Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch—a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood—or else she might be next.
About the Author
Richelle Mead (www.RichelleMead.com) is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next Bloodlines novel.
Praise for the Bloodlines series: "We're suckers for it." —Entertainment Weekly "Stands out from the crowded vampire genre." —Associated Press "An obvious pick for the literary lover of all things bloodsucking." —MTV's Hollywood Crush
Praise for the Vampire Academy series: "Unique and mesmerizing. . . . this little gem is sure to be a hit. . . . Readers will bite on this series for some time to come." —VOYA "Absorbing. . . ." —Booklist "Truly engaging. . . ." —SLJ "A thrilling adventure. . . ." —TeensReadToo.com