Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Group
Page Count: 402
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do.Then she finally tracks down the elusive, enigmatic Marcus Finch – a former Alchemist who the organization denies exists, and who lives in shadows, on the run. With Marcus’s help, Sydney realizes that the group she’s been loyal to her whole life has been hiding the truth from her. Is it possible that her golden lily tattoo might have more power over her than she thinks?
This was filled with angsty amazing, mysterious plot. I would never imagined Mead would transform this one simple yet addicting world to one that is complex. This was definitely the best book of the series. The book was a lot more elaborate, the romance was infuriating (in a good way) and I’m starting to care a lot more about ALL the characters.
Sydeny, although was sort of annoying and oblivious in the novel, she became a strong female protagonist. Not the type of strong where she possess strong physical abilities, but one where she has wisdom, logic, passion, and confidence. At the end of the book, I was literally screaming YAAAAAAAASSS the entire time.
Adrian, what a selfless, honest, amiable, witty character he is. He faced so much character development from book two of the Vampire Academy series like WOW. Now I get why people call him the dream guy… I would never imagine me saying that. Now, I understand why so many people adore him.
Mrs. Terwilliger… Wow from book one, I wasn’t really expecting her to be an essential character.
Jill is becoming less annoying. Maybe that’s because she had less lines than the rest of the characters.
Too bad this is a spoil free review because I REALLY want to talk more about the plot… but that’s alright, I’ll just write it down aggressively.