The Golden Lily was better than the first book, but I still wasn’t wowed yet. Although it had another ending that kind of blew my mind. This time we’re following Sydney as she continues to keep an eye on Jill while trying to figure out Spirit’s effect on ex-Strigoi. Of course, Sydney doesn’t directly participate in the experiments, but she knows figuring it out will help the Alchemists and the rest of humanity. But then someone comes after her and Sonya, believing she’s Strigoi. Perhaps there’s something to Clarence’s claims of vampire hunters.
I feel like I’ve waited way too long to finally read Bloodlines. It was good, but not great. It certainly didn’t live up the hype that had built up in my mind after multiple reads of Vampire Academy. It’s about a month after the ending of Last Sacrifice, and Jill’s life is in danger as the only relative to the Moroi’s teenage queen. Things are getting out of hand at Court, so the Alchemists step in to protect Jill and thus protect humans from learning that vampires exist. Sydney is assigned to be Jill’s sister at a boarding school while they wait for the laws to change. Easier said than done.
Magical Dawn–previously published as Magisk Gryning–is the artists third adult coloring book and appears to continue the journey of a young girl through a fantasy world. I don’t own the previous two books, but from what I’ve seen, this one is a worthy successor. The illustrations are detailed, crisp, and very interesting. There’s a mix of portraits of the girl, gems and potions, birds and bugs, and of course, flowers.
Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper. It’s where we get to share books that have been on our wishlists forever or are newly added. My Amazon Wishlist is overflowing, so let’s see what title I’m featuring this week…
Twilight Garden–previously published as Blomstermandala–is a very pretty adult coloring book! As the title suggests, nature is the theme of the illustrations. In particular, it features plants and decorations which you would find in a garden. There are even cute little animals, primarily birds and small mammals. Where the twilight part comes in is that there are several pages printed on black paper which gives the garden scenes a night time effect.
Growing Pains is very different than the previous two books in the series. This time we’re following Gigi and Brock, whom we met in Finding Your Feet. We already know a little bit about their past and how they winded up together again. However, there’s a lot more going on there and it’s certainly not happy. Gigi is heading back to their hometown for his sister’s wedding, but Brock is not with him. At least not at first, which means the book starts with a fight.
Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer to recap our weeks and show off our new bookish goodies!