Review: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Posted January 8, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Silver Shadows
by Richelle Mead

4 Stars


Released: July 29, 2014
Series: Bloodlines #5
Published by Razorbill
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback


“If there is one thing you should know about Richelle Mead, it is to NEVER underestimate her plans. She always manages in the impossible in the end.” ~ Under the Covers

As a long time fan of Richelle Mead and her writing style, I found jumping back into the Bloodlines world was easy. There’s no effort for me at all as a reader when enjoying Sydney and Adrian’s POVs. Since first person isn’t my favorite, to integrate me back into their lives without much thought or notice is a big feat. I just think that Mead’s writing fits the Young Adult genre so well, but at the same time she is so easily able to adjust for older audiences. While Bloodlines (and Vampire Academy) is categorized as Young Adult, Mead doesn’t simply write for teens. Her word choices and style is quite advanced and I love the fact that she doesn’t downgrade her vocabulary for teens to understand. There’s an innate maturity to her writing that really captures that these characters are still young, but are not stupid and are learning from their experiences.

Speaking of learning, Adrian has been one of my all-time favorite heroes for a long time so to see him in the series struggle was a major source of heartache. I was beginning to think is Mead hated him or something! In SILVER SHADOWS, Adrian is still struggling to recognize his self worth but there is something that helps him with that. If you’ve followed the series so far, then you know Sydney has been taken and is being held against her will in re-evaluation. The Alchemist believe she has caused a major sin by falling in love with a vampire so she must be punished accordingly. Her time there is akin to abuse; there is torture and reconditioning at every corner. For four months she experiences this until she can get a message out to Adrian as a cry for help.

Mead really loves to tug readers along on a leash. Each book builds and builds until it reaches a very high, exciting climax and leaves you breathless when there’s a cliffhanger at the very end. While this book doesn’t have a particularly killer one, it does make me want the next book right now.

If there is one thing you should know about Richelle Mead, it is to NEVER underestimate her plans. She always manages in the impossible in the end.

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About Richelle Mead

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. She's a self-professed coffee addict and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.


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Thanks for the review Annie

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review.


Thank you for sharing your review….I have always had a soft spot for adrian

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He’s always been a fave of mine.

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Megan @ Reading Books Like a Boss

I need to catch up on this series since the last book comes out next month! I am such a Mead fangirl! You’re totally right, you never know what she’s going to do! I love her Georgina Kincaid series so much!

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