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The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead book review

My eyes have literally just finished the last word of this book:


I want to get right into it a review but I have to put the blurb on first!!


In the Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her….

But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigate the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, theres still so much she must keep a secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure – and re education- looms larger than ever.

Oh and also before I say stuff about this book I just want to thank Stephanie, my fangirl other half and best friend from Detroit, for sending it over to me. I’m so so so glad I got you girl and I can’t wait til September when we meet and go crazy!!

Haha so The Fiery Heart.

This is the fourth book in the Bloodlines series by the amazing author that is Richelle Mead.

I mean the third book killed me with happy feels but this book…

I honestly don’t know how I coped!

Sydney has grown up so so much in this book and now we get Adrian’s POV you see her in a different light. The way Adrian describes her makes you fall in love with her too and the fact that she has become more badass and sassy is such a good thing. And she’s comfortable with herself. Not worrying about calories and weight issues… Adrian has done her the world of good…

Okay so about the book. It followed on from The Indigo Spell when Sydney told Adrian she loves him. They still have to keep their relationship a secret incase they are found out by the Alchemists but its so hard not to see that these too are so in love with each other.
Sydney is more involved in her magic and starts to experiment on Marcus’ Indigo tattoo that he used in the third book to break away from the Alchemists. While she’s finding this out Adrian is using spirit to find out why Strigoi cannot feed from those who’ve been restored by spirit.
While they are finding all this out, Adrian finally gives in to the darkness of spirit and in a moment of sheer despair he eventually convinces himself to go on pills to stop the moods that spirit has on him
Adrian doesn’t tell Sydney any of this and when they are at Court and they ask Adrian to help with Spirit he tells them what he’s done.
There’s a moment where Sydney is nearly attacked by former “friend’s” of Adrian’s and he comes to her rescue.
There’s a moment where they need to leave Court but are stuck in a snow storm and so they have to book into a hotel… there Sydney and Adrian give into their love and passion and sleep together (its perfect) Sydney becomes a bit sex mad, but with Adrian has a boyfriend who wouldn’t!?
Then there’s the chance to test the Strigoi feeling and on a dangerous mission Sydney, Eddie and new guardian Neil (that’s who has had the experiment). While there the theory turns out to be true. Of course they are all nearly killed. And of course Trey, Angeline and Jill turn up to save the day… much to the others disapproval.
Jill kisses Eddie (Finally!) And They and Angeline give into their feelings too!
Sydney goes straight to Adrian’s after her near death experience and They have a steamy, passionate and desperate sex scene together.
You think everything is going to work out but then Sydney is betrayed by someone and she is kidnapped by the Alchemists. I won’t spoil the ending but blimey… the feels were too much!

This book, I think, was the best out of the Bloodlines series so far. It has romance and secrets and fights and romantic gestures as well as the normal Moroi, Strigoi and magic elements in it.

The Fiery Heart definitely was a brilliant title for this book. And it describes Sydney and Adrian so well. They love each other so much and its portrayed when you read both of their POV’s. You fall in love with Adrian more when you read Sydney’s POV and you love Sydney more when you read Adrian’s POV. I mean I love Rose and Dimitri’s story in VA and their love eventually shove through and survived throughout all the heartache but Sydney and Adrian’s love… wow it rivals Rose and Dimitri’s!

And speaking of those two they also have a brief cameo in The Fiery Heart aswell as Sonya Karp, Mikhail Tanner, Lissa and Christian.

I know I said it earlier but Sydney has grown alot in this book and she’s more susceptible to standing up for herself and letting her feelings shine through.

And Sydney’s sister Zoe?

God I wanted to bitch slap her so much haha. She was just so AAARRRGGGHHH! One minute she’s a sulky needy child and the next she’s this horrible Alchemist that is the image of her father. The rare times you do like her is a nice thing because you think she can easily change attitude like Sydney did but no… she’s got too much of her Dad’s brainwashing influence in her.

Overall though it was so so hard not to put this book down and I loved every single moment of it. And I love that Richelle took well loved characters from VA (Adrian, Jill and Eddie) and Sydney (she was also in VA but she was more of the cold Alchemist that believed Moroi and Dhampirs were evil) and put them together in a story of their own… and who’d have thought Sydney and Adrian would have ended up together? (okay I knew from like the first Bloodlines book they were the love interests but when you read VA you can’t see that happening!)

Anyway I love both of these series and I can’t wait to get Silver Shadows in my hand because I need to know what happens!

Richelle you’ve done it again… you’ve killed me with feels!

5 out of 5 stars


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