The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Razorbill
Series: Bloodlines (#1) | The Golden Lily (#2) | The Indigo Spell (#3) | Silver Shadows (#5) | The Ruby Circle (#6)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon
As much as I loved hearing about how wonderful Sydney and Adrian felt in their newfound relationship, I was pretty annoyed that the main plot line is that the want to have sex with one another. Their lust for one another totally outweighed the seriousness of the tattoo ink, which felt a lot like a sub plot. This book was very slow and altogether not my favourite sequel.
I had trouble getting through the fourth book in the VA series, and the fourth book in the Bloodlines series was no different. I had high hopes for this sequel as I though the story really picked up in The Indigo Spell – which I loved! – so you can understand my disappointed with The Fiery Heart.
I had absolutely no problem with the split POVs, it was nice to hear from Adrian, and I’m sure this will continue with the rest of the series, but I kinda missed Sydney. After all that talk about not really warming up to her in my first two reviews, I really started to like her! The pair were a little too consumed by their love for each other, and it changed Sydney’s focus. She was no longer the reserved and critical-thinking character that I loved in The Indigo Spell. Don’t get me wrong, I still like Sydney, and I’m super happy that she gets to be with the man of her dreams! It was pretty obvious that their distraction was going to lead to their downfall.
ZOE MADE ME SO ANGRY. I knew as soon as she was introduced that I wasn’t going to like her. In the beginning I thought she had the potential to be a nice person, but OH NO. She had to go and ruin everything for Sydney and Adrian. I didn’t see the ending coming and the cliffhanger was just mean, Richelle! This book definitely picked up after the half way point, and I really liked the tension that Zoe added.
I was a little sad to be taken away from the light-hearted fun of the school setting, as I do love a good boarding school, but the Court scene made up for it. I’ve been waiting and waiting to see Lissa and I really enjoyed getting to hear about all the old characters again. Court is a really interesting place and normally there is too much scandal going on for us to really get the full effect. That’s not to say the gang were there on a drop-by visit, but I definitely want more of the Court in the future!
Overall, I enjoyed The Fiery Heart, there was a lot of drama and the ending definitely makes me want to pick up the sequel, but I find myself becoming a little disinterested with the series, which is such a shame as I really loved the first three books!