Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead

The Fiery Heart A review by Elizabeth Manthos

★★★★★ five out of five stars

In the previous Bloodlines installment (The Indigo Spell), Sydney was torn between doing what the Alchemist’s want her to and what her heart and instincts were telling her to do. In one heart stopping moment, she made a decision that shocked every Vampire Academy/Bloodlines fan.

Naturally for Sydney the drama isn’t over in Fiery Heart, as the deals with her life-changing decision and the struggles of having her sister Zoe now on campus, but there is just so much that Sydney has to hide.

Her outlook of the Alchemists has changed and Sydney needs to wear a mask, hiding from everyone her magical ability as well as the decision of revolting against the Alchemists. But as the story progresses Sydney struggles to hide her secret life from everyone, including her sister, and re-education is looking like a very imminent possibility.

The first thing I should begin with is that this novel blew my tiny little mind (my mind is not tiny, just a figure of speech?).

[Her mind is not tiny, I assure you – editor]

Everything I hoped would or wouldn’t happen, happened, and it was an amazing continuation of the series.

I found while reading this novel my heart was racing with the exhilarating plot twists, the characters drama and the epic (I so didn’t see it coming) cliff-hanger ending. I found that I related more to Sydney in this novel and found her more approachable as a character rather than disliking her.

I refuse to spoil anything in this novel and there is not much I can say that won’t divulge the story, but the novel leaves you hankering for more and I can only count down the days until Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) comes out.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone who likes any YA paranormal novel and to anyone who absolutely adores the Vampire Academy series.

Stars: ★★★★★