a side story, the romance seemed like the main point of this book. The exclusion of that would be the ending..although it is something we've been building to for the last few books, I can say I am SO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!! I think it is set up to be the best book yet.
Overall-I liked it. Not my favorite book in the series but a must read to set up for #5.